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Beagle

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Beagle, named after the ship upon which Darwin arrived in the Galapagos, is a sizeable 105ft schooner, designed very stylishly during the 1970s and refurbished several times since then. Thirteen passengers are accommodated in 6 double cabins and one slightly smaller single cabin - each cabin boasts air-conditioning and private bathrooms. The yacht is also home to a spacious dining area, a small library containing books on the Galapagos and its wildlife, as well as a generously sized sundeck, which is perfect for taking in the lovely weather. The boat also has 2 kayaks and runs an interesting alternating itinerary. The Beagle is one of the few yachts that does not charge for single supplements and so is perfect for solo passengers.

The Beagle is named for the HMS Beagle, on which Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands during the historic voyage that led to his ground breaking theory of evolution, inspired to a great extent by his observations in this extraordinary archipelago.
 
A magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautifully designed interiors, The Beagle is a classic among sailing yachts in the Galapagos and one of the friendliest and most comfortable. She was built by Cubow Ltd. in Woolwich, England. She’s been a charter vessel in the Islands for over a decade and has been substantially refurbished and continually upgraded under her current ownership.

The Beagle is owned and operated by Augusto Cruz and his sons since her purchase in 2002. This is their third charter yacht in the Galapagos. Beginning in 1981, they operated the Pirata and later The Beagle III, affording them decades of an exceptional level of experience.
 
Augusto was born on the island of Floreana in the south of the Galapagos archipelago and has worked on boats in the islands since 1977. He therefore has an entire lifetime of knowledge and a profound appreciation for this unique and fascinating archipelago, and guests on The Beagle are immediately aware of the benefits this affords. His sons both received higher education abroad but have otherwise spent their entire lives in the islands as well. Sebastian Cruz, his eldest son, recently completed a PhD (Konstanz University, Germany) in Ecology, specializing on the movements of Galapagos seabirds. He now regularly helps Augusto on the management of the The Beagle.
 
CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY
Due to our deep commitment to the preservation of these Enchanted Isles and to their increasing population, we abide by all National Park regulations and recommendations for tour operators. The Beagle has been awarded the Smart Voyager certificate, which is granted to tourist operations that adhere fully to sound conservation practices. We strive to use locally produced goods and services; beef, chicken and fish served aboard are all 100% local. We contribute annually to Cascajo, a local school on Santa Cruz Island and to various other community projects.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Category: First Class

Type: Motor Sailor

Capacity: 16 passengers

Length: 105ft/33m

Cruising speed: 8.5 knots

Cabins: 7

Crew: 5 + 1 naturalist guide

ITINERARIES

8 DAYS "ITINERARY NORTHWEST "
TUE AM: Baltra 
PM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK)
WED AM: Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
THU AM: Santiago: James Bay (HK)
PM: Cruising / Sail
FRI AM: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca (PR)
PM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK)
SAT AM: Isabela: Tagus Cove  (HK)       
PM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
SUN AM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK)
PM: Isabela: Moreno Point (HK)
MON AM: Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano  (HK/SN)                              
PM: Isabela: Puerto Villamil (HK)  
TUE AM: Santa Cruz: Twins Craters (HK)
Baltra
8 DAYS " SOUTH & CENTRAL ITINERARY  "
TUE AM: Baltra 
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station (HK)                             
WED AM: Floreana: Puerto Velasco Ibarra (HK)  
PM: Floreana: Cormorant Point   (HK/SN)
THU AM: Espanola: Suarez Point (HK)
PM: Española: Gardner Bay (HK/SN)
FRI AM: San Cristobal: Pitt Point (HK/SN)
PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island (HK/SN)
SAT AM: Santa Fe: (HK)
PM: South Plaza  (HK)
SUN AM: North Seymour (HK/SN)
PM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay  (HK/SN)
MON AM: Chinese Hat (HK/SN)
PM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK)
TUE AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN)
Baltra

LEGEND: 

SN  SNORKELING
PR PANGA RIDE
HK  HIKING

RATES

2017 MOTOR SAILOR BEAGLE PRICES PER PERSON
DAYS 8 DAYS 15 DAYS
FIT $3,990 USD $7,595
SINGLE CLABIN $3,990 USD (only cabin 7) 

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