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SY Nautilus

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The SY Nautilus is a beautiful sailing/motor yacht licensed as both a naturalist & diving boat.  She offers amazing trips in the "old style" & dives the Central & Southern Islands.  Sail & dive during the day, overnight in charming hotels on the Southern Islands.

"For families & less experienced divers, SY Nautilus provides a wonderful way to explore & dive the Galapagos Islands.  Her itineraries do not include Darwin and Wolf  ... but concentrate on the central islands where the waters are far less challenging.  Valuable diving experience can be gained here while still living the immense excitement of the Galapagos Islands.  Vicente and his crew put together magical itineraries for their guests.  Sail, dive and explore during the day .... sleep in the comfort of a hotel.  The best of all worlds.  I highly recommend this option if you're still gaining experience."   ...   Dominick Macan

Unique & lovely

Dive and Trek the Southern Islands of Galapagos aboard the SY Nautilus. A great value for a 7-night dive cruise and particularly inviting for a family dive adventure in Galapagos.

There is now only one boat in the Southern Islands of Galapagos that can combine a diving trip with land visits.  Her 7-day diving itinerary is one of the best values in the Islands.

Nautilus is a spacious 85 foot pilot-house motor sailor. Extremely comfortable and attractive, with rich teak panelling and furnishings, this lovely ketch-rigged yacht is the perfect solution for passengers who seek a highly personalized experience.

Her facilities include a dining area with two tables, and salon, TV, DVD a mini-library, and mini-bar and sun deck. On deck, a "Bimini" covers the settees around an outdoor table and offers ample room for al fresco occasions at the large cockpit. There is also a swimming ladder. The diving is supported by a comfortable Caribe C20 boat.

Nautilus Yacht holds all necessary permits from National Park as diving operator in the Marine Reserve, and full fill all safety requirements from the Ecuadorian Navy: Life rafts, Hunter Satellite, Radio VHF, Radio HF, ecosounder, radar, EPIRB, bidirectional radio, Oxygen, and offers the necessary safety and comfort in navigation.

Galapagos SY Nautilus interior set

  • The following accommodation is included:

    Accomodation is provided in first class air conditioned hotel on the islands.

    You can request a double or triple room with private bathroom, hot showers, and, where possible, and ocean view.

    Upgrades to luxury hotels are also available for an additional cost.

  • Diving Amenities:

    The diving is supported by a comfortable Caribe C20 boat and diving is done in the central islands.

    Please note that SY Nautilus does not have permits to dive Darwin & Wolf.   The diving in the central islands is less challenging and therefore very suitable to novice divers and families with children who are learning to dive.
  • Included in all 7 night trips:
    • compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    • First Class air conditioned hotel, in a double or triple room with private bathroom, hot showers, and (possible) ocean view
    • transfers Baltra airport-Hotel-Baltra airport within the tour dates
    • breakfast in the hotel plus snacks and lunch onboard
  • Extras (rates subject to change):
    • international and domestic airfare
    • dinners
    • National Park entrance, Ingala tourist card
    • single supplement in hotel
    • nitrox tanks 32%

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