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Highlights of the Calipso Yacht

Category: Comfortable

  • The Calipso yacht is unusual in Galapagos, in that it rotates each week between a standard naturalist itinerary, and a specialist live-aboard dive itinerary, thus offering the best of both worlds!
  • Recently refurbished in 2019 every inch of internal and external space on the Calipso in sparking new!
  • The Calipso counts with 6 upper and 2 main deck cabins, each with 2 beds that can be used as double or twin. There are also 2 lower deck single cabins available.
  • Social spaces such as dining room, lounge, coffee station, bar area, and BBQ are spacious and comfortable for passengers to rest during free time while taking in the wonderful ocean views.
  • The Calipso dive platform and facilities are brand new, offering top class diving possibilities. The dive itinerary takes you north to dive sites at Darwin and Wolf islands, famous for hammerheads and whales sharks!

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Galapagos Calipso Cruise

Itineraries and pricing 2020

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.

 

discounts often available

4 Days
5 Days
8 Days
8 Days Diving
  • $2471 Per person

Itinerary 4 days

  • MON Arrival to Baltra Aiport and transfer to the yacht & South Plaza Island
  • TUE Floreana Island: Post Office Bay , Baroness Viewing Point and Cormorant Point
  • WED Santa Fe Island and Santa Cruz Island: Tortoise Breeding Center
  • THU San Cristobal island: Gianny Arismendy Interpretation Center and transfer out to San Cristobal Airport.
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  • $3191 Per person

Itinerary 5 days

  • THU Arrival to San Cristobal Airport and transfer to the yacht & Visit to Witch Hill
  • FRI Barthlomew Island & Chinese Hat Islet
  • SAT Fernandina: Espinoza Point and Isabela: Tagus Cove
  • SUN Isabela: Urbina Bay & Moreno Point
  • MON North Seymour Island and transfer out to Baltra Aiport.
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  • $5261 Per person

Itinerary 8 days

  • THU Arrival to San Cristobal Airport and transfer to the yacht & visit to Witch Hill
  • FRI Barthlomew Island & Chinese Hat Islet
  • SAT Fernandina: Espinoza Point and Isabela: Tagus Cove
  • SUN Isabela: Urbina Bay & Moreno Point
  • MON North Seymour Island and South Plaza Island
  • TUE Floreana Island: Post Office Bay , Baroness Viewing Point and Cormorant Point
  • WED Santa Fe Island and Santa Cruz Island: Tortoise Breeding Center
  • THU San Cristobal island: Gianny Arismendy Interpretation Center and transfer out to San Cristobal Airport.
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  • Jan - June $5295 Per person
  • Aug - Dec $5495 Per person

Itinerary 8 days - Diving

  • THU Arrival to San Cristobal Airport and transfer to the yacht & visit to Lobos Islet
  • FRI AM-Marchena Island: Espejo Point & PM-Mejia Point
  • SAT AM-Wolf Island: La Ventana Islet/ La Banana & PM-Shark Bay / El Derrumbe
  • SUN AM-Darwin´s Island: Darwin´s Arch & PM-El Arenal / Darwin´s Arch
  • MON Darwin´s Island: AM- Darwin´s Arch / El Arenal & La Banana/ Shark Bay Point/Anchor Bay
  • TUE AM- Isabela: Coka Port (Jan-May)/ Fernandina: Cape Douglas (Jun-Dec) & PM Isabela: Cape Marshal (Jan-May)/ Vicente Roca Point (Jun-Dec)
  • WED AM- Santiago Island: Cousins Rocks & Santa Cruz: El Chato / Tortoise Breeding Center
  • THU Transfer to San Cristobal Airport
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About Galapagos itineraries

The seven-night cruise offers a total of approximately 17 to 19 dives, and 3 land excursions on every trip. The diving is considered ADVANCED as it occurs in the presence of strong currents, cold water and limited visibility. The diving also takes place from zodiacs.

Important note: The Galapagos National Park regulations require that all guests must carry their Diving Certification Cards for verification of your training. Photo copies will NOT be accepted. Please bring your certification card and log book(s) for verification of your dive training and experience.

Calipso Yacht Specifications

Deck plan

Main deck
Upper deck
Lower Deck
Sun deck
Exclusions

Excluded Services

  • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
    • Isabela docking fee $15 pp *Depending on the cruise.
    • Santa Cruz Highland Tortoises Ranch $5 *Depending on the cruise.
    • Bus ticket Baltra Airport / Itabaca channel – $5 *Depending on the cruise.
  • Flight: International Flights.
  • Flights_ Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Tips for guides and crew.
  • Any other personal expenses.

