The Galapagos Sky formerly known as Sky Dancer, is a very comfortable diving cruise ship. The vessel offers regular dive cruises from San Cristobal to the Galapagos Islands. Visits to Wolf and Darwin Islands are part of each 7 night cruise.
The large air-conditioned lounge is also a dining area. There is plenty of delicious food on the ship. There is also a bar salon, small library and a TV/DVD on board. The ship has two sun decks which are partly shaded.
The spacious dive deck with dive platform has a special camera table with charging stations and separate sinks for equipment and cameras. Nitrox is available. Rental equipment must be booked in advance. Electronic equipment is state-of-the-art and meets the latest safety standards. The Galapagos Sky has two dinghies.
The 30-metre-long steel ship is comfortably furnished. A maximum of 16 guests can be accommodated in 8 cabins.
Master Stateroom cabins 1-4 are located on the Dolphin deck (upper deck) and have two single twin beds or one double bed, private facilities, window view, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, biodegradable toiletries, fresh towels daily, air conditioning and volume controls.
Deluxe Stateroom cabins 5-8 are located on the Iguana deck (lower deck) and have two single twin beds, private facilities, port light view, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, biodegradable toiletries, fresh towels daily, air conditioning and volume controls.
Galapagos Sky operates 2 different itineraries which will spotlight the best dives sites and unique sightings of the 2 seasons in the Galapagos:
February through to May, guests can enjoy wonderful encounters with Manta Rays as well as many other species of Rays in the Galapagos on top of the already long list of super sightings. The Highlight of June through Nov/Dec is the opportunity to come face to face with the Whalesharks that frequent the areas of Wolf and Darwin Island.
Galapagos Sky has announced that they will take advantage of the new regulation by offering a night dive at Wolf Island - offering up to 5 dives at this most amazing dive region. They have 2 days scheduled here and have a much broader variety of dive sites in their program than any other liveaboard.
Diving is almost always done from the dinghies. Depending on the weather, up to 20 dives and 3 land excursions are offered during every 7 night cruise. You will enjoy 4 dives per day at Wolf and Darwin.
The waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands are quite cool. From December to May: 21°-27°C (70°-80°F) and from June to November 15°-23°C (60°-75°F). It is advisable if you bring at least a 5mm - 7mm wetsuit (semidry) with hood, boots and gloves. If you have, bring a dry suit.
The dive sites of the Galapagos Islands possess some of the world's most spectacular large fish varieties. Some of the biggest attractions include huge hammerhead schools, countless Galapagos sharks, sea lions and sea turtles. The impressive underwater lava formations of the islands create a bizarre landscape with unique vegetation.
Highlights include the far north of Wolf and Darwin Islands (hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles). The schedule is determined by the captain and may change depending on weather conditions.
You should know...
14% VAT are added to on board credit card charges for the boutique, bar bill, tipping, gear rental and upgraded tank rental. MC and VISA are accepted for payment. No VAT charges for cash payments on board.
NEW regulation from 1 May 2018: Any person who enters Ecuador as a tourist must be able to present proof of public or private full coverage international health insurance for the duration of their stay in Ecuador.
The Galapagos Sky is a very comfortable boat with high standard of service and the crew provides all creature comforts that divers like.