• Evolution yacht Galapagos

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

Days: 8 | From: $8,950/per person

The Evolution yacht 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. The 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.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


The Evolution yacht has 16 cabins for up to 32 passengers with private facilities. There are 3 cabins on the Albatross (bridge) deck, no cabins on the Beagle (upper) deck, 9 cabins on the Cormorant (main) deck, and 4 cabins on the Darwin (lower) deck.

Albatross Deck: On this deck you will find 1 Master suite and 2 Standard suites with ocean-view windows. The captain's bridge, the al-fresco sky lounge and al-fresco bar are also located on this deck.

Beagle Deck: This is the main deck of the yacht where on the interior you will find the dining room, the reception area with our onboard boutique, and the main lounge . On the outside of this deck, you will find the al-fresco dining area at the stern, and the Jacuzzi with lounge chairs for sunbathing on the bow.

Cormorant Deck: On this deck you will find 9 premium staterooms (double and twin) with ocean-view port holes. The infirmary and the public bathroom of the yacht are also found on this deck.

Darwin Deck: On this deck you will find 4 ample deluxe staterooms (twin and double) with port-holes.

Yacht Specifications

Type: Motor Yacht / Expedition Vessel
Length.: 192 feet / 58.5 meters
Beam: 29 feet / 8.9 meters
Engines: Caterpillar 3512 T1TA 1300hp
Generators: Northern Lights 150 KVA
Builder: Kanasashi Shipyard, Japan
Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots
Crew: 17 crew members plus up to 3 naturalist guides, 1 cruise director and 1 doctor
Navigation Equipment: 72 mile Furuno Radar 19-53 CBB Navnet, Furuno GPS satellite navigator system, Furuno Depth Sounder, Simrad HS50 Electronic Girocompass, speed and distance log, compasses, barometers, forward looking echo sounder.
Onboard Safety Equipment: EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 4 x 25 person open sea life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishing system, and sprinkler system throughout the vessel. Safety equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations.
Comfort Equipment: Air Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV / CD / VHS/DVD/Playstation 2, boutique, infirmary with MD on board, small jacuzzi.
Communications Equipment: UHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones
Electricity: 110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A - In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin (8 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Daphne Major Islet

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

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Bartolome Island / Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach / Rabida

Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Center

Espanola: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B - Footsteps Back in Time (8 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / Cerro Brujo

South Plaza / Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz) / Mosquera Islet

Santiago: Chinese Hat / James Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay / Prince Phillip’s Steps

North Seymour / Santa Fe

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

Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Center

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland


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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 Saturday to Saturday

Max number of passengers: 32, in 16 cabins

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, kayaks, water, coffee, tea, and select wines, local beer, cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, juice, coffee, hot chocolate

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), holiday surcharge, gratuities, premium brands of wines, beer, or spirits

Master Suite A1: $10,750 – $13,050 per person

Suites A2 & A3: $10,350 – $12,550 per person

Staterooms C1 – C9: $9,550 – $11,550 per person

Staterooms D1-D4: $8,950 – $9,800 per person

Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount (maximum of 3 discounts per family, not available for Christmas and New Year’s cruises)

Single supplement: 50% (staterooms), 75% (suites), 100% (Christmas and New Year’s cruises)

Charters: From $291,000

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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