Galapagos!!! Humboldt Explorer May 22 – May 29, 2023


We have negotiated a special price of $5,495 ppdo for a limited time.

A deposit of $1,859 is required to obtain this price with the remainder

due 90 days prior to the trip. Regular price was $6,195 per person.

Galapagos is a ‘bucket list’ destination and is best known for its big and rare marine life including hammerhead sharks and 30+ other species of sharks, manta rays, turtles and many more. We have chosen an itinerary that spends more time at the best dives in Galapagos which are located at the remote Wolf and Darwin. Most liveaboard trips to the Galapagos last 7 nights, and would typically include a land tour to visit various endemic land animals. May is a crossover month between the warmer season (hammerheads and manta rays) and the cooler season (whale sharks) so we are hoping to see a good selection of marine life.


Galapagos diving is for advanced divers. Not only is the water cold enough to warrant a 5mm or 7mm wetsuit, but there can be currents, choppy water, and other conditions requiring experience beyond casual open-water certification.


Further details on the dive board and itinerary can be found at
https://www.bluewaterdivetravel.com/humboldt-explorer-liveaboard-galapagos


The price for the Humboldt includes the following:

  • 7 nights’ accommodations

  • Up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting), tanks, weights and weight belts, air fills

  • 3 meals daily, except Sunday’s evening meal; between-dive snacks

  • Local alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages

  • 2 land excursions (weather permitting)

  • Fuel tax

  • Transfers between airport (Baltra/GPS) and vessel for same day arrivals & departures


Package excludes:

  • Flights, transit nights in Quito or Guayaquil

  • Galapagos National Park fee ($100, paid in Galapagos airport)

  • chamber support fee ($35)

  • tourist card ($20, paid at Quito or Guayaquil airport)

  • optional nitrox

  • rental gear.
     

For the outward journey, you will need to get to either Quito or Guayaquil the night before the trip start date, as the flights to the
Galapagos leave in the morning. You may wish to spend some additional time exploring Quito (capital of Ecuador). For the return journey, you don’t need to get a hotel. There are a few morning direct flights from Galapagos that land Guayaquil between 1pm and 4pm (depending on the airline/flight) or land Quito around 4:15pm or 5:30pm. Most international flights leave late at night, around 10p or 11p or so, or shortly after midnight the next day at about 1am, so you do not need to get a room and stay overnight.


All deposit and cancellation fees are calculated on the regular published rates prior to the application of any discounts, so the percentages are calculated on the published rate of $6,195, which is before the $700 per person discount.

 
Payment details:
30% deposit 
Balance due 90 days prior to trip

 

Cancelation terms: 
Humboldt Explorer Cancellation Fee Policy: - More than 12 months before departure, deposit is refundable - More than 8 months before departure, cancellation fee is 10% of regular rate - More than 6 months before departure, cancellation fee is  20% of regular rate - More than 90 days before departure, cancellation fee is 30% of regular rate - Less than 90 before departure, no refund


Contact Bromley Beadle for questions and notify him of your booking.

Note:

  1. Please verify that your passport is current.

  2. Please review CDC guidelines for air travel: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

  3. Airfare, tips, and other extras you may decide to purchase are not included.

  4. Please have dive/trip insurance for your protection. https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/ https://diveassure.com/en/home/

  5. Limited spaces available.

  6. You are booking this trip directly with Blue Water Travel. Please verify all terms directly with them for accuracy.