Humboldt Explorer

Humboldt Explorer (Explorer Ventures)

Built in 2010, Humboldt Explorer is the latest vessel to fly the Explorer Ventures flag. Named after the current that brings such wonderful marine life to the Galapagos she is a steel monohull vessel, strong and sturdy, ready to sail the Galapagos waters with ease.

There are eight air conditioned staterooms, two on the upper deck and six on the lower deck with en-suite facilities, flat screen televisions and large picture windows. Each cabin has two large twin beds that can be converted into one queen-sized bed. The air-conditioned salon on the main deck includes a dining area, TV, VCR, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area for the shade seekers. Aboard the Humboldt Explorer breakfast to set you up for the days diving is the usual fare of cereal, toast, fresh fruits and juices, cold meats and eggs cooked to order. Lunch and evening meals consist of many local dishes with lots of fresh vegetables and rice alongside wonderful tasty snacks served throughout the day, just incase you feel hungry between meals!

The partially covered sundeck, with its hot tub and very comfortable seating area is a wonderful place to while away the hours between dives. The dive deck has ample space for all your gear, an air and nitrox filling station, plus camera equipment with a dedicated camera rinse tank and table. Hot showers and a bathroom are located on the dive deck. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

The Humboldt Explorer is one of very few vessels in the Galapagos that offers the world famous Wolf and Darwin sites in it’s diving program and is a definite contender amongst the luxury liveaboards operating in this area.

Operates In:  Galapagos

Schedule:  Monday to Monday

Price: From about £4344 (US$5995, about €4996).


  • 7 nights cruise on Humboldt Explorer on a twin/share basis
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily, including non-alcoholic and local alcoholic drinks
  • 5 full days of diving (up to 4 dives a day including night dives) plus one or two dives on the last day
  • Shore excursions where appropriate.

Please note:  Dinner on the last night is not included but guests will be provided with guidance for good local restaurants.

Reduced Rates:  Available for non-divers and extra weeks.

Please Note: A Galapagos National Park fee of US$100 per person, a Tourist Card of US$10 per person, a Chamber Support Fee of US$35, and a fuel surcharge of US$150 per person (subject to change) are not included and will be collected on board.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

Stateroom interior (Explorer Ventures)

Stateroom interior (Explorer Ventures)

Humboldt Explorer's lounge (Explorer Ventures)

The dining area (Explorer Ventures)

Dive deck view (Explorer Ventures)

Sun deck view (Explorer Ventures)

Hot tub view (Explorer Ventures)

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