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Beagle Cruise

Midrange Class Sailing Yacht

An excursion to the famous Galapagos Islands will truly offer an unforgettable experience to you. You can easily book yachts and cruises that will help you explore these islands in a better way. The Beagle yacht is a motor sailor boat, which is equipped with almost every facility required by a traveler. This yacht is truly magnificent and an embodiment of comfort that provides the visitors best of the facilities.

The aesthetically designed interiors along with the well-complimented chrome fittings offer an Edwardian atmosphere inside the yacht. It can accommodate a total of fourteen passengers in its spacious six double cabins and 2 single cabins. These cabins have an air-conditioner, double beds, private bathrooms and hot water, ensuring a comfortable stay. It also features teak decks that will further comfort your stay. There will be five professional crew members on board at your service.

This sailboat offers a serene ambience along with some really delectable cuisines. You will find it very comfortable in terms of accommodation, and it will also fit in your budget. It offers two 8 days itineraries; one will take your cruise to the center and south of the Galapagos Islandsand the other one will travel you to the north and west of these islands. It also provides a 15 days and 14 nights itinerary that covers almost every important island in the Galapagos. You can select any of these as per your preferences.

You will be provided with a multi-lingual guide who will provide you ample information about the different places in your preferred language. This small yet spacious yacht is also apt for those who want to travel solo, as it has single cabins too. You can also get snorkeling equipments and wetsuits on board.

You can enjoy various marine adventures like zodiac rides, snorkeling, etc., which will offer you a close encounter with the underwater world. If you are a true lover of nature and want to conserve as well as protect the natural and cultural heritage of our planet then you can opt for the various eco tours to cruise around the Galapagos.

Visiting these beautiful islands would certainly give you a different perspective about the world. So, sail amongst the Galapagos Islands by booking the Beagle yacht and enjoy your trip.

  • 14 passengers Sailing Yacht
  • Amazing itinerary, 8-days non-stop
  • Ample social areas
  • Comfortable Lower deck Bunk-bed cabins
  • Beautifully designed interiors
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide

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Galapagos Cruise Beagle
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  • 14 passengers Sailing Yacht
  • Amazing itinerary, 8-days non-stop
  • Comfortable Lower deck Bunk-bed cabins
  • Beautifully designed interiors
  • Ample social areas
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide

Beagle Information

8 Days – North & West Islands

8 Days – South & East▼

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8 days – North & West Islands
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Baltra Island – Bachas Beach
Day 2 Genovesa Island – Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay 
Day 3 Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Navigation
Day 4 Isabela Island – Punta Vicente Roca & Fernandina Island – Punta Espinoza
Day 5 Isabela Island – Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay
Day 6 Isabela Island – Elizabeth Bay & Punta Moreno
Day 7 Isabela Island– Sierra Negra, Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center & Port of Villamil
Day 8 Puerto Ayora – Baltra Airport
Day 1: Baltra Island – Bachas Beach
Bachas Beach Galapagos Islands

On arrival at Baltra Airport all visitors pay their entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. You will then be met by The…

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… Beagle’s naturalist guide who will assist you with your luggage collection and accompany you on a short bus ride to the harbor to board The Beagle.

After a light lunch The Beagle will navigate to Las Bachas. Located on the northern shore of Santa Cruz Island. Las Bachas is a white sand beach that is a major nesting site for the green sea turtles. The name “Las Bachas” (“potholes”) refers to the indentations left in the sand by laying turtles or departing hatchlings. On the shore there are marine iguanas, and in the lagoon area flamingos are common. Visitors are welcome to swim from the beach.

Day 2:  Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay 
Darwin Bay | Genovesa Island | Galapagos

After a dry landing you climb up the fairly steep Prince Philip’s Steps that take you onto a lava rock trail leading you…

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… through Palo Santo forest full of nesting birds. There’s a good chance of seeing the unique short-eared owl at this site.

After lunch and a snorkel along the amazing cliff sides, you visit the beach area of Darwin Bay, home to frigate birds, red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, flycatchers, lava gulls, storm petrels and Darwin finches, to mention some of the birds found in this bay, formed from a caldera collapse.

Day 3: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Navigation
Egas Port | Santiago Island | Galapagos Islands

After a wet landing at Puerto Egas, also known as James Bay, onto a black beach, an easy stroll takes you near the coast…

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… line to observe tidal pools, marine birds, iguanas and sea lions, and often migratory birds are present in this area. This is also a good place to observe the Galapagos hawk. The trail ends at the fur sea lion grottos and, being nocturnal feeders, the fur seals sleep in and around the grottos during the day. On returning to the beach visitors may snorkel or swim.

After lunch The Beagle will start navigating to the west side of Isabela Island.

Day 4: Punta Vicente Roca & Punta Espinoza
Vicente Roca | Galapagos Islands | Isabela Island | Galapagos Cruise | Flighless Cormorant

Punta Vicente Roca offers a dinghy ride, excellent for marine life observation, to a snorkel area where underwater wildlife…

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…take full advantage of the nutrient-rich Cromwell current that upswells in this area.

