Calipso Liveaboard, Galapagos

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Highlights

  • All double cabins located on the main or upper deck and offer large, panoramic windows with sea views
  • 2 single cabins on the lower deck with no single supplement
  • Fully kitted dive deck with 4 hot showers, camera charging stations and a bi-level camera rinse tank for larger rigs and smaller cameras
  • Itineraries include Darwin and Wolf as standard, as well as other exploratory dive sites

The Calipso liveaboard schedules year-round diving in the Galapagos National Park. Completely renovated in 2019, everything was designed to offer comfort and a fresh, modern environment. There are 6 cabins on the upper deck and 2 cabins on the main deck, each with panoramic windows, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryer, individually controlled AC, TV with hundreds of films to choose from, safety deposit box, USB charging ports and laminate flooring. Beds are doubles that can be converted into two singles. There are also two single cabins located on the lower deck with no single supplement, which are allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. At 33m in length, there is more than enough space for 16 guests and 11 crew members on board. Social areas include an indoor salon and dining area where international and Ecuadorian cuisine is served with fresh local produce and seafood. The top deck is home to lounge chairs, BBQ, bar and hot tub.

Calipso Galapagos dive itineraries are 7-nights long and explore the world-famous Wolf & Darwin for the chance to get up close with whale sharks, hammerheads and dolphins. Calipso also visits Marchena, previously only dived by a few scientists and filmmakers it is known for having very large pods of dolphins, schools of Hammerheads and Galapagos sharks. The large dive deck located at the back of the boat is fitted with rinse tanks, hot water showers, dedicated camera storage and cleaning areas and personal towels.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (35 USD), National Park Fees (100 USD), Port Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (150 USD), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1991
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 35.4 m
  • Deck area 55 m2
  • Beam 8 m
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 9 - 10 knots
  • Engines 2 Cummins NTA855-M 400 hp and 1800 rpm
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 5000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 7200 gallons
  • Freshwater maker Yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Calipso Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 12 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.2
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christopher H
  • United States United States
Trip of a Lifetime

From the moment we landed, everything was top notch. The cabins, crew, and itinerary were AWESOME. We were able to spend 3 days at Darwin and Wolf, and saw scores of Hammerheads, Galapagos Sharks, Turtles, Eagle Rays, and even 3 Juvenile Whale Sharks. The crew and our dive guides were all amazing, always cracking jokes and dropping knowledge about what we were seeing above and below. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Recommended for
The Marine Life, The Food, The Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • IGNATIOS S
  • Greece Greece
Excekwnt

Amazing diving

Recommended for
Service, guides, cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sean C
  • Canada Canada
Amazing experience with a great staff

Very nice boat, well set up with a comfort room with an amazing view. The staff was incredibly helpful and always willing to do that little bit extra to make it the best experience possible. Darwin and Wolf are definitely the highlights of the trip with all the shark action you could ask for.

Recommended for
Hammerheads, Orcas, Friendly Staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caslav D
  • Canada Canada
Great trip!

Diving with hammerheads, whalesharks, sea lions, and iguanas. Penguins and mola mola at the end. Area for improvements: selection of diving sites regardless of conditions; rushing during some dives; last day schedule.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, great food, nice and clean cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alan B
  • United States United States
Almost wonderful

The Whale sharks

Recommended for
Crew, dive guides, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carl G
  • Canada Canada
All around great trip

The overwhelming amount of wildlife in the Galapagos

Recommended for
The sites, the crew, the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Li P
  • Canada Canada
Great dives

The guides I had are great. One is really knowledge about the islands. The other took plenty of photos of the animals and everyone and made a movie for us at the end. The food is amazing for a liveaboard. Rooms are spacious and bright. Water is frigid. They will tell you average water temperature is 23 oC in December. That is the warmest water we encountered. Half the dives had a temperature between 16 and 19. Bring some shorties in addition to the 7mm

Recommended for
Great dives, great food, very clean rooms
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Abdulrahman A
  • Kuwait Kuwait
It was a great experience

Hammer heads

Recommended for
1- Wolf & Darwin 2-Friendly staff 3- Crossing the equater
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alvaro C
  • Spain Spain
Awesome trip in the best liveaboard I've been

One day at Darwin, while being surrounded of hammerheads and galapagos sharks as usual, a group of silky sharks decided to surround us feeling curious, we were so excited to have such an experience, when a massive Whale Shark appeared from the deep blowing our minds. Believe what they tell you about the Galapagos, and if you go with this really big and comfortable boat full of details with a crew that enjoys their job, you will be in the perfect hands. (I've been in 3 other liveaboards around the world, so I can compare, this one was the best).

Recommended for
Sharks, staff and food
  • 6.4 Review score
  • ALVARO D
  • United States United States
Needs to improve

Recent boat which has to improve many details, especially “before trip support & info”, and service details in crew. Diving is guided by official national park divemasters, supposed to be a plus, but this is not the case. Boat needs to improve its navigation capacities: unconfortable even with calm weather in hot season. Overall a nice dive trip for the unforgettable nature and diving spots, boat and needs to improve for worthing the money they took. Thank you

Recommended for
Destination, diving, natural life
Origin: US