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Schedule MV Galapagos Sky - Galapagos / Ecuador
MV Galapagos Sky
The Galapagos Sky: This 100 ft. (33m), 16 passenger luxury liveaboard yacht was launched in 2001 by. Sky has cruised the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago for nearly a decade - providing thousands of divers with high octane, extraordinary diving experiences. The Galapagos Sky livaboard dive safaris also offer a full line-up of luxury accommodations, excellent food, extra touch amenities, and a friendly, helpful staff. SAMPLE ITINERARY Below is the planned 2012 itinerary for the Galapagos Sky as authorized by the Galapagos National Park on patent (permit) issued to Galapagos Sky. SUNDAY AM (Day of Departure) Arrive San Cristobal—(Land Excursion) visit the Interpretation Center where an interesting human history of Galapagos is presented, town walk (last chance for shopping). Late morning departure. SUNDAY PM Lobos (Day of Arrival) Check out dive. Nice protected area at 20 feet depth. Look for Sea Lions. This is a short dive in a sandy bottom with the focus of checking the skills of every diver. As the sun sets you will circumvent Kicker Rock where you want to look for the Blue footed bobby birds. MONDAY AM Land Visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to see the Galapagos Turtles in their natural environment. A visit to the very special ―Scalecias Forest‖, the Twins and the Lava Tube also is included during the morning ashore. Monday PM Cousins Rocks (2 dives)-these dives are done along a beautiful wall and allows for great viewing opportunities for coral, frog fish, sea horses and octopus. Sea Lions will be your companions on the safety stops. TUESDAY AM Wolf All night 120 nautical mile transit with schedule arrival between 9am and 11am. (1 Dive). Look for schools of Hammerheads, Silky Sharks, Galapagos Sharks Dolphins and rays. TUESDAY PM Wolf (2 dives) during the afternoon. WEDNESDAY AM Darwin Early morning transit with early arrival at Darwin. (2 dives) at the Darwin Arch. Hammerheads, Galapagos Sharks and HUGE schools of tropical fish enjoy this area. Seasonal sightings of Whale Sharks are common. WEDNESDAY PM Darwin (1 Dives) at the Darwin Arch. THURSDAY AM Darwin (2 dives) at the Darwin Arch. THURSDAY PM Wolf Late morning / early afternoon transit back at Wolf. (1 Dive) After the dive we will head to the west central Islands. FRIDAY AM Roca Redonda (1 dive) Dive encounters will include Hammerheads, wahoos, big eye jacks, and at time the underwater volcanic vents can release warm water bubbles. FRIDAY PM Vicente Roca (2 dives), Colorful sites with many marine invertebrates, anemones, lobsters, shrimp with occasional Mola Mola sightings. Plus the opportunity to have a panga ride and snorkeling. SATURDAY AM (January-May) Marshall Island (2 dives) At Cape Marshall, on the eastern side of Isabela island, we encounter rocky volcanic cliffs which drop down to the ocean floor as an almost vertical wall. You might see large animals like manta rays, marble rays, hammerhead sharks, mola mola (oceanic sun fish) and marine turtles. Also keep an eye out for Chevron barracuda, snappers, yellow fin tuna, rainbow runners, wahoo and groupers. There are also a lot of smaller fishes like creole fishes, parrot fishes, scrawled filefishes, pacific box fishes and tiger snake eels. SATURDAY PM (January-May) Albany Islet (1 dive) White tip sharks, sea lions and many active tropical fish will entertain you on this final day of diving. SATURDAY AM (June-December) Marchena Pta. Espejo (2 dives) Underwater you might see cow nosed rays, turtles, schooling hammerheads, schools of Blue-striped snappers, grunts, surgeonfish, spotted morays and scorpion fish…In the shallows be on the look-out for red lipped batfish. SATURDAY PM (June-December) Marchena Pta. Espejo (1 dive). After Saturday PM diving, Galapagos Sky will be motoring to Itabaca Channel in the north side of Sta. Cruz. This is where we will disembark guests who have chosen to extend their holiday in Pto. Ayora for an extension. You will arrive at approximately 9pm after a great Galapagos Liveaboard cruise.
|Luxury Galapagos Dive Safaris
|110 and 220 volts
|water tanks and desalination -4500 gallons/day
|VHF and HI-SUB radios, GMDSS, color radar, echo sounder, Furuno GPS
|EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)
|Oxygen and first aid kit.
|Cabin Descriptions: Luxury staterooms aboard the Galapagos Sky include en-suite Baht facilities, hairdryers, individual air- conditioning controls and plush terry cloth robes and bath toiletries including: bio degradable shampoo, conditioner and soap for your convenience while onboard. The Galapagos Sky offers 2 cabin categories: Master Cabins: Located on the upper deck with picture windows. Optional King or Twin bed set up. Deluxe Cabins: Located on the lower deck and include port light views with 2 fixed twin beds. Rooms are made up daily with turn down service in the evening including a sweet treat left on your pillow.
Included in the rate: Airport meet and greet in Quito/Guayaquil by Ecoventura ground staff on cruise departure day prior to Domestic Flights. Guests will be met in San Cristobal by Yacht crew and escorted to the port for vessel boarding. Seven nights aboard the Galapagos Sky with 5 and ½ days of diving. Up to 3 dives a day at Wolf and Darwin and up to 2-3 dives and/or snorkeling opportunities per day in the central islands mixed with land excursions.
Not included in the rate: International flights. Travel and Dive Insurance. Hotel in Guayaquil or Quito pre or post cruise, air travel between Guayaquil or Quito and San Cristobal (fares range seasonally per route between $424-$374 high season and $369-$330 low season), Galapagos National Park Fee $100, Transit Card Tax $10, Recompression Chamber Support $35. (DivEncounters/Galapagos Sky will organize the domestic flights and also add the taxes and fees listed above to passenger invoice unless requested otherwise). We can also assist with hotel and tour arrangements if requested.