Fernandina is the youngest island of the Archipelago. As you disembark at Punta Espinoza, you must be careful not to step on the marine iguanas piled up together to retain body heat. This visiting site is rich in wildlife, sea lions, flightless cormorants, penguins, herons, Sally light-foot crabs and much more, all living side by side on this small point with its mangrove forest.

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Day 5: Isabela Island – Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay
Tagus Cove | Isabela Island | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruises

The 30 minute hike at Tagus Cove takes you to the top of a cliff to view the volcanic landscapes of Darwin Volcano and…

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…Darwin Lake, the latter an uplifted ultra-saline lake saltier than the sea. Historically used as an anchorage site by pirates and whalers, this site is again an excellent place for marine and land birds.

Located to the south at the foot of the western side of Alcedo Volcano, Urbina Bay was uplifted in 1954 from the seabed leaving coral heads sitting out of the water. There is a large colony of land iguana, which has grown since the feral dogs and goats have been controlled through Project Isabela. It also affords an opportunity to see the Alcedo Volcano tortoise in its natural habitat.

Day 6: Isabela Island – Elizabeth Bay & Punta Moreno
Galapagos Islands Snorkeling

Elizabeth Bay is a marine visitor site so the excursion is made by dinghy to the Mariela Rocks, where there is an important…

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…colony of Galapagos penguins. The dinghy ride takes you into a cove surrounded by red mangrove. Here in these quiet lagoons there may be green sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans, small shark and flightless cormorants.

A lava walk takes you to a series of lagoons with plenty to see along the way. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos doves, penguins, blue-footed boobies, mockingbirds and flightless cormorants are some of the abundant wild life.  Still on Isabela, the largest island in Galapagos, you will explore Punta Moreno, a desolate and pristine landscape of impressive black lava flows affording good views of Alcedo and Sierra Azul volcanoes.

Day 7: Isabela Island- Sierra Negra, Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center & Port of Villamil
Sierra Negra Volcano | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruises

 

After breakfast, passengers head for the Sierra Negra volcano, the second largest volcanic crater in the world. It sits in the…

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…southern part of Isabela Island. Transportation is available to the end of the road, followed by a 45-minute walk on a trail to the top of the volcano from where the caldera can be viewed.

Upon returning from the hike, passengers visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, to see the giant tortoises. Lunch is served upon their return to The Beagle, and afterwards, those who wish to can go swimming in one of the coves of Villamil Port.

In the afternoon the boat begins traveling toward Puerto Ayora.

Day 8: Puerto Ayora – Baltra Airport
Baltra Islands, Galapagos

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Departing visitors going to Baltra Airport and those who are remaining on The Beagle for a second week will all go together…

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…in a bus to the Gemelos, located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. These pit craters are just off the main road that crosses the island to the airport.

8 Days – Northwest Islands ▲

8 Days – Centre Southern Islands  ▼

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8 days – South & East Islands
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Baltra– Puerto Ayora -Charles Darwin Research Station
Day 2 Floreana Islands  – Cormorant Point & Post Office Bay
Day 3 Española Island – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Day 4 San Cristobal – Punta Pitt & Isla Lobos
Day 5 Santa Fe & Plazas Islands
Day 6 North Seymour Island & Bartolome Island – Sullivan Bay
Day 7 Chinese Hat & Santa Cruz Island – Cerro Dragon
Day 8 Black Turtle Cove & Baltra Airport
Day 1:  Baltra- Puerto Ayora -Charles Darwin Research Station
Charles Darwin Station Galapagos

Arriving guests from Baltra Airport will be met by a transfer guide and taken on board The Beagle to settle into your cabins…

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…and have a snack before going to the Darwin Station in the afternoon. Afterwards you may stroll through Puerto Ayora’s main street with time to explore the shops.

The Charles Darwin Research Station is on Santa Cruz Island which is the main inhabited island in the archipelago, with a population of approximately 16,000. A visit to the station will increase one’s understanding of the work being done by the foundation and the importance of preserving the Archipelago’s ecosystems. A series of walkways takes you through the captive breeding program where you will see juvenile and adult tortoises from different islands.

Day 2:  Floreana Island – Puerto Velasco Ibarra & Punta Cormorant
Cormorant Point | Galapagos Islands

Puerto Velasco Ibarra has the smallest human settlement in the Islands. Floreana was inhabited as early as the 1920’s and…

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… has a colorful history of pirates, whalers, convicts and colonists. You will be driven up into the highlands on a dirt road in an open-sided bus known locally as a chiva. You’ll pass through chacras (small land holdings) up to a small fresh-water spring called Asilo de la Paz and visit a tortoise corral. On returning to The Beagle you’ll motor to Punta Cormorant and from there take the dinghy to go for a snorkel at Devil’s Crown, a sunken cone with exciting snorkeling as you’re carried by the current while seeing a superb variety of marine life.

