Budget Liveaboard Galapagos

budget liveaboard galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are world-known for an incredible marine biodiversity. Made famous by Charles Darwin’s exploration, the Galapagos Islands have a huge historical background. As you are planning you next vacation to the Galapagos, you will soon realize that a liveaboard is probably the best decision you could make. A Galapagos luxury liveaboard basically is a 5 stars floating hotel. One thing is certain, it will be hard to choose which one to dive with!

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The Nortada, a 26 meters yacht, is operated by the highly experienced Rolf Wittmer Tip Top Fleet. It was first built in France in 2008 and thoroughly refitted in 2014.

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The Nortada offers a different liveaboard experience with only 4 cabins on the vessel. Welcoming only 8 guests, this boat can be chartered or booked individually. Either ways, it sure won’t be over crowded. Indeed, the boat’s atmosphere is much more intimate. The cabins all include personal storage such as drawers and a safety box, an ensuite bathroom as well as individually controlled air-con. The social areas include an air-conditioned lounge and dining room. Also, there’s a comfortable sundeck and a seating area on the main deck.

The dive platform comes complete with ample bench space, rinse tanks, showers and camera station. The diving is launching from 1 of 2 inflatables. As a safe procedure, there is always 1 dive guide for 4 divers. Each diver is provided with the latest safety tools, such as GPS lifeline, DSMB and Dive Alert. Indeed, the Galapagos waters are quite something, those safety measure are in place to ensure everything goes at its best.

Dive the stunning Galapagos Islands on the Nortada Medium Budget Liveaboard!
Price Starts at 4938$ for 7 Nights 


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Humboldt Explorer

A member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet, the 33m Humboldt Explorer sails the waters of the Galapagos Island. Built in 2009, the Humboldt has all the latest technologies on board to ensure the best trip and the safest diving operation.

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This sturdy vessel can host up to 16 divers in it’s 8 air-conditioned cabins. Cabins are double occupancy and located on the main or lower deck. Following the industry’s standards, each cabin has an attached bath and shower facilities. Cabins will be set as 2 twins beds or 1 queen bed, according to the guests need. Plus, each cabin has a window as well as a television. The principal social area is located on the main deck. It’s a large air conditioned salon with dining tables and an lounge area with entertainment system. The food offered is usually a mix of western and local fares. Also, snacks and refreshments are available through the day.

Outdoor, on the top level, is the partially covered sundeck, including ample seating space. Most noteworthy, there is a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, providing divers with the best relaxation option! Just below, the roomy dive deck includes everything you need from personal storage, air & nitrox filling station, ample space to gear up, rinse tanks and, a huge camera & charging station. The diving operations are conducted from 2 diving tenders.

Dive the stunning Galapagos Islands on the Humboldt Explorer Budget Liveaboard Galapagos!
Price Starts at 4795$ for 7 Nights / 6850 10 Nights


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Galapagos Master

Formerly known as the Deep Blue, the Galapagos Master is now part of the Master Liveaboard Fleet. Built of steel, this 32m beauty was built in 2004 and underwent a full refit in 2014. Moreover, the Galapagos Master’s extensive refit was supervised by the renowned Worldwide Dive and Sail’s builders Jan & Frank Van der Linde. Indeed, the Master Fleet did not leave any details to chance as they took over this sturdy vessel.

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The boat design was made so that the interior is roomy and still leaves lots of space for outdoor enjoyment. Indeed, the middle level indoor lounge is spacious. Boasting cozy seating, a television for movie or pictures viewing and located right by the indoor dining room. Also, there is a huge camera station in the rear portion of the middle floor. Indeed, it would be perfect for a full photography charter group. There is ample charging space and storage drawers. Furthermore, there is room for camera set up at the very back, next to the dive deck. Finally, on the top level, there is a partially covered sun deck. Loads of cushioned loungers and benches are available.

The diving operations being the top priority, the dive platform was built accordingly. Consequently, it’s a generously sized area which comprise individual gear storage, plenty of space to gear up, rinse tanks and even fresh water showers. Hence, diving is conducted from tenders, which allows easy drop off where the action is and convenient pickup, especially considering the numerous drift dives.

Dive the stunning Galapagos Islands on the Galapagos Master Budget Liveaboard!
Price Starts at 4850$ for 7 Nights 


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