Galapagos Master, Galapagos

Excellent food and drinks

“The wildlife was so amazing. Some of the dives were advanced, and the crew guided me through smoothly. The crew worked together …”

Kimberly N, United States United States
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  • Dive with huge schools of hammerheads, Galapagos Sharks, Sea Lions, Dolphins and Mantas
  • 7 or 10-night itineraries available
  • An experienced crew of 12 onboard to show off the wonders above and below the water

The Galapagos Master is a stable, steel yacht delivering year-round diving itineraries in the Galapagos Islands. There are 9 en-suite cabins that cater for up to 16 guests onboard. Offering both upper deck and lower deck air-conditioned accommodation with a choice of twin or double beds, each has personal clothing storage and private en suite bathrooms, with centrally heated hot water.

On the middle deck, there's an indoor lounge and dining area, which is fully air-conditioned with comfortable cushioned bench seating and a complete entertainment system. Meals are served buffet-style by the onboard chefs in the indoor dining room with an adjacent cocktail bar. 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 days' 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, a warm water shower and a 2-tier camera table. The Galapagos Master offers year-round diving holidays with a choice of 7 night and 10-night itineraries departing from San Cristobal. Each trip takes the world-class dive sites of the Galapagos, 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.

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

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (60-70 USD per day), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (25 USD per day), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (45 USD per day), Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (40-60 USD).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option
  • 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.


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

The crew speaks English.

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

#deckplan floorplan

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

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kimberly N
  • United States United States
Wonderful Time on Galapagos Master

The wildlife was so amazing. Some of the dives were advanced, and the crew guided me through smoothly. The crew worked together well. Good food. The cabins and group areas were kept very clean.

Recommended for
Amazing wildlife. Kind and helpful crew. Clean.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Eric P
  • United States United States
The Most Amazing Diving InThe World

2 Whale Sharks Manta Rays Eagle Rays Mobula Rays Thousands of Hammerheads Hundreds of Galopagos Sharks 3 Tiger Sharks. Juan and Carlos the Divemaster are the best I have ever dove with.The Crew was Professional and Friendly. Highly recommend this company to friends and family. I will book with Masters liveaboard my next trip.

Recommended for
Darwin Island Wolf Island and The Crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Reid J
  • United States United States
The food was excellent and crew was very attentive

Galapagos Master had an excellent surprise travel service - when we arrived a Quito airport, someone was waiting in line for us already, and expedited our check in process. Seamless, and thoughtful! This saved us a tremendous amount of time and avoided any confusion about how to navigate check-in.

Recommended for
weather was great, saw whale shark, molla mollas, and mantas, excellent food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stephen B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving in remote locations and saw everything and more above my expectations.

Whaleshark close up, Mantas galore, lots of Sharks although thermoclines didn’t give that fantastic picture

Recommended for
Diving amazing, crew very good, one dive master excellent
  • 8.4 Very good
  • jonathan M S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent dive operation

Galapagos Master has the best itinerary, spending two gays at Darwin as well as diving at Isabella and Fernandina, so we saw Whale sharks (some massive!), schooling Hammerheads, Marine Iguanas and Mola, as well as amazing marine life and two good land tours.

Recommended for
Crew, guides, itinerary
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vanessa C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Excellent Dive trip

- Whaleshark - Iguanas - Orcas

Recommended for
staff, diving, Nature Walks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Steve C
  • Canada Canada
Excellent Dive Guide and Boat Crew

Diving in Darwin and Wolf Island

Recommended for
Diving / Dive Guide / Crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Annette Rokeya H
  • Germany Germany
great diving in spectacular location

We generally liked our stay at the Galapagos Master (this was our 2nd time on this boat) and had an overall good experience. The service and assistance provided by was extraordinary, they always responded fast and solution-oriented, so we would definetly book with again. The Galapagos are of course a spectacular diving location and we saw lots of hammersheads, Galapagos sharks eagle rays, some whalesharks and other fish! We feel that the diving operation has some room for improvement compared to our last trip 4 years ago, for example a longer check dive the first day (and not only 10 Min next to the beach), and more strict enforcement of the announced schedule (we ran with some delay most days). One thing they could improve would also be to put the dive groups together according to dive experience and not because they sit together at the dive deck. We happened to be in a group with more inexperienced divers whos air consumption was very different to ours. But overall we still had a great experience and we would totally recommend the Galapagos as a dive destination and would 100% recommend to book with!

Recommended for
1. lots of hammerheads and Galapagos sharks 2. nice and hardworking crew 3. good food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Andreas P
  • Germany Germany
Great diving experience with a great crew on a very old vessel

Huge school of hammerheads, Mola Mola, Whale sharks, Marine Iguanas, Wolf Vulcano at night

Recommended for
Encounters, Crew, passengers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Pascal D
  • Belgium Belgium
excellent dives

Woolf and Darwin

Recommended for
Diving in woolf and Darwin