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Nortada Liveaboard Dive Cruise

8 Days | From $4,263


Highlights

  • Sundeck & Dive deck
  • Outdoor fresh water showers
  • Ecuadorian & International cuisine
  • Air-conditoned lounge and dining room

The Nortada offers 8-day / 7-night liveaboard  cruise package that includes approximately 20-25 dives and 2 land excursions. This ship accommodates 8 passengers which enables for a unique and personal dive experience. The guide to passenger ratio provides you with superior attention to detail and safety.  The knowledgeable guides bring their enthusiasm to ensure you will have plenty of wonder and amazement from the beauty of the Galapagos, above and below the surface.

During down time, relax on the sundeck or in the air-conditioned lounge.

Include the Nortada on a custom made itinerary tailored to your specific schedule, budget and interests.

  • BOAT TYPEYacht
  • CAPACITY8 passengers
  • CLASSFirst
  • 8 Days: From $4,263
  • Galapagos Flights: $560 per person


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Arrival at Santa Cruz Island and visit to the Highlands/Transfer and introduction to the boat
Upon arrival you will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island where you will see the twin Craters, lava tunnels and the famous giant tortoises. You will have lunch at the ranch before being transported to boat for your introduction and to meet the crew.

In the afternoon you will have a check dive to prepare you for the following dives.
Diving Punta Carrion or Baltra Island / Diving Cousin Rock
Early this morning you will have a warm-up dive in Punta Carrion or near Baltra Island where you may see white-tip reef sharks, Mola-Mola, and sea horses.

After breakfast you will transferred to Cousin Rock which is one of the most popular dive sites in the Galapagos. It was formed from volcanic tuff and is known for its soft corals and gorgonians. You may see nudibranchs, seahorses, frogfish, sea lions, and eagle rays.
Diving Wolf Island
Today you will have the chance for up to 4 dives around Wolf Island at Punta Shark Bay, El Derrumbe, and Islote La Ventana y La Banana.

This location is the best place around the Islands to swim and view many species of sharks. The erosion and underwater tunnels are a great place to find the red lipped bat-fish. Highlights also include dolphins, turtles, and eagle rays.
Dive Darwin Island
Today you will have up to 4 dives around Darwin Island which is rated as one of the best sites to dive in the world. Highlights include chances to see sharks like hammerheads and whale sharks, dolphins, turtles and eagle rays.
Dive Wolf Island
Return to Wolf Island for up to 4 dives around Punta Shark Bay, El Derrumbe, and Islote La Ventana y La Banana.
Dive Punta Vicente Roca / Dive Cape Douglas
Today will include up to four dives first around Punta Vicente Roca and then to Cape Douglas. You will have the exciting chance to swim amongst the Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Penguins and the Marine Iguanas.
Dive Cape Marshall / Dive Manta Ray City or Roca Blanca
These volcanic walls are covered with black coral bushes and during January to May you can swim with Giant Mantas, black- stripped Salema, and the white-tip reef, Galapagos and hammerhead sharks.
Visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Charles Darwin Research Station
This morning you will check out from the boat and transfer to Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, to learn about the breeding habits of the tortoises and iguanas. Next you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station followed by your transfer to the airport for your flight back to Ecuador's mainland.


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    The boat includes four cabins; 2 twin lower berths and one single upper berth. Every cabin has air conditioning, private bathroom, lockers and drawers.



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Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
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23:33 23 Nov 18
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Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
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18:00 22 Jan 19
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21:36 08 Jan 19
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