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Calipso

Calipso Description

If you’re into diving, you probably want to know which is the best Galapagos cruise for scuba diving? After all, at a bucket list destination, you don’t want to take a chance. Luckily, with the Calipso Galapagos Yacht, you know you’ve found a good option. In fact, unusually for the archipelago, the Calipso is a great choice whether you want a diving liveaboard or a naturalist cruise: she’s authorized for both. Recently refurbished from her engines to her social areas and cabins, the ship offers a comfortable lounge and dining area with modern, nautically-themed design in light woodwork with blue accents. And as another special feature for cruise ship diving in Galapagos, she is the only liveaboard with Wi-Fi, which is included in the package, making it easier for you to tell all of your friends and family at home about the amazing wildlife you’ve seen.

Guests on naturalist cruises will take advantage of the recently-inaugurated dive deck on their snorkeling outings, while SCUBA fans will make the most of the new facilities that include Nitrox, camera table, rinse tanks, hot showers and a bathroom. Naturalist itineraries stop at top visitor sites, making it easy to get up-close views of unique Galapagos islands bird species, while divers on all itineraries will thrill at the chance to stop at the Darwin and Wolf marine visitor sites, with their significant populations of sharks and other unusual species. And everyone will be happy when they return to the sundeck for a dip in the jacuzzi or some delicious al fresco dining.
 

After a long day of adventure, guests will make the most of 10 newly refurbished cabins (6 doubles on the upper deck, 2 doubles on the main deck and 2 singles on the lower deck), each with windows to enjoy the stunning Galapagos views, hot showers and individually-controlled air conditioning.

Top features

  • Recent complete rebuild of everything from engines to interiors to dive facilities
  • Diving and naturalist cruises available – all diving cruises stop at Darwin and Wolf
  • Varied cabin arrangements (convertible)
  • Only liveaboard in Galapagos with Wi-Fi (included)
  • Surprisingly spacious sundeck with jacuzzi and al fresco dining

icon Prices from: US$2445
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: First Class
  • Type: Diving Cruise
  • Year built: 2019
  • Departures: Tursday, Monday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 4, 3 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Wetsuit
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance

Full Tecnical Details

Main Deck


Upper Deck


Lower Deck


Sun Deck


Length: 35 m / 115 ft
Wide: 7.3 m / 24 ft
Rebuilt: 2019
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 & 220 V
Guest Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 10 Crew members + 1 Guide
Type: Motor Yacht
Main engines: Cummins NTA855-M @400hp (x2)
Year of construction: 1991
Accommodation:
  • Main Deck: 2 Cabins (Twin beds) 140 ft2/13.5 m2
  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Social area
  • Upper Deck: 2 Cabins (Twin beds) 120 ft2/11.2 m2
  • 4 Cabins (Twin beds) 130 ft2/12.2 m2
  • Sun Deck: Jacuzzi, al fresco dining and social area
  • Lower Deck: 2 Cabins 120 ft2/11.3 m2
*All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning / All cabins can be converted into matrimonials, except on the ones located in the lower deck
Exterior: Naval steel and fiber glass
Generators: Cummins 6B-CP 99 kW (x2)
Water Capacity: 5,000 gls
Safety & Communications System:
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen and AED
  • Life Jackets and Life Rafts
  • Nautilus Lifelines
  • dive alerts
  • Radar and sonnar
  • VHF Radio
  • Antenna GPS
  • Searchlight and Horn
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Fire Alarm System and Extinguishers
  • Smoke and temperature detectors
  • CO2 reserve (150 Kg)

Prices

Calipso Prices

2020 prices per person:

Naturalist Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 5,845 $ 3,545 $ 2,745
Charter $ 83,450 $ 45,450 $ 33,450

Diving Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 5,495
Charter $ 76,930

2021 prices per person:

Naturalist Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 5,845 $ 3,545 $ 2,745
Charter $ 83,450 $ 45,450 $ 33,450

Diving Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 5,695
Charter $ 79,730

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Calipso

Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Thu AM San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. Read more...
Fri AM Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle RockBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Read more...
PM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
Sat AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Mon AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Thu AM San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
Fri AM Marchena Island: Punta Espejo At Marchena Island, one of the northern most Isl Read more...
PM Marchena Island: Mejia PointIt is a sensational site with calm deep blue waters and a rugged marine topography. Read more...
Sat AM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
PM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
Sun AM Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham Read more...
PM Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham Read more...
Mon AM Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham Read more...
PM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
Tue AM Fernandina Island: Cape DouglasKnown for offering one of the best drift dives a Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Cape MarshallCape Marshall is a very special dive, where lava f Read more...
Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Wed AM Santiago Island: Cousin´s RockA great wall dive site for seeing a forest Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild. Read more...
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Thu AM San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. Read more...
Fri AM Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle RockBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Read more...
PM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
Sat AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Mon AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
PM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Mon AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.

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Sofia was very helpful and professional. She even replied to my e-mail sent by me on a Sunday on the same day!

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We really appreciate Cristina's help. Thank you for a great well-coordinated trip.

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