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Evolution: The best of small yacht cruising and comfort in the Galapagos

Days: 8 | From: $4,760/per person

The Evolution is a 32 passenger luxury vessel, 192 feet long. It has the atmosphere of one of the smaller yachts in the islands, while providing some additional space. Decks and social areas are spacious and well appointed. Guides, food, and service are of top quality. An excellent way to see the Galapagos, combining the best of small yacht cruising and comfort.

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Vessel Information


The Evolution has 16 cabins for up to 32 passengers with private facilities. There are 3 Cabins on the Bridge / Albatros deck, 9 Cabins on the Main / Cormorant deck, and 4 Cabins on the Lower / Dolphin deck.

Yacht Specifications

Type: Expedition Vessel
Length.: 192 feet / 58.5 meters
Beam: 29 feet / 8.9 meters
Draft: 10.5 feet / 3.2 meters
Engines: Caterpillar 3512 T1TA 1300hp
Generators: Northern Lights 150 KVA
Builder: Kanasashi Shipyard
Speed: 10 - 12 knots
Crew: 18 plus up to 2 naturalists guides & 1 Cruise Director

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Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A (8 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Whaler Bay / Eden Islet

Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Punta Espinosa (Fernandina)

Isabela:  Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Bartolome Island / Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

Santa Cruz:  Bachas Beach / Dragon Hill

Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Espanola:  Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center

Itinerary B (8 days)

San Cristobal:  Ochoa Beach & Kicker Rock

South Plaza / Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz) / Daphne Island

Chinese Hat / James Bay (Santiago)

Tower Island:  Prince Phillip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

North Seymour / Santa Fe

Floreana:  Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Santa Cruz:  Black Turtle Cove


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Trip length: 8 days, every Saturday to Saturday

Max number of passengers: 32, in 16 cabins

Prices 2018:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment, wet suits, kayaks

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Holiday Surcharge ($500 per person for Christmas and New Year departures), gratuities

Prices in parenthesis are for the fall season (Aug 25 – Dec 15)

Master Suite A1
$7,650 ($6,120) per person

Suites A2 & A3
$7,250 ($5,800) per person

Staterooms C1 – C3, C5 – C9
$6,350 ($5,080) per person

Staterooms C4, D1-D4
$5,950 ($4,760) per person

Charters: from $195,000 ($156,000)

Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount (3 discounts per family, not available during fall season)

Single supplement: 50% (cabins), 75% (suites), 100% (holiday departures)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The Evolution was excellent.
    Patricia Smith
  • Outstanding trip. Guides were polite, flexible and knowledgeable and took us to more places than expected all interesting. Galapagos excursion on SS Evolution was really well done.
    Page W Thibodeaux

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