Galapagos Sky

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Liveaboard At A Glance

No of Guests - 
16
No of Cabins - 
8
Ensuite Cabins - 
Yes
Individual A/C - 
Yes
Vessel Length - 
33 Metres
Vessel Beam - 
7.3 Metres
Electricity - 
110v and 220v
Engines - 
2 x Caterpillar 3408
Generators - 
2 high pressure/2 low pressure
Cruising Areas - 
Galapagos Islands including Darwin and Wolf
Season of Operation - 
Year Round
Star Rating - 

Galapagos Sky is a 33 metre luxury, purpose-built steel dive boat launched in 2001 with spacious accommodation for just 16 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins.

The experienced and professional nine-person crew includes your captain, two dive guides and six crew members who offer a very high level of service, with warm towels after every dive, dinner table service and morning wake up calls with coffee or tea delivered to your cabin!

Operating out of San Cristobal, the 7 night itineraries run throughout the year and include the northern islands of Darwin and Wolf.

Galapagos Sky is dedicated to responsible tourism and also supports marine conservation and local educational programmes through the Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund

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Boat Info

The saloon of Galapagos Sky liveaboard Dive boat
Top deck of Galapagos Sky liveaboard Dive boat
Dining aboard Galapagos Sky liveaboard Dive boat

Accommodation on Galapagos Sky is in four Deluxe Cabins on the lower deck and 4 Master Cabins on the upper deck, all with individual air conditioning and private bathrooms. Each cabin comes with hairdryer, bath robe and toiletries.

The Master Cabins have large picture windows.

On the main deck there is a spacious air conditioned saloon with a fine dining area, a fully stocked bar and audio/video entertainment centre.

On the upper deck is a spacious covered sun deck.

The Diving

Diving from Galapagos Sky liveaboard dive boat operating in Galapagos
Mola Mola seen when diving from Galapagos Sky liveaboard dive boat
Camera equipment aboard Galapagos Sky liveaboard dive boat operating scuba diving holidays in Galapagos

The dive deck features two showers, camera rinse tanks, water fountain, mask defogging station and a supply of fresh towels.

Dive information is displayed on a large board which shows depth and marine life information.

Nitrox facilities are available at an extra charge and a range of courses including PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Nitrox certification and Paul Humann Fish & Creature Identification.

A naturalist guide and a Galapagos National Park Guide will accompany each dive.

The diving in the Galapagos is not necessarily for real beginner divers. We recommend it for mid-level to advanced divers, especially for certain areas. Diving conditions are considered medium to hard due to the dive site, currents and depths. You can expect visibility from 15 to 25 meters, however, in some areas and in some seasons due to the richness of plankton visibililty can be reduced.

Lying on the Equator 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the islands are swept by cold water currents from Antarctica and the warm waters of the tropics, which provide a stunning range of extraordinary diving encounters in a unique environment where cold and warm water species coexist. During dives, it is not uncommon to spot sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, whitetip sharks, manta rays, Galapagos sharks and huge schools of eagle rays. There are more than 300 species of fish in the Galapagos, 17% of which are endemic to the islands. Big schools barracuda, tuna, rainbow wrasse, Pacific Seahorses, Red-lipped Batfish, Frogfish and much more can be seen on many dives. There is also the possibility of seeing whales, whale sharks, dolphins and large schools of hammerhead sharks.

Schedule & Itinerary

M/V Galapagos Sky has been offered two separate and unique itineraries from the Galapagos National Park for 2013 to best highlight the seasonal encounters enjoyed through the year in different areas!

These eight day trips depart from San Cristobal on Sunday morning and the diving itineraries are as follows:-

For February – May 2013:

Sunday; Arrive San Cristobal with an afternoon check dive at Isla Lobos.

Monday; Cousins Rocks for up to 2 dives, with possible panga ride/snorkel and North Seymour land tour.

Tuesday; up to 2 dives at Cape Marshall and up to 2 dives at Punta Vincente Roca, accessory activity if time allows.

Wednesday; 4 dives at Darwin.

Thursday; 3 dives at Wolf plus a night dive.

