Galapagos M/V Evolution Motoryacht 8 days/7 nights cruise "in the steps of Pirates & Darwin"

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„Bookable worldwide at local prices!“

 

Cabins

Deluxe cabin

two persons, double bed or two single beds (changeable), own bathroom and Air condition

pp 8890 USD

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Premium cabin

two persons, double bed or two single beds (changeable), own bathroom and Air condition

pp 9539 USD

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Suite

two persons, double bed or two single beds (changeable), own bathroom and Air condition

pp 10298 USD

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Mastersuite

two persons, double bed, own bathroom and Air condition

pp 10740 USD

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Included:

  • All meals while onboard & non alcoholic beverages (water, coffee, tea).
  • All excursions as noted in the programs.
  • Transfers (in Galapagos) to /from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
  • English Speaking Naturalist Guide (Galapagos National Park Certified)
  • free rent of snorkeling equipment

Not Included:
  • Guide and crew gratuities (Tips)
  • Galapagos air tickets  (Flights)
  • Galapagos entrance fees (estimated US$100.-pp- but can change)
  • Transit Card (estimated US$20. -but can change); Personal travel insurance.
 

 

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Deck Plans


Itinerary

 

 

  • Day 1 AM: Baltra Airport, upon arrival we board M/V Evolution where you will habe lunch and a quick briefing en route to our first visitor site: Daphne Major Islet more info
  • Day 1 PM: Daphne Major islet: Is home to a variety of birds including Galapagos martins, blue footed boobies, nazca boobies, short eared owls, rede billed tropic birds amongst other (lunch, dinner) more info
  • Day 1 PM: cruising north/north west to Isabela island (during night) more info
  • Day 2 AM: on the way to Isabela island more info
  • Day 2 AM: Isabela, Punta Vicente Roca: In the morning we visit Punta Vicente Roca. Snorkeling (equipment incl.) is incredible here as a result of the nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current that bathe the western side of the archipelago. We will have a chance to see colorful fish, sea lions, penguins and sea turtles in the water. more info
  • Day 2 PM: Fernandina island, Punta Espinosa: Afternoon visit to Fernandina island, home to La Cumbre volcano, which erupts frequently (most recently in May 2005). We visit Punta Espinosa, a narrow spit of land, where a number of unique species, such as marine iguanas, sea lions, flightless cormorants, herons, egrets and Galapagos hawks can be seen in close proximity. (breakfast, lunch, dinner) more info
  • Day 3 AM: short cruise west to Isabela again. more info
  • Day 3 AM: Isabela, Urbina Bay: Urbina Bay is directly west of Isabela´s Volcano Alcedo, where we will make an easy, wet landing (a hop into a few inches of water). We walk on a stretch of three miles (5 km) of the marine reef that has been uplifted by as much as 13 feet (4 meters) out of the water. A highlight of this excursion are the giant land iguanas and giant tortoise, as well as the opportunity to go snorkeling amongst marine creatures, or just relaxing on shore. more info
  • Day 3 PM: Isabela, Tagus Cove: In the afternoon we visit Tags Cove on Isabela island. A wooden stairway rises to the trail entrance and continues around Darwin Lake through a dry vegatation zone, and ends in a promontory formed by spatter. The site provides spectacular views of our anchorage in the bay. (breakfast, lunch, dinner) more info
  • Day 3 PM: cruising to Bartolomé island (during night) more info
  • Day 4 AM: on the way to Bartolomé more info
  • Day 4 AM: Bartolomé island: In the Morning we visit the famous Pinnacle Rock, where we will see Galapagos Penguins and sea lions. We will also hike a trail to Bartolome´s summit where you will be rewardet with spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and our beach, wher the crystal blue waters of the bay cradle our yacht. more info
  • Day 4 PM: Santiago island, Sullivan Bay: Afternoon visit to this wonderful Ba, one of the most outstanding volcanic sites in the Galapagos islands. in the nearly 100 years since the Sullivan Bay Flow, only a few plants linke Mollugo and Lava cacti have managed to take root in this harsh environment. Oystercatchers can be seen fishing for crabs and mollusks in the tide pool of Sullivan Bay. After exploring the lava flow, there is a swimming and snorkeling with playful sea lions off two small coraline beaches; relaxing on shore (breakfast, lunch, dinner). more info
  • Day 5 AM: Santa Cruz island, Las Bachas Beach: In the morning we visit Las Bachas, a sandy white- coral beach that is a major egg-laying site for sea turtles. The name Bachas refers to the remains of landing craft left here at the end of the World war II. Ashore marine iguanas mingle with flamingos and other wding birds in another of the many super saline lagoons found in the Galapagos. more info
  • Day 5 PM: Rábida island and Santa Cruz, Dragon Hill: Afternoon visit to Dragon Hill, named for the large number of land iguanas that frequent the area, and an important nesting site for iguanas reintroduced by the Charles Darwin Research Center. A short walk from the beach leads to a hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon that is frequented by pink flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. (breakfast, lunch, dinner) more info
  • Day 6 AM: cruising to the south of Santa Cruz. more info
  • Day 6 AM: Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos and its capital, Puerto Ayora, is the economic center of the islands. In the mornign we visit the Charles Darwin Research Center to visit the Giant Tortoise and Land Iguana Breeding and Rearing Program. Here we used to find Lonesome George (now deceased), the last of his particular race of tortoise. more info
  • Day 6 PM: Santa Cruz highlands: Afternoon visit to the Highlands, where the dry coastal vegetation transitons to lush wet fieldes and forests overgrown with moss and lichens. Our destination it the Tortoise Reserve, where we will have chances see these animals in the wild (breakfast, lunch, dinner). more info
  • Day 6 PM: late pm back in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz village more info
  • Day 7 AM: Española island, Punta Suarez: Española or also called "Hood island " is the southernmost island of the archipelago and is one of the most popular due to the breathtaking variation and number of fauna that inhabit the island. In the morning we visit Punta Suarez where you will witness the largest variety of marine iguanas in the Galapagos, masked boobies and blue footed boobies nesting along the cliff´s edge, as well as the famous waved albatross more info
  • Day 7 PM: Española, Gardner Bay: In the afternoon we visit Gardner Bay, a magnificent long white sand beach, where colonies of sea lions laze in the sun, sea turtles swim offshore, and inquisitive mockingbirds boldly investigate new arrivals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) more info
  • Day 8 AM: San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: Today our Galapagos cruise comes to an end, but before we bid farewell to the M/V Evolution and her crew we pay a visit to the Galapagos National Park Visitor Centre on San Cristobal island. The centre presents a comprehensive exhibit of the island´s natural history, human interaction, ecosystems, flora & fauna and your naturalist will use the exhibits to provide an illustrated overview of life on the islands. A short trail arrives at Frigate Bird Hill, where both "magnificent-frigates" and "great-frigates" can be seen in the same colony. Next we return to the airport where we began our journey in the Galapagos for the flight back to the Ecuadorian maindland (breakfast). more info

