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We are pleased to introduce you the new member of our family: The M/V Tiburon Explorer.

Diving the Galapagos Islands on board TIBURON EXPLORER will allow you to experience an unknown world of beauty, wonder and marine life. You will see sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, Galapagos sharks, and huge schools of eagle and golden Rays.

accommodation

The elegant & spacious M/V Tiburon Explorer Galapagos diving liveaboard, accommodates 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms located on the main and lower deck. In addition, each stateroom has twin beds that can be converted to comfortable queen beds for couples, and include private bath and shower facilities, dressers, closets and ocean view.

Guests can enjoy the air-conditioned salon on the main deck, furnished with dining tables, bar, and TV/lounge area. Sunning and viewing areas on the top deck offer ample seating and a Jacuzzi.

The dive deck is outfitted with individual gear bins, air, and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, and a separate fresh water rinse tank for underwater camera equipment. It also includes a dedicated camera table and recharging stations. All dives are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the deck.

Plus, its equipped with a satellite telephone for emergency calls worldwide.

DECK PLANS

LOWER DECK

The Lower Deck comprises 3 suites, 7-9, each with private bath and shower, queen or twin beds, air-conditioning, port windows and ample storage.

MAIN DECK

The Main Deck features six guest staterooms, 1-6, each with private bath and shower, air-conditioning,

ample storage and large windows providing guests with amazing ocean views.

Cabins 1 and 2 (Front) have queen beds only.

Cabins 3-6 have queen or twin beds.

The dining area, lounge/entertainment area, bar and large dive deck are also located on the Main Deck.

SUN DECK

The Sun Deck features a large lounge area, bar, a partially covered sun deck and a hot tub with ample seating.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Length overall: 125ft (38 meters)
  • Beam: 24.6 ft (7.5 meters)
  • Draft: TBD
  • Tonnage: TBD
  • Main engines: TBD
  • Maximum Speed: 12 knots
  • Accommodations: 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms on main and lower decks, all with private bathrooms and showers. All nine staterooms have twin beds and the staterooms can be converted to queen beds for couples. Up to 9 crew and 2 guides in the Cruise Director Cabin.
  • Safety Equipment: Life rafts (2), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, emergency position locator, Flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
  • Air Systems: 2 electric Bauer compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox
  • Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
  • Accessories: Diving Equipment

ITINERARY

Days aboard the M/V Tiburon Explorer generally involve a 6:30am dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, and afternoon dives at 2:00pm and 4:30 pm (When there are no long transits).

Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated.

The Tiburon Explorer must follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below.

Itinerary: (8 days / 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday
Saturday: Arrival in Baltra Airport
Transfer to the Tiburon Explorer
PM: Carrion Point. (1 Check Out Dive)
Sunday: AM: Baltra North (2 Dives)
PM: North Seymour (land visit)
Depart to Wolf Island (long transit)
Monday: AM-PM: Wolf Island (4 Dives)
Tuesday: AM-PM: Darwin Island (4 Dives)
Transit to Wolf Island
Wednesday: AM-PM: Wolf Island (3-4 Dives)
Transit to Cabo Douglas
Thursday: AM: Cabo Douglas (1-2 Dives)
PM: Punta Vicente Roca (1-2 Dives)
Transit to Cousin´s Rock
Friday: AM: Cousin´s Rock (2 Dives)
PM: Transfer to Santa Cruz Island
Visit to Santa Cruz Highlands
Transfer to the town of Puerto Ayora
Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora.
Return to the Tiburon Explorer at 8:30pm
Saturday: AM: Transfer to Baltra Airport
Departure to mainland

Please note: that these Galapagos diving liveaboard itinerary is an example only, and will change depending on local regulation, weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

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.

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Rates

  CHARTER
April 2020 -
June 2020:
$6,095 $85,330
July 2020
July 2021:
$6,395 $89,530
July 2021 -
June 2022:
$6,895* $96,530
July 2022 -
June 2023:
$6,995* $97,930

*Single supplement (for not sharing cabin) 80%.
 Fuel surcharge included since July 1, 2021.

PRICE OF THE DIVING CRUISE IS INCLUDING:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, (except last evening's meal)
  • Between-dive snacks
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting)
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • All air fills
  • Transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals & departures

PRICE OF THE DIVING CRUISE IS NOT INCLUDING:

  • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Flights to/from Galapagos
  • Last evening meal (Friday)
  • 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
  • Fuel tax, $150 per person. Fuel tax is included in the retail price as of July 2021
  • Chamber Fee: $35 per person

DIVING EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES PER PERSON PER WEEK:

  • A 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

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • Deposit Required Upon Reservation: 30% of regular rate
  • Final Payment / Balance Due: 90 days prior departure

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION TERMS:

  • 8 months to 12 months before departure: 10% of regular rate
  • 6 months to 8 months before departure: 20% of regular rate
  • 90 days to 6 months before departure: 30% of regular rate
  • 89 to 0 days before departure: 100% of regular rate

GROUP CANCELLATION TERMS:

  • 12 months to 18 months before departure: 5% of regular rate
  • 8 months to 12 months before departure: 10% of regular rate
  • 6 months to 8 months before departure: 20% of regular rate
  • 90 days to 6 months before departure: 30% of regular rate
  • 89 to 0 days before departure: 100% of regular rate

These terms apply to the original date booked. If passengers change travel date then these terms do not apply.
All pricing are in US Dollars, per person double occupancy.

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