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Evolution Galapagos Cruise

Duration5 - 8 days
Price From $6,783
Highlights
  • checkAbout EvolutionThe Galapagos Evolution is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and safety equipment, coupled with all the comforts of home and more.
  • checkDesignEnjoy a sense of relaxed freedom on board the Evolution with 360-degree exterior walkarounds, recently renovated spacious suites, and unparalleled familial hospitality.
  • checkSocial AreasThe Evolution cruises the archipelago with the lines and style of the roaring 20’s, while offering the finest amenities and service of modern times.
  • checkSafety EquipmentThe Galapagos Evolution safety equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class Luxe Class
Capacity 32 Passengers
Construction year Build in 2004
Type Motor Yacht/ Expedition Vessel
Length 58.5 m. / 191.9 ft.
Width 8.9 m. / 29.5 ft.
Cabins 3 Suits on Bridge – A deck 9 Premium Staterooms on Main – C deck 4 Deluxe Staterooms on Lower – D deck
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included in the rates.
Itinerary
IN THE STEPS OF PIRATES & DARWIN (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - BALTRA ISLAND - DAPHNE ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    You will arrive at Baltra Island Airport, then you will head to Daphne Island, which is a volcanic island just north of Santa Cruz Island and just west of the Baltra Airport in the Archipelago of Colón, commonly known as the Galápagos Islands.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - PUNTA VICENTE ROCA - PUNTA ESPINOZA (FERNANDINA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin
    Vicente Roca Point is one of the most well-known snorkeling spots of the Galápagos islands. Located north of Isabela island, it is featured in the itinerary of numerous cruises organized around the archipelago, usually including a one-day stop. Punta Espinoza is a narrow ledge of lava and sand that extends from the base of the volcano to the sea. From its anchorage at Bay Banks people have witnessed and recorded an eruption of Fernandina in the decade of the 1820s that probably gave rise to the Point.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - URBINA BAY (ISABELA ISLAND) - TAGUS COVE (ISABELA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tagus-Cove
    Urbina Bay is located on the southeast side of the Alcedo Volcano on Isabela Island. This area was thrust upward from beneath the sea by volcanic activity in 1954, and many coral, rounded stones, and other skeletons and marine formations can be seen on this site. Tagus Cove is a historical site visited by Charles Darwin in 1835, where graffiti has been carved into the rock walls by visitors over the past centuries
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - PINNACLE ROCK & OVERLOOK (BARTHOLOME ISLAND)- SULLIVAN BAY (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel
    The island consists of an extinct volcano and a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black volcanic formations. Bartolomé has a volcanic cone that is easy to climb and provides great views of the other islands. Bartholomew is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is a distinctive characteristic of this island.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: BACHAS BEACH - RABIDA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    This beach is covered in white coral sand, and it's a major nesting site for Galápagos green turtles. There's also a lagoon just behind the sand which often hosts flamingos, ducks, and migratory birds. You can also often find marine iguanas feeding on the rocky outcrops near the tide line. Rabida is a relatively small, arid island with steep slopes. Most of the coastline is rocky except for a beach on the northeast side. Several small volcanic craters and the high amount of iron in the lava give the island its distinctive red color and overall appearance.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY - PIT CRATERS, HIGHLANDS, WILD TORTOISE RESERVE (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - ISLAND: BREEDING CENTER (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Giant Tortoise
    Journeying across Santa Cruz into the highlands, visitors are delighted by the island’s variety of life and geology. Beginning at the coast and traveling north along the road to Baltra, the road climbs through the agricultural zone and into the mist-covered forests of the highlands. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the archipelago, with wonderful birding opportunities. Whether it’s the bright red feathers of a Vermilion Flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches almost every land bird present in the islands can be found here.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY - PUNTA SUAREZ (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND) - GARDNER BAY, GARDNER ISLET, OSBORN ISLET (ESPAÑOLA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Iguana
    Punta Suarez can easily count as one of the most coveted visitor sites of the Galapagos. This visitor site is located on the western point of Española Island (hence the name) and consists of a trail of about 4 km (2 miles) in length. Located on Española Island, Gardner Bay consists of an extensive beach of whitish coralline sand with several colonies of Galapagos sea lions. Here, we can also observe the endemic mockingbird of Española, usually in small groups defending their territories.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY - INTERPRETATION CENTER (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) - DEPART FOR MAINLAND ECUADOR (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Beach
    The Interpretation Center takes us through the history and settlement of the islands. Visitors can enjoy expositions on natural history, human history and conservation via panels in English and Spanish, as well as smaller exhibits and old photographs. Natural history explains the different natural facts, such as the volcanic origin of the islands, the distance between the mainland, its currents, the special climate, the arrival of different species, etc.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
FOOTSTEPS BACK IN TIME (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SATURDAY - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND - CERRO BRUJO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Witch-Hill
    You will arrive to Arrive at San Cristobal airport, then you will head to Cerro Brujo. Cerro Brujo is an eroding tuff cone that at several locations is composed of AA lava formations. It is a beautiful white sand beach, with an impressive volcanic landscape. Great for snorkeling and sunbathing.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SUNDAY - SOUTH PLAZAS ISLAND - PUNTA CARRION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) / MOSQUERA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Giant Tortoise Galapagos
    South Plazas is blessed with spectacular vegetation, bringing the island to life with spectacular colors. A dense carpet of vibrant red and purple Sesuvium combines with unusual prickly pear cacti to wow visitors. South Plaza Island is also home to a colony of beautiful unique hybrid iguanas, and many nesting sea birds.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 MONDAY - CHINESE HAT ISLET (SANTIAGO ISLAND) - JAMES BAY, PUERTO EGAS (SANTIAGO ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Playa Mann
    Like most of the Galapagos, the Chinese Hat is volcanic in origin. Ages ago, the volcano on nearby Santiago Island erupted, spewing rocks and forming what is known as a "spatter cone." It's essentially a mountain made of lava and rocks from an erupting volcano.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 TUESDAY - DARWIN BAY BEACH (GENOVESA ISLAND) - PRINCE PHILLIP’S STEPS (GENOVESA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch
    Darwin Bay is a stunning coral beach. There is a trail that runs along the beach which takes in tidal pools, and passes by bird colonies, with some pleasant views to be seen along the way too. In particular, there is a great cliff view at the end of the trail. Prince Philip's Steps is an extraordinary steep path that leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25 meters (82 feet) high. At the top, the trail continues inland, passing more seabird colonies in a thin palo santo forest. The trail also provides overviews of a rocky plain.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND - SANTA FE ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    North Seymour (Spanish: Isla Seymour Norte) is a small island near Baltra Island in the Galápagos Islands. It was formed by the uplift of a submarine lava formation. The whole island is covered with low, bushy vegetation. Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. It is thought to be at least four million years old.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 THURSDAY - POST OFFICE BAY (FLOREANA ISLAND) - PUNTA CORMORANT, CHAMPION OR DEVIL’S CROWN (FLOREANA ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Post-Office-Bay
    Post Office Bay Galapagos is a place where old-school communications rules and age-old traditions still mean something. For Galapagos visitors, Post Office Bay is a wonderful glimpse into the human history of the Galapagos islands, and a chance to join in the fun for yourselves. Punta Cormorant is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Puerto Velasco Ibarra, Galápagos, Ecuador that features a lake and is good for all skill levels.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Panga Ride
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 FRIDAY - WILD LAND TORTOISE RESERVE (HIGHLANDS) (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - BREEDING CENTER CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands
    Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild tortoises, both roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the Tortoise Reserve, which is accessible from Santa Rosa or Salasaca. Several farms serve food and allow visitors to explore their grounds in search of tortoises. Currently, the Charles Darwin Research organization’s staff is composed of more than 75% Ecuadorians and is committed to the professional training of the permanent residents of the Galapagos.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 SATURDAY - BACK TURTLE COVE (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND) - BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    Accessed by panga, Lobos island gets its name from the herds of sea lions that have made their home here, snorkeling in the calm clear water provides an amazing opportunity to see these inquisitive and playful animals up close and it is also common to be accompanied by green turtles and rays as well.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Sightseeing
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Airport reception and assistance
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide Guided expeditions according to the itinerary
  • Tour Guide Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
  • assistance Cruise Service Officer
  • Activities Activity Daily Briefing
  • Meals All meals and snacks
  • Meals Soft Drinks and Juices
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Cocktail
  • Gear Equipment Use of sea kayaks and paddle-boards
  • Gear Equipment Expedition Gear
  • Gear Equipment Use of Yoga Mats
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights, accommodations, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary
    + Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee – $100 USD
    + Ingala Transit Control Card – $20 USD
    + Alcoholic beverages purchased at the yacht’s bar (all-inclusive packages available)
    + Gratuities to guides, crew and staff
    + Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
    + Personal travel insurance

