Tiburon Explorer, Galapagos


New for 2020 the beautiful Tiburon Explorer liveaboard offers amazing dive trips in the Galapagos Islands. Catering to just 16 guests, the elegant and spacious yacht provides 9 comfortable staterooms, located on the lower and main decks. Each cabin is air-conditioned and features a private en-suite bathroom, queen or twin beds and ample storage space. The main deck cabins also have large windows providing stunning ocean views. There is a main-deck air-conditioned salon with a TV & lounge area and furnished with dining tables where delicious cuisine is served. For further relaxation, guests can unwind on the top deck and enjoy the partially covered sun deck or relax in the hot tub.

Built by divers, for divers, the Tiburon Explorer yacht offers everything to make your Galapagos dive liveaboard a memorable trip. The expansive dive deck is outfitted with individual gear bins, air and nitrox filling stations and separate freshwater rinse tanks for kit and camera equipment. Galapagos itineraries are 7-nights long and explore the best dive sites of the Western Archipelago including the world-famous Darwin & Wolf.

For an amazing once in a lifetime dive liveaboard in the Galapagos aboard the Tiburon Explorer, call us or book online to reserve your space.

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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).

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
  • 27 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Phillip B
  • United States United States
As good as it gets

You would be seriously pressed to find a better diving and vacation experience. This live-aboard hits all the top marks with diving and pure comfort yet they still find ways to raise the bar on board. Just when I thought the food could not get any better, the best lobster tail I’ve ever eaten made an appearance.

Recommended for
Food, Quality of Diving, Crew
  • 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
  • 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!)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carly L
  • United States United States
10 out of 10, and amazing all around experience

Amazing dive sites Excellent food- so much of it. The crew were truly fantastic- would absolutely reccomend booking this trip.

Recommended for
dives, food, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marjorie D
  • United States United States
Magical experience

Seeing the wild life underwater! Highlights are seeing whale sharks and marine iguanas!!!

Recommended for
1. The exclusivity of the diving. 2. The detail to every need anticipated. 3. The size of the cabins!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jesica T
  • United States United States
We had an amazing vacation!

We saw so much wild life it was unbelievable. It truly was the trip of a lifetime and our guides were so knowledgeable. We would recommend this trip to anyone who loves wildlife.

Recommended for
The crew. The diving was amazing. The food was fantastic.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lauren R
  • United States United States
Amazing Service, Amazing Diving!

Obviously the diving was hand’s down amazing. But what really set this trip apart from others is the AMAZING crew on board. You could tell they all enjoyed their jobs and were wonderful to talk with. They all went above and beyond to make this trip nothing short of perfect. Not to mention, the BEST food. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Recommended for
Diving, food, boat crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Patrick C
  • United States United States
Outstanding Vacation

Varied diving experiences.

Recommended for
Service. Master diver experience. Friendly fellow guests.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chelsea W
  • United States United States

Whale shark, sitting on a ledge underwater watching all of the aquatic life go by. Just being in the Galapagos.

Recommended for
The Crew, dives, state-room, capitan, dive guides and the people on board
  • 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
  • 9.2 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!
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Bladimiro A
  • Ecuador Ecuador

Hammer Heads

Recommended for
Darwin, Wolf, Isabela
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Leonid B
  • Spain Spain
amazing trip

everything was perfect

Recommended for
boat, staff and friendliness
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mathew D
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Fantastic Experience!!

The abundance of fish!

Recommended for
The comfort, the crew and the attention
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pascal D
  • Belgium Belgium
Wonderful trip where I was pampered beyond expectation.I strongly recommend Tibujon Exporer!!!

Diving of course but jacuzzi debriefings were also top!

Recommended for
huge cabins,fantastic itineray & highly professional crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Karine R
  • France France
Very nice

Hallerheads, sealions, marine iguanas

Recommended for
The dives, the crew
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kerry C
  • Canada Canada
Excellent boat, crew, and dives

Crew, dives, amenities

Recommended for
Crew, dives, amenities
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lee B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great diving, strong currents, cool water

Marine Iguanas, other marine life, crew, and guides

Recommended for
Crew, guides and boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Domingo G
  • Spain Spain
Great way to see a unique natural paradise, both above and below water

Coming in contact with a natural environment that one has only seen on TV documentaries before!

Recommended for
1) Great diving sites, 2) excellent dive guides and briefings, 3) very good food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Julia L
  • Canada Canada
Trip of a lifetime

The highlights of my trip were the incredible dives and the extra mile the crew went to make our stay comfortable and entertaining.

Recommended for
Crew, service, and amazing food
Origin: US