Tiburon Explorer, Galapagos

Excellent food and drinks

“Everyone really went out of their way to make things as easy as possible for the divers, they were patient with us, and everyone t…”

Mickey G, United States United States
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    • 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.

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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, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (35 USD per week), Fuel Surcharge (150-220 USD), National Park Fees (100-200 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Nitrox Course (170 USD), Rental Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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
  • Free 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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan


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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mickey G
  • United States United States
Great Galapagos

Everyone really went out of their way to make things as easy as possible for the divers, they were patient with us, and everyone took the time to learn my name.

Recommended for
Crew, guides, Hammerheads
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Donald C
  • United States United States
Best travel experience I have ever had

Diving at Wolf Island. Unbelievable amount of sharks, turtles, eels…

Recommended for
The crew/service, the diving, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tamara Ellen M
  • United States United States
The best of the best!

I had high expectations of the trip, and it exceeded all of them! We had a group of wonderful other divers, absolutely amazing guides, and the crew were attentive and kind and full of humor. Our room was comfortable and luxurious, the food was good, and the diving was out of this world. It felt like paradise!

Recommended for
The guides, the crew, the setting (Darwin and Wolf are amazing!).
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniela S
  • Germany Germany
Unique diving and boat experience

100% recommended! The boat is very, very comfortable (big rooms, very clean, small group), the food is delicious (be prepared to game some weight ;-)), the service of the crew is first class! The dives are amazing, be prepared for some current and many animals.

Recommended for
Hospitality of the amazing crew, diving in an aquarium every day, divers underwater world
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andre T
  • Brazil Brazil
It was a magical and amazing experience

Whale sharks, killer whales, sea lions, manta rays, tiger sharks, dolphins, wall of hammerhead sharks, penguins and countless turtles.

Recommended for
Crew service, animal diversity and food quality
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicolas D
  • France France
Amazing service in the Tiburon, great staff and great people

The food The staff The people The animals : hammerheads, Galapagos, Silky and whitetip sharks, giant manta Ray, eagle rays, mobula, dolphins, pinguins, sea lions…

Recommended for
Staff ; Guide ; Hammerhead sharks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Randy V
  • Singapore Singapore
Best LOB experience in Galapagos

Met so many good and nice people on this boat. Totally love the experience on this boat so so so much. I highly recommend anyone to be on this boat for your Galapagos experience :)

Recommended for
The dives, the cabin and the hospitality of the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rodrigo F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great boat, amazing crew, fantastic diving

Sharks galore!

Recommended for
Crew was really amazing, going above and beyond on service and food. Diving was amazing, loads of sharks...currents are strong but you never fight against them. Boat was really comfortable...we stayed in the lower deck, which have bigger rooms.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lia Yee Man L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Great hospitality of crew

I am happy to see a lot of hammerheads and playful sea lion.

Recommended for
Efficiency, quick response and helpful.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joomin P
  • South Korea South Korea
이보다 더 좋을수는 없다

돈아끼지 말고 여기 하세요. 리브어보드의 6성급 호텔이라고 생각하시면 됩니다. 다이브 가이드들은 조류에도 잘 찾으러 와줍니다. 대물들 멀리서도 잘봐서 알려주고, 저는 특히 시크릿 케이브가 좋았습니다. 음식이 너무 맛있어서 김가루 고추장이건 뭐건 먹을기회조차 없었고, 술 무제한에 다들 휴가니까 우리가 도와줄께. 힘쓰지마- 저번다이빙 힘들었으니까 다음 다이빙은 1시간 더 휴식하자. 더 이상 바랄게 없었어요

Recommended for
Nice crews, Great food, felxible schedule