Notes: Galapagos is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: Recommended - a minimum of 50 logged dives to join the Blue Spirit. Galapagos is for advanced divers with experience in how to manage low visibility and strong currents.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, a glass of wine during dinner, 1 land tour, transfers to the boat from the airport in Baltra, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (1 guide for every 8 divers), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer: US$ 235 per week), torch, gloves, Galapagos park and reserve entrance fees (US$ 100), typerbaric chamber fee (USD 35). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per week), dive computer (US$ 70 per week),15 litre tank (US$ 60 per week), diving insurance/chamber fee (US$ 35), extra soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, transfers to/from the boat from/to Puerto Ayora (US$ 27 per person per each way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Blue Spirit Galapagos' liveaboard diving cruises depart from Baltra Island, beside the airport, every Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 hrs. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a daily connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. The recommended flight is Avianca AV1632 which lands in Seymour Airport, Baltra Island at 09:19 hrs. You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying on to the Galapagos.
If guests arrive in Galapagos before the cruise departure date, the liveaboard operator can pick them up at Itabaca Channel, Santa Cruz at 12:00 hrs.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs on the penultimate day, then the boat returns to port. You will disemabark at 8 am. On the return leg to the mainland the recommended flight is Avianca AV1633 which leaves from Galapagos at 10:05 hrs and arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) early afternoon. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
We can place your domestic flight requirements with the liveaboard operator upon request. For more information see our Galapagos travel information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge.
Add-on package: For most visitors, this is a once-in-a-lifetime destination, and the land creatures and environments are just as impressive as those underwater. You can extend your time in this nature-lovers paradise by adding a 3, 4 or 7 night non-diving wildlife liveaboard safari. These are nature tours around some of the finest locations in the Galapagos with naturalist guides, literature and presentations. Don't just leave after a week of scuba diving, get the full picture of the incredible Galapagos islands!