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: National Park Fees (100 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox Course (150 USD), 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

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • 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, French, 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

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 12 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
  • 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
  • Chile Chile
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
  • France France
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
Origin: US