HUMBOLDT EXPLORER I APR - JUN 2021 I GALAPAGOS

HUMBOLDT EXPLORER I APR - JUN 2021 I GALAPAGOS
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All cabins have spectacular ocean views. The covered sun deck with Jacuzzi is the perfect place to unwind. Fine cuisine. Alcohol and soft drinks included. Individual gear bins, large camera table, separate rinse tanks for camera equipment. Nitrox



HUMBOLDT EXPLORER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English Spanish
  • Other Schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, rays, galapagos sharks
  • Marine iguana, penguins, seals, dolphins and an abundance of fish
  • North Seymour Island - large colonies of blue footed boobies and frigate birds
  • Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the land tortoises.
  • Darwin Centre visit
  • Soft Drinks & Alcohol included
  • Naturalist diving instructor
  • Jacuzzi and sun deck
  • Large camera table & separate rinse tank
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
  • Satellite phone onboard

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiac
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Power Socket Adapters. Movies
  • Snorkeling, Land Excursions
  • Buffet, Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol - soft drinks and alcohol included in package.
  • Premium alcohol available to purchase on board.
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Departure: 05/04/2021
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
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Duration: 7 nights
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Duration: 7 nights
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Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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THE HUMBOLDT EXPLORER

The 111.5 ft (34 meters) Humboldt Explorer provides guests with exceptional amenities. Humboldt Explorer accommodates 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned Double cabins on the Main and Lower Decks. All cabins are air-conditioned and have an ocean view, TV/ DVD, hot water, private bathrooms and showers. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below decks) can be converted to either one Queen bed or two Twin beds. Linen including sheets, towels, comforters and dive towels are provided.

AMENITIES

When not engaged in exceptional diving, guests aboard the Humboldt Explorer will relax in luxury and comfort. A partially covered Sundeck with Jacuzzi and ample seating areas is perfect to unwind and discuss the day’s dives. Guests can share photos and experiences over a drink at the Sun Deck Level Bar. For those wanting a more intimate setting, guests can recline in the spacious Salon including a Lounge area and watch a movie or listen to music on the entertainment system.

FOOD ON BOARD

Divers will not go hungry with 3 meals a day as well as plentiful snacks between dives. Beverages including alcohol are included in the package. Premium alcohol is available at a fee. 

WHAT TO BRING

Packing for a liveaboard trip is much easier than packing for a land-based vacation. The climate doesn't require much more than shorts, T-shirts, and swimsuits though at sea the winds can be cold and jackets are often necessary. Soft luggage is recommended as it takes up very little space when empty. Sun screens, sunglasses, a visor, raincoat, lightweight sweater or jacket, long sleeved shirt, backpack, tevas and a hat are recommended.

Guests traveling through Quito who are interested in day tours may wish to bring some items of clothing for slightly cooler temperatures and good walking shoes. Please remember that the Galapagos Islands straddle the Equator and the sun can be very strong at times. For this reason please make sure you have sufficient strength sunscreen. In case of rough weather or if you have a tendency towards seasickness, come prepared with motion sickness medications or Transderm patches from your doctor. If you have favorite CD's or DVD's, feel free to bring them.

DIVING WITH US

The Humboldt Explorer is one of Galapagos’s premier liveaboards in the Galapagos Archipelagos. Guests will dive with Sea Lions, Turtles, Hammerheads, White-tip Sharks, Dolphins, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Galapagos Sharks, and huge schools of Eagle and Golden Rays. Island excursions will reveal the historical flora, fauna and island life treasures documented by none other than Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin's work concentrated largely on these rare terrestrial ecosystems, which abound with flora and fauna unique to the archipelago. Take the rare opportunity to visit sights unknown to most of world and have your camera ready to document a trip of a lifetime.

STATEROOMS 1-2-5-8

This cabins with a beautiful ocean views are located on upper deck or lower deck. Fully air-conditioned, each cabin is complete with TV/ DVD, hot water, and private bathroom with shower. These rooms can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. The perfect place to relax after a long day diving. Please mention in the comment section of your booking if you prefer the upper or lower deck.

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen or 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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STATEROOMS 3-4

This cabin is located on the lower deck and is fully air-conditioned. Each cabin is complete with TV/ DVD, hot water, and private bathroom with shower. These rooms are equipped with two twin beds. The perfect place to relax after a long day diving.

