Capacity: 32 Guests in 16 Cabins
Type of Vessel: Motor Vessel
Length Overall: 58.5 meters (192 feet)
Beam: 8.9meters (29 feet)
Builder: Kanasashi Shipyard, Japan
Speed: 11 knots (under power)
Crew: 17crew members plus 2 naturalist guides, 1 cruise director
AdventureSmith Explorationsí Evolution review includes a detailed description of the boat including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our crew has been aboard the Evolution in the Galapagos Islands. Please read our Evolution review below then contact our Galapagos cruise experts to compare the Evolution with other Galapagos yachts and cruises.
The motor yacht Evolution gives travelers the sensation of stepping back into the Roaring Twenties aboard a cruise ship designed to visit exotic places in luxury and style. This luxurious small expedition ship features 14 cabins and 2 suites, accommodating 32 passengers. Our professional crew of 18 plus 2 naturalist guides and 1 cruise director takes care of your every need.
This unique adventure ship has all the modern amenities and loving attention to detail in its design "in the spirit of bygone oceangoing luxury" yet retains the adventurous atmosphere of a smaller boat. It features stylish cabins, suites, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library cabin, an observation deck, a sundeck with a small hot-pool, a canopied roof-deck bar, and even a medically staffed infirmary. A hotel manager will oversee your yacht, and depending on the size of your group, you may have up to two naturalist guides. Your galley and dining staff will turn out both wholesome and gourmet meals, and each vessel is stocked with a library containing a wealth of information on the natural history of the Galapagos plus an entertainment center complete with DVDs or videos.
Public Areas aboard the Evolution
Evolution features a lounge with a bar and facilities for lectures, slide shows and films. The lounge also features a library with a wide range of books, movies and board games. The yacht features both inside and al-fresco dining areas and a sky deck lounge on Albatross deck with a bar and beautiful rattan furniture. At the bow of the yacht you will find a Jacuzzi with lounge chairs for sunbathing and ample outside deck space.
Special Features aboard Evolution
Evolution features a Jacuzzi (great for your enjoyment after snorkeling) with lounge chairs for sunbathing, extensive outside areas, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits. There is a boutique onboard for purchasing amenities and souvenirs and a reception area where your cruise director can always be found. The yacht features a fully equipped infirmary with an doctor onboard at all times. For family cruises, the Evolution offer our Kids Club with activities like star-gazing and movie nights. For these cruises we also offer child-oriented guides who organize learning activities and provide children with a kids expedition journal for their entertainment. A Sony PlayStation system console is available in the library as well as a wide range of board games and movies for children. Children's Menus are specially prepared for family Galapagos Cruises.
Meals and Dining
All meals are served in either the inside dinning room or the equally elegant al-fresco dining area at the stern of the yacht. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served buffet style and prepared by our specially trained chefs. Meals are served in wholesome quantities and in a variety of menus with tropical exotic fruits always available. Children's menus, vegetarian menus, and other special menus are available upon request.
Cabins aboard the Motor Vessel Evolution
All cabins have exceptional accommodations, private facilities, climate controls, safe-boxes and ample space to hang and store clothing. All cabins have private bathrooms with hair dryers, amenities like those of any fine hotel and ample space to store toiletries. Cabin prices vary according to their deck location and size.
Albatross Deck - Cabins A1, A2, A3
Double cabins, private facilities, view windows. Cabin A1 has a double bed and is 362 square feet. Cabin A2 can have two twin beds or a double bed and is 194 square feet. Cabin A3 has a double bed and is 202 Square Feet.
Cormorant Deck - C1-C3, C5-C9
Double cabins, private facilities, with portholes. Cabin C1 has a double bed and is 194 square feet. Cabins C2-C3 can have two twin beds or one double bed and are 185 square feet. Cabins C4-C5 have double beds and are 145 square feet. Cabins C6 and C8 can have two twin beds or one double bed and are 165 square feet. Cabin C7 can have two twin beds or one double bed and is 188 square feet. Cabin C8 has one double bed and is 198 square feet.
Cormorant Deck - C4
Double cabin with double bed, private facilities, with porthole. Cabin C4 is166 square feet.
Darwin Deck - D1-D4
Double cabins, private facilities, with portholes. Cabin D1 has twin beds and is 172 square feet. Cabin D2 has a double bed and is 172 square feet. Cabin D3 can have two twin beds or one double bed and is 200 square feet.