Humboldt Explorer, Galapagos

from US$ 499 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.810 "Fabulous"   17 Verified Reviews
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    Dive the spectacular Galapagos Islands aboard the 33m Humboldt Explorer. World renowned for is exceptional biodiversity, Humboldt will take divers to the best dive sites of the Galapagos to discover Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, turtles, schools of tuna, manta rays, whale sharks and white tip sharks.

    Humboldt Explorer offers 8 air conditioned, double cabins with ocean view, TV/ DVD, private bathrooms and showers. The 7 member crew will ensure guest comfort and satisfaction for up to 16 guests. Guests can relax in the air conditioned salon, the covered back deck and sun deck with Jacuzzi.

    For the dive enthusiast, a diving instructor and assistant are on hand to create the ultimate diving experiences. MV Humboldt is designed for hassle free diving and features a large staging area, tanks, weights, rental equipment, Nitrox, camera table and rinse tank. Humboldt Explorer schedules 8 day cruises year round to unforgettable dive destinations.

    Reserve your Humboldt Galapagos Islands liveaboard diving holiday today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Alcoholic beverages, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil, Hotel accommodations, Flights to/from Galapagos, Last evening meal (Sunday), Rental gear, Dive computer, Crew gratuities, Trip Cancellation & Dive Accident Insurance, Quito/Guayaquil departure taxes, Premium Alcoholic Beverages, Galapagos National Park tax - $100 pp, cash only, payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport., Tourist card $20, payable in cash at Quito or Guayaquil Airport of departure for Galapagos, Nitrox, Hyperbaric chamber fee $ 35 per person, Fuel Surcharge $150 per person note: full equipment rental include mask, boots, fins, regulator, BCD, wetsuit.

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Hot Tub
    • Charging stations

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD 250 p.w (not incl. dive computer gloves or hood)
    • Nitrox tank:USD 150 per week
    • Fins:USD 50 per week (including booties)
    • Wetsuit:USD 75 per week (7mm)
    • Regulator:USD 90 per week
    • BCD:USD 90 per week
    • Dive Computer:USD 100 per week
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 25 per week
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 150 per week

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Deck Plan Humboldt Explorer floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2009
    • Length:111.5 feet
    • Beam:21.3 feet
    • Top speed:10 knots
    • Engines:Detroit Diesel 6V92 350HP
    • Max guests:16
    • Number of cabins:8
    • Number of bathrooms:8
    • Tenders:2 x rigid hull inflatables
    • Fuel capacity:5'300 gallons

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits

    Humboldt Explorer Reviews

    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 17 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    United States
    Very good
    One Great Week! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in March

    I counted 50 hammerheads at one time!

    Recommended for

    Hammerheads, great food, ease of diving.

    United States
    More like 5 days of great diving than 7 Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in March

    Loved the diving. However that's more a highlight of the Galapagos themselves. The Humboldt shines because it spends more time at wolf than the other liveaboards. So many Hammerheads <3. The food was good. You will look forward to it every time the bell rings for meal time. The desserts are however we're meh. Except for some yummy tree leches and s delicious chocolate and passion fruit mousse. The crew is friendly but more to themselves. They are happy to interact if interacted with but will not impose on you. They were great. I love non bunk bed cabins and the cabins are cozy, the AC amazing. And the baths had a good amount of space. I was in cabin 3. The only cons are that the first day and half are kinda meh. Day one is a 15 minute 5 meter max check out dive. It's useful but I wish they just bulked it in with the second days itinerary to make a full day. I would prefer the boat to have had one more dive guide so that it wasn't 2 groups of 8. And would've liked that the guides have a pro camera for underwater pictures. But that is something I felt spoiled with on a previous liveaboard. Other than that my trip was great! Would definitely return. Open bar (liquor included) was so sweet. Bring your own gloves and get a reef hook. You will be so thankful you brought one.

    Recommended for

    North Islands, drinks, cabins

    The trip was wonderful Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in February

    Top class service onboard

    Recommended for

    Food, diving, land excursions

    United States
    Very good
    Fantastic trip Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in February

    Loved seeing all the schools of hammerheads and other sharks. The diving was out of this world, best dive trip of our lives. Currents are strong. We were relative beginners at only 25 dives but in decent shape; and this was definitely very challenging for us.

    Recommended for

    Amazing diving, great food, surprisingly good rental equipment.

    Very good
    Much money but u get value Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in January

    Hammerheads. The reason to go.

    Recommended for

    Crew, food, hammerheads

    Hammerheads all over the place Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in December

    Darwin and Wolf

    Recommended for

    Hammerheads, hot tup, warm towels after diving

    United States
    Blown away! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in December

    Everything was a highlight! What an amazing experience!

    Recommended for

    The location, the crew, and the food

    United States
    Amazingly sharktastic! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in December

    The divers

    Recommended for

    Food, service, agenda

    Great diving for those who like it big! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in December

    Hundreds of hammerhead sharks at the divesides Darwin and Wolf divesides where planned in the group safety was very important (radio transmitter) very good briefing landexcursions with the guides who had a lot of knowledge was excellent staff was working hard to fulfill all our wishes after a cool dive it was great having a whirlpool to warm up All in all, we would do it again, on the Humboldt Explorer

    Recommended for

    Hammerheads, Sealions, Whirlpool.

    Very good
    Diving&crew were amazing, boat is a lot older than on pictures on website. Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in September

    Diving at Darwin and Wolf.

    Recommended for

    Diving, the people and the scenery

    South Korea
    Can't be better Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in September

    Boat&Cabin comfort - considering ship size, it was pretty great. i hardly felt any inconvinence. Crew service & friendliness - crews were really great. they were very friendly and they were ready to help you at any time. Food&Drinks onboard - Food were excellent. it was the best part of my voyage there. different menu everyday. i cannot explain enough but i would say that the best food on board i ever experienced(similan, maldives). in the refrigerator on second floor, beers, soft drinks were available any time. Diving & Dive guides - Diving was so great. the best thing was that you can play with sea lions. it was really awsome experience. lots of hammerhead sharks and whalesharks on almost every dives on darwin arch. the water temparature was warmer than i thoght so i didnt have any problem with my 5mm wetsuits. guides were doing their job good enough. Value for money - well.. it is lots of money guys. however i think the price is not that bad considering all those aspects above.

    Recommended for

    FOOD, Crews, Diving

    Very good
    Breathtaking experience Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in August

    Darwin, being able to see so many Whale Sharks. The food was always at great standards and usually very tasty. Everybody was very nice and attentive. The cabin was spacious and comfortable.

    Recommended for

    Food, comfort, dives

    United States
    Good liveaboard, great staff! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in August

    Diving with a whale shark!

    Recommended for

    Staff, dive masters and diving

    muy buena. wonderfull Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in August

    El tiburón ballena.

    Recommended for

    in the dar Windows island

    Great dives! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in March

    Very good - met the expectations

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, the big fish, the seals

    Every diver's dream!! Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in October

    Very comfortable, a lot of fun, good service and a great experience!! Additional costs for fuel does not make sense to me, should be included in the overall price.

    Recommended for

    Diversity of animals, good experience, fun people

    United Kingdom
    Very good
    Enjoyable trip of a lifetime, though room for improvement Galapagos Islands, Galapagos in May

    Was very good and enjoyable. Glad I went inspite of the huge expense. A broken engine squeezed the dive schedule and meant missed dives. :( Only 2 dive guides for 16 divers (of varying ability) is not value for money and is a safety issue

    Recommended for

    The diving, the other divers, the food & drink

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