PINGÜINO EXPLORER  YACHT 7/7

The Galapagos Islands – Ecuador

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.

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    TECHNICAL INFO:

    • Type: Motor Yacht

    • Year: 1998 (Remodeled in 2015)

    • Category: Tourist superior

    • Capacity: 16 passengers (License granted by the Galapagos National Park)

    • Operation: The boat operates with a maximum of 16 divers or 16 naturalist passengers and minimum 8 divers or 8 naturalist passengers.

    • Crew: 10 members (Includes 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. For naturalist cruise, 1 bilingual naturalist guide.

    • Length: 25 m

    • Beam: 5.5 m

    • Weight: 133 gross tons

    • Speed: 10 knots

    • Electricity: 110v/220v

    • Engines: 2 x 250 HP Caterpillar engines & 2x 55 KW Perkins generators

     SAFETY SUPPORT FEATURES:

    – 1 life raft (25 passengers)
    – 2 x 50 HP Yamaha zodiacs
    – VHF radios
    – 2 Radars
    – Depth sounder with alarm
    – Searchlight and oars
    – Bilge pump alarm
    – Satellite & mobile phones
    – Oxygen
    – Complete first aid kit
    – Fire extinguishers throughout the yacht
    – Life jackets in cabins

      All the equipment necessary for sailing in accordance with International Coast Guard regulations (Navigation, communication, rescue, first aid).

    DIVING AND FACILITIES EQUIPMENT:

    DIVING AND FACILITIES EQUIPMENT:

    – 2 dive tank compressors
    – Enriched air or Nitrox
    – 50 aluminum scuba tanks with valves, belts and weights

    (If you do not have your own diving equipment you can rent it on board, but please book it at least 15 days in advance of your trip).
    All dives are done from a diving platform, allowing easy access to all the best diving sites. You will appreciate that the dive deck features both a camera rinse tank and table where Nitrox is available.

    ITINERARIES M/Y PINGUINO EXPLORER

    TUESDAYAM: Baltra Island: Airport
    PM: North Seymour Island
    WEDNESDAYAM: South Plazas Island
    PM: Santa Fe Island
    THURSDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
    PM: Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown - Cormorant Point
    FRIDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    PM: Chinese Hat Island
    SATURDAYAM: Isabela: Cowley Islet
    PM: Santiago Island: Albany Islet
    SUNDAYAM: Santiago Island: Egas Port
    PM: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
    MONDAYAM: Rabida Island
    PM: Bartolome Island
    TUESDAYAM: Mosquera Islet / Baltra Airport
    FRIDAYAM: Baltra Island: Airport
    PM: Chinese Hat Island
    SATURDAYAM: Isabela Island: Cowley Islet
    PM: Santiago Island: Albany Islet
    SUNDAYAM: Santiago Island: Egas Port
    PM: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
    MONDAYAM: Rabida Island
    PM: Bartolome Island
    TUESDAYAM: Mosquera Islet / Baltra Airport
    TUESDAYAM: Baltra Island: Airport
    PM: North Seymour Island
    WEDNESDAYAM: South Plazas Island
    PM: Santa Fe Island
    THURSDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
    PM: Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown - Cormorant Point
    FRIDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill / Baltra Island: airport

    ITINERARY M/Y PINGUINO EXPLORER

    TUESDAYAM: Baltra Island - CHECK DIVE
    PM: North Seymour Island
    WEDNESDAYAM: Bartolome Island
    PM: Santiago Island: Cousin Rocks
    THURSDAYAM / PM: Wolf Island (4 dives)
    FRIDAYAM / PM: Darwin Island (4 dives)
    SATURDAYAM / PM: Wolf Island (3 dives)
    SUNDAYAM / PM: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point (3 DIVES)
    MONDAYAM: Pinzon Island: 2 DIVES
    PM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station
    TUESDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Highland / Baltra Island: airport

    DECK PLANS

    LOWER DECK

    MAIN DECK

    UPPER DECK

    SUN DECK

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