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

Days: 8 | From: $4,620/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

Accommodations

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)

Saturday
Arrive to Baltra / Whaler Bay / Eden Islet

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

Monday
Isabela:  Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Tuesday
Bartolome Island / Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

Wednesday
Santa Cruz:  Bachas Beach / Dragon Hill

Thursday
Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Friday
Espanola:  Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Saturday
San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center

Itinerary B (8 days)

Saturday
San Cristobal:  Ochoa Beach & Kicker Rock

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

Monday
Chinese Hat / James Bay (Santiago)

Tuesday
Tower Island:  Prince Phillip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

Wednesday
North Seymour / Santa Fe

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

Friday
Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Saturday
Santa Cruz:  Black Turtle Cove

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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.

Pricing

Trip length: 8 days, every Saturday to Saturday

Max number of passengers: 32, in 16 cabins

Prices 2017:

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

Not included: Park fees (about $110 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $520 per person), Holiday Surcharge ($500 per person for Christmas and New Year departures), gratuities

Prices in parenthesis are for the fall season (Aug 27 – Dec 10)

Master Suite A1
$7,120 ($5,700) per person

Suites A2 & A3
$6,650 ($5,320) per person

Staterooms C1 – C3, C5 – C9
$6,140 ($4,910) per person

Staterooms C4, D1-D4
$5,780 ($4,620) per person

Charters: from $172,680 ($152,060)

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

Single supplement: 50-100%

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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