TIBURON EXPLORER

The NEW, elegant & spacious 16-passenger M/V Tiburon Explorer Galapagos diving liveaboard provides 9 air-conditioned staterooms located on the main and lower decks; all of which have private bathrooms and ocean views. Two cabins situated on the main deck have queen beds only. All other cabins have twin beds and the cabins can be converted to queen beds for couples. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a hot tub and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

The Tiburon Explorer Galapagos diving liveaboard large dive deck includes a bathroom, large camera table with charging station, individual storage areas, rinse bins for cameras and another for gear. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

 

TIBURON EXPLORER CRUISE SPECIFICATIONS:

Length overall: 125 ft (38 meters)
Beam: 24.6 ft (7.5 meters)
Draft: 7.1 ft (2.20 meters)
Tonnage: TBD
Main engines: 2 Engines MTU serie 60 , 475 HP each
Maximum Speed: 12 knots
Accommodations: 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms on main and lower decks, all with private bathrooms and showers. 2 main deck staterooms have queen beds only while seven staterooms have twin beds and 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.

DECK PLANS:

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

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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.

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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.

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ITINERARY: 

Days aboard a liveaboard dive in Galapagos M / V Tiburon Explorer, generally involve a dive at 6:30 am followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30 am, lunch at 12:00 pm, and dives in the afternoon at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm (On days with long transits between islands, the number of dives will be reduced to 2-3 dives). Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and shore visits are strictly regulated. The Tiburon Explorer must follow the island and land tour program as outlined below.

Please note that these Galapagos life aboard dive itineraries are only examples and will change based on local regulation, weather, and logistics at the Captain's discretion. Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of visits to the island, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly.

 

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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: Baltra 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.

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8 DAYS ITINERARY DIVING
SAT AM:Baltra Airport. Transfer to the boat                         
PM: Punta Carrion
SUN AM: North Seymour
PM: North Seymour
MON AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island
TUE AM: Darwin Island
PM: Darwin Island
WED AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island
THU AM: Cabo Duglas
PM: Punta Vicente Roca Point
FRI AM: Cousin’s Rock 
PM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
SAT AM: Transfer to the Baltra Airport
AM: Transfer to the Baltra Airport

 

 

RATES: 

 

 2021 TIBURON  EXPLORER YACHT PRICES PER PERSON
ITINERARY 8 DAYS
DIVING US$6,895
CHARTER US$ 110,320

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel;
  • up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting);
  • 3 meals daily, except Sunday’s evening meal;
  • between-dive snacks;
  • towels, linens, etc.;
  • use of tanks, weights and weight belts;
  • all air fills;
  • transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals & departures;
  • local alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Rates may increase for existing reservations and will be confirmed no later than 12 months before the charter departure date.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Galapagos National Park fee ($ 100)
  • camera support fee ($ 35)
  • tourist card ($ 20) and fuel tax.
  • Airfare to the Galapagos Islands and additional pre / post cruise land options.
  • Guaranteed single occupancy is billed an additional 80% of the retail stateroom price
  • Fuel tax

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