Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard

Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard

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8.9
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Newly built liveaboard with all modern facilities. Great relaxation areas with partially covered sundeck and jacuzzi. all cabins are suitable for double occupancy and twin share due to convertible beds. Unique diving destination to visit - Galapagos Islands with amazing creatures like turtles, eagle rays, whale sharks and sea lions.

Boat interior
Tiburon Explorer has 9 cabins to accommodate 16 passengers. All are ensuite and air-conditioned. Staterooms are supplied with convertible beds that means that you can book a cabin for a couple or share it with another diver. The main cabin feature is that they all have a sea view. 
The boat features a covered sun deck with a jacuzzi. Also, there is a salon with an entertainment area and a bar.  The yacht offers special dedicated facilities for photographers like the camera table and charging station.

Diving
All dives will be made from two pangas. For EANx certified divers nitrox is available onboard. Equipment items can be rented as well as DIN adaptors.

Safety and navigation
Liveaboard equipped with life rafts and vests, emergency position locator, flares, oxygen, and first aid kits.

Diving features
Galapagos Islands are truly unique. Due to its remoteness, lots of endemic creatures live here. Sharks and nudibranchs, turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, and sea lions are very common. Underwater photographers will be delighted to spot sea horses, barnacle blennies, coral hawkfish, and many others.

When to go
Water temperature ranges from 18-23 C (65 -75 F). During the rainy season from December to May it is slightly higher. Currents can be rather strong. Tou will need at least a 7 mm wetsuit
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Booking process

Booking

Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

Confirmation

Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

Payment

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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  • No credit card required
  • No Deposit Required

Cancellation fees

  • Free cancellation

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Standard Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck, Main Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
9 Cabins
The Lower Deck comprises 3 suites, 7-9, each with private bath and shower, queen or twin beds, air-conditioning, port windows and ample storage. The Main Deck features six guest staterooms, 1-6, each with private bath and shower, air-conditioning, ample storage and large windows providing guests with amazing ocean views. Cabins 1 and 2 (Front) have queen beds only. Cabins 3-6 have queen or twin beds
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7.75

Good but still room for improvement Verified review

Positive: very kind staff, super helpful when gearing up for dives, loaded photoequipment into and from panga, made sure to remember which equipment belonged to whom, dive equipment was washed every evening. Food was also very good. Cabins were maintained and beds were always made, several times a day. Dives were also amazing, we saw a lot of wildlife and received a video of our diving at the end of the week. Room for improvement: the cabins are - compared to other liveaboards we’ve done previously - very noisy during the night, measured 94dB with an app. Although we appreciated the video we felt that the guides could have done more “guiding”. We saw a lot of big stuff but at the times we drifted along the reefs would have appreciated being shown critters rather than mostly drifting on our own. We felt that the guides were often rather absorbed by their filming. As for the food a bit more variety of fresh veggies/salad would have been great (but understand this is difficult on a liveaboard).
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Beautiful New Boat / Great Dives / Incredibly Helpful CrewVerified review

Really can not say enough great things about this boat and their crew. We have been lucky enough to stay with a few liveaboards across the globe and this one was at the very top. Brand new beautiful boat, super comfortable beds, big TV screens with a library of TV and Movie selections in each room. Spacious shower. Incredible sundeck and hot tub with the nicest outdoor / upper deck chairs and table setup we have ever seen. Coffee, juices and snacks available at all times of day and night. Free (as in $0) flowing alcohol after your dive days. But the real highlight was the crew. Most of the boat staff would come out as divers were preparing. Helping you with zip up wetsuits, rinsing cameras, gathering anything you may have forgot or left. Perhaps most impressive the crew had staff putting on your fins for you when you are in the pangas / smaller dive boats. Saved my back so much wear and tear! The dive deck was huge and spacious. No running into other divers while getting ready. Gabby and William were tremendous guides who went out of their way to try fine all the wild life that each guest said they really wanted to see at the beginning of the trip. Breakfast / Dinner and Lunch were done quite well and exceeded the meals we had on land in Galapagos / Ecuador. Highlights in March were : Mantas, Huge Schools of Hammerheads, Galapagos Sharks, all sorts of Reef Tip Sharks, Seahorses, giant schools of Barracuda and other fish, playful Sea Lions and even some pods of Dolphins! Without a doubt would come back to this boat again. A++
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