Completely remodelled in 2019, the M/Y Blue Spirit Galapagos liveaboard is perfect for small group diving in the Galapagos. With 16 divers, and with 10 a staff of ten and two multi-lingual dive guides, guests are assured of great personalised service. Blue Spirit’s 7 night itineraries from Puerto Ayora on Baltra Island include diving at Darwin Island and Wolf Island.
Features and Accommodation
The beautiful lounge and restaurant areas are the perfect setting for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner; they are also where the informative sessions and photo presentations are held.
In addition, the M/Y Blue Spirit liveaboard has plenty of other places to relax including the bar, the inside air-conditioned lounge, an al fresco salon on the rear upper deck, as well as the sundeck.
The cosy and comfortable cabins all have some natural lighting, are air conditioned, have plenty of locker & drawer space and have a private ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower, basin and vanity.
- 2 cabins with one double berth
- 2 cabins with two side by side single berths
- 2 cabins with one double berth, and a single upper berth
- 4 cabins with two side by side single berths
Aboard the Blue Spirit, breakfasts include carbohydrates such as cereal, toasts and fresh fruits, a protein such as eggs or ham; tea, coffee and fresh juice. Lunch and evening meals usually consist of carbohydrates such as potatoes and rice, vegetables, and proteins such as chicken, beef, pork, and fish. Some snacks will be provided between dives. Water, tea and coffee is available all day, and a soft drink is served with lunch, and a glass of local wine is served with dinner.
The M/Y Blue Spirit Galapagos liveaboard’s 7 night itineraries (Wednesday to Wednesday) start and end in Puerto Ayora on Baltra. We can arrange domestic flights with Avianca that work in with cruise departures.
What to expect
The dive operations are provided by Galapagos Tip Top Dive, a PADI 5 star Instructor Development, and Tec Rec Dive Centre in the Galapagos Islands.
Most days allow for up to 4 dives per days. A 6:30 am dive, followed by breakfast, a dive at 09:30, lunch at 12:00, and afternoon dives at 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 pm.
Two 15 foot inflatable tenders capable of carrying 4 divers ferry divers to and from the dive sites. All divers are provided with a Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS, dive alert and DSMB.
Gear is available to hire: BCD, and Regs; 7mm Wetsuits and gloves; and Nitrox available for purchase.
The 7 night itinerary offers at least 20 dives with up to 4 dives daily, including night dives where regulations and conditions permit, and land visits on certain days. It features the world-famous Wolf and Darwin Islands, plus the exciting addition of the top three dive sites in the north-west region of the archipelago: Isabela and Fernandina dive sites are where Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Penguins, Marina Iguanas and several other endemic species, along with Manta Rays, Mola-Mola and different types of Baleen Whales, are usually sighted.
Note that diving in the Galapagos is not for the inexperienced diver. A minimum of 60 logged dives is recommended, and divers should preferably already have experience with very strong currents and low visibility.
You should know…
All payments on board are USD and cash only. Rentals and Nitrox are subject to 14% VAT. Crew gratuities are not included in the package price.
Cosy and comfortable, the M/Y Blue Spirit Galapagos Liveaboard is the perfect way to ensure your most memorable experience of the Galapagos Islands.
Pricing & Availability
M/Y Blue Spirit Galapagos Pricing Valid thru 2020
|Included in the package price|
|Cabin with private facilities, accommodation; all meals and snacks and water, tea and coffee during the day, plus a soft drink with lunch, and a glass of local wine with dinner; described itinerary, English speaking naturalist dive guides, tender transfers to and from dive sites; return transfers airport to yacht where flight has been booked by us.|
|NOT Included in the package price|
|Soft and alcoholic drinks; travel insurance and personal expenses; return international tickets to/from Ecuador to your home destination; gratuities to guides and crew; purchases at the bar and store.|
|Extras payable locally||AUD||USD|
|Galapagos National Park fees||100||USD|||||100|
|Galapagos Transit Card Tax||25||USD|||||25|
|Hyperbaric Chamber fee||35||USD|||||35|
|Optional Nitrox fills (7 nights)||150||USD|||||150|
|Optional 15L tank (7 nights)||100||USD|||||100|
|Optional Full set of dive gear rental (incl. computer)||300||USD|||||300|
|Extras payable at time of booking||AUD||USD|
|Transfers Baltra Airport-Puerto Ayora-Baltra Airport||90||USD|||||90|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|