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This luxurious 30 metre liveaboard departs San Cristobal each Sunday and cruises the islands of the Galapagos including Wolf and Darwin. A trip of a lifetime!

Accommodating up to 16 guests in eight private en-suite cabins, all furnished with modern amenities, the M/V Galapagos Sky also features fine dining and a spacious lounge area, as well as a fully equipped dive deck.

The week long itinerary offers 17-19 dives (weather dependent) from tenders, plus three land excursions exploring the highlands for tortoises on Santa Cruz, observing the panoramic vistas and volcanic topography on Bartolome and the Darwin Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal, all in accordance to the diving excursion regulations of the Galapagos National Park.

Diving highlights include three days spent around Darwin and Wolf Islands where encounters with hammerhead sharks, large pods of dolphins, manta and mobula rays (Dec-May) and whale sharks (Jun-Nov) are common. Divers will be mesmerised at the abundance and variety of marine life here including octopus, tropical fish and large schools of pelagic species. You will currently also dive at Cousins Rock where manta and devil rays are a common sight, as well as huge schools of the endemic black striped salema.  Unique to Galapagos is the opportunity to dive with the endemic marine iguanas at Cabo Douglas, a highlight of this itinerary! There is also an opportunity to dive Punta Vicente Roca where mola mola are often seen. Your final dive will be at Isla Pinzon which is alive with an abundance of marine life including fish of all sizes, sharks, rays and sea lion.

Additional payments, collected in advance, include a USD100 Galapagos Park Fee, USD20 for a visitors permit and USD35 donation towards the maintenance of the hyperbaric chamber on Santa Cruz, which is matched by the boat. We recommend a 5-7mm hooded wetsuit and gloves, as diving sites are a mix of cold and warm water. The boat provides 12L tanks and is a Premier Scubapro Test Boat ensuring that any equipment you rent will be exceptionally high quality. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers. The trips are ideal for intermediate and advanced divers.

The Galapagos Sky is part of the DivEncounters Alliance also featuring the Solmar V liveaboard. Book your second trip on these boats and receive a selection of extras plus a loyalty discount.

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec: The two main seasons are the manta (Dec-May) and whale shark (Jun-Nov).
  • Length: 30 metres
  • Maximum guests: 16
  • Nitrox available
  • Photo facilities available
  • Suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Singles

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Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itinerary:

Galapagos Liveaboard

The Galapagos Islands are a must-for all experienced divers. Encounter silky, Galapagos, hammerhead and whale sharks from the comfort of a liveaboard, and come face to face with unique wildlife topside.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip