Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

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If you choose to cruise the Galapagos Islands on Humboldt Explorer, it will allow you to experience an unknown world of beautiful and wonderful underwater life. You will see lionfish, barracuda, dolphins, turtles, white tip sharks, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and huge schools of giant manta.

Humboldt Explorer

The Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

The Humboldt Explorer offers its guests exceptional facilities since August, 2009. It accommodates 16 passengers in 8 double cabins located both on main and the lower deck.  Each cabin is air-conditioned. Every room has private en suite bathrooms and showers with hot water, a Plasma TV with DVD and wonderful vista to the ocean. Beds are convertible from twin to king sized ones, depending on the needs, and in all cabins.

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The Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard operates 7-night Galapagos Island scuba diving charters, visiting Darwin & Wolf on every trip. Departures are every Monday from San Cristobal.

You will enjoy up to 4 dives per day, including a night dive, and have the opportunity to visit giant Galapagos Tortoise and blue footed boobies, as well as other species, during scheduled land excursions.

General Facilities

The Main Deck includes two rooms, both with spacious storage areas, indoor dining space and the big diving deck, while the Lower Deck includes only six guests’ rooms.

The saloon is fitted with comfy sofas and a large screen TV and DVD/CD system, library of movies, games books and magazines. The adjoining dining area features a buffet serving counter and 24-hour tea and coffee making facilities. Windows along both sides proving excellent views.

On the main deck, air-conditioned dining room with self-serve bar, air-conditioned salon with TV, video player, music system, computer, movie library, games, books, magazines, small sun deck and shaded area with sun chairs and towels.

Guests can enjoy Jacuzzi or ample seating on partly covered sundeck, or they can relax in the open space lounge on the other part of the Sun Deck. Sun loungers and towels are also available.

Dive Facilities

The large diving deck consists of a bathroom, private storage spaces, clean tanks for different gear and cameras, big camera table and charging station. Diving is simply conducted from the large tenders on diving deck.

The Humboldt Explorer is rebreather friendly and Nitrox is available for certified divers.

Diving is conducted from one of two dive tenders which are boarded via the dive platform.


Humboldt Explorer serves 3 delicious meals each day as well as snacks and cookies in between dives.

Cruise Specifications

  • Up to 16 divers can be aboard
  • 100 feet length
  • 10 knots speed
  • 110V electricity
  • Complete diving equipment
  • Camera table with clean bins for cameras
  • Nitrox available
  • Leisure Areas – Sundeck with covered part and indoor social areas (all air-conditioned)
  • 7 crew staff
  • Certified diving instructor with his assistant
  • International regulations for safety equipment


The Humboldt Explorer can sleep up to 16 guests across its 8 well-equipped cabins. All the cabins are air-conditioned and have their own bathroom facilities . There is also a dresser and cupboard in each of the rooms together with a flat screen TV and DVD player. The 8 cabind each feature a window with great views. Please note that all rooms aside from cabins 3 and 4 on the lower deck can be adjusted to suit requirements – either a queen size bed or 2 twin size beds are available.

Cabin 1 & 2 (Main Deck)

Cabins 1 and 2 have either a queen size bed or 2 singles. The cabins are found on the main deck and boast stunning views of the surrounding ocean.

Cabin 3 & 4 (Lower Deck)

These cabins each have 2 single beds.

Cabin 5 – 8 (Lower Deck)

These cabins all have 2 single beds and a queen bed.

Nelly, United States September 18, 2017

Although the Humboldt is one of the more expensive liveaboard options, it was very enjoyable.

The Galapagos Islands are simply stunning and I consider myself very lucky to have visited there last May.

Again concerning the cost, I was not impressed with the fact that there was a surcharge for fuel, but this did not detract from the overall experience.

Recommended for: Sensational Diving and seal sightings


Naomi, United Kingdom September 18, 2017

We experienced great service whilst on the Humboldt Explorer and were pleased that the diving met our expectations.

The dive guides were very knowledgeable but unfortunately there were only 2 dive guides across a large group of divers which I felt left room for improvement.

Recommended for: Wide diversity of underwater life


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