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!
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