Nortada is operated by his Owner, a local fisherman with a business licence to run dive tours in the Galapagos National Park. Built in France by Naval Builder Guy Couach, Nortada is a completely rebuilt and refit private live-aboard charter boat for small groups of 8 divers.The boat also features an extended occupancy option of up to 12 people. The additional guests can be accommodated in the four full size upper berths available in every one of the four cabins.


Friday: A.M.  Arrival to Galapagos
P.M. Check Dive – Puerto Ayora
Saturday: A.M. Punta Carrión / Baltra N/E
P.M. Cousins Rock
Sunday: (All Day) Wolf
Monday: (All Day) Darwin
Tuesday: (All Day) Wolf
Wednesday: A.M. Cape Douglas
P.M. Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday: A.M. Cape Marshall – Puerto Coca
P.M. Manta Ray City
Friday: A.M. Charles Darwin Research station
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Ecuador Travel Online reserves the right of making any change without previous notification, to the itinerary according to circunstances, this could be Galapagos National Park regulations notifications, weather conditions, availability, safety concerns or any other demanded condition which matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits.






12l / 80cft air cylinder, weights and weightbelts All dives and land visits where allowed Accommodation (twin cabin occupancy)All meals and snacks served on board Water, Coffee, Tea, JuicesNaturalist Dive Guide(s)Tender & transportation to / from dive sites Selected safety equipment Airfare to Galapagos* $498
National Park Entry Fee* $100
Migratory Control Card* $ 20
Transfer in/out (one way) $ 45
Drinks for sale
Tips and Gratuities *For reference only, subject to change without previous notice.Optional Expenses (weekly): Nitrox upgrade$ 150,00
Nitrox user course
$ 210,00
100cf / 15lt cylinders upgrade
$ 100,00
Specialty cylinder rental ***
$ 100,00 Full Kit Rental (incl. computer) $ 300,00 Dive light rental Point and shoot photo rental BCD rental Regulator rental Computer rental Wetsuit, hood and booties rental Mask, snorkel & fins rental GNP Itinerary change fees (daily) Second Guide / Instructor & Tender

Deck Plan / Specifications

Country of origin: France
Boat location: Galapagos Isl.
Flag: Ecuador
Boat Name: Nortada
Decks: 3
No. of passengers: 8+
No. of cabins: 4
En-suite: 4
Length: 25.9 m / 84.5 ft
Draft: 1.52 m / 5 ft
Beam: 5.48 m / 18 ft
Cruise Speed: 10 knots
Hull: Fiberglass
Power: 100 / 220 volt
Courses: All
Air Conditioned: Yes
Rebreathers: Yes
Nitrox: Yes
Nortada offers four lower deck fully air conditioned cabins with two single lower berths, private heads, lockers and drawers. Public areas consist of a main deck with bridge, galley, air conditioned dining room and lounge.
Main Mechanic Features:
Twin CUMMINS 6CTA8.3-M 255 HP main engines. Twin 40 KW John Deere/Onan (M) electric generators.
Water Separator, Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system, Reverse Osmosis desalination system.
Safety and Communications equipment on board:
24 mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter, Furuno- FCV620 Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno HF- MF/DSC Radio, VHF/DSC Icom radios, ACR Epirb, ACR Sart, ACR VHF bi-directional rescue radio, Ritchie Magnetic Compass, hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator, searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system. (2) DSB inflatable life rafts for 16 passengers each, (16) life jackets, (2) 15 feet Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard engines. All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.


• Divers need at least 30 dives and their PADI license.
• Normally, Nortada does not accept infants on board.

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