ABOUT GALAPAGOS CABINS

It is possible to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking – just let us know your preference. Final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator.

Meet the cruise

Specifications
Facilities
Diving
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Length: 115 ft, 35m
  • Beam: 24 ft, 7,3m
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew: 10 + guide
  • Capacity: 16 passengers

Facilities

  • cabinNumber of cabins: 6 upper deck & 2 main deck cabins with double or twin beds. 2 single cabins on the lower deck.
  • Private bathroom for each cabin
  • air conditioningAir conditioning
  • toiletriesToiletries
  • room towelsRoom towels
  • beach towelsBeach towels
  • electricity110v Electricity point in cabin and 220 V in social areas
  • sundeckSundeck
  • lounge areaLounge area
  • vTV/DVD and library – Communal
  • phoneEmergency Satellite Phone
  • barBar
  • diningDining area

Diving - Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling: equipment included.
  • Diving possible: Yes, on specialist dive departures.

Included Services

  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of wetsuit
  • Use of Underwater Camera

Excluded Services

  • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
    • Isabela docking fee $15 pp *Depending on the cruise.
    • Santa Cruz Highland Tortoises Ranch $5 *Depending on the cruise.
    • Bus ticket Baltra Airport / Itabaca channel – $5 *Depending on the cruise.
  • Flight: International Flights.
  • Flights_ Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Tips for guides and crew.
  • Any other personal expenses.

Diving itinerary special inclusions and exclusions

Diving
Conditions
Dive Insurance
Divers Safety

Diving Inclusions

  • Please consult your sales person for specific information about dive gear inclusions / exclusions.

Galapagos diving conditions

  • Water temps in summer average 65o F, 70o F in winter.
  • The weather at the Galapagos Islands has water temperatures ranging from 65 -70 degrees F from December through May and 60 – 70 F June through November.
  • Galapagos water temperatures are at the higher end of the scale in both Darwin and Wolf.
  • Air temperatures range from 75 F or higher in the rainy season (December-May) to the mid 60’s F during the dry season (June –November), with nearly constant sea breezes.
  • Galapagos currents can range 1 to 5 Knots at the sites we visit, and visibility is generally between 30 and 80 feet.
  • Most divers are comfortable with a 7mm wetsuit June – November with a hooded best and gloves and a minimum 5mm wetsuit December – May.
  • The primary attraction in Galapagos is the large pelagic such as schooling Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, Silky Sharks, Bullhead Sharks, Reef Sharks Mola-Molas and Whale sharks.
  • Gloves and hood are strongly recommended.
  • Occasionally, there is sighting of Whales, Marlin, Dolphin and Orcas. You will see a rare combination of warm and Coldwater creatures including Sea Lions, Mantas, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels, Sea Horses, Marine iguanas and enormous schools of unusual fish. Many of the marine creatures are found nowhere else on earth!
  • The best diving around the Galapagos Islands is made possible through the use of dinghies (or inflatable’s) manned by our crewmembers. Few dives are directly from the main vessel itself. Dinghy diving is made easy for you! Once your dive is completed, you hand your weight belt to the dinghy driver, take off your BCD and climb in.
IMPORTANT NOTE: please check dive equipment inclusions and exclusions carefully with your sales person before booking.

Dive insurance

  • Due to the nature of this cruise and the very remote nature of the destination, all dives are required to have dive accident insurance when diving from the Humboldt Explorer.

Divers Safety

To ensure you safety, we require the followings of all divers:
  • All divers must be certified as open water scuba divers by an internationally recognized certification organization.
  • All divers must be experienced divers (we recommend) that you have more than 100 logged dives) and have logged at least one dive within the 6 months prior to boarding the vessel.
  • Dives are very strong and often at and advanced level. Currents can very strong and often dives are required to swim against them.
  • All dives are guided by an instructor/naturalist guide and due to Galapagos National Park regulations all divers must dive with the guide at all times.
  • All divers must log in and out of the water with a member of the diving staff.
  • All divers must have a submersible console including SPG & depth gauge, time piece or dive computer with these functions.
  • Diving activities must cease when the consumption of alcohol begins.
  • All divers must present proof of dive insurance per Galapagos National Park regulations.
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