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MY Nortada

Galapagos liveaboard

The MY Nortada is one of the best and most intimate liveaboards in the Galapagos. Taking only 8 passengers in 4 lower deck cabins, the refurbed Nortada is half the size of most liveaboards operating in this area and offers 7 night itineraries to some of the best spots in the Galapagos islands.

Guests can enjoy incredible interactions with some of the most amazing wildlife found anywhere in the world. The diving takes place from 2 ribs in small groups and you can expect to see schooling hammerheads, oceanic mantas, whale sharks, mola mola and the incredible marine iguana to name but a few.

The land based endemic species are what the Galapagos Islands are most famous for and you will come face to face with some of the most well known residents during organised land visits as well as a visit to the incredible Darwin Centre.

This is the perfect vessel for small groups who want to see the Galapagos in intimacy. The food is masterfully prepared by the resident chef and you can take in the wonderful vistas from the comfort of the spacious, air conditioned saloon.

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 Baltra. Flight time from Guayquil to Baltra is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (via San Cristobal). Upon arrival at Baltra Airport a member of the Nortada team will be there to welcome you, take care of your luggage and transport you to the yacht.

Guide price: 7nts from £3968pp*
Included: all diving, air, weights & weight belt, land visits and other activities where allowed, accommodation, all meals & snacks, water, coffee, tea, juices, naturalist dive guide, Nautilus Lifeline safety equipment

Not Included: International flights from the UK, domestic flights from Guayquil to Baltra, accommodation in Guayaquil, National Park Entry Fee + Ingala tourist card, nitrox, 15L tanks

*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: MY Nortada

  • 26m length
  • Max 8 passengers
  • 4 Lower Deck Twin Cabins
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent with minimum 25 dives

Accommodation & Facilities

The 4 guest cabins are located on the lower deck and are fully air-conditioned with twin beds, ensuite bathroom and hot shower, port-hole window, personal locker, toiletries and towels.

On the main deck there is a comfortable air-conditioned dining room and lounge, with the sundeck, loungers and shaded sitting area located on the upper deck.

Meals are served in the dining area on the main deck with all meals and snacks on board, plus tea, coffee and fruit juices being complimentary.

Diving is conducted from two large zodiacs, which are easily boarded from the dive platform.  The spacious diving platform has plenty of seating, camera tables and outside showers. Full rebreather and technical diving support are provided.


Nortada trips are 7 nights in duration and start and finish in Santa Cruz/Baltra.

Typical routing includes: Baltra & Santiago area, Darwin Island, Wolf Island, West Isabella area and Cape Marshall.

There are 2 booking seasons onboard the Nortada. The Humboldt season is from the 1st June to the 31st December when the boat only price is $5050USD* per person (subject to change). The Panama season is from the 1st January to the 31st May and the boat only price during these months is $6150USD* per person.

These prices exclude all flights, hotel accommodation, marine park fees and Ingala card.

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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