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Galapagos Sky

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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 trips around the best dive sites of the archipelago.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 30 metres / 101 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 24 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 16
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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The Galapagos Sky

Galapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 30 metres 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 cruise.

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 signalling 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 a liveaboard trip to 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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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

November 2014
Dep: 30 Nov Ret: 7 Dec Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
December 2014
Dep: 14 Dec Ret: 21 Dec Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 28 Dec Ret: 4 Jan Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
March 2015
Dep: 1 Mar Ret: 8 Mar Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 4,295
Dep: 15 Mar Ret: 22 Mar Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 22 Mar Ret: 29 Mar Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
May 2015
Dep: 3 May Ret: 10 May Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 10 May Ret: 17 May Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 17 May Ret: 24 May Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 24 May Ret: 31 May Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 31 May Ret: 7 Jun Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
July 2015
Dep: 12 Jul Ret: 19 Jul Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 19 Jul Ret: 26 Jul Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 26 Jul Ret: 2 Aug Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
August 2015
Dep: 2 Aug Ret: 9 Aug Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
September 2015
Dep: 27 Sep Ret: 4 Oct Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
October 2015
Dep: 4 Oct Ret: 11 Oct Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
November 2015
Dep: 15 Nov Ret: 22 Nov Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 22 Nov Ret: 29 Nov Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
December 2015
Dep: 6 Dec Ret: 13 Dec Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 13 Dec Ret: 20 Dec Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 20 Dec Ret: 27 Dec Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295
Dep: 27 Dec Ret: 3 Jan Central Galapagos-Wolf-Darwin US$ 5,295

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: We have a fantastic discount up to 50% off available at the moment. Go to Galapagos Sky Special Offers for all the details. This liveaboard is also part of the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance. Offer expires: 7 Dec 2014

Notes: 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, 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 and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s)(4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Return flight ticket from Guyaquil or Quito to San Cristobal payable in advance, scuba equipment (7 nights US$ 200, 10 nights US$ 250), dive computer, dive insurance, Galapagos entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 10, hyperbaric chamber fee US$ 35 to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Imported alcoholic drinks, 15 L tank rental (US$ 50 for 7 nights and US$ 70 for 10 nights), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Galapagos Sky departs from San Cristobal every Sunday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guyaquil or Quito, to San Cristobal in the Galapagos islands. Both Guayaquil and Quito have daily flights to the Galapagos, 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 to Galapagos, 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.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller 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 receive 2 extra spaces in deluxe cabin free of charge. Half charter is equivalent to pay for 7 guests and receive 1 extra space in a deluxe cabin free of charge. The above offers exclude fees and taxes.

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

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 non-diving liveaboard. Estrella del Mar conducts 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 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 - 4 Master cabins with TV and DVD on the upper deck and 4 Deluxe cabins on the lower deck.

Galapagos Islands liveaboard accommodation: Galapagos Sky Master cabin 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...
Galapagos Islands liveaboard diving onboard Galapagos Sky The crew of 10 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • 2 Dive Instructors
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Stewardess
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • 2 Deck Hands
2 x Motorised dive dinghies - 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.

  • The Galapagos Sky restaurantEcuadorian 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...
  • Galapagos Sky - another viewBuilt in year 2000, restored in 2009
  • Size - 30.5m x 7.3m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 500 HP Caterpiller 3408 engines
  • 2 x 105 KW Caterpiller 3306 generators
  • 2 x Dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with DIN & Int. valves
  • Electricity 110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 6,000 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 17,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 30,300 litres

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Galapagos Sky's sundeckGlobal Maritime Distress Safety System
  • Life raft (45 pax.)
  • 2 x 50 HP Yamaha 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 litres
  • Medic first aid box
  • Full fire fighting and alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Galapagos Sky deck plans
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