Help AdventureSmith Explorations celebrate 10 years and you could win a free Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution. The contest is open to all travelers who've ever booked a trip with AdventureSmith Explorations. Submit your travel journal from your AdventureSmith expedition to be entered! Or email a journal to your Adventure Specialist.
AdventureSmith 10 Years
In February 2004 the newly launched M/V Evolution carried 32 AdventureSmith travelers on our first Galapagos charter cruise. Operated by our longtime partners and friends at Quasar Expeditions, the cruise was the first of many that would establish AdventureSmith Explorations as the worldwide leader in small ship expedition and adventure cruises.
Win a Galapagos Cruise aboard Evolution
To celebrate we are giving away a free 7-night/8-day Galapagos cruise for two aboard the Evolution valued at over $10,000. If you are part of the Smith Family, having traveled with AdventureSmith Explorations in the past 10 years, you can be entered to win. Simply submit a travel journal and you will be entered to win the Galapagos cruise of a lifetime aboard the ship that started it all, the Evolution. Submit your travel journal now. Help us identify your booking by including your reservation number.
Galapagos Cruise Giveaway Details
The Galapagos Cruise Giveaway is available to all AdventureSmith travelers. Travel journals should be a minimum of 500 words and include at least 10 photos from your travels. Journals will be accepted any time between February 15 and September 15, 2014. View our collection of Travel Journals for inspiration. Read full terms and conditions.
Galapagos Cruises aboard the Evolution
For most travelers, the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and a Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution offers one of the finest cruise experiences available. At nearly 200 feet and only 32 guests the Evolution is a spacious and luxurious yacht with a high crew-to-passenger ratio. She has all the modern amenities and loving attention to detail in her design, yet retains the adventurous atmosphere and charm of a Roaring Twenties small boat. The carefully selected professional and friendly naturalists aboard Evolution are the most knowledgeable in the region, with an average of 15 years of experience guiding on the Islands.
There are two unique 8-day/7-night Galapagos Evolution itineraries to choose from. One titled Footsteps Back In Time, which tours the central-western islands, and one titled In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin, which explorers the central-eastern islands. These two cruises can be combined to create a 15-day/14-night cruise with no repeated landing sites. Click on the links below for more information on Evolution's different itineraries.
Evolution - Footsteps Back In Time 8 day/7 night
Day 1 - SAT - San Cristobal, Kicker Rock
Day 2 - SUN - South Plazas & Punta Carrion/Daphne
Day 3 - MON - Sombrero Chino & James Bay (Santiago)
Day 4 - TUE - Prince Phillip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Tower)
Day 5 - WED - North Seymour & Santa Fe Island
Day 6 - THU - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Day 7 - FRI - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 8 - SAT - Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
Footsteps Back in Time Itinerary Details
Evolution - In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin Cruise 8 day/7 night
Day 1 - SAT - Baltra, Whaler Bay & Eden Islet
Day 2 - SUN - Punta Roca & Punta Espinosa
Day 3 - MON - Ubina Bay & Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Day 4 - TUE - Pinnacle Rock & Sullivan Bay (James)
Day 5 - WED - Bachas Beach & Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Day 6 - THU - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 7 - FRI - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)
Day 8 - SAT - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin Itinerary Details
Meet Your Judges
Todd Smith – AdventureSmith Founder & Director
Audrey Vaughan – AdventureSmith Explorations Content Manager
Dave Wiggins – AdvenrtureSmith Explorations Media Director
Eric Andrews – Marketing & Promotions Manager at Quasar Expeditions