This Galapagos expedition yacht offers passengers the elegance and charm of a 1920's ship while providing the comfort, safety and amenities for the 21st century.  Spacious staterooms, a variety of social areas and deck space, along with excellent staff and naturalist guides make for an exceptional expedition for you, your friends, and for families. Offering naturalist cruises and family cruises, there's something for everyone: specially-designated family departures offer Kids' Club activities like star-gazing and movie nights, specially selected child-oriented guides who provide learning activities and journals to help make the nature experiences more meaningful. There are also children's games, special meals and snacks.

The Evolution has cruising stabilizers for smoother cruising and less motion on the sea. Social areas are handsomely appointed: the salon with bar is also used as lecture room for slideshows and films; the library contains an extensive selection of books on Galapagos, movies & board games. Enjoy dining in both the lovely inside dining room and outside al fresco dining area. Wholesome and plentiful meals are served buffet-style, with a variety of local and international cuisine and plenty of tropical fruits. While cruising, there are many places for relaxation and observation: on the sundeck with beautiful rattan furniture, in the small hot tub on the bow, on the lounge chairs under a canopy or in the open. The small boutique offers some gifts and essentials. A full-time MD and infirmary is available at all times.


Departures: 8-Days, Saturday, weekly throughout the year

Rates, per person, double occupancy


2017 Rates, seasonal


Regular Season: Jan 1-Aug 26; Dec 11-31

Fall Season: Aug 27-Dec 10

Deluxe Staterooms D1-D4 $5,780 $4,620
Premium Stateroom C4 $5,780 $4,620
Premium Staterooms C1-C3 & C5-C9 $6,140 $4,910
Suites A2 & A3 $6,650 $5,320
Master Suite A1 $7,120 $5,700

Included: all meals, guides and activities throughout the cruise; soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea; use of snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) and wetsuits

Additional fees & discounts:

Galapagos Airfare (from Quito or Guayaquil): $540 to $620, depending on the routing and the season, subject to change

Galapagos Park Fee and Entry Card: $124 per person

Holiday Surcharge: $520 per person on departures during Christmas and New Years

Single Supplement: +75% in suites; +50% in all other cabins.  100% during Holiday Season (Christmas & New Years)

Children's discount: 15% for children under age 15 on cruise rates except during holidays where there is no children's discount. Maximum of 3 children's discounts per family. Not available during Fall Season 2017.

Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, gratuities and tips for guides and crew members, airline fuel tax if applicable


For detailed itineraries on this or Itinerary 2, please contact us.


Itinerary 1, Footsteps Back in Time


Day 1 Saturday

Morning: Baltra Island: arrival

Afternoon: Bartolome Island: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook


Day 2 Sunday

Morning: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca

Afternoon: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinosa 


Day 3 Monday

Morning: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Afternoon: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay


Day 4 Tuesday

Morning: Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil

Afternoon: Isabela Island: Volcan Sierra Negra


Day 5 Wednesday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station

Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Highlands Tortoise Reserve


Day 6 Thursday

Morning: Floreana Island: Mirador Baronesa

Afternoon: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 7 Friday

Morning: Espanola (hood) Island:Punta Suarez

Afternoon: Espanola Island: Gardner Bay 


Day 8 Saturday

Morning: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center & depart for mainland Ecuador


Included in the Cruise rate: all meals on yacht, snacks 2x/day, drinking water, water bottle and non-alcoholic beverages; daily excursions led by experienced English-speaking naturalist guides in groups of 16/per naturalist guide; ponchos and walking sticks available for use.

Not included: Round-trip airfare (figured separately & prepaid); Fuel Surcharge, Galapagos Park Fee & Galapagos Transit Control Card (figured separately & prepaid;) rental of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, payable on board; tips to guide, crew and staff; alcoholic beverages.

Number of passengers: 32

Number of Days: 8 days only, Saturday departures

Length: 192 ft

Beam: 29 ft

Type: cruise ship/expedition vessel

Safety: EPIRB, ISM & SOLAS; meets or exceeds US Coast Guard regulations

Crew: 17 + 2 naturalist guides, 1 cruise director and 1 doctor

Cruising speed: 10 - 12 knots

Air Conditioning: Yes, throughout

Diving: No

Located on 3 decks, all cabins have exceptional accommodations with climate controls and ample space to hang and store clothing. There are 3 suites, 9 premium staterooms, and 4 deluxe staterooms, each with either 2 twin beds or one double bed. In many cabins the twin beds can be joined for a double bed. Cabins are quite roomy, ranging from 140 square feet to 260 square feet. Each has good size private bathrooms with hair dryers and storage space for toiletries. Cabins have either 1-2 windows or portholes, all outside facing.

Quick Facts

  • 8 days only
  • 32 passengers
  • Saturday departures
  • 192 feet long
  • Cruise ship / expedition vessel
  • Diving option on Naturalist cruises
  • Family and Active cruises  

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