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in San Cristobal - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and ends in San Cristobal - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
  • The closest airport is San Cristóbal Airport (SCY)
  • Pickup time at the airport is at 1 pm.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags.
  • The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Humboldt Explorer

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is 13:00.
  • Hotel pickup is not possible.
  • If you arrive earlier, please make your own way to the boat.
  • Meeting point is at Hammerhead Pier at 1:15 pm.
  • The boat departs San Cristobal - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at around 14:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Cash (USD)
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in San Cristobal - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the evening on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 09:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to San Cristobal in Galapagos (airport code SCY)
  • You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying on to the Galapagos and we do recommend to arrive in Galapagos a day before to avoid any possible delays as a result of volcano activity
  • The Humboldt Explorer departs from San Cristobal
  • Passengers flying into Baltra must arrange their own transportation to San Cristobal
  • The earliest time a guest can reliably expect to connect to another flight is 10 pm on the last Monday of the trip
  • Arrival: Meeting point is San Cristobal Airport at 1 pm or main pier at 1:15 pm
  • The vessel will leave port at approximately 2:00 pm
  • There is a credit card fee of 18% for onboard credit card payments - pls bring cash in USD to avoid the credit card fee
  • Most divers are comfortable with a 7 mm wetsuit June through November with a hooded vest and gloves and a minimum 5 mm wetsuit December through May.
  • Gloves and hood are strongly recommended

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Aprox. 18 - 19 Dives
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water
  • 100+ dives recommended
  • Confident diving in currents and have logged at least one dive within the 6 months prior to boarding the vessel.
  • Divers are supposed to be at least an intermediate level as the ratio is 8:1.
  • We can provide a private guide for a price if it is requested.
  • Diving the Galapagos Islands on board Humboldt Explorer will allow you to experience an unknown world of beauty, wonder and marine life. Sea lions, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, Marine iguanas, dolphins, huge schools of manta rays, eagle and golden rays Mola Mola and great macro life
  • Dive sites include Wolf Island, Darwin Island among others
  • Between 3 to 4 dives, less days of long navigation 2 to 3 dives
  • Walk the path around North Seymour Island Large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds, Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • 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.

Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the island visits, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly

DAY 2

  • Days aboard the MV Humboldt Explorer generally involve
  • 6:30 AM dive followed by breakfast. 
  • A dive at 10:30 AM
  • lunch at 12 PM
  • Afternoon dives at 2 PM and 4:30 PM (except on days involving long transits).
  • Dinner is served at approximately 7 PM.
  • Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated. The Humboldt Explorer must follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below
  • Punta Carrion (2 Dives) Between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM you will have your 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).

DAY 3

  • Wolf Island (4 Dives) Diving schedule is 1st dive at 6:30 AM, 2nd dive at 10:30 AM, 3rd dive at 2 PM and 4th dive 4:30 PM. Possible night dive.
  • Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Night anchor at Wolf Island.

DAY 4

  • Wolf Island (2 Dives) and transit to Darwin Island (2 Dives) Diving schedule is 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM, you will do 2 dives in Wolf Island. Diving schedule is 2 PM and 4:30 PM, you will do 2 dives in Darwin Island.
  • Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

DAY 5

  • Darwin Island (4 Dives) All day in the area diving. Diving schedule is 6:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 2 PM and 4:30 PM, you will do 4 dives.
  • Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Transit to Wolf Island.

DAY 6

  • Wolf Island (3 Dives) Diving schedule is 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and 11 AM, you will do 3 dives.
  • Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
  • Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours).

DAY 7

  • Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives) Diving schedule is 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM, you will do 2 dives. This is a great macro diving day with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, as well as 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 8:30 PM.

DAY 8

  • San Cristobal
  • Check out from boat after breakfast
  • 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.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Dive guides
  • Night dive
  • Island tours
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Fuel surcharges: USD 150 (per trip)
  • National park fees: USD 100 (per trip)
  • Hyperbaric chamber fee: USD 35 (per trip)
  • Galapagos transit fee: USD 20 (per trip)
  • Private dive guide
  • Domestic flights
  • Premium alcohol
  • Full scuba set USD 250 per trip
  • Dive computer USD 100 per trip
  • Nitrox refills USD 150 per trip
  • Fins including booties USD 50 per trip
  • Sunday evening meal
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 365 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 365 and 240 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 240 and 180 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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