At Punta Cormorant you land on a beach with green olivine sand. Several trails allow you to explore a brackish water lagoon with a colony of flamingos who are there most of the year, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, stilts, and other shorebirds feeding alongside the flamingos. The trail then goes over a hill and dunes to a stunning white beach consisting of ground coral, where the green sea turtles nest.

Day 3:  Santiago Island – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Punta Moreno Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruise | Islabela Island

Santiago Island is one of the most popular and attractive islands. The quantity and variety of wildlife here are remarkable…

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…At Punta Suarez you can see the waved albatross from April to December. Blue-footed bobbies, Nazca boobies, Galapagos hawks, Darwin finches, swallow-tailed gulls, Espanola mockingbirds, shorebirds, sea lions, marine iguanas and lava lizards are just some of its residents, and an impressive blowhole can be observed from the high cliffs.

Located on the eastern end of the island Gardner Bay has a wonderful sandy beach for swimming and observing the Galapagos sea lions.

Day 4: San Cristobal – Punta Pitt & Isla Lobos
Lobos Islands Galapagos Islands

Punta Pitt is on San Cristobal Island and affords impressive views after climbing up a steep narrow path onto a plateau…

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…surrounded by reddish hills. Depending on the time of year there may be nesting marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and other marine birds down on the cliffs.

After the visit, The Beagle will navigate to Kicker Rock where rocks rise 500 feet out of the ocean and resemble a sleeping lion, hence its name in Spanish, “León Dormido.” While you go around it you’ll be able to observe the narrow channel that separates these two rocks. Several marine bird species nest there.

The afternoon anchorage is at Isla Lobos and, as its name suggests, it has a sea lion colony and also an endemic lava lizard . It’s a good site for swimming and snorkeling alongside the sea lion pups, and on the islet you can visit the sea lion colony. Perhaps you’ll see the frigate birds displaying and building their nests, if their food supply is good.

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Day 5: Santa Fe & Plazas Islands
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One of the most beautiful coves of all visitor sites in the Galapagos, Santa Fe has a turquoise cove sheltered by a peninsula…

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…extending from the shore by a row of rock covered in Opuntia cactus and sea lions. This island was formed by an uplift caused by tectonic activity. You can see land iguanas, sea turtles, Galapagos hawks, sea lions, and a forest of giant Opuntia cactus, and it’s lovely to swim and snorkel in the clear turquoise blue sea.

South Plaza is one of the best spots in the Archipelago to see land iguanas and swallow-tailed gulls, both indigenous to the Galapagos. There are iguana nests scattered all over the hill. The sheer cliffs of the southern shore are a perfect bird habitat, making it an unparalleled bird observatory for especially swallow-tailed gulls, Audubon shearwaters, and red-billed tropicbirds.

Day 6:  North Seymour Island & Bartolome Island – Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island Galapagos

North Seymour is home to several species of marine birds: swallow-tailed gulls, blue-footed boobies, noddy terns and both…

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…the great and the magnificent frigate birds compete for nesting sites. Land iguanas are found alongside marine iguanas, and there are the ever-present comic sea lions as well. North Seymour is a low, flat island located north of Baltra that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity

Bartolome Island is a small island located to the east of James Island. Famous for its Pinnacle Rock, it is home to a small rookery of Galapagos penguins. You can swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock, or walk to the other side of the island to see sea turtles nesting (from January to March) and sharks swimming close to shore. You can also climb to the highest point of the island, a climb which gives you the chance to see plants that live in lava and ash and many interesting lava formations. On this island we also see sea lions, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, Galapagos hawks, turtles and sharks.

Day 7: Chinese Hat & Santa Cruz Island – Cerro Dragon
Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos Cruises

Chinese Hat is a little island shaped as its name implies which sits off the southeastern tip of James Island. Its small white…

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…beaches have a sea lion colony. Snorkeling is usually very good, and with luck you might see the Galapagos penguins in the water.

 Located on the northwest coast of Santa Cruz Island, the visit to Cerro Dragon  (“Dragon Hill”) will take you through Palo Santo trees and Opuntia cactus past a couple of lagoons where flamingoes can be seen and the shy land iguana live.

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Day 8: Black Turtle Cove & Baltra Airport
Black Turtle Cove Galapagos Islands

Your visit to Black Turtle Cove is with the dinghy to permit you to motor through the mangrove inlets. These lagoons provide…

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…a refuge to rays, sharks, and sea turtles that are clearly visible alongside the boat. The engine is turned off and you slowly approach the different species that live in this peaceful place.

Your guide will take you to the airport in a bus, a ten-minute ride. Continuing passengers are not allowed to remain on board The Beagle during refueling; they can either go to the airport where there is a coffee bar and shops, or visit the small beach in the harbor

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Technical Specification

 

Length: 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 Equipmen: 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

Deck Plan

All rates are referential, please contact us to find the best available offers with this incredible Cruise.

 Type 8 days  15 days
Lower Deck Bunk-bed Cabin $3.990 $7.600
Charter (14 pax) $55.860 $106.200

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