Friday; up to 2 dives at Roca Redondo, and up to 2 dives at Punta Vicente Roca.

Saturday; 1 dive at the northeast tip of Isla Pinzon (NEW for 2013!) followed by Highlands tour. Isla Pinzon is said to be very similar to Roca Blanca and has been described as providing opportunities for encounters with a variety of species of sharks, sea lions, mantas, eagle rays, and moray eels. Many Species of fish and tropicals including yellow tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, moorish idols, steel pompanos, snappers, grunts, creole fish, and barracuda. Transit to Puerto Ayora for a land visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to see Galapagos Tortoises in their natural environment, followed by the Lava Tubes and Charles Darwin Research Center.

Sunday; Land visit to the Interpretation Centre, town walk, and late morning departure.

For June 2013 – February 2014:

Sunday; Arrive San Cristobal with an afternoon check dive at Isla Lobos

Monday; 1 dive at Bartolome followed by Bartolome land walk/snorkel with 1 dive at Cousins Rocks.

Tuesday; 3 dives at Wolf plus a night dive

Wednesday; 4 dives at Darwin

Thursday; 4 dives at Wolf

Friday; 1 dive at Cuidad de las Mantas (near Cabo Marshall), 1 dive Cabo Marshall followed by up to 2 dives at Punta Vicente Roca and panga ride, accessory activity if time allows.

Saturday; 1 dive at the northeast tip of Isla Pinzon (NEW for 2013!) followed by Highlands tour. Isla Pinzon is said to be very similar to Roca Blanca and has been described as providing opportunities for encounters with a variety of species of sharks, sea lions, mantas, eagle rays, and moray eels. Many Species of fish and tropicals including yellow tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, moorish idols, steel pompanos, snappers, grunts, creole fish, and barracuda. Transit to Puerto Ayora for a land visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to see Galapagos Tortoises in their natural environment, followed by the Lava Tubes and Charles Darwin Research Center.

Sunday; Land visit to the Interpretation Centre, town walk, and late morning departure.

*The above itinerary is a planned itinerary dependant on weather conditions, captain’s discretion and approval by the Galapagos National Park Authority and may be subject to change*

Travel Info

Booby Bird seen from aboard Galapagos Sky liveaboard

For trips to the Galapagos Islands we recommend you fly into Guayaquil in Ecuador

There are several flight options connecting via the States or Europe. For travel via the States a generous connection time should be allowed to clear security and customs.

We recommend that you spend a night in Ecuador either side of your Liveaboard trip it’s then a short domestic flight to the Galapagos Islands to board Galapagos Sky.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for 1 night Guayaquil + 7 nights Galapagos Sky + 1 night Guayaquil
Day 1

Early morning departure from the UK travel, via Amsterdam to Guayaquil arriving in the afternoon.

Transfer to Grand Hotel for 1 night

Day 2

Morning flight to Galapagos Islands and board Galapagos Sky with afternoon check dive

Day 3 - 8

Full dive program of up to 4 dives per day including Darwin & Wolf

Day 9

Disembark Galapagos Sky for morning land tour then transfer for afternoon flight to Guayaquil.

Transfer to Grand Hotel for 1 night

Day 10

Depart Grand Hotel and transfer back to Guayaquil airport to check-in for your return international flight via Amsterdam

Day 11

Afternoon arrival to the UK

Guide Prices

1 night Grand Hotel Guayaquil & 7 nights Galapagos Sky & 1 night Grand Hotel Guayaquil from £4273 per person plus £492 departure taxes

Price includes return international flights to Guayaquil from the UK.

In Guayaquil it includes transfers and 2 separate nights' accommodation at the Grand Hotel staying in a twin/double standard room with a bed and breakfast meal plan.

For Galapagos Sky it includes all transfers and 7 nights accommodation sharing a twin/double cabin, all meals, soft drinks, beer and wine during meals, full dive program of up to 4 dives per day, Nitrox, tanks and weights, services of crew and guides plus land visits.

With daily flights there is complete flexibility in your itinerary should you wish to extend your stay in either the Galapagos or Ecuador. Please ask our experienced sales team for other recommendations and prices.

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