Beagle: A personalized experience in the Galapagos Islands
Days: 8 & 15 | From: $4,320/per person
The Beagle is a first class schooner-style yacht that accommodates a maximum of 14 passengers in 7 cabins with lower and upper berth (bunk) beds. With teak decks and beautifully-designed interiors, the Beagle is a great option for those looking for a unique vessel with an intimate feeling and excellent personalized service. Meals are taken both in the main cabin and on the rear deck, and the upper deck offers seating with sun and shade for comfortable lounging. All excursions are done with a bilingual naturalist guide, and include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.
The Beagle has 7 cabins, each with lower and upper berth (bunk) beds. Each cabin has a private bathroom, fresh, hot-and-cold-water shower, bottled water, toiletries, and fresh towels.
Construction: completed in 2011
Type: Twin screw steel-hulled brigantine
Length: 105 ft. / 32 mts.
Beam: 22 ft. / 7 mts.
Engines: Twin John Deere 235 HP (2004)
Cruising speed: 9 knots
Accommodations: 6 double bunk-bed cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C
Water maker: 35 gallons per hour
Crew: Captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and naturalist guide.
Electricity: 220 and 110 volt outlets (fit US appliances)
Safety Equipment: One 20 passenger inflatable life raft with all regulation safety equipment, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
Itineraries & Pricing
Northwest Itinerary (8 day)
Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
Genovesa: Prince Philip’s Steps / Darwin Bay
Egas Port (Santiago) / Navigation
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Fernandina
Isabela: Tagus Cove / Urbina Bay
Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Punta Moreno
Isabela: Sierra Negra / Villamil
Twin Craters (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
South & Central Itinerary (8 days)
Arrive to Santa Cruz / Charles Darwin Research Center
Floreana: Puerto Velasco Ibarra / Punta Cormorant
Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay
Punta Pitt (San Cristobal) / Lobos
Santa Fe / South Plaza
North Seymour / Bartolome
Sombrero Chino / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 8 days, every Tuesday
Max number of passengers: 14, 7 cabins
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), wet suit rental, gratuities, Holiday surcharge (10% for Christmas and New Year’s Departures)
8 Day Cruise: $4,320 per person
8 Day Cruise: $6,050 (single cabin)
15 Day Cruise: $8,210 per person
Children 7 – 11 years old are $2,940 per person (8 day cruise)
Charters: from $56,850 (8 days, 12 passengers), $58,060 (8 days, 13 passengers), $60,480 (8 days, 14 passengers)
Reviews from this trip
Our trip on the "Beagle" throughout the Galapagos was everything I had hoped. the boat was a perfect size for having a small group. The crew did everything to cater to all special needs.Pat & Doug
The 14 passenger boat the Beagle was FANTASTIC! We enjoyed a small group of interesting people and got to know our crew and naturalist well... It ranks in my top 5 trips during my life.Ana Casey
The trip was fantastic! The Galapagos Islands are amazing -- a trip of a life time.Sue Guy
Just loved the Beagle and Patricia is an excellent guide.Janet L'Heureux
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