Galapagos Sky



Galapagos Sky
From US$ 737 per day
Customer rating
Very good!
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Length
30m
99 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
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At a glance...
  • Cruises central Galapagos, Wolf & Darwin
  • All cabins are ensuite
  • Dive The World Gold Range product
  • Complimentary local alcohol
  • Dive Alert, SMB, GPS for each buddy pair
  • Steel mono-hulled boat

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Formerly known as Sky Dancer, the renamed Galapagos Sky continues to operate under the experienced hand of Peter A. Hughes and to conduct 7 night Galapagos Islands liveaboard cruises around the best dive sites of the archipelago.

Galapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 100ft (30m) in length, designed and furnished to provide a spacious and comfortable liveaboard experience. Departing every Sunday, you can take full advantage of the complimentary nitrox for EANx-certified divers and marvel at the life underwater at the prime dive sites of Darwin and Wolf. 2 morning land tours to Santa Cruz and San Cristobal are also included in your Ecuador liveaboard charter.

Your safety is carefully assured at these remote islands with the free provision of valuable surface safety equipment for all customers. These include Dive Alert signaling devices, safety sausages and a mini GPS for every buddy pair.

Up to 16 divers can be accommodated on Galapagos Sky in 8 en-suite cabins, evenly divided between Deluxe cabins on the lower deck and Master cabins on the upper deck. A 2009 restoration means good quality finishings throughout. All locally available alcoholic drinks are included in the price and the boat is well-equipped with full entertainment facilities.

So if you are planning to visit the Galapagos Islands and want to enjoy the diving cruise of a lifetime on a roomy, comfortable boat and with a trusted name in liveaboards, then Galapagos Sky is a great choice for you.

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Special offers: There are many excellent special discounts available on this liveaboard as part of the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance. Also, 5% off when you combine a trip on Ecoventura and on Galapagos Sky! Offer expires: 30 Jun 2018

Notes: Galapagos is a popular cruise destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note that diving in the Galapagos is advanced due to strong currents, varying visibility and cold water. Recommended requirements include 50-100 open water dives, nitrox certified divers, experience in currents, ability in removing gear in water and ability in getting into small boats in choppy seas.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer, transfers to the boat from the airport , dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (up to 8 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Return flight ticket from Guyaquil or Quito to San Cristobal payable in advance, scuba equipment (7 nights US$ 200), dive computer, diving insurance, Galapagos National Park entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 20, hyperbaric chamber fee US$ 35 to be paid in advance, health insurance (mandatory to enter Ecuador). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Note: There is an added 14 % VAT on credit card payments onboard (Visa or Master).

Optional extras: Imported alcoholic drinks, 15 liter tank rental (US$ 60 for 7 nights trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Galapagos Sky's liveaboard diving cruises depart from San Cristobal every Sunday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. 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. If overnighting on arrival you will stay in Santa Cruz or San Cristobal. Baltra has no accommodation. 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 is 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 the Galapagos Islands 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 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Deluxe cabin free of charge (total 16 guests). Half charter is equivalent to pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Deluxe cabin free of charge (total 8 or more guests). The above offers exclude fees and taxes.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 9,818.

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!


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 8 en-suite cabins with private bathrooms. There are 4 Master cabins with TV and DVD on the upper deck with twin beds side by side that can be combined to make a double bed. The 4 Deluxe cabins with twin beds are on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows on upper deck, portholes on lower deck
  • Bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, toiletries, hairdryer, towels and bathrobes
  • Reading lights
  • Bedside cabinet and mirror
  • Fire detector and alarm system
  • Fire extinguisher and life jackets
  • 2 and 3-flat pin 110-220V electricity
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 10 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The Galapagos Sky's crew of 10 comprises:
    • Cruise Leader
    • 2 Dive Instructors
    • Captain
    • Cook
  • Stewardess
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • 2 Deck Hands
  • 2 x Motorized dinghies - 624ft² (58m²) Dive platform and kit up area with toilet and 2 hot water showers - Camera table and separate rinse tank - Main deck air-conditioned saloon with TV, video player, music system, movie library, games and satellite telephone - Main deck air conditioned restaurant with bar - Sundeck and shaded area with sunbeds and chairs

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    Dining on board the Galapagos Sky liveaboard is an important part of the overall experience. There are 3 meals per day, with breakfast served before your first dive. There is a set menu each week so the chef can cook the dishes to perfection. These include a variety of warming soups, meat dishes, seafood and desserts. Meals are served buffet style and all alcohol (beer, wine and spirits) is free of charge.
    • Ecuadorian and American cuisine main meal dishes.
    • Air-conditioned restaurant buffet dining service on main deck.
    • The dining service begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
    • Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, beer, spirits and wine are all provided free of charge.
    • All dietary requirements can be catered for except Kosher - please send advanced notice.
    Cuisine examples:
    Fresh fish in coconut sauce, with red wine, rice and lentils;
    Tortilla Española with Creole sauce, peanut sauce and yellow rice;
    BBQ chicken with American potatoes, cheese sauce and fresh vegetables.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2000, restored in 2009
    • Size - (100ft x 24ft) 30.5m x 7.3m
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 2 x 500 HP Caterpillar 3408 engines
    • 2 x 105 KW Caterpillar 3306 generators
    • 2 x Dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 12 liter aluminum scuba tanks with DIN & Int. valves
  • Electricity - 110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 6,000 liters
  • Fresh watermaker - 17,000 liters per day
  • Fuel capacity - 30,300 liters

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • Global Maritime Distress Safety System
    • Life raft (45 pax.)
    • 2 x 50 HP Yamaha dive dinghies
    • VHF and HI-SUB radios
    • 2 x Radars
    • Global positioning system
    • Furuno Depthfinder
    • Searchlight and horn
    • Echo sounder
    • Bilge pump alarm
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
  • Satellite phone
  • Weather fax
  • Oxygen - 6,000 liters
  • Medic first aid box
  • Full fire fighting and alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided - see our insurance program for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Very good
    "Galapagos Sky is very comfortable. Great food. Very effective staff. Very good divemasters." - , U.S.A., 31 December 2016 ...

    Customer rating - Very good
    "Most of the staff were great and work hard. Well organized spacious boat with experience dive guides. Good food. However the logistics of the first day nearly spoilt our trip as we didn't start sailing till day after a a scheduled departure! Not something you'd expect when paying top dollar!" - , Singapore, 19 October 2015 ...


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