Galapagos Sky, Galapagos



  • 3 days of diving at the legendary Wolf and Darwin offered on every trip
  • Free nitrox available for certified divers
  • Enjoy up to 4 dives per day

The Galapagos Sky yacht was built with divers needs in mind to offer year-round world-class diving in the Galapagos Islands. The luxury yacht has been offering dive liveaboard trips in the Galapagos since 2001, and the captain and crew are some of the most experienced in the region. Onboard, 16 passengers are catered to in eight private en-suite guest cabins, each one with two twin or one king-size bed, wardrobe, mirrored cabinet and marine-safe toiletries. The Galapagos Sky liveaboard is fully air-conditioned throughout and offers ample space for rest and relaxation. The main salon features an audio/video entertainment centre and there is a separate dining area where Ecuadorian and international cuisine is served. Dining service is ‘fine’ plated and beverages, including beer and wine with dinner, are included. The top deck is home to loungers for relaxing in between dives or star-gazing in the evening.

Galapagos dive itineraries are 7-nights long and include up to 19 dives - weather dependent. Dives at Wolf and Darwin are the highlight of the trip and 3 days will be spent here with the chance to see whale sharks, mantas and schooling hammerhead sharks. There are also land excursions included to truly experience everything the Galapagos Islands have to offer. The dive deck has warm fresh-water showers and hot towels are offered after every dive. Diving from tenders makes getting to and from the dive site hassle-free.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Chamber Fees (35 USD per trip), Fuel Surcharge (150 USD per trip), National Park Fees (50-100 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip), Local Flights (445-500 USD), Nitrox (200 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Private Dive Guide (1,750 USD per trip), Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for 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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2001
  • Length 100 feet
  • Beam 24 feet
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2 x 500HP Caterpillar 3408
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 6'000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 8'000 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 4'500 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen

Galapagos Sky Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  • 42 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jennifer R
  • United States United States
Absolutely incredible

The Galapagos alone are amazing, and aboard the Galapagos Sky, everyone goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy every bit of it. The crew were great, the dive guides very experienced, and overall made an incredibly enjoyable week. I appreciated the flexibility of the guides and diving, and their ability to change plans if something interesting came up (i.e. snorkeling with penguins instead of another dive with low visibility). As advertised, these dives are NOT for beginners. The guides treated us as responsible divers and made sure we were equally accountable for our own safety, which is greatly appreciated. Overall an absolutely incredible experience I'll be talking about for a long time!

Recommended for
Amazing dive scenes, beautiful landscape, and an amazing crew to help you enjoy it all.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ronald P
  • United States United States
Great fun

Mola mola, sea lions, marine iguanas, flightless cormoran, turtles, and of course hammerheads and galapagos sharks

Recommended for
Marine life, other guests, comfort of the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brad K
  • United States United States
Treated like royalty!

1) See above 2) Jumping off the boat naked at the equator!!

Recommended for
1) Seeing the sea life I was hoping; 2) Excellent service; 3) Great bunch of people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jim D
  • United States United States
Fantastic adventure and a great crew, always there for you!

Obviously the diving and seeing hundreds of hammerheads, the whale shark experiences and most definitely the marine iguanas were my favorite!

Recommended for
The diving experience! The staff was terrific. The dive masters/park rangers were great!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mitchell C
  • United States United States

Hammerheads, Sunfish, aquatic Ignuanas

Recommended for
Crew, dive locations and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katie P
  • United States United States
Very luxurious and safe liveaboard

hammer head sharks

Recommended for
crew, quality of diving, boat facilities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel G
  • United States United States
Everything was outstanding.

Diving with dolphins

Recommended for
Diving, the guides and crew, the other people were delightfully
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carmen D
  • United States United States
An Adventure to remember!

My highlight was seeing a whale Shark at Darwin arch; seeing 100s of hammer head sharks on the very first dive at Wolf; the ongoing diversity of the diving expereinces was fantastic! Galapagos is a unique experience both on land and in the ocean diving. I loved my naturalist ship cruise with my family members 10 yrs ago and then returned to complete the diving portion late in November no the Galapagos Sky for Liveaboard Dive experiences. The differences between a naturalist ship and cruise vs. the Diving; on a liveaboard are very different experiences and each unforgettable, unique and amazing. The Dives were wonderful and always, very interesting. This was my most challenging Dive experience, to date, but a must do Dive adventure! I prepared for a couple of months prior to the trip, which made all the difference. I did all 19 dives and this was the most challenging in my dive expereinces world wide. I am very happy to have been able to spend a week immersed in the ocean diving with in diverse enviornments seeing so much ocean life, 100s of hamerheads, a whale shark and an ocean garden full of ocean iquanas eating sea grass and moss, seals, tons of fish, large and small ells, we even saw a large Sea Horse and 100s of silky sharks, black tips, white tips. The other guests were friendly,

Recommended for
The Diving, the Guides/Crew; the Ship!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gregory G
  • United States United States
Don't look for a better Liveaboard, the Best!

