Tiburon Explorer

A beautiful new, state-of-the-art, boat is launching in the Galapagos in August 2020, the Tiburon Explorer. This 125 footer will accommodate 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms. All staterooms are located on the main and lower decks and have ocean view windows to maximize views of the Galapagos Archipelago. In addition, each stateroom has twin beds that can be converted to comfortable queen beds for couples. Each cabins has a private bath and shower facilities, dressers and closets. Between dives, guests can enjoy the air-conditioned salon on the main deck, furnished with dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. Sunning and viewing areas on the top deck offer ample seating and a hot tub where you can regale stories of hammerheads and whale sharks from your day.

This contemporary boat is equipped with all amenities avid divers could ever desire. The dive deck is expansive and outfitted with individual gear bins, air, and Nitrox filling stations, tank racks and a separate fresh water rinse tank for underwater camera equipment. Photographers and videographers will also be delighted with the dedicated camera table and recharging stations. Tiburon Explorer sets a high standard for dive safety and all dives are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the aft deck. As an added safety feature, the boat is equipped with a satellite telephone for emergency calls worldwide.

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

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



Saturday to Saturday 7-night Sample Itinerary

Saturday: Baltra (1 Check Out Dive at Punta Carrion)
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport between 11:30 am and 12 pm and escort them to the Galapagos liveaboard, Tiburon Explorer. Guests will board the vessel, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the guests will do a check out dive at Punta Carrion. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

Sunday: Balta North (2 Dives) - 6:30 and 9:30 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 Wolf Island (long transit)

Monday: Wolf Island (4 Dives) - 6:30, 10:30. 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale shark (in season), eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Tuesday: Darwin Island (4 Dives) - 6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Transit to Wolf Island

Wednesday: Wolf Island (3-4 Dives) - 6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Transit to Cabo Douglas (12 hours)

Thursday: Cabo Douglas (1-2 Dives)
Sightings include marine iguanas. Transit to Punta Vicente Roca. Punta Vicente Roca (1-2 Dives). Sightings often include mola mola, turtles and macro life. Transit to Cousins Rock (10 hours)

Friday: Cousins Rock (2 Dives) - 6:30 and 9:30 dives
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, 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. Transfer to the town of Puerto Ayora. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Tiburon Explorer at 8:30pm.

Saturday: Baltra
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer to the airport.

Please note actual sailing itinerary and dive plan are at the discretion of the captain, dive master and mother nature.

To see what the trip is like, click HERE


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