Monday: San Cristobal (1 Check Out Dive at Isla Lobos)

Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Humboldt Explorer. Guests will board the vessel after 1:00pm, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the Humboldt Explorer will depart for a short crossing to Isla Lobos for a check out dive and safety briefing. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

Tuesday: Punta Carrion (2 Dives) - North Seymour (Land visit)

6:30 and 9:30 dives
Sightings include rays and schools of fish.
Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sighting of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common.
Depart for Northern Islands. (16+ hour transit)

Wednesday: Wolf Island (4 Dives)

6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Night anchor at Wolf Island.

Thursday: Wolf Island (2 Dives) – Darwin Island (2 Dives)

6:30 and 9:30 dives
Transit to Darwin Island (2 Dives)
2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Friday: Darwin Island (4 Dives)

6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Transit to Wolf Island

Saturday: Wolf Island (3 Dives)

6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)

Sunday: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives) - Santa Cruz: Highlands (Turtles farm)

6:30 and 9:30 dives (number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours). Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Visit the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre on your own. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Humboldt Explorer at 8:30pm.

Monday: San Cristobal

Depart the vessel by 9 am. Guests are free to visit the beach in town to see sea lions and marine iguanas in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the Interpretive Centre. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.


All Staterooms: Twin or queen beds, dresser, closet, flat panel TV/DVD and private ensuite bathroom with shower. Main deck cabins with large windows and lower deck cabins with elevated windows.

RATES 2018
 Price per person:  $5.095
 Charter Rate::  $ 71.330

RATES 2019
 Price per person:  $5.395
 Charter Rate:  $ 75.530

Single supplement (for not sharing cabin) 80%

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 2-3 dives a day (days vary)
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts


  • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Flights to/from Galapagos
  • Last evening meal (Sunday)
  • Wetsuit, BCD, regulator
  • Rental, instruction, and retail charges
  • Dive computer, fins, masks, booties, gloves, hoods
  • Crew gratuities
  • Trip Cancellation & Dive Accident Insurance
  • Quito/Guayaquil departure taxes
  • Premium Alcoholic Beverages
  • Galapagos National Park tax - $100 pp, cash only. payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport.
  • Ingala Transit Card - ($20 pp, cash only), payable in cash at Quito or Guayaquil Airport of departure for Galapagos
  • Nitrox: $150 per person
  • Hyperbaric chamber fee $ 35 per person
  • Fuel Surcharge, $150 per person
  • Full Scuba Package -BCD, Regulator, Console, wetsuit (does not include computer) $ 250
  • Regulator Package with gauges, octopus and inflator $ 90
  • Computer $ 100
  • BCD $ 90
  • Full Body Wetsuit $ 75 (7mm)
  • Hooded Vest $ 35
  • Mask & Snorkel $ 25
  • Fins/booties $ 50
  • DIN/Yoke Adaptor (limited availability) $ 25
  • 15 Liters Tank $ 130
  • Nitrox fills $ 150 per week
  • Deposit Required Upon Reservation: 30% of regular rate
  • Final Payment / Balance Due: 90 days prior departure
    • 6-8 months before charter         20% of regular price per space 
    • 3-6 months before charter         30% of regular price per space
    • Less than 3 months                    100% cancellation penalty