4 – 11 May 2019
Galapagos is known for the volcanic landscapes, pristine beaches and wildlife found like nowhere else in the world. Spend 7 nights on board the NEW luxury livebaord, “Majestic Explorer” diving this unique area. The month of May falls into the warmer months, known for its excellent sightings of large schools of Hammerhead sharks and manta rays.
The Galapagos Islands are located 1000km off the Ecuador coastline in the Pacific Ocean.
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Majestic Explorer. Guests will check in to the liveaboard, have lunch and welcome briefings before a check dive at Punta Carrion. After dinner the vessel will depart.
Baltra North (2 Dives)
Highlight: Rays and Schools of Fish
Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sightings of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common.
Depart for Western Islands (long transit)
Cabo Douglas & Punta Vicenta Roca
Cabo Douglas Highlights: Marine iguanas (2 Dives)
Transit to Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Vicenta Roca Highlights: Mola Mola (2 Dives)
Wolf Island (4 Dives & possible night dive)
Sightings often include hammerheads, , eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Darwin Island (4 Dives)
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Transit to Wolf Island
Wolf Island (3 Dives)
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)
(1 – 2 Dives: number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours). Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Transfer to the town of Puerto Ayora. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Majestic Explorer at 8:30pm.
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer to the airport or extend your stay.
May 11 – 15 (after liveaboard safari)
4 Nights/ 3 Days
Price: R16 935 ($1300)
Upgrade Premium/Luxury Accommodation + R10 855 ($835)
Check out of Majestic Explorer at the Ithabaca canal and transfer to Puerto Ayora. 2 pm Boat transfer to Isabela Island. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Option 1: Volcano Sierra Negra (8:00 AM – about 2pm)
Strenuous – hiking over uneven terrain
Option 2: Bay tour to Tintoreras (08:00 AM – 3:00 PM depending on tide) (can be done by boat or kayak)
Easy to Moderate – even terrain
Free morning in Isabela to explore
Transfer to Santa Cruz by boat 2:30 pm(2-2.5 hrs)
Night in Santa Cruz
Transfer to Baltra airport and fly out to mainland Ecuador
Note: Isabela activities may be rearranged according to tour times and tides.
26 April – 3 May (before the liveaboard safari)
7 Nights/ 8 Days and 1 Night in Baltra
Price: Main Deck R 68 835 ($ 5 295 Dollars) OR Upper Deck R 76 635 ($ 5 895)