Notes: Galapagos is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: January-May departures: a minimum of 50 logged dives with experience in strong current and 7mm wetsuits are required. June-December tours: a minimum of 100 logged dives with experience in strong current and 7mm wetsuits are required. Nitrox is compulsory if you have less than 100 dives. The nitrox course can be taken on board.
Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on Calipso cruises.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, 1 soft drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport in San Cristobal, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (1 guide for every 8 divers), dive alert, basic SMB, Nautilus Lifeline, tanks, weights and weightbelt.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 250 per week), dive computer (US$ 70 per week), gloves, diving insurance, chamber fee (US$ 35), Galapagos park and reserve entrance fees (US$ 100). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card. Credit cards are subject to a 4% processing fee).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per week), Nitrox course on board (US$ 300 half paid in advance, half on board), 13.2 litre tank (US$ 60 per week), torch, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Calipso's liveaboard diving tours in the Galapagos Islands depart from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a daily connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to San Cristobal. The recommended flight is Avianca AV1630 which lands in Galapagos at 12:40 hrs. Guests will be met at the airport and escorted to the vessel. 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, you can meet the boat in San Cristobal at the main passenger dock by 13:00 hrs to be collected by zodiac.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. On the return leg to the mainland, the recommended flight is Avianca AV1631 which leaves from Galapagos at 13:20 hrs and arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) mid-afternoon
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: USD 200 off the full published price.
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 70% of the published price for cabins on the main and upper decks.
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!