Despite being one of the older Galapagos diving cruises, the Humboldt Explorer remains a top choice, having undergone recent refurbishments and safety updates. Its popularity is evident in glowing reviews, attributed to its well-equipped facilities, services, and especially its itineraries. The vessel accommodates 16 passengers in comfortable cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms, offering amenities like TV/DVD and stunning island views. With air-conditioned social areas, a shaded rear deck, and a sundeck featuring a Jacuzzi, guests can relax between dives. Safety features include underwater tracking devices, life rafts, and first-aid equipment. The experienced crew, including dive instructors, ensures premium service and an unforgettable diving experience. The itinerary focuses on highlights like Darwin and Wolf Islands, Cousin's Rock, and Punta Carrion, offering unique diving adventures year-round. With its reputation and expertise, the Humboldt Explorer stands out among Galapagos liveaboard cruises, promising an exceptional voyage for diving enthusiasts. Ready to explore? Let's plan your adventure!

Highlights

Galapagos Islands, Lobos, Punta Carrion (2 dives), Wolf (7 dives), Darwin (5 dives), Cousin's Rock (1 dive)

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Baltra

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Baltra


Day 2 - Baltra - North Seymour Island

Baltra

Baltra North



North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.


Day 3 - Wolf Island - Wolf Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the


Day 4 - Wolf Island - Darwin Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham


Day 5 - Darwin Island - Darwin Island

Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham



Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham


Day 6 - Wolf Island - Wolf Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the


Day 7 - Cousins Rock - Highlands

Cousins Rock

Santiago Island: Cousin´s RockA great wall dive site for seeing a forest



Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 8 - Baltra - Baltra Departure

Baltra

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Baltra

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Baltra


Day 2 - Baltra - North Seymour Island

Baltra

Baltra North



North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.


Day 3 - Wolf Island - Wolf Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the


Day 4 - Wolf Island - Darwin Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham


Day 5 - Darwin Island - Darwin Island

Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham



Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham


Day 6 - Wolf Island - Wolf Island

Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the



Wolf Island

Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the


Day 7 - Cousins Rock - Highlands

Cousins Rock

Santiago Island: Cousin´s RockA great wall dive site for seeing a forest



Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 8 - Baltra - Baltra Departure

Baltra

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Length overall: 106 ft. (32.3 meters)
  • Beam: 21.3 ft. (6.5 meters)
  • Draft: 8.2 ft. (2.5 meters)
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Crew: 7 crew members plus a naturalist diving instructor and a diving instructor assistant

Accommodations:

  • Cabins: Humboldt Explorer accommodates 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned double cabins on main and lower decks. All cabins have ocean views, 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. All our bedrooms have large windows to maximize the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and Galapagos Archipelago. Cabins are located on the main and lower decks.

Facilities:

  • Social Areas: Air-conditioned social areas. Covered back deck and sundeck with Jacuzzi. The air-conditioned salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, VCR, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area.
  • Safety Equipment: Life rafts (2), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, an emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
  • Air Systems: 2 electric Bauer compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
  • Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
  • Diving Equipment: A large staging area, air compressor, tanks, weights and rental diving equipment
    • Nitrox is available and there is a large camera table and rinse tank for cameras.
    • All safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations

Deck plans

Humboldt Explorer Gallery

Welcome to the "Humboldt Explorer" photo section! Here, you can explore every corner of this impressive ship through a collection of stunning images. Discover the elegance of our cabins, the sophistication of the restaurants, and the variety of activities that await you on board. Each photograph captures the essence of life on Humboldt Explorer, from relaxing days by the pool to exciting excursions in exotic destinations. Let yourself be inspired by the panoramic views and carefully designed details that make Humboldt Explorer a unique experience. Get ready to embark on a visual journey that will make you dream of your next adventure at sea!

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Trip Advisor Reviews

star rating  Maravillosa visita a Ecuador y Galápagos  - Hemos estado dos semanas viajando por Ecuador y Galápagos con la empresa Surtrek y realmente estamos muy contentos con el trabajo de esta empresa. Todo, todo ha sido perfecto, los guias en diferentes ciudades han sido muy amables y competentes, se nota que aman su trabajo y lo más importante, transmiten su amor por su país.

Ha sido un placer conoceros!! Volveremos!!

avatar thumb Rosa M
September 1, 2022

star rating  Todo solucionado. Gran servicio.  - Muy buen servicio, muy personalizado, atendiendo todos los detalles de nuestras necesidades, tanto programadas como las que aparecían sobre la marcha. Gran amabilidad de todos los representantes de la organización con quien tuvimos contacto. Definitivamente muy recomendable.

avatar thumb Agirbal
April 5, 2023

star rating  Viaje, agencia y equipo excelente!  - Acabamos de hacer un viaje a Ecuador con Surtrek, hemos visitado Quito y Galápagos, el trato y la organización han sido excelente. Desde el trabajo de planificación del viaje con Karla, hasta el acompañamiento del conductor Cristian, y los guías David y Rachel en las actividades. Todo el equipo ha sido muy profesional y atento a nuestras necesidades. los recomiendo totalmente.

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