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Evolution Galapagos Cruise

In the steps of Pirates and Darwin

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Evolution

From USD 6,950

In the steps of Pirates and Darwin

8 Days, Max. 32 passengers

8 Reviews

Luxury Ship

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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

8 Reviews

Luxury Ship
The Trip Highlights

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Gardner Bay: Pristine, white sand beaches

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Charming luxury

Fantastic itineraries

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Evolution! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. Fernandina, the youngest island, will blow your mind with its rugged lava landscapes. The youngest island in the archipelago, it is still being formed by volcanic eruptions and makes for a wonderful, otherworldly contrast to the other islands. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: Evolution

  • The most charming mega Yacht
  • Fantastic ambiance and luxury
  • Superb naturalist itineraries
  • Great extras like "glass bottom" kayaks!

The Motor Vessel Evolution is, in our opinion, the most charming yacht in the Galápagos fleet. At almost 200 feet long, she is definitely a "mega yacht", and yet she has been designed to evoke the heyday of the luxury steamers - the 1920s and 1930s. Despite her vintage looks, she's actually a cutting edge vessel, designed and built in Japan in 2005 to the latest in marine safety and technology standards.

Timeless elegance Your Evolution experience … Read more about Evolution

Amenities

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

children

-15% for children ≤ 15

wetsuit

Wetsuits

EN guide

English guide

Food & Drinks

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Evolution Galapagos Cruise
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Reviews

Lionel & Jackie Knight

Luxury Ship

Sehr zu empfehlen Wir waren im März 2018 auf der Evolution für eine Galapagos Kreuzfahrt und genossen jede Sekunde. In unseren Augen ist das Schiff perfekt mit genügend Raum für jedermann. Die freundliche Besatzung rundete das Paket ab. Da das Schiff ständig in Bewegung ist, gab es jeden Tag eine andere Insel zu entdecken. Die Tiere auf Galapagos sind spektakulär, das Beste ist, viele Arten gibt es nur hier! Die erfahrenen, hervorragend ausgebildeten Guides konnten uns alle Fragen mühelos beantworten. Beide waren Einheimische und zeigten ihre Heimat- und Naturverbundenheit während der ganzen Kreuzfahrt, wirklich beeindruckend. Über das Essen kann man nicht klagen, es war sehr gut. Viele Früchte und Gemüse, alles frisch zubereitet. Die Inselausflüge waren super organisiert. Einige Wanderungen waren für Älteres Klientel schwierig zu bewältigen aber alle haben es geschafft.

Lional & Jackie Knight

Luxury Ship

An excellent experience in the Galapagos We enjoyed an excellent experience in the Galapagos, on the MV Evolution, in early March 2018. The boat was, we thought, perfect, with enough room for everyone, good rooms and facilities, and an expert, friendly crew. The vessel cruises around the Islands, so every day we had new places to explore on land, on and under the sea. The wildlife was spectacular, and the experience was heightened by the two experienced and very approachable wildlife experts who were always out with us. Both experts were local people who were clearly committed to the ecology of the Galapagos, very inspiring. Perhaps I should say that my wife and I aren’t regular wildlife tourists, and we found the experts very illuminating, as did several more committed wildlife guests on our trip. The bar area, and service on board was always welcoming; the food was a good standard, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables; in fact all the food was tasty and reasonably healthy. The off vessel trips were all very well organized, with careful attention paid to safety, while giving guests the freedom to experience the delights of Galapagos’ nature. There were a couple of moderately steep hikes that taxed older guests, but the vast majority of off vessel experiences were very accessible to all; and of course no one had to go on very trip.

Andrew Brown

Luxury Ship

Jeden Cent wert! Es hätte nicht besser laufen können. Die Größe des Schiffes war optimal und wir kamen sehr gut mit den anderen Reisenden zurecht. Unsere Kabine war sehr komfortabel, das Essen war herrlich und die Crew einfach unschlagbar. Die Inseltouren zeigten uns das Maximum, was man hätte sehen können, die Guides waren 1a.

Andrew Brown

Luxury Ship

Priceless experience From the time of first booking the trip to the Galapagos to leaving the M/V Evolution, it could not have been a more efficient or thoughtful service. Their recommendation for the Wyndham Hotel in Guayaquil was solid. The size of the ship was optimal, I thought, especially as our fellow passengers were a genial bunch. It was comfortable, the crew were professional and the meals were enjoyable. The day tours were conceived to show the maximum amount of the wonderful islands, and our nature guides were superb.

Sharzad Sheibani

Luxury Ship

Absolutes Highlight Diese Kreuzfahrt ist ein absolutes Highlight. Unsere Tochter hat mehrere Lebensmittelallergien gegen alle möglichen Nüsse. Die Besatzung an Bord der Evolution hat stets darauf geachtet und bereitete alle Speisen perfekt zu. Schade, dass wir keinen Blaufußtölpel mit Hause nehmen konnten. Es was eine perfekte Reise.


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