Lesbian and Gay Galapagos Islands Dive Trip
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LGBTQ+ Scuba Expedition on Humboldt Explorer,
June 26 - July 3, 2023
$5395 per person
Experience the abundance
and diversity of life in Earth’s most remarkable
ecosystem. Penguins swim with tropical fish and iguanas
feed underwater. On land, giant
tortoises plod and sea birds nest with no natural fear
of human beings. In the central islands, we will combine
great diving with fascinating land excursions led by our onboard
naturalist, then venture across the Equator to dive
the Northern Galapagos’ remote Wolf and Darwin
Islands. Large numbers of scalloped hammerhead
sharks typically school here.
This is the beginning of whale shark season in the Galapagos and our chances of spotting one or several are excellent but cannot be guaranteed. Huge pods of dolphins
are common, and eagle and manta rays are often
Travel in style on our mixed LGBTQ+ charter of Humboldt Explorer for the scuba expedition of a lifetime. E-mail us to reserve your place today!
Attention: This is ADVANCED and strenuous diving! You should carry a minimum of Advanced Open Water certification and be comfortable entering and exiting rough seas from a zodiac in strong currents, with blue water safety stops and no visual reference. It is essential that you and your buddy follow the divemaster closely and observe PADI safe diving practices.
- Seven nights aboard Humboldt Explorer
- All meals, between meal snacks, and espresso coffee, tea, fruit juices, filtered water, and soft drinks
- 5 ½ days of diving
- Up to 4 dives a day (18-20 dives total)
- Airport meet & greet and transfers on day of ship arrival and departure
- Two naturalist-led land excursions (no landing is possible on Wolf or Darwin Island due to National Park regulations)
International airfare to Quito or Guayaquil, overnight in Quito or Guayaquil on June 25 (we are happy to arrange), domestic airfare to Galapagos (approx. $575, arranged for you), airport departure taxes,
rental equipment if needed, any fuel surcharge, Nitrox ($150 for seven days), National Park fee of $100,
chamber fee of $35, transit card fee of $20, crew gratuities (approx. 10% suggested), alcoholic beverages, and items of a personal nature.
Getting there :
American Airlines, Avianca, Copa, United and LATAM all offer service to Quito (UIO) and Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador (or to Lima, Peru (LIM) for our Peru and Machu Picchu Adventure) at good prices.
E-mail us for suggested itineraries from your home city.
Plan to arrive in Guayaquil (GYE) or Quito (UIO) no later than June 25. We are happy to arrange hotel stays in either Guayaquil or Quito.
Our Peru and Machu Picchu Adventure is scheduled as a pre-trip, June 17-25, perfect for non-diving family or friends who would like to experience South America with you!
Your domestic flights to and from Galapagos will be booked for you by Humboldt Explorer staff in Ecuador. The flight cost will be added to your final invoice. You must arrive in Quito or Guayaquil at least one day prior (June 25) to ensure you make the flight on the morning of June 26.
Plan to return home no earlier than 7 pm on July 3 from Guayaquil or Quito.
$1000. Second deposit of $1000 due nine months prior to departure. Third deposit of $1000 due 180 days prior
to departure and final payment due 120 days prior to
Add-on Machu Picchu Adventure:
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver from the letter with your deposit by check or credit card.
Make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.