M/Y Evolution Cruise Description:
Set along the equator, some 600 miles off the South American coast of Ecuador is a crown jewel of the natural world. The Galapagos Islands live up to our dreams of a sheltered place far removed from the usual concerns. The skies are typically sunny, and the sea breezes create that perfect air temperature that instantly relaxes the body. The ocean is an ever inviting blue, matched by long sandy beaches of coral white, terracotta red, volcanic black and looking-glass green. There are crystal coves and quite mangrove lagoons.
Accommodation & Distribution:
The Galapagos Evolution has a capacity for 32 passengers, featuring 16 spacious cabins. All cabins have private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, mini-bar, TV. It is also designed with twin beds or one faux queen bed and connected suites for families.
|TYPE||Motor Yacht / Expedition Vessel|
|L.O.A||198 feet / 60.35 meters|
|BEAM||29 feet / 8.9 meters|
|ENGINES||Caterpillar 3512 TITA 1300hp|
|GENERATORS||Northern Lights 150 KVA|
|BUILDER||Kanasashi Shipyard, Japan|
|CRUISING SPEED||10 – 12 knots|
|ACCOMMODATIONS||3 Suites on A deck
9 Cabins on C Deck
4 Cabins on D Deck
|CREW||18 plus, crew members. Up to 2 naturalist 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|
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - BALTRA ISLAND
|SATURDAY TO SATURDAY|
|SATURDAY||AM: Arrive Baltra Island
PM: Daphne Island
|SUNDAY||AM: Isabela (Albemarle) Island: Punta Vicente Roca (SN, PR)
PM: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza (WH, SN)
|MONDAY||AM: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay (WH, SN)
PM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|TUESDAY||AM: Bartholome: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook (WH, SN, PR)
PM: Santiago (James) Island: Sullivan Bay (WH, SN)
|WEDNESDAY||AM: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach (WH, SN)
PM: Rabida Island (WH, SN, KY, PR)
||AM: Santa Cruz Island: Pit Craters, Highlands, Wild Tortoise Reserve (WH)
PM: Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) (WH)
||AM: Española (Hood) Island: Punta Suarez (WH)
PM: Española Island: Gardner Bay/Gardner Islet/Osborn Islet (WH, SN, KY, PR)
||AM: San Cristobal (Chatham) Island: Interpretation Center (WH)
Late Morning: San Cristobal Island: Depart for Mainland Ecuador
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
|SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
|SATURDAY||AM. Arrive to San Cristobal (Chatham) Island
PM. Lobos Island
|SUNDAY||AM. South Plazas Island (WH)
PM. Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island: Punta Carrion / Mosquera Island (WH, SN, PR)
|MONDAY||AM. Santiago (James) Island: Chinese Hat Islet (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM. Santiago Island: James Bay / Puerto Egas (WH, SN)
|TUESDAY||AM. Genovesa (Tower) Island: Darwin Bay Beach (WH, SN, KY, PR)
PM. Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|WEDNESDAY||AM. North Seymour Island (WH, SN, PR)
PM. Santa Fe Island (WH, SN, KY, PR)
|THURSDAY||AM: Floreana (Charles) Island: Post Ofice Bay (WH, SN)
PM: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant / Champion or Devil’s Crown (WH, SN, PR)
|| AM. Santa Cruz Island: Wild Land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands) (WH)
PM. Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) (WH)
|| AM. Santa Cruz Island: Back Turtle Cove (PR)
Late Morning: Baltra Island Airport: Depart for Mainland Ecuador
NOTE: Cruise Itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).
Above prices include:
All meals and snacks throughout cruise.
Guides & activities throughout the cruise.
All transfers (with rest of group) while in Galapagos.
Soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea throughout the cruise.
Use of snorkeling equipment & wetsuits.
Use of kayaks.
Above prices do not include:
Roundtrip Galapagos Airfare.
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee.
Gratuities & Tips to Crew and Staff.
INGALA Transit Control Card.
Bar consumption onboard (all-inclusive packages available).
♦ No discounts for children for Christmas & New Years.
♦ Maximum of 3 children discounts per family / booking (no exceptions).
♦ A 10% discount will apply for second week of cruise.
♦ Not applicable in Christmas, New Years & Easter.
Please be aware that the prices vary consistently due to promotions and Galapagos last minute deals, so in order to GET THE BEST PRICE for the dates you desire please fill out the request form below.
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