2018 itineraries start at $5,895 per person (double occupancy); 2019 itineraries start at $6,095 per person (double occupancy).
Located nearly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are a favorite destination for both underwater and topside nature enthusiasts alike. Diving in the Galapagos showcases everything from schooling hammerhead sharks to marine iguanas. Schools of tuna and eagle rays are common as are sea lion encounters. Whale shark sightings are likely from June through November. These remote and uninhabited islands are only accessible via liveaboard. The M/V Majestic Explorer will join the Explorer Ventures Fleet’s M/V Humboldt Explorer in offering weeklong diving itineraries in the Galapagos. The Majestic Explorer will comfortably accommodate 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned cabins, all with private baths and windows. The salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. The dive deck is equipped with individual gear bins, camera table, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, and a separate fresh water rinse tank for underwater camera equipment. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.
The seven-night packages include accommodations; up to four dives daily (weather permitting); three 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 and departures; alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge). 2018 itineraries start at $5,895 per person (double occupancy); 2019 itineraries start at $6,095 per person (double occupancy).