 

Cruises subject to change due to weather condition or regulations of the Galapagos National Park.


M/V Evolution Motoryacht

Ship type:
Cruise Ship
Ship Category:
Luxury Cruises
Construction year:
1997
Capacity:
32 Passengers
Length:
60 m
Speed:
12 knots
Electricity:
110 V + 220 V

 

Amenities:

  • Single cabin
  • Interconnecting cabins
  • Kayaks on board
  • Internet / WIFI
  • Snorkel gear (free)
  • Wetsuits
  • Sundeck with jacuzzi
  • Standup paddle boards
  • Air conditioning & private bathroom
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • English guide

 

The Award-Winning M/V Evolution Yacht
- exclusive for only 32 guests -

 
Experience the Galapagos in spacious comfort and privacy aboard a yacht that retraces the footsteps of Darwin. The Evolution cruises the archipelago with the lines and style of the roaring 20’s, while offering the finest amenities and service of modern times.
Enjoy a sense of relaxed freedom on board the Evolution with 360-degree exterior walkarounds, recently renovated spacious suites, and unparalleled familial hospitality. Darwin’s discoveries are brought to life by naturalist guides with 15+ years of experience.

Important information: In addition to the 8 days / 7 nights "in the Steps of Pirates & Darwin" cruise route, there is an additional 8 days / 7 nights route "Footsteps back in time", which can be combined into a 15 days / 14 nights route . The graphic of this route see under pictures. The price must then be doubled accordingly. We would be happy to provide you with further information on request!

 

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Mr. Frobeen can give you precise information about the ships.

 

Mr. Frobeen will be happy to advise you by phone at +49 (0)7633 9399360 or via email info@frobeen.de

 

If you want to book, what are the payment methods?

 

  1. The reservation is gratis as an option.

     

  2. If you want to make an fixed booking, there is to pay a deposit of 20%.

     

  3. The remaining payment is due 4 weeks before departure. In individual cases, such as diving cruises, other rules apply. Information on request.

 

  • Your payments are insured against bankruptcy!