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Galapagos Sky

Galapagos liveaboard

Formerly known as Sky Dancer, the Galapagos Sky is a 100ft luxury, steel hulled, liveaboard providing space and comfort for just 16 guests.

Now operating under DivEncounters, the Galapagos Sky has a professional and experienced crew of 11, including 2 experienced dive guides and operates 7 night itineraries throughout the year. Departing every Sunday from San Cristobal, itineraries include three days diving at Darwin and Wolf Islands, where hammerhead sharks and oceanic mantas can be encountered from December through to May, and large numbers of whale sharks can be seen from June to November.

Getting there
Flight time to Guayaquil (GYE) from the UK is approximately 15 hours, via a transit through Amsterdam with KLM, Madrid with Iberia or Miami with American Airlines.

A minimum stay of one stay in Guayaquil is required prior to your flight to San Cristobal. Flight time from Guayaquil to San Cristobal is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport a member of the Galapagos Sky team will be there to welcome you, take care of your luggage and transport you to the yacht.

Guide price: 7nts from £5000pp*
Includes: Deluxe Stateroom accommodation (based on twin/double share), all meals, snacks, beverages (including beer and wine with dinner), air or nitrox filled tanks, weights, weight belt, up to 4 dives per day on 5.5 days for 7-night cruises, 3 land excursions, service of naturalist guides/dive masters, transfers in the Islands between airport and dock from flights arriving before 1:00pm (13:00), all other Galapagos Sky services and amenities

Package excludes: International and domestic flights, Galapagos National Park entrance fee, transit card, hyperbaric chamber fee, gratuities to guides and crew.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Exploring the Galapagos Islands & Ecuador
To find out more about the Galapagos Islands and things to combine with your liveaboard trip (including Ecuador and the Amazon), visit our Galapagos Islands section.

Quick Guide: Galapagos Sky

  • Length 30m
  • Max 16 passengers
  • 4 Deluxe Staterooms
  • 4 Master Staterooms
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) with minimum of 50 dives

Accommodation & Facilities

The 8 cabins are divided into two room types, Deluxe and Master Staterooms. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms with biodegradable toiletries, fresh towels daily, bathrobes, hairdryer, wardrobe and individually controlled air conditioning. The Deluxe Staterooms (rooms 5-8) are located on the lower (Iguana) deck and have two twin beds and a port hole window. The Master Staterooms (rooms 1-4) are located on the upper (Dolphin) deck and have either a large double or two twin beds and window with sea view.

Facilities onboard include a spacious A/C lounge, flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, library and comfortable sitting area with plug points for laptop use. On the partially shaded upper sun deck there is a jacuzzi tub and sun loungers.

All diving is conducted from the spacious diving dhoni, equipped with 32% Nitrox membrane system, toilet, fresh water showers and camera rinsing tank. The Carpe Vita offers 3 dives a day.

On the main (Booby) deck there is a large air-conditioned lounge with Apple TV, music system, library, comfortable seating and fully stocked bar.  The Dolphin deck has a shaded outdoor bar with sofas, and there is also a partially shaded sun deck with sun loungers and hammocks.

Meals are served in the large dining area with booth seating located on the Booby deck. Breakfast and lunch is served as freshly prepared buffets with a huge variety of both local and international cuisine and evening meals are chef-prepared menus using locally sourced ingredients and served at your table with house wine or beer.

All diving is from the 2 large zodiacs allowing for easy access to the dive sites. Each group is guided at all times with a divemaster and naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park. The large dive deck has individual gear storage beneath each diver’s station, hot fresh water showers, large two-tiered camera table with separate charging station and camera rinse tank.

Galapagos Sky offers up to 4 dives per day at Wolf and Darwin, 1-3 dives per day in the central islands and at least 1 night dive during the trip. The cruises consist generally of 7 nights with 5 ½ diving days offering 17 to 19 dives.

Itineraries

Galapagos Sky trips start on a Sunday.

7 night sample Itinerary:-

Sunday: Embark San Cristobal / Isla Lobos (1 Dive)
Monday: Bartolome (Dive and Explore) / Cousins Rock (2 Dives)
Tuesday: Wolf (4 Dives, including night dive)
Wednesday: Darwin (4 Dives)
Thursday: Darwin (2 Dives) / Wolf (1 Dive)
Friday: Cabo Douglas (Marine Iguana dive) / Punta Vicente Roca (2 Dives)
Saturday: Pinzon (1 Dive) Land tour Galapagos Tortoise Reserve Santa Cruz
Sunday: Interpretation Centre San Cristobal / Disembark San Cristobal

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Westerfield Business Centre
Main Road
Westerfield
Suffolk
IP6 9AB
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays 09.00am - 5.00pm
Tel: +44 (0)1473 921888
Email: info@greatescapesdiving.com

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