M/S Beagle

The M/S Beagle is truly a Galapagos icon!

Named after the HMS Beagle, on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and where he got his inspiration for the Theory of Evolution based on his findings in the extraordinary Galapagos Islands.

The Beagle is a  magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautiful interiors, The Beagle is in a class of its own among sailing yachts in the Galapagos. She was built by Cubow Ltd. in Woolwich, England, in the 1970s. She’s been a charter vessel in the Islands for over a decade and has been substantially refurbished under her current ownership.

You will feel the sensation of space aboard the Beagle for kicking back and relaxing between your unforgettable visits on land. The saloon offers a small library of Galapagos literature and a selection of board games.

A friendly and highly professional crew of six will attend you while on board: captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer, and your certified bilingual naturalist guide. The guide will accompany you to all visiting sites within the National Park, providing a wealth of knowledge about the geological and human history of the Islands, and of course about every aspect of their intriguing flora and fauna.

The Beagle includes two week-long itineraries which cannot be split, providing a more intimate and hassle-free experience in the Enchanted Islands.

The Central/Southern Islands itinerary will take you to iconic islands such as Española and Floreana island to discover endemic wildlife and take part in some amazing snorkeling activities. You will also be able to visit Bartholomew for the perfect Galapagos pic!

Connoisseur Tip:

My personal favorite itinerary aboard the Beagle is the NorthWestern Itinerary which visits the most sought after islands in the Galapagos archipelago which include: Isabela, Fernandina, and Genovesa islands. Truly a magnificent and complete itinerary.

Come aboard the M/S Beagle and feel like Darwin during his renowned voyage in the Galapagos Islands!

M/S Beagle: Center/Southern Islands Route

Day 1:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Puerto Ayora/Charles Darwin Research Station

PM – Puerto Velasco Ibarra – Floreana Island

Day 2:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Puerto Velasco Ibarra

PM – Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant

Day 3:  (Thursday) 

AM – Española Island: Punta Suarez

PM -Española Island: Gardner Bay

Day 4:  (Friday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Punta Pitt

PM -San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island

Day 5:  (Saturday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – South Plaza Island

Day 6:  (Sunday) 

AM – North Seymour Island

PM – Bartholomew Island

Day 7:  (Monday) 

AM – Chinese Hat Islet

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Day 8:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/S Beagle: NorthWestern Islands Route

Day 1:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Baltra Island – Airport

PM – Bachas Beach

Day 2:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps

PM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

Day 3:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Puerto Egas

PM – Cruising/Sail

Day 4:  (Friday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Rock

PM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

Day 5:  (Saturday) 

AM – Fernandina Island: Punta Espinosa

PM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Day 6:  (Sunday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay

PM -Isabela Island: Punta Moreno

Day 7:  (Monday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano / Galapaguera

PM – Puerto Villamil / Navigation

Day 8:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/S Beagle 2020 Rates

*Prices are subject to change. Please inquire with your Connoisseur, we can usually get better rates than the ones above mentioned.


6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C


All around the wide decks, comfortable seating allows you to choose sunshine or shade for lounging and observation. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on board with the exception of the day you visit Puerto Ayora when you will enjoy a meal in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Meals blend Ecuadorian and continental cuisine and are served on deck or in the saloon. Coffee and tea are available on deck, cold drinks including beer and a selection of wine and cocktails you may purchase from a well-stocked bar. Refreshing snacks, especially at teatime, round out your daily menu.


  • All meals and activities throughout the cruise
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Kayaks
  • Fuel surcharge
  • On board accommodations
  • Wetsuit

Not included

  • $100 (Subject to change) Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages on board
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance
  • Transfers to and from Galapagos on our established flights
  • Quito or Guayaquil city tour


How often do they raise the sails?

During the 8 day itinerary the crew will raise the sails at least twice, and will let the passengers participate in this.

Is the Beagle the same yacht Darwin used to sail the Galapagos Islands?

No, the M/S Beagle is not the same yacht as the HMS Beagle Darwin used to sail the islands. It is named after the HMS Beagle though.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

M/S Beagle

Trip Facts

  • Motor Sailor
  • Expedition Class
  • 16 guests
  • 105 ft
  • 22 ft
  • 9 knots
  • 5 Crew members + 1 bilingual guide
  • II/III Level
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