Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

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Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard - a steel yacht, built in 2009. The yacht features luxury amenities like a jacuzzi and a big covered sun deck. Underwater photographers will be glad to know that Humboldt Explorer has a large camera table with charging station and separate tanks for the photo equipment, so they can maintain all the gear after diving.

Boat Interior 

Humboldt Explorer has 8 cabins to accommodate 16 divers and their fellow travelers on board. Boat's cabins equipped with tv screens and all have private showers. Every cabin has storage facilities. There are cabins with convertible beds, suits for double and for twin occupancy, depending on passengers requires. Staterooms on the board of Humboldt Explorer have big portholes to enjoy a gorgeous view of Pacific. Salon area of Humboldt Explorer is perfect to spend time between dives. It has entertainment facilities, like TV and DVD. The dining area is combined with a salon. The boat has also a covered sun deck with a jacuzzi. This is a superb place to watch sunsets. 

Dive Deck 

Humboldt Explorer's dive deck is big enough to prepare for the dive. It has storage facilities, plus it outfitted with a camera table and few charging points for photo equipment. 

Safety 

Humboldt Explorer has all needed equipment to ensure your safety on the board. Boat have first aid kit, oxygen on board, life vests and emergency rafts.

Boat for Photographers

Humboldt Explorer like other fleet's boats offers special facilities for marine photographers. On the board, they will find a large camera table to prepare equipment for the next dive and also charging point for cameras. There is a separate tank with fresh water to rinse cameras after diving. Humboldt Explorer routes include diving on many interesting dive spots for photographers. 

Itinerary 

Humboldt Explorer itineraries include diving on the well known Wolf and Darwin Islands. This area is a true paradise for divers. It is represented by a diversity of marine creatures like sea lions, mantas, and turtles, It is one of the best places to dive with sharks. Divers can meet Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks. One of the points that included in diving trip on Humboldt Explorer is Punta Carrion. White tip sharks and mobula rays frequently seen there. One of the most famous dive spot, visited by Humboldt explorer is Darwin's arch. Diving here is a great chance to see vast schools of hammerheads and manta rays. 

When to Go 

There are two main seasons for diving on Galapagos Islands. From January to June last wet season, water temperatures in this time of the year usually higher, approximately 27 or 28°C. In July begins the dry season that lasts until December. Usually, water temperatures in this period are 19-23°C. To dive with sharks is better to choose months from June to November. 

Humbolt Explorer is a perfect liveaboard for those who want to make vacations extraordinary. Together with this boat you can discover breathtaking underwater world of Pacific ocean and Galapagos's

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

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Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

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Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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  • USD 2,248.00 will be required within 3 days after the booking confirmation to secure the booking
  • 100% will be required in 93 days prior to the embarkation date

Cancellation fees

  • If you cancel after the booking is secured with a payment the cancellation fee of USD 2,248.00 will be charged
  • 100% will be charged if cancelled in 93 days before the embarkation date
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Twin / Double Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
The lower deck comprises six cabins, 3-8, each with a private bath and shower, television, window, and ample storage. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds

Twin / Double Cabin

Deck
Main Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
The main deck features two guest cabins, 1 & 2, each with private bath and shower, television, ample storage and provides guests with an ocean view. Beds can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds
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Reviews about Humboldt Explorer

3.7
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DID NOT FEEL SAFE DIVING WITH THEM!Verified review

1. No boat briefing upon arrival. Did not instruct all emergency exits in case of emergencies. 2. Several people got pushed down by the down current yet nothing is mentioned in the dive briefing. Dive guides should've at least warned guests of possible down/up currents. 3. MANY people were OUT OF THE AIR in MULTIPLE incidents when doing the safety stop. Guides did not emphasize on the importance of surfacing with 50 bar after the first incident. Some people think it's okay to come up w NO air. 4. Many did not have 100 dives. To be specific, we had one OW who did not have 15 dives when we departed. I know COVID time is hard but this looks extremely unsafe to me. Thank GOD he's a good diver. 5. MANY gear malfunctions in the rentals. Mostly on gauges, which is one of the most important pieces of the entire equipment. oh, did I mention self-inflating bcd? 6.My cabin has a broken door which was extremely hard to open from inside. AC is very very LOUD, which I could not sleep with it being ON. Bathroom had a very unpleasant smell throughout the week, worse than public bathroom in Asia. 7. Most food is pre-frozen or canned. This might due the limited resource in Ecuador but could definitely improve. 8. Not sure if this is the standard services in Ecuador. If so, they're doing alright. I got what I wanted to see there but that's just Galapagos.
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3.88

Great time on Humboldt!Verified review

We really enjoyed our liveaboard in the Galapagos aboard Humboldt Explorer. Even in the 'off-season' in March, we were able to see hammerheads and other marine life in most of our dives. The conditions varied, from strong current to little current. The Humboldt Explorer crew is great. They were very helpful before and after each dive, making sure you felt comfortable. They also have GPS, dive alert, and surface marker for every diver in case you get separated from the group. As a vegetarian, my only negative experience was the food. They tried to use a lot of fake meat options that were bland and didn't do a good job of providing different cuisines/tastes, so it all started to grow old / feel the same toward the end of the week. Other than that, the two dives guides, Alex and Xavier were great. Very knowledgeable of the dive sites and found ways for us to get the most of our experience. This was truly the trip of a lifetime!
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