Tiburon Explorer, Galapagos



    • Member of the Green Fins sustainability and conservation program
    • Many socializing areas to enjoy on surface intervals, including a hot tub

Built by divers, for divers, the Tiburon Explorer liveaboard offers everything to make your Galapagos liveaboard trip memorable. Catering to 16 guests, the liveaboard provides 9 comfortable staterooms on the lower and main decks. Each cabin is air-conditioned, with a private en-suite bathroom, queen or twin beds, and ample storage space. The main deck cabins have large windows providing stunning ocean views. Social areas include a modern main-deck salon with a TV & lounge area and a furnished dining room serving delicious chef-prepared cuisine. For further socializing and relaxation, guests can unwind on the top deck, enjoy the partially covered sun deck, or relax in the hot tub. The expansive dive deck has modern amenities, including individual gear bins, air and nitrox filling stations, and freshwater rinse tanks for kit and camera equipment.

The Tiburon Explorer liveaboard offers amazing dive trips in the Galapagos Islands. The 7-night/8-day trips explore the 'Best-of-Galapagos' sites of the Western Archipelago, including the world-famous Darwin & Wolf. This unique itinerary includes dives with endemic marine iguanas and larger pelagics, such as hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and whale sharks - season permitting, plus if divers are lucky, a chance to see the rare mola-mola. Two land tours are included to see giant land tortoises and endemic birds like the blue-footed boobie.

Book online to reserve your Galapagos dive safari aboard the Tiburon Explorer.

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

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (35 USD per week), Fuel Surcharge (150 USD), National Park Fees (100 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Rental Gear, 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.

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Boat features

  • 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
  • Paid 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
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • 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
  • 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.


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2020
  • Length 129.6 ft
  • Beam 24.6 ft
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 475 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2 Rigid hull inflatables

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

Tiburon Explorer Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  • 37 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brandon S
  • United States United States
Simply amazing! This was a flawless trip. The dive sites and boat/crew were top notch!

The diving was comfortable and the crew has the process down to a science. The dive sites were amazing. The food was excellent and the entire crew were knowledgeable and helpful. I have zero complaints about the trip and am seriously considering going back at some point. The land excursions were great and added much value to the overall package. I highly recommend the Tiburon Explorer and it's crew. What a trip!

Recommended for
The crew were the best! The boat is new and really comfortable. The diving was superb. We saw nearly everything we had hoped to see.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • paul P
  • Canada Canada
Exceptional week. High end diving.

The whale shark was huge. Schooling hammer heads. Challenging currents.

Recommended for
Seeing big animals. Great food. Very accommodating crew and guides.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Juan Carlos S
  • El Salvador El Salvador
the best crew, the best ship, best food, the best combination. I would give 6 stars instead of five.

the crew and the diving spot selections

Recommended for
servicio, atencion, dispocicion por parte del crew para hacer del viaje una experiencia increible
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cynthia M
  • United States United States
Absolutely incredible - the trip of a lifetime!

Honestly this is the best liveaboard I've ever been on and I've been on 10+ around the world. The boat was amazing, the service was incredible, and the experience was beyond anything I could have imaged. We saw dolphins, orcas, whale sharks, and schooling hammerheads all in 1 day! It was insane!!! This is an absolute must-do trip for divers! My husband and I can't wait to go again!

Recommended for
the diving (whale sharks, hammerheads, dophins, and orcas!!!), the boat (so luxurious), the crew (so friendly and so helpful!)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kristy L. S
  • United States United States
Top notch, no detail missed! Fabulous!

Isabella dive was stunning! Whale sharks and hammerheads were wonderful!

Recommended for
The crew and guides rocked! I loved the assistance with wetsuits and fins on each dive. Everyone was so professional and attentive!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sara M
  • United States United States
A truly amazing dive trip!

So many highlights - Schools of hammerheads, whale sharks, mola mola, rays and so much more!!! Top level service, great dive guides and crew. Grateful to have met everyone and can't wait to do it again!

Recommended for
Fantastic diving, great service, super crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cameron M
  • United States United States
The crew was fantastic and worked very diligently.

We saw Orcas, which was totally unexpected.

Recommended for
The crew was friendly, the food was very good, and the dive guides were excellent.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael N
  • Germany Germany
Must Divetrip to Do Before You Die!

Too much sharks, turtles and sealions and very few divers!

Recommended for
Excellent Service, Good Food, Excellent Dives Sites, No Pollution!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jérémy B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing Amazing Amazing

The crew was incredible, all of them. The food incredibly good. The dives were the best of our life. The bed so comfortable and the room very beautiful. We enjoyed the trip! Thank you :)

Recommended for
Staff, dives and food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Giancarlo D
  • United States United States
Best Liveaboard trip ever

This trip was a wonderful experience from an awesome crew that took care of all our needs by going well above was is expected from a crew and dive guides.

Recommended for
underwater life, crew and dive masters