     

Additional information

CRUISE INFORMATION

Evolution Galapagos Cruise is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and safety equipment, coupled with all the comforts of home and more. What will make your voyage to Galapagos so memorable are all the opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife on an uncrowded experience? Because the vessel is only for 32 guests, we will arrange a journey around your favorite activities and interests. Your galley and dining staff will turn out quality meals each day using both local and international cuisine. Your vessel is stocked with “food for thought”. As well as a library containing a wealth of information on the natural history of the Galapagos plus an entertainment center complete with DVDs or videos on the Galapagos Islands and our planet.

Evolution Galapagos Cruise also offers a wide selection of board games onboard for guests to enjoy in their spare time. M/V Evolution is equipped with engines to cover the distances of your itinerary expeditiously. The entire ship is air-conditioned for your comfort and has plenty of areas to lounge in the sun or shade. This is your vacation and time to relax and the bar is always open for drinks and refreshments, enjoying the Galapagos luxury experience.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is suggested to have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance and Covid-19 Coverage. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is recommended to arrive at the cities of Quito or Guayaquil, at least 24 hours before the flight to the Galapagos Islands, to avoid inconveniences with flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Cruises have fixed departures so, before booking the cruise and flight tickets, please check dates and itineraries with us. Since The Galapagos is a destination in high demand, the availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options we have available during the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises are required to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise they will charge an extra fee. Please check with us and we will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight tickets arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: An important focus of the tours is that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will be the guarantee for authentic (preferably family-owned) hotels, high-quality tours, great service, and last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers like to do a Galapagos Island Hopping, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour through Ecuador, the local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurances up to 3 million EUR. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and Whatsapp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout the travel journey: Although online contact is essential, personal service is very important too. That is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice in the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen (The Netherlands). During the trip, there will be local personal hostesses on the different destinations e.g. on the Galapagos Islands.
  • 0% Credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for the credit card payment.

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