Pinguino Explorer, Galapagos

  • from US$ 457 / day
  • Nitrox available

With a focus on high-quality service, the Pinguino Explorer yacht offers affordable diving and naturalist cruises to Wolf and Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. The Pinguino Explorer alternates between 8-day Galapagos diving itineraries and 4, 5 or 8-day naturalist itineraries. This is perfect for those that wish to make the most of their time in the Galapagos Islands, as combining trips back-to-back will offer the best of both worlds. Exploring the diverse marine life underwater, getting up close with several species of sharks, turtles and whale sharks on the diving itinerary, followed by hiking around volcanoes, and seeing penguins, flamingoes and boobies. All dives are from the panga, offering easy access to the best dive locations. The dive deck features camera rinse tanks and nitrox is available for those certified.

Topside, the Pinguino Explorer liveaboard caters to just 16 guests in 8 spacious cabins. Each cabin features an en-suite bathroom, AC and ample storage space. Four cabins are located on the lower deck with port-hole views, whilst the main and upper deck cabins have windows with ocean views. Social areas include an indoor dining area and a comfortable salon with sofa, entertainment area and bar. There is also a sun deck with loungers located on the bow of the boat, as well as a second sun deck located on the upper deck.

For an affordable dive cruise to the Galapagos Islands, the Pinguino Explorer is a fantastic choice to explore this amazing region. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

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

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

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

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.


  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • 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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1998
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 26 meters
  • Deck area 22 meters
  • Beam 5.5 meters
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 Caterpillar 250 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 2000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 2000 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
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
Origin: US