The Humboldt Explorer

The Humboldt Explorer is a new vessel, which began construction in August 2009 and will provide guests with exceptional amenities. All cabins are air-conditioned and have private bath and showers, an ocean view, flat screen televisions and can be arranged to provide 2 twin beds or one large bed depending on guest needs. A partially covered sundeck with jacuzzi and ample seating areas, a salon including a lounge area, a spacious dive deck with a large camera table are just some of the features.

Itinerary

Monday: Baltra/San Cristobal
: Arriving in the late morning, Lunch. Check out dive and safety briefing.

Tuesday: North Seymour: 6:30, 9:30, dives. Sightings include turtles, hammerheads, sea lions. Afternoon/overnight transit to Darwin (20 hours).

Wednesday: Darwin: 6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives.  Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks.  Night at anchor.

Thursday: Darwin Island: 6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives.  Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks.  Evening  crossing to Wolf Island.

Friday: Wolf Island: 6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives.  Sightings often include hammerheads, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles and silky sharks.  Overnight transit to Isabela Island (15 hours).

Saturday: Isabela Island – Cabo Marshall: 6:30, 9:30, 11:30 and 3:00 dives. Sightings include giant manta rays, mobula rays, turtles, hammerheads, black-striped salema. Overnight transit Cousins Rock (8 hours).

Sunday: Cousin’s Rock: 6:30 dive – macro diving with excellent chance of seeing sea horses, frog fish, sea lions, eagle rays. Lunch and transit back to Santa Cruz (3 hrs). Land trip to see the giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz and possible visit to the town of Puerto Ayora. Dinner ashore.

Monday:  Baltra/San Cristobal: If terminating in Baltra there will be an early morning panga ride. If departing in San Cristobal there will be an early morning trip to the beach. Breakfast; depart the vessel by 9 am .

 

 

 


Rates:

2010 - $4,295
2011 low season ( Jan. 15-May 15) - $3,995
2011 high season (May 16-Jan 14) - $4,295

Packages Include:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 2-4 dives a day (days vary)
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts.

Packages Do Not Include:

  • Airport transfers (except while in Galapagos)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Flights to/from Galapagos
  • Last evening meal
  • Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
  • Crew gratuities
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Departure taxes - up to US$41 pp
  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • National Marine Park fees - $100 pp, cash only. Paid on arrival in Galapagos.
  • TCT Tourist card - ($10 pp, cash only) Paid at Ecuador airport of departure for Galapagos. Cash only.
  • Temporary fuel surcharge
2010 Availability 2011 Availability
August 23 - 30   8 Spaces January 03 - April 11 All open
September 06 - 13 8 Spaces April 11 - 18 8 spaces
September 27 - October 04 6 Spaces April 18 - June 20 All open
November 15 - 22 12 Spaces June 20 - 27 14 spaces
November 29 - December 06 8 Spaces September 12 - 29  8 spaces
December 13 - 20 16 Spaces November 14- End of 2011 All open
December 20 - 27 14 Spaces    

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