Beagle Galapagos Yacht
At 105 feet tall, the Beagle Galapagos Motor Yacht is a breathtaking steel-hulled schooner that offers an unmatched experience when touring the famous Galapagos Islands. Finished with beautiful decks and aesthetically designed interiors, a Galapagos trip becomes an evergreen experience aboard this gigantic sailboat. Named after the HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin made his voyage to the Galapagos Islands, the Beagle Galapagos Yacht features private cabins with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and a salon. It runs 8-day alternating itineraries covering North-West and Center-South of the Islands.
BEAGLE GALAPAGOS CRUISELENGTH: 105 ft. brigantine BEAM: 22ft. ACCOMMODATIONS: 6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C PROPULSION: Twin John Deere 235 HP (2004) GENERATOR OUTPUT: 1 Koller 33 KW generator-220/110 V, 1 koller 23 kw generator-220/110 V, 2-12/24 V Battery packs NAVIGATION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT: 2 Furuno GPS Navigator Systems, 2 magnetic compasses, 1 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 1 Boston Whaler dinghy, 1 inflatable Caribe dinghy, 2 double kayaks, 1 Elliot 20-person liferaft, 1 Shanghai 20-person liferaft, 1 cellular telephone (Movistar), 1 satellite telephone (Iridium), 2 Furuno radars (36 N/M), 1 Water Maker desalination plant, 1 70-band HF DSC radio (ICOM), 1 70-band VHF DCC radio (ICOM), 1 Hummingbird VHF radio, 2 portable VHF radios (ICOM), 2 bidirectional ACR radios, 1 vessel positioner (Hunter), 1 ZART ACR radar responder, 1 Furuno Navtex receiver (climate status), 1 Furuno echo-sounding fathometer (500m). CREW: Captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and naturalist guide. CRUISING SPEED: 9 knots RANGE: 3,000 miles WATERMAKER: 35 gallons per hour LENGTH: 105 ft. brigantine BEAM: 22ft. ACCOMMODATIONS: 6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C
Inclusions & Exclusions
All meals throughout cruise Transfers in the islands All excursions Bilingual national park guide Use of snorkeling equipment Use of Kayak Coffee, tea and soft drinks Free airport assistance*
Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare Alcoholic drinks $100 Galapagos National Park fee $20 Transit Control Card Wetsuit Rental Travel / medical insurance Tips Personal expenses
Xmas & New years surcharge 10% Discount for children under 12 years old 20% Single supplement 80%
Beagle Galapagos Yacht offers two different itineraries
Itinerary North - West & North Islands
DAY 1 (Tuesday) - LAS BACHAS
AM: Arrival to Baltra PM: Las Bachas Baltra Island: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos sail boat. Bachas Beach: is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz which is a swimming beach. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Flamingos, white-cheeked pintail ducks, and migratory birds.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - GENOVESA
AM: Prince Philip's StepsPM: Darwin Bay Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Wildlife you might see today: Storm Petrels, Storm Petrels, Short-eared Owl, Lava Gulls, lava Herons, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Great Frigate birds and Red-footed Boobies.
Day 3 (Thursday) - SANTIAGO
AM: Puerto Egas PM: Navigation to Isabela Puerto Egas: The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. After lunch The Beagle will start navigating to the west side of Isabela Island. Wildlife: Fur seal, flamingos, Galapagos hawks.
Day 4 (Friday) - ISABELA
AM: Punta Vicente Roca PM: Tagus Cove Vicente Roca Point: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions, back to the Beagle Galapagos yacht for the rest of the afternoon. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Whales, dolphins, sea lions, tunas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, pelicans.
Day 5 (Saturday) - FERNANDINA & ISABELA
AM: Punta Espinosa, Fernandina PM: Urbina Bay, Isabela Punta Espinosa: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Galapagos you might see today: Giant tortoises, land iguanas, and flightless cormorants, penguins, sea turtles.
Day 6 (Sunday) - ISABELA
AM: Elizabeth Bay PM: Punta Moreno Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface. Punta Moreno: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Wildlife: Rays, flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons.
Day 7 (Monday) - ISABELA
AM: Sierra Negra and Breeding Center PM: Port of Villamil Sierra Negra Volcano: the largest basaltic caldera in Galapagos, on the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Tortoise Breeding Center: created to protect animals from threats of foreign species. Wildlife you might see today: Finches, two of the five subspecies of the giant tortoise.
Day 8 (Tuesday) - BALTRA
AM: Twin Craters PM: Departure to Airport The Twins Craters - Los Gemelos wait for you at the end of a short hike, created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Vermilion Flycatchers, Short-eared Owls, the Galapagos Dove, and several finch species.
Itinerary South - East and South Islands
Day1 (Tuesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Arrival to Galapagos PM: Charles Darwin Station Reserve Baltra Island: Arrival in Baltra airport, you will be greeted by the Beagle Galapagos yacht guide and some crew members. Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos and Tortoise breeding center. Wildlife you might see today: Darwin’s finches, Giant Tortoises.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - FLOREANA
AM: Puerto Velasco Ibarra PM: Punta Cormorant Puerto Velasco Ibarra: the smallest human settlement in the islands. Pirates, whalers, convicts and colonists inhabited this island in the 1920’s. Punta Cormorant: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Pintail ducks, stilts, Large-billed Flycatchers, Flamingos, Rays.
Day 3 (Thursday) - ESPAÑOLA
AM: Punta Suarez PM: Gardner Bay Punta Suarez: Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Wildlife you might see today: Blue footed-boobies, Galapagos Hawks, Española Mockingbirds, Waved Albatross, sea lions.
Day 4 (Friday) - SAN CRISTOBAL
AM: Punta Pitt PM: Isla Lobos Punta Pitt: Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Isla Lobos: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Wildlife: Red-footed, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Storm Petrels, Sea Lions, Fur seals, Frigate birds.
Day 5 (Saturday) - SANTA FE & PLAZAS
AM: Santa Fe PM: Plazas Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. South Plazas: has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Wildlife you might see today: Red-billed tropic birds and swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas.
Day 6 - (Sunday) - NORTH SEYMOUR & BARTOLOME
AM: North Seymour PM: Bartolome, Sullivan Bay North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. Bartolome: is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Wildlife you might see today: Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas, green sea turtles, penguins and reef sharks.
Day 7 (Monday) - CHINESE HAT & CERRO DRAGON
AM: Chinese Hat PM: Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island Chinese Hat: The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Cerro Dragon: Dragon Hill is surrounded by Palo Santo trees and lagoons where flamingos can be seen and where the shy land iguana live. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Land iguanas, flamingos.
Day 8 (Tuesday) - BLACK TURTLE COVE
AM : Black Turtle Cove AM: Departure from Baltra Airport Black Turtle Cove: This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Transfer to the Galapagos airport. Galapagos Wildlife: Sea turtles, lack-finned reef shark, the white-tipped reef shark, and the Galapagos shark.