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  • Evolution

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

Days: 8 | From: $6,200/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 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.: 198 feet / 60.35 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: 18 crew members plus up to 2 naturalists guides & 1 Cruise Director
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 vesse. 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)

Saturday
Arrive to Baltra / Daphne Major 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 / Rabida

Thursday
Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Friday
Espanola:  Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Saturday
Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B - Footsteps Back in Time (8 days)

Saturday
Arrive to San Cristobal / Lobos Island

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

Monday
Chinese Hat / James Bay (Santiago)

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

Wednesday
North Seymour / Santa Fe

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

Friday
Santa Cruz:  Charles Darwin Research Center / Highlands

Saturday
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

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Pricing

Trip length: 8 days, every Saturday to Saturday

Max number of passengers: 32, in 16 cabins

Prices 2019:

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

Master Suite A1
$7,950 per person

Suites A2 & A3
$7,550 per person

Staterooms C1 – C3, C5 – C9
$6,600 per person

Staterooms C4, D1-D4
$6,200 per person

Charters: from $203,000

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

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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