Though built in the elegant style of a 1920s sailing vessel, yet possessing all the modern comforts for deluxe cruising through the Galapagos archipelago, the Galapagos Evolution Motor Vessel is large enough to provide spacious staterooms, yet small and navigable enough for its guests to experience nature “up close and personal.”   A charming luxury-class expedition ship constructed in 2003 to accommodate only 32 guests in 16 elegantly designed suites and staterooms, the Galapagos Evolution motor vessel offers excellent service and gives plenty attention to detail while making a minimal impact on the archipelago’s fragile environment.   The ship’s social spaces include a sunbathing area and a bar on the main desk, as well as an alfresco lounge on the bridge deck – perfect for enjoying a drink while whale watching or socializing with fellow passengers. In addition, the vessel provides a main salon for lectures, slide shows and films about the islands that are to be visited.   The Galapagos Evolution Motor Vessel features a Jacuzzi (great for your enjoyment after snorkeling) with lounge chairs for sunbathing. In addition, the cruise provides sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits for exploring the underwater world. There is also a boutique onboard for purchasing amenities and souvenirs, and a reception area where your cruise director can always be found.   For meals, guests have the choice of the inside dining room or an alfresco dining area on the upper deck. The fine cuisine served onboard is varied and of the highest standard, catering also to the needs of vegetarians and those with other special dietary requirements, with all passengers served buffet style.   In addition to its 18 crew members, two (2) naturalist guides and one (1) cruise director, the ship features an onboard doctor who staffs the fully equipped infirmary. The naturalist guides will lead you on daily land tours to discover the amazing geography, the legendary wildlife and the diverse plant life that abounds across the archipelago. The Evolution motor vessel also has special departures for more active groups of kayakers, snorkelers and others wanting to experience the “enchanted” Galapagos Islands.   For family cruises, the ship offers “Kids Club” activities such as stargazing and movie nights. The lounge also has a library with a wide range of books, movies and board games.

From

US$ 6700

Highlights

Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal (Kicker Rock), Floreana, North Seymour, Genovesa Islands & Charles Darwin Station

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.


Day 2 - South Plaza - Carrion Point - Mosquera Islet

South Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.



Carrion Point

Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.

Mosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.


Day 3 - Sombrero Chino - James Bay

Sombrero Chino

Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.



James Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.


Day 4 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip Steps

Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.



Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.


Day 5 - North Seymour Island - Santa Fe Island

North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.



Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 6 - Post Office Bay - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Devils Crown

Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.



Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.


Day 7 - Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz - Highlands

Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.



Santa Cruz

Pit Craters

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 8 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Daphne Island - Pto Baquerizo Moreno

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Daphne Island

Daphne IslandA popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.

Pto Baquerizo Moreno

San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo MorenoThis relaxed town overlooking a harbour is the capital of the Galapagos Islands.


Day 2 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa Point

Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.



Espinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.


Day 3 - Urbina Bay - Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.



Tagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.


Day 4 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan Bay

Bartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.



Sullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.


Day 5 - Bachas Beach - Rabida Island

Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.



Rabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.


Day 6 - Santa Cruz - Highlands - Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz

Pit Craters

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.



Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 7 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay

Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.



Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.


Day 8 - Interpretation Center - San Cristobal Departure

Interpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Daphne Island - Borrero Bay

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Daphne Island

Daphne IslandA popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.

Borrero Bay


Day 2 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa Point

Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.



Espinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.


Day 3 - Urbina Bay - Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.



Tagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.


Day 4 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan Bay

Bartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.



Sullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.


Day 5 - Bachas Beach - Rabida Island

Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.



Rabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.


Day 6 - Santa Cruz - Highlands - Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz

Pit Craters

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.



Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 7 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay

Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.



Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.


Day 8 - Leon Dormido - Interpretation Center - Cerro Brujo

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.

Interpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.



Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.


Day 9 - South Plaza - Carrion Point - Mosquera Islet

South Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.



Carrion Point

Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.

Mosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.


Day 10 - Sombrero Chino - James Bay

Sombrero Chino

Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.



James Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.


Day 11 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip Steps

Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.



Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.


Day 12 - North Seymour Island - Santa Fe Island

North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.



Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 13 - Post Office Bay - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Devils Crown

Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.



Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.


Day 14 - Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz - Highlands

Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.



Santa Cruz

Pit Craters

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 15 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 58.5 meters/192 feet
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 18 staff; 2 naturalist guides; 1 cruise director; 1 doctor
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: Evolution meets all international standards of safety for a ship of its type. ONBOARD SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Safety equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations, and all emergency equipment is SOLAS and ISM certified. The ship equipped with an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), three emergency open-sea life rafts for 26 people each, emergency life vests, flares, signals and fog horns, a PA system, smoke detectors, a sprinkler system throughout the vessel, and fire extinguishers. NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: 72 mile Furuno Radar 19-53 CBB Navnet, Furuno GPS satellite navigator system, Furuno Depth Sounder, Simrad HS50 Electronic Girocompass, speed and distance log, compasses, barometers, forward looking echo sounder
  • Decks: 4

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 32 passengers in 16 cabins
  • Cabins: 2 master suites (A1 & A3) and 1 twin suite (A2) on the bridge, or the “Albatross Deck” / 4 premium queen staterooms (C1, C4, C5, & C9) and 5 premium twin staterooms (C2, C3, C6, C7 & C8) on the main “Cormorant” deck / 2 deluxe queen staterooms (D2 & D3) and 2 deluxe twin staterooms (D1 & D4) on the lower “Darwin” deck
  • Features: All cabins have air conditioning, private bathrooms with hairdryer, storage area, and safety deposit box.

Facilities:

  • Restaurant; al fresco dining area; lounge; sun deck; library, video room (TV / CD / VHS / DVD / PlayStation 2); bar; Jacuzzi; air renewal system, air conditioning throughout, boutique, infirmary with MD on board, clear acrylic kayaks for “glass bottom” glimpses beneath the waves and a “snuba” (snorkey-scuba) for longer, deeper explorations of underwater life.

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Trip Advisor Reviews

star rating  Amabilidad y experiencia - Hice el viaje desde BS AS a Quito, y luego a Galápagos.
Todo resultó impecable
La organización, los guías, los hoteles y todos los servicios contratados
Destaco la amabilidad, y predisposición de Rachel, nuestra guía de gran parte de la estadía en Quito. Y los guías en las islas, Peter, Carlos Lopez y otros cuyo nombre no recuerdo
También al chofer, Darwin, ayudándo para que obtengamos buenas fotos
Recomiendo la agencia por la cordialidad y profesionalismo.

avatar thumb Lore1074
August 7, 2023

star rating  Gran viaje, excelente servicio  - Los tours que nos recomendaron y que hicimos fueron muy buenos. Muy buena atencion y servicio.

También quiero mencionar que uno de nuestros vuelos se atrasó y ellos movieron mar y tierra para que no se perdiera el vuelo. Se terminó cambiando el vuelo gracias a ellos y hasta en el aeropuerto de galápagos ya sabían de nuestro caso. Muy agradecidos con Surtrek.

avatar thumb jagg1987
February 14, 2023

star rating  Todo solucionado. Gran servicio.  - Muy buen servicio, muy personalizado, atendiendo todos los detalles de nuestras necesidades, tanto programadas como las que aparecían sobre la marcha. Gran amabilidad de todos los representantes de la organización con quien tuvimos contacto. Definitivamente muy recomendable.

avatar thumb Agirbal
April 5, 2023

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