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

– 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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