MY Wolf Buddy
Built in 2011, MY Wolf Buddy is a 37 metre
Galapagos liveaboard running 7 night diving cruises around the best sites that the archipelago has to offer.
Length: 37 metres / 121 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 27 foot
Cruise: 11 knots
A maximum of 16 guests can be accommodated on trips and are catered to by 10 crew including 2 dive guides meaning a maximum ratio of 8 scuba divers to 1 guide.
The saloon and dining area are situated on the main deck and feature all the comfort and entertainment you might need. Liveaboard guests can enjoy the comfortable saloon furniture while making use of the entertainment system including a flat screen monitor and DVD player. There is also a reading library and various charging areas in the saloon, as well as a bar for those evening elixirs.
For those who prefer fresh air, there is a whirlpool
and open-air space on the upper deck, plus a large dedicated sun deck with sun loungers and a small shaded area.
As with its identical sister ship, MY Darwin Buddy, this Galapagos Islands tour boat boasts a large and well-appointed dive deck, free nitrox
and various sizes of scuba tank. Electronic tracking devices
for each diver helps improve guest safety whilst in the water.
The Wolf Buddy has double and twin cabins located on all 3 decks, all of which enjoy ensuite facilities
and have individually controlled air-conditioning.
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Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local brands of alcohol, land tours, transfers to the boat from local hotels on days of arrival and departure, dives (as detailed in the liveaboard trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s)(4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, EPIRB, a surface signaling device and electronic beacon.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 250 per trip), torches, dive computer and insurance, Galapagos entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 10, chamber support fee US$ 35, fuel surcharge of US$ 150. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (premium brand), dinner on the final evening, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 150 per trip).
How to get there: Wolf Buddy departs from San Cristobal every Saturday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to San Cristobal in the Galapagos islands. The operator will book these flights for you. You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito. To ensure easy flight connections, a 2 night stop-over is recommended.
On the return leg you will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito again 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 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.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, euivalent to pay for 14 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 8,500, Whale shark season - May 24th - December 6th - US$ 9,350.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 9 large double/twin bed cabins with private en-suite bathrooms - 3 on the upper deck, 3 on the main deck and 3 on the lower deck. The lower deck cabins have portholes while the other cabins have windows.
All the cabins have:
- Individual control air-conditioning
- Bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
- Hand basin, toiletries and towels
- TV & DVD player
- Window or porthole
- Reading lights
- Cabinet, shelves and mirror
- Fire detector and alarm system
- Fire extinguisher
- 2-flat pin 110-220V electricity
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 13 - (9 with hot water)
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The liveaboard crew of 10 comprise:
- Cruise Leader
- 2 Captains
- Cook and Assistant
- 2 Deck Hands
Complimentary nitrox - 2 motorised dinghies - Dive platform and deck with 4 fresh water showers and 2 toilets - Camera table and separate rinse tank - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, video player, music system, movie library, diving & fish ID books and magazines - Dining area with bar and water dispenser - 117m² sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs & mattresses
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Buffet-style meals are enjoyed in the dining area on the main deck of the liveaboard and consist largely of international dishes including barbecued meat, as well as Italian style cuisine and local specialties. The remote location and seasonality mean limitations on ingredients so advance notice of dietary requirements is essential.
- South American, Italian and international main meal dishes.
- Buffet service in the air-conditioned saloon on main deck; 3 choices per sitting.
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, local brands of alcohol are all provided free of charge.
- The catering service begins with lunch on the first evening of the cruise.
- Most dietary requirements are catered for - please send advanced notice.
- Built in year 2011
- Size - 36.7m x 8.15m
- Weight - 170 tonnes
- Top speed - 15 knots
- Cruising speed - 11 knots
- 2 x 600 HP Caterpillar engines
- 2 x 90 KW John Deere generators
- 2 x LW dive tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox
- 10, 12 & 15 litre aluminium scuba tanks with DIN & Int. fittings
- Electricity 110 & 220V, 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 9,800 litres
- Fresh watermaker
- Fuel capacity - 15,100 litres
Navigation, Safety Features...
- Life raft
- 2 x 40 HP motorised dive dinghies
- SSB & VHF radios
- Navnet radar
- Antenna GPS
- Depth sounder
- Iridium satellite & mobile phones
- Electronic diver tracking system
- Searchlight and horn
- Bilge pump alarm
- CCTV in engine room
- Emergency oxygen - 10,000 litres
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Fire alarm system
- Sealed kit parachute flare, kit of hand flares and smoke signals
- Fire extinguishers & life jackets throughout
- Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation