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Specialist Dive Ship with Darwin & Wolf Itineraries

Calling all seasoned dive enthusiasts! If you wish to explore subterranean wonders surrounding the Galápagos Islands, Nortada dive ship is perfect for you. With more dives than any other Galápagos cruise, 7 and 14-night itineraries and a local fisherman as the ship’s owner, you will be treated to great knowledge and understanding of the region, so you can gain the most from your dives. This first-class intimate cruise ship caters predominantly to experienced divers, celebrities and film crews who desire privacy and wish to capture the best underwater footage. The ship offers unrivalled support for camera crews, and as the Nortada only caters to 8 passengers you can charter it solely for yourselves. All cruises depart from Baltra, with a short stop at Puerto Ayora - the largest town in the archipelago. Time on-shore allows you to stock up on supplies from local dive shops before continuing to Carrion Point on Santa Cruz for your first real dive. Once you reach your destination you are plunged into the deep blue alongside inquisitive hammerhead sharks, white tip reef sharks and magnificent manta rays. If this sounds impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet, for the diving highlights of Galápagos are Darwin and Wolf Islands. You will spend three days in these locations, where marine life comes to you in this awe-inspiring underwater amphitheatre - you just need to be camera ready! Expect to see hammerheads, Galápagos sharks, whale sharks and dolphins during these dives. That’s not all. Before you disembark you can also snorkel and dive with sea lions, turtles and mobula rays at Cape Marshall just off Isla Isabela!

On-board Nortada, all meals, snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks are included in your itinerary price. Public areas are light and airy with a dedicated dive deck and sun deck where you can relax under the stars, swapping stories and comparing footage from your underwater adventures.

Accommodation on the Nortada is comfortable, sleeping 8 guests within 4 cabins on the lower deck. Each cabin is air conditioned for your comfort and features storage lockers for your equipment.

Why Book with Latin Routes?

  • Our prices are the same or better than if you book directly with the cruise operators
  • Your full package is protected, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • We have great offers and promotions throughout the year
  • Our holidays are ATOL protected for your peace of mind
  • We offer years of expertise and extensive knowledge of the Galápagos Islands and Ships to help you find the right cruise itinerary for you
  • We can tailor your holiday to your needs, whether you seek an extended Galápagos stay, or wish to continue to other South American destinations

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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