Tiburon Explorer Galapagos

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. All nine cabins have twin beds and the cabins can be converted to queen beds for couples. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi 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.

- Day 1: 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.

- Day 2: 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)

- Day 3: 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

- Day 4: 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

- Day 5: 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)

- Day 6: 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)

- Day 7: 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.

- Day 8: Saturday: Baltra

Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer to the airport

April 2020 - June 2020
July 2020 - July 2021
July 2021 - June 2022
July 2022 - June 2023

Lower Deck

Main Deck

Sun Deck


Length overall:
  • 125ft (38 meters)
  • 24.6 ft (7.5 meters)
  • TBD
  • TBD
Main engines:
  • TBD
Maximum Speed:
  • 12 knots
  • 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms on main and lower decks, all with private bathrooms and showers. All nine staterooms have twin beds and the staterooms 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
  • Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
  • Diving Equipment


  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vesseld
  • Up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting)
  • 3 meals daily, except last evening's 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.


  • Galapagos National Park Fee ($100.00)
  • Chamber Support Fee ($35.00)
  • Galapagos transit card card ($20.00)
  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos ($540.00) subject to change
  • Guaranteed Single Occupancy is billed an additional 80% of the retail stateroom price.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Fuel surcharge ($150.00) until July 2021

Important Observations

  • Rates may increase for existing reservations and will be confirmed no later than 12 months before the charter departure date.