Explorer Ventures’ liveaboard fleet announces the addition of two new boats: one in Indonesia and one in the Galapagos
The New Tiburon Explorer, Galapagos
Construction has begun on the 125-foot (38 m) Tiburon Explorer. The steel has been delivered, sandblasted and primed and, on June 20, the keel was laid. Progress photos will be published periodically on social media. This substantial steel hull vessel will cruise the waters of the incredible Galapagos, visiting the famed Wolf and Darwin Islands for hammerheads and whale sharks as well as Cabo Douglas in search of marine iguanas and Punta Vincente Roca for the opportunity to see mola molas.
A large and spacious state-of-the-art vessel, Tiburon Explorer will feature nine air-conditioned staterooms (maximum passenger occupancy of 16) located on the main and lower decks. All will feature private bathrooms and ocean views. All nine cabins will be outfitted with twin beds that can convert to queen beds, allowing for singles or couples in each cabin. The yacht will feature a partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and ample seating, a salon with dining, bar and entertainment areas, and an ample dive deck with a bathroom, large camera table with charging station, individual storage areas and separate rinse bins for cameras and dive gear. Diving operations will commence from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.
Existing reservations aboard Majestic Explorer have been moved to Tiburon Explorer and new reservations are now being accepted for travel beginning in April 2020.
The new White Manta Explorer, Indonesia
The new White Manta Explorer will make its way from Malaysia to Indonesia where it will begin cruising the Banda Sea starting on September 16, 2019. Measuring 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 30 feet (10 m) in width, this steel-hull vessel will offer exciting diving through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki and Raja Ampat in Indonesia. It is stable, sophisticated, and reliable — perfect for extended itineraries to the most exotic regions of Indonesia.
Accommodations on White Manta Explorer include 14 beautifully furnished en-suite staterooms averaging 200 square feet (20 square m), providing modern lodging for up to 22 guests. Six of the staterooms can be available for single occupancy. White Manta Explorer is replete with amenities, including 24-hour satellite WiFi connection, a spacious sundeck, and two dining areas, including a popular alfresco area and an air-conditioned dining room. With a vessel this refined, guests are guaranteed the onboard ambiance of a world-class dive holiday.
White Manta Explorer‘s dive deck is sizeable and comfortable with a large, dedicated camera room, outdoor work station, and a full range of rental equipment. Diving is also conducted in small groups (4:1), meaning attentive and personalized service. With an average of 20 crew members on board and a high crew-to-guest ratio, those aboard can expect first-class service above and below the water.
Guests joining Tiburon Explorer in the Galapagos or White Manta Explorer in Indonesia will undoubtedly enjoy an exhilarating and luxurious dive holiday, likely returning time and time again. For reservations and information, email [email protected] or call +1-307-235-0683 or +1-800-322-3577 (U.S. and Canada).
The Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet offers seven destinations including the Red Sea, Maldives, Northeastern Caribbean (Saba/St. Kitts), Turks & Caicos Islands, Galapagos Islands and Indonesia. The M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II also spends 10 weeks in the winter/spring offering snorkeling with humpback whales on the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic, under charter to Aquatic Adventures.