I had no expectations other than the great reviews I read about, I usually dive with a larger dive franchise. The boat was well appointed and luxurious for a live aboard, it was kept spotless at all times. The crew was exceptional, the food was abundant, diverse, and tasty. The chef catered to every dietary restriction the divers could throw his way. Traveled 12/22-12/29 The diving was exceptional, having dove a large part of the world, they guaranteed that the Galapagos diving was a new experience. Sea lions, dolphins, Mantas, marine iguanas and endless hammerheads etc. They travel to Wolf and Darwin islands which are truly the " money shot" dives. The entire crew of 11 is on the dive platform before and after your dives, assisting you in every way possible. Wonderful experience that has set a new bar for our liveaboard experience in the future. Don't hesitate about booking. GG

Recommended for
The Crew, the Boat and the Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maggie V
  • United States United States
Trip of a lifetime!

The Galápagos diving is phenomenal and the GalápagosSky itinerary and crew did a fantastic job at elevating my experience. The itinerary was designed to optimize our time spent at iconic dive site and they did a great job at incorporating land and zodiac excursions around the islands. Every single one of the crew members, from the kitchen staff to the Captan, made sure we were well taken care of and that all our needs were met and exceeded. Our guides Max and Enrique were very knowledgeable and excited about every dive and it made diving with them extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Galápagos Sky and hope to someday return.

Recommended for
The dives were action packed, the educational land excursions and the best part was the incredible attentive staff!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Greg C
  • United States United States
Once in a lifetime

The dive sites were great, it was a good combination of land excursions as well as some of the bext overall diving around. The dive leaders were extremely competent and knowledgeable. The staff was some of the friendliest I've ever encountered on a ship. It was well maintained, extremely clean, and overall simply amazing.

Recommended for
Staff friendliness, food variety, professionalism
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thomas P
  • United States United States
Best Live Aboard in the Galapagos

Wolf and Darwin Dives, Diving in General

Recommended for
Great service from the crew, quality of diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United States United States
Spoiled on the Galapagos Sky

The diving in Galapagos is fabulous, you will not be disappointed. The yacht is in excellent condition and the crew goes above and beyond anything I have experienced on other liveaboards. There was a good mix of diving and land tours. I don't think I will ever experience this level of service again, the Galapagos Sky has spoiled me.

Recommended for
Unbelievable diving, attentive crew, good food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thom M
  • United States United States
Absolutely amazing trip!

Seeing the wall of hammerhead sharks and the whale shark. Amazing trip!!!

Recommended for
- Very friendly and helpful staff/crew/dive guides - World class diving and so much sea life - Very comfortable boat and delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Azadeh W
  • United States United States
Great boat and crew

This was our second trip on Galapagos Sky. The boat is wide, comfortable, and nicely done inside. The dive deck is wide with plenty of space. The crew is very nice and helpful. Excellent food with a different menu every day. The dives in Galapagos are the best in the World.

Recommended for
Dives, Boat, Crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steven T
  • United States United States
Galapagos is an extrodinary place to dive, with incredible diversity.

The crew was incredible helpful and responsive. The diversity of wildlife is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Recommended for
Schools of hammerheads, whale sharks, marine iguanas
  • 10 Exceptional
  • TUNC T
  • United States United States
Galapagos Sky is Excellent Over so Many Dimensions

Galapagos Sky is an amazing experience. Everything is done right on this boat. Service is beyond excellent, everyone is 150% helpful at all times. Food was the best we have had in Ecuador overall. Boat is in great condition, well designed and comfortable. Dive sites are spectacular - it is the Galapagos for crying out loud! Especially Darwin and Wolf diving are eye wateringly astonishing. Great job....

Recommended for
Dive sites, service, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ellen A
  • United States United States
Trip of a Lifetime!

The volume and variety of sea life- giant manta rays, penguins, sea lions, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, mola mola, orcas, sea turtles, marine iguanas, red lipped batfish, and huge schools of a variety of fish. Both dive masters on our boat were very helpful, knowledgeable, patient and safety conscious. Their goal was for us to see as much as possible. All meals and snacks were superb. All meals had a great variety of food, and the chef was more than happy to prepare meals for guests with allergies and dietary restrictions. Ship was very comfortable and immaculate. Plenty of space for guests to spread out on the boat.

Recommended for
Entire staff professional, friendly, helpful & knowledgable, food was excellent, the diving was amazing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carlos L
  • United States United States

The currents and the Marine Iguanas.

