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Humboldt Explorer

Cabins & Layout

Built in 2009, the beautiful 32m Humbolt Explorer liveaboard takes you to discover the stunning Galapagos marine biodiversity.

The Humbolt Explorer has 8 air-conditioned cabins, both on the main and lower floors. The cabins are all ocean view and each has a TV and DVD player as well as a private bathroom attached. The hot water shower provides the comfort you are looking for after a day in the sea. The boat has plenty of space for its 16 diving guests. The air-conditioned lounge is perfect to relax between dives on hot days. Also, the sun deck has a jacuzzi and a covered area.

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Scuba Diving onboard Humboldt Explorer

The 9 crew members include a naturalist diving instructor as well as an assistant instructor. They sure can enhance your Scuba diving experience with knowledge and new discoveries. The diving operation starts on the large staging area, on which you can find everything you need. Nitrox, camera table, rinse tanks, weights, rental gear, everything is there, ready for you to use it. Moreover, there are 2 rigid inflatable tenders on board for passenger transfers and divers pickup. Everything is thought to offer a hassle-free diving experience onboard the Humbolt Explorer dive boat.


Taking your Galapagos live aboard experience to a whole new level, the Humboldt explorer offers 7 nights/8 days itinerary on an all-inclusive formula. You can either book individually or charter the entire boat for your group. The boat follows the Galapagos typical itinerary.

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Prices and Schedule for 2016

The diving packages includes meals, snacks, beverages, alcoholic beverages, 2 to 3 dives per day, use of tanks, belts and weights. The food is mostly local fares as well as western fares. Also, they can cater to any specific diet requirements. Scuba Diving gear is available for rental if you do not have your own.

  • All-Inclusive
  • Hot-Tub
  • Camera table
  • Nitrox is Available
  • Hot water
  • Air conditioning
  • Sun deck & covered deck
Rates 2016 – Humbolt Explorer Per person Full Charter
Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2016 $4795 $67130

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Recommended Requirements

It is advised to be an Advanced diver or to have equivalent experience. Indeed, the Galapagos can mean a lot of medium to strong currents, reduced visibility and colder waters. The requirements recommended by the Galapagos Sky are that you have : 50-100 logged dives, ability to enter small boats in choppy seas, ability to enter the water by back roll, ability to remove gear underwater, etc. Furthermore, you need to have experience and be comfortable with diving in currents and your buoyancy needs to be at point.

For more details on itinerary and requirements, please visit the Humboldt Explorer site.

Testimonials & Reviews

Great week on the Humboldt Explorer!

I was reading some mixed (positive or negative) reviews on a forum and I wasn’t quite sure about what to do. In the end, dates were matching and I found more great reviews. So I did it, and loved it. The diving was exceptional, the service on-board was correct and the food okay. So what I would say is that I feel like the boat is putting the price high for what is it. It’s not bad, it’s even very good… but it not high-end either (like what the pricing would reflect). Just another opinion.



Great food, professional service and excellent diving. The Humboldt was amazing and the Galapagos are as beautiful as the reputation that precedes them. Recommending!


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