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Humboldt Explorer

Length / Width
34 m / 6 m
Year built / renovated
2009  / 2014
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  • World-class liveaboard diving onboard the Humboldt Explorer
  • 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
  • Naturalist diving instructor 
  • Jacuzzi and sun deck
  • Tender assisted diving
  • Large camera table & separate rinse tank
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
  • Alcohol included,  satelite phone onboard


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Payment terms

  • 37.5% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 62.5% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 365 days prior to arrival
  • 10% will be charged if you cancel between 365 and 240 days prior to arrival
  • 20% 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

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The Humboldt Explorer will take divers to experience an unparalleled world of beauty, wonder and marine life, known only in the historical Galapagos Islands

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.


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.

Part of the allure of the Humboldt Explorer’s charm is the amazing life above and below the water.

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.

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.  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. 

The Humboldt Explorer spares no expense in treating guests to good quality food. Divers will not go hungry with 3 meals a day as well as plentiful snacks between dives.  Beverages including alcohol are available. Premium alcohol is available at a fee. Guests can share photos and experiences over a drink at the Sun Deck Level Bar.

What to bring (Soft luggage for easy storage and very casual attire)

  • 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.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


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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.

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

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

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Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi


  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


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