Recommended for
The crew, my fellow passengers, the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kristin B
  • United States United States
Hee Haw. Return to Galapagos Dive Trip was Amazing.

We completed 15 of the 21 dives offered and we saw huge numbers of fish. It was like being dropped into a massive aquarium. At Wolf dive site there were large numbers of turtles, sharks, hammerheads, sea lions, and more. At Darwin we had 3 different Whale Sharks interact with us. Overall, some of the best large animal sightings of any dive trip we have been on. This dive boat is TOP NOTCH, FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY.

Recommended for
(1) The DIving (Whale Sharks, Hammerheads, Marine Iguanas & Mola Mola +++) (2) The Crew & the Guest onboard (3) The Galapagos Sky Ship - Comfort and Layout.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steve W
  • United States United States
Fantastic experience in an amazing place

Meeting new friends, seeing the amazing Galapagos animals and fish. The wonderful crew and outstanding service. Just a great week.

Recommended for
Guides were superb, the entire crew provided excellent service, the meals were consistently great
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Annika M
  • Germany Germany

whale sharks @ Darwin, hundreds of hammerheads, met so many nice people

Recommended for
Diving with Galapagos Marine life, learned a lot about Galapagos, people & team
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Judy O
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Best liveaboard trip I've ever done

I can honestly say this was far and away the best liveaboard trip I've ever done. Every aspect of the the trip was superb. The boar was comfortable, cabins small but more than adequate, plenty of hot water for showers. Evening turn down service and room tidied several times a day (I almost ofund it embarrassing to have thrown my clothes on my bed before going for a dive and returning to find them all neatly folded on the bed) Crew were amazing, always helpful, especially on the dive deck (I've never had service like it) Food excellent, dietary needs catered to, soft drinks, beer and wine available. The diving was amazing but it is difficult diving - cold water, negative entries and some strong currents, particularly at Darwin's arch. Saw whale sharks of 4/7 dives at Darwin's Arch. Schools and schools of hammerheads. Saw a Molamola too which was pretty exciting. The fish life in general was prolific (good to see). A couple of land visits just finished off the trip nicely. One of the things I loved were that the crew were so passionate about the wildlife... particularly Fabricio (dive guide / ecologist / conservationist / font ofknowledge) who is a living legend and gave talks some evenings about the Galapagos geology / birds / flora and fauna / fish - he seemed to be able to answer any question we asked. The trip was probably the most expensive one I've done - but very much worth it. Only minor niggle - I had my own gear but a few people hired the gear on board - one because the airline lost hers - and several because they were travelling after the trip and didn't want to lug dive gear around tihem. There were a few issues with bcds and wetsuits not available in the right size. I'm travelling for 2 weeks after my trip but am glad I made the effort to take my gear which I'm used to, even if it does mean lugging around a huge dive bag!! cheers

Recommended for
quality of the diving, crew, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Chloe T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing experience

Our experience with Galapagos sky was amazing (even though we have very high standards!). The crew was perfect, always at the right place at the right time to help - pulling your wetsuit to get it off, giving you a hot chocolate as soon as you're back on board, pushing you in the hot shower when you're freezing cold, giving you a hot towel... All the organisation and the catering were perfectly orchestrated all along the way. Land excursions were nice additions to the diving itinerary. The cabin in the lower deck were functional and spacious enough without being too luxurious. In a week we saw a pregnant whale shark, loads of schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, white tips, marble rays, marine iguanas, incredible schools of big eye jacks.... everything we were looking for was there! One thing we noticed is that almost half the divers had already been diving with the same boat and were coming back for more... it says it all. Thanks teams!!!

Recommended for
Best marine life in the world; Incredible crew always here for us; Great boat super functional and convenient;
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The best thing I've ever done

Whilst the price tag is steep, I came away feeling as though my week diving in the Galapagos provided excellent value for money. Varied diving environments and pelagics (whale sharks, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, silkies, mantas, mola mola etc etc) in large numbers. I was somewhat apprehensive about the diving conditions in the Galapagos before my liveaboard but safety is paramount in dives from the Galapagos Sky. Solon and Christian knowledgeable guides who helped to provide excellent wildlife encounters. Quality of service on the boat high (for example when kitting up before dives etc).

Recommended for
Huge schools of hammerheads, my first mola molas and (blue!) whale watching from the panga
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cheuk Ho M
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Good diving trip

Marine life diversity

Recommended for
Good service, great knowledge about the Marine life & the history of the island
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ovid M
  • Canada Canada
The Galapagos Islands lives up to it's reputation for pristine beauty and is teeming with life!!

