We will be aboard the the Humboldt Explorer, which began construction in August 2009 and is now providing guests with exceptional amenities. All cabins are air-conditioned and have private bath and showers, an ocean view, flat screen televisions and can be arranged to provide 2 twin beds or one large bed depending on guest needs. A partially covered sundeck with jacuzzi and ample seating areas, a salon including a lounge area, a spacious dive deck with a large camera table are just some of the features.
Diving the Galapagos can be challenging, but the rewards are great - schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, mantas and myriad other pelages frequent these waters. Nature's bounty is not confined to the waters, of course - Charles Darwin's work concentrated largely on the rare terrestrial ecosystems, which abound with flora and fauna unique to the archipelago.
We had the joy of diving the Galapagos islands in 2011. It was an awesome experience. We then added onto our dive experience with land tours which were arranged for us by our colleague Jennifer Cumming - a resident of Galapagos and experienced guide. We will be adding on to our trip again utilizing Jennifer's expertise.
This is a bucket list trip - and we are looking forward to repeating it.
Trip Cost: $4195.00 US per person - does not include air fare, National Park fees ($100.) Chamber Support Fee ($35.); Tourist Card ($10.) or fuel surcharge.