Pinguino Explorer gives a unique and unforgettable experience, with the best quality service. The boat has eight spacious cabins with private bathrooms. The master cabin on the main deck and superior cabins have windows and the lower cabins have portholes. All dives are done from a dive panga which offers easy access to all of the best dive locations. After each dive, guests can relax lounge, enjoy a drink from the bar, and review their photos using the onboard computer. Guests can also visit the sundeck and will enjoy the Ecuadorian and international cuisine served menu style and prepared by the yacht’s chef.

Is the only boat authorized by the Galapagos National Park to offer two types of itineraries: 8 days as full diving–live aboard getting to visit the most renowned islands for diving (Darwin and Wolf) and 8 days as a naturalist cruise (cruise tourism), where you will be able to explore the most outstanding flora and fauna, enjoying the best landscapes in the most remarkable spots in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 1 – FRIDAY
AM – Baltra
Arrival in Baltra Island, our Guide will meet you, once the whole group is complete, will be transferred to our Yacht. The crew will welcome you on board, lunch will be served and you will have some time to prepare for your first visit.

PM – Chinese Hat wet landing
This islet takes its name because the of its form, which resembles in a Chinese Hat, when its observed from above, it is very interesting, it is a place to view different formations of volcanic lava. Some young wolves rest on the beach and occasionally penguins can be found. Chinese Hat provides excellent conditions for snor-keling, when you will be able to find Galapagos Sharks, endemic fish, rays and much more!

PM – Isla Cowley
Snorkelling will be our activity during this day, is possible to observe white sharks, lots of reef fish, sea lions and occasionally lobsters, eels and turtles. In the eastern part of the islet can be found large manta rays and eagle rays.During the panga ride is possible to see blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, gulls, also sea lions and marine iguanas resting on the rocks.

PM – Islet Albany
Snorkelling is the main activity at this point too, especially in the Northeast, it is possible to see eagle rays, schools of barracuda, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles and lots of reef fish, including other open water species such as tuna or saws. During the panga ride is possible to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies, diffe-rent species of gulls, marine iguanas and sea lions resting on the rocks. It is also possible to observe sea turtles raising their heads out of the water. This activity can be experienced all around the islet.

Day 3 – SUNDAY
AM – Puerto Egas (Wet landing)
It is one of the most spectacular sites visit Galapagos , a black beach with common presence of sea lions and fur in projecting volcanic rock formations where lie tens of marine iguanas. It can be seen from the surface sea turtles swimming in the turquoise waters. It is a place that keeps part of the history of the Galapagos where there was human presence in the nineteenth century by the mining of salt.

PM – Sullivan Bay Dry landing
The impressive layers of lava are the main feature of this site visit. Different formations of volcanic material can be observed. It is possible to snorkel with Galapagos penguins, sea stars and goldfish.

Day 4 – MONDAY
AM – Rabida (Wet landing)
This site visit provides a breathtaking view of red beach where lie large colonies of sea lions. On the back of the beach we will find a lagoon, occasionally we can observe flamingos and different species of seabirds. Along the way the trail you can see blue-footed boobies and other species of seabirds. The snorkeling near the beach can swim with sea turtles and different species of rays.

PM – Bartolomé (Dry landing)
A hike to the top of the island will take place where you can see the big and famous gable, the famous Pinnacle Rock, admiring the creation and evolution of the islands, having the opportunity of seeing fresh lava as well as penguins, sea lions, water turtles, different species of rays and tropical fishes. On the beach you can snorkel with Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, several species of rays and tropical fish. If time permits you can do a panga ride at sunset.

AM – Mosquera (Wet landing)
This small island is an attractive site visit consists of subsea lifting plates, a thick layer of white sand is the resting place of colonies of juvenile wolves playing in the banks. You can also see gulls and migratory birds.

PM – Baltra
The guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight to Mainland.

Include – Not Included

Life insurance, accident insurance or any other type of insurance, is NOT included in our programs, rates or information sent to you. We recommend to all our clients that insurance be contracted from their country of origin. No member of our crew is, nor will be, responsible for any accident or injury that may occur in the course of your trip aboard our vessel. A disclaimer form is available to you from this moment. Your safety on our boat is everyone’s responsibility, first aid equipment is available on board the pregnancy.