The Islands are teeming with life, more than I've seen anywhere else in the world. After about the fiftieth turtle sighting in the first 5 dives I stopped taking pics and just tried to enjoy the experience for future memories. The hammerheads were as the pictures in the brochures and they just kept on coming. There were many onboard that have tried to see whale sharks at other world hotspots for whale sharks, but up to this trip were unsuccessful. Although at the end of the sighting season our two groups actually saw whale sharks five out of seven dives at Darwin Island. Other than these examples the Island were just bursting with life of other kinds, Sea Lions, Giant Green Morrey Eels, Boobies, Penguins, Iguanas, Dolphins, other species of Galapagos resident sharks all stood up to be counted. Mola molas, and just millions of fish, Jacks, Rays all just seemed to be there to be seen and to be check off on your ultimate dive trip checklist, the checklist was almost complete except for the great Manta Ray. The Islands were "all that!" The Galapagos Sky is a very nice old girl who is very nicely maintained and well equipped for it's role as an ambassador of the region, however she is a little tired, having made uncountable numbers of open ocean crossings to reach the farrest reaches of the island chain in often extreme weather conditions. The crew is very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, friendly, and never did any of the crew ever fall short on effort to try to please the passengers. This was a very good crew however the crew was much larger with ten crew members than other motor yachts of similar size that I have been on recently. The only setback was the cost of the trip was considerably more than any other popular liveaboard destination out there and was more than double the cost of either of my two other 2018 dive destinations. Everything is remote so I guess you can justify the high cost to provide a quality product. With relatively little competition out there the Sky cost more than all other Galapagos destination providers, but after all is said and done I have had very little dislike about this trip other than the cost so I guess I will just have to dig just a little deeper into my pockets if I would ever want to return and I probally would like to return one day.

Recommended for
Location, location, location...
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chong P
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Great Hammerheads!

Hammerheads & Marine Iguanas!

Recommended for
Boat Crews, Hammerheads, The whole of Galapagos itself
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emma B
  • Australia Australia
A truely fabulous dive experience!

The crew were fantastic and really looked after you above and below the water. Their safety was excellent, which was reassuring considering how challenging the diving was. We saw loads of hammerheads, about six whale-sharks, an enormous tiger shark (up close and personal!), sea lions, dolphins.....the list goes on. The wildlife was awesome, but the diving is extremely challenging at times with absolutely incredible currents-onlyfor experienced, confident divers.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving and how you were looked after before, during and after the diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Fanny C
  • France France
Great boat and diving experience but very expensive

Darwin arch and all the encounters with whale sharks

Recommended for
Animals cabin and crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • claudio A
  • Austria Austria

For me, personally, the highlights were the animals: wale sharks, sharks, sea lions, dolphins!!

Recommended for
Diving experience, great crew and safety policy.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chieh Ying Connie K
  • China China
Great crew and amazing food!

dinner!! i love the well planned and thought out cuisine done by the chef! always looking forward to an enjoyable dinner at the end of the day.

Recommended for
food, dive guide, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Leigh Ann F
  • Canada Canada

Hammerheads, sea lions, marine iguanas, great people!

Recommended for
Crew and guides, diving, food!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Muhterem Gokce Y
  • Turkey Turkey
Trip of a life time - just amazing!

Galapagos nature and wild life - we had many encounters with whale sharks in Wolf and Darwin, hammerheads, marine iguanas, sea lions, dolphins, rays... Service excellence and professionalism of the guides, crew and the captain. Thank you!

Recommended for
Galapagos wild life, whale sharks, service
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jantima K
  • Thailand Thailand
The best!!

This is the very last item of my bucket list and it's worth the wait. It's my best diving experience ever. Do not miss any dive because every dive is unique. I used to say my best safety stop was Fiji, now it's Galapagos especially the last dive that we were in the tunnel of thousands fish. I think I said the best so many times but it truly is. I will never forget this trip. This would not happen if we did not have the very knowledgeable guides, the great crew service and lovely fellow divers.

Recommended for
Guides' knowledge, Crew Service, Fellow Divers
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mariano C
  • Argentina Argentina
The crew was just amazing

Nature provided warmer than usual waters, not bery strong currents, so visibility was affected and some of the pelagics and animals were hard to see. Still it was amazing and probably my best trip so far, diving with hammer head sharks, lots of tortules, sea lions and fish. The dive with the marine iguanas is so unique that it blew my mind. And all with the best service ever, with people that were always one step ahead and made our experience very enjoyable.

Recommended for
The service, the food and the diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Linda S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing experience up to my really high expectations!

Everything was perfect and I had a truly beautiful week! Tones of amazing diving memories, great moments shared with the crew and the other guests and delicious meals!

Recommended for
The crew was great, always smiling and caring! The food was delicious and really diverse throughout the whole cruise and of course the amazing dives with lots of hammer head sharks, turtles, manta rays, sea horses, sea lions, marine iguanas etc etc! Mind blowing :)
Origin: US