Galapagos Master, Galapagos

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The newest luxury liveaboard yacht offering vacations in the Galapagos is the Galapagos Master. The Galapagos Master is a 32m, steel yacht with 9 cabins for up to 16 guests. Offering both upper deck and lower deck air conditioned accommodation each with personal clothing storage and private en suite bathrooms, with centrally heated hot water. A spacious indoor lounge and dining area is situated on the middle deck, it is fully air conditioned with comfortable cushioned bench seating and a complete entertainment system. Delicious meals are served buffet style by the onboard chefs. The outer deck has shaded seating which is a great place to relax between dives whilst the upper level sundeck and cocktail bar is typically where divers gather to relive the day’s diving adventures.

Scuba diving from the Galapagos Master liveaboard is supported by high powered tenders, with 2 dive masters to accompany the group. The well equipped diving deck provides ample space for all your equipment. Amenities include nitrox fills, equipment storage boxes, rinse tanks, warm water shower and a 2-tier camera table. The Galapagos Master offers year round diving holidays in a luxury setting, with a choice of 7 night and 10 night itineraries departing from San Cristobal. Each trip takes you through an extravaganza of dive sites including a minimum of 2 days at Darwin and Wolf. Diving up to 4 times per day you can expect to see schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, tuna, sea lions, iguanas, eagle rays and much more.

Reserve your space on the Galapagos Master today - your luxury liveaboard diving vacation starts here.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Full dive equipment rental, Nitrox (7 nights 150 USD ; 10 nights 200 USD), Alcoholic beverages (prices vary - with beer starting at US$3.5), Master Liveaboards merchandise, US$100 Galapagos National Park Tax (payable on arrival at San Cristobal Airport), US$10 Ingala Transfer Card (payable on arrival at Guayaquil Airport), US$35 Hyperbaric Chamber Fee (payable aboard the Galapagos Master)

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • A la carte

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
  • 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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 32.3 metres
  • Beam 7.5 metres
  • Cruising speed 12.5 knots
  • Engines 2 x MTU 6062 475 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 16 tonnes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • 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
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Galapagos Master Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 13 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.1
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    8.6
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Natsumi U
  • Japan Japan
Wonderful!

At least one, sometimes as many as 5-6 shark whales are seen in each Darwin's Arch dives (total 8 dives arranged).

Recommended for
Guides, Comfort, The coffeemaker.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sylvie S
  • France France
Amazing sightings!

I loved to see all these animals underwater: hammerheads, whale sharks, iguanas, dolphins, mantas, mobulas, sting rays, eagle rays, dolphins, redlipped batfish, silkies, Galapagos sharks, turtles,... So many! And the landtour was great too :) The crew was very friendly as well. For big marine animals it is THE place. I like how the national park protects the environment.

Recommended for
Iguanas Friendly crew Sharks
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Solveig G
  • Germany Germany
unique opportunity to see amazing animals

Diving at Darwins island with plenty of hammerhead sharks on each dive. Diving at Fernandina with sea iguanas, sea lions and penguins.

Recommended for
Whale Sharks, Sea Lions, Penguins
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jacinta C
  • Mexico Mexico
Amazing

The areas visited were breathtaking. The diving was the best! The crew was exceptionally helpful and nice. We absolutely loved our divemasters (Juan Carlos - Macarraon and Daniel). The food and post diving treats were always delicious.

Recommended for
The crew, food, divemasters
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andreas S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Exceptional wildlife experience at world's best dive site

Diving at Darwin Island, followed by Wolf. These 4 days were simply amazing!

Recommended for
Whale Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Marine Iguanas
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Shanna T
  • United States United States
Magnificent

I’ve done drift dives before but this was amazing. To see the hammerhead cleaning station was so neat. And the sea lions playing.

Recommended for
Hammerheads, crew, and the divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wang F
  • China China
Best trip in my life!

Hundreds of sharks, lots of turtles/sea lion and unique sea creature I have never seen before.

Recommended for
1. Professional diving vessel with all equipment and facility I need 2. professional crew and dive guide. 3. nice arrangement of Liveaboard.com
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jeffrey S
  • United States United States
Very good dive operation accommodations were spartan

Darwin island. Whale shark and swimming iguanas.

Recommended for
Diving, diving, dining
  • 7.6 Good
  • william L
  • United States United States
Adventure

Huge variety of Rays

Recommended for
The food, the comradeship, the Mola Mola
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carsten N
  • Denmark Denmark
Galapagos is the best diving experience ever

Diving at Darwin and Wolf islands with hundreds of hammerhead sharks on each dive. Diving at "Manta City" with lots of mantas.

Recommended for
The diving sites were the best experience ever. The dive guides are very skilled and know the sites well. All crew members makes the trip unforgettable.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Oliver G
  • Germany Germany
outstanding!!!

absolutely amazing boat and trip!!!

Recommended for
diving, crew, boat comfort
  • 8.4 Very good
  • claire W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lots of Hammerheads!

A great experience

Recommended for
many large pelagics, food on board