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119 ft
Max 16
At a glance...
  • Cruises central Galapagos, World & Darwin
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Complimentary local alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Jacuzzi on huge sundeck
  • Dive Alerts, signalling devices and lost diver devices
  • Large boat with steel hull

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From the worldwide Explorer fleet comes the gorgeous Galapagos Islands liveaboard - MV Majestic Explorer. At 117 ft/ 36m, this hefty liveaboard takes 16 divers on week-long tours around the best dive sites of the Galapagos, including Wolf and Darwin islands.

There are 8 twin or double bed cabins with ensuite bathroom facilities, all flooded with natural light. Guests can socialize in the huge and comfortable saloon/dining area where you can enjoy all the audio-visual facilities, play board games, browse through the library, or have a drink at the bar, with complimentary alcoholic and soft drinks. Alternatively you can relax in the large, partially covered upper deck and enjoy the sea breezes and views of the islands. Sun lovers can soak up the tropical rays, stretched out on sun loungers, or gently simmering in the Jacuzzi.

You will enjoy the dive deck facilities which include nitrox, a wet bathroom, a rinse tank for cameras, a camera table and a recharging station. Your safety is a priority as evidenced in the need for all divers to carry a DiveAlert, a surface signalling device and an electronic lost diver device, all of which are available on board. So if safety and comfort are 2 of your priorities on a Galapagos diving tour, the steel-hulled Majestic Explorer liveaboard has you covered.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
There are currently no future dates available.
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More Trip Details...

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 100 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local brands of alcohol, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport in Baltra, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (7-8 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, DiveAlert, a surface signaling device, and an electronic beacon.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dinner on the final evening, scuba equipment (US$ 250 per trip), dive computer, diving insurance, Galapagos park and reserve entrance fees US$ 100, transit card US$ 20, health insurance (mandatory to enter Ecuador). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (premium brand), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per tour), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The Majestic Explorer liveaboard dive tours depart from Baltr every Saturday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra in Galapagos. Passengers flying into San Cristobal must arrange their own transportation to Baltra. Both Guayaquil and Quito have daily flights to the islands, although Guayaquil is recommended with cheaper prices and better-timed connections.

You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying on to the Galapagos. To ensure easy flight connections, a 2 night stop-over is recommended. On the return leg you will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito since most international flights depart too early to make the connection possible. The flight from Galapagos arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) in the afternoon.

We will place your domestic flight requirements with the liveaboard operator who are responsible for booking the flights. We request your patience with this process since there are often waiting lists and slow confirmations of availability. You must inform us whether you are flying into Guayaquil or Quito before domestic flights can be considered. If you wish to extend your stay in Galapagos to enjoy land tours, please decide that early in the booking process to ensure flight availability

For more information see our Galapagos travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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 80% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge.

Add-on package: Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the above water creatures and environments are just as impressive as below. You can extend your time in this nature-lovers paradise by adding a 3, 4 or 7 night wildlife safari. These are non-diving liveaboard nature tours around some of the finest locations in Galapagos with naturalist guides, literature and presentations. Don't just leave after a week of diving! Get the full picture of this incredible archipelago.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 8 Standard cabins on this Galapagos Islands liveaboard boat. The main deck has 2 double bed cabins and 2 twin/double bed cabins with large windows. The lower deck has 4 twin/double cabins with smaller windows. The twin/double bed cabins can all be converted to a double bed configuration. All of the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows
  • En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • US-style 2 or 3 flat pin 110V electricity
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 10 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The Majestic Explorer crew of 12 comprises:
  • 2 Dive Instructors
  • 2 Captains
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Engineers
  • Stewardess
  • 3 Deck Hands
2 Motorized RIB dive dinghies - Dive platform and kit up area with fresh water shower and toilet - Camera charging station with separate rinse tank and table - Main deck air-conditioned saloon and dining area with bar, TV, DVD, music system, movie library, fish ID books, games and general interest books - Sundeck and shaded area with sun loungers and Jacuzzi - Water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
The dining experience on Galapagos liveaboard tours with the Majestic Explorer begins with lunch on the first day which, as with all main meals, is a mix of American and Ecuadorian dishes.
  • A selection of local Ecuadorian cuisine and international dishes.
  • Air-conditioned dining area with buffet meals.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water are all provided free of charge.
  • Beer, spirits and wine (except premium brands) are free of charge.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
  • Cruise dining service begins with lunch at boarding.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2013
  • Size - 117 ft x 23 ft (36m x 7m)
  • Weight - 200 tonnes
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 450 HP MTU Marino engine
  • 2 x 65 KW Perkins generators
  • 2 x Bauer scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • Electricity - 110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 13,200 liters
  • Fresh watermaker - 2,200 liters per day
  • Fuel capacity - 10,000 liters

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 x Life rafts (30 people capacity)
  • 2 x RIB dinghies
  • ICOM radio
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno GPS
  • Fire alarm & detectors throughout
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in each cabin & upper deck
  • Furuno sounder
  • Searchlight, life rings and horn
  • Bilge pump alarms
  • Emergency position and indicating system & flares
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Oxygen - 12,000 liters
  • Medic first aid box & trained staff

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