Primary Port Of Departure:
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Arriving in San Cristobal aboard an Aerogal jet from the mainland, we boarded a bus for the 5-minute trip to the port, where we boarded pangas (tenders) for the quick trip to the vessel, anchored in the harbor. It may not look all that large from a distance, but looks can, as always, be deceiving! Completed in late January in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Eco Explorer I is a 95 foot long, 32 foot wide power catamaran, designed to be the roomiest, fastest and most stable way for 16 divers to join the vessel's 10 crew and 2 naturalist/dive guides to visit the remote diving meccas of Wolf and Darwin Islands. With all of the very large staterooms located on the main deck or above and featuring twin or queen beds, desks, large bathroom with tub and shower, TV/DVD, plenty of storage and full-length windows which can be opened to feel the ocean breezes and listen to the cries of land- and seabirds, the vessel rates among the most comfortable and luxurious dive vessels in the world. The owner's suite, available to guests as well, is a true suite, with a separate sitting