A Galapagos cruise aboard the sailing schooner Beagle is a cozy adventure fitted for those who love the sea. A classic traditional steel hulled schooner carrying only 14 travelers, the Beagle offers first class cruises at an affordable price.
2012 - 8 Day/7 Night Cruise Only
2012 - 15 Day/14 Night Cruise Only
Rates are per person based on double
Fuel surcharges may apply
Child Rate: children under 12 receive $800 off adult double occupancy rate. Not valid Christmas and New Years.
High Season Surcharge: add 10% surcharge for Christmas and New Years cruises.
Single Supplement: No single supplement, subject to availability
Advanced reservation recommended:
Cruises sell out 6-12 months in advance.
$1100 per person includes 3 nights hotel, transfers, city tour, internal flights, park fees and taxes. View details
Departs every Tuesday
Charles Darwin Research Station
Santa Cruz Island
The Beagle features comfortable accommodation, open and shaded deck space, ideal for bird, dolphin and whale watching from the bow. Enjoy fine cuisine served in the salon or on deck, and personal on board service by a friendly professional crew and experienced naturalist guide. The Beagle also holds Smart Voyager certification for sound conservation and socially responsible Galapagos cruising. A Beagle cruise is tailor-made for family charters, special-interest groups, private parties or anyone seeking a great value in Galapagos Cruising.
Most Galapagos Beagle cruise travelers will require pre and post cruise accommodations in Ecuador, round trip flights, National Park entrance fees & transit cards etc. Choose our Galapagos Cruise Package or work with our experts on a Custom Galapagos Tour. See trip notes for more details.
Galapagos Beagle Cruises
The Beagle operates two distinct 8 day/7 night Galapagos cruise itineraries. When combined consecutively these cruises equal a 15 day/14 night Galapagos cruise with no repeated landing sites.
For more information we have put together a handy guide:
How to choose your Galapagos Cruise
Sailboat descriptions, deck plans Beagle
North Western Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night
Day 1 - TUE - Baltra, Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - WED - Prince Philip's Steps & Darwin Bay
Day 3 - THR - James Bay (Santiago)
Day 4 - FRI - Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Espinoza
Day 5 - SAT - Tangas Cove & Urbina Bay (Isabela)
Day 6 - SUN - Elizabeth Bay & Punta Moreno (Isabela)
Day 7 - MON - Sierra Negra & Puerto Villamil
Day 8 - TUE - Baltra, Charles Darwin Station
North Western Islands Itinerary Details
South Central Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night
Day 1 - TUE - Baltra, Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - WED - Punta Cormorant & Devil's Crown (Floreana)
Day 3 - THR - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay (Espaņola)
Day 4 - FRI - Punta Pitt & Isla Lobos (San Cristobal)
Day 5 - SAT - Santa Fe & South Plaza (Santa Cruz)
Day 6 - SUN - North Seymour, Sullivan Bay & Bartolome
Day 7 - MON - Sombrero Chino & Cerro Dragon
Day 8 - TUE - Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
South Central Islands Itinerary Details
For yacht descriptions and deck plans visit Beagle
GALAPAGOS CRUISE INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:
For your convenience we offer an Inclusive Package with three nights hotel accommodations in Quito, all airport/hotel transfers, Galapagos flights, Galapagos National Park entrance fees and taxes, Galapagos migration card and your Galapagos Coral cruise. View details of our
Galapagos Cruise Inclusive Package
Travelers not interested in our inclusive package must purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with their Galapagos Cruise.
GALAPAGOS CRUISE CUSTOM PACKAGE:
If you are booking a cruise only program our experts can assist with hotels, transfers, flights and tours. Call AdventureSmith Explorations about customizing your tour or the possibilities of combining this trip with our Mainland Ecuador
and Peru: Machu Picchu
extensions. We are full service Galapagos cruise and Ecuador travel experts and our staff can help you customize the perfect Galapagos Cruise or Ecuador Tour Package.
Notes on Itinerary:
We may occasionally alter Galapagos cruise itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be flexible makes our style of cruising unique.
Single rooms are available at the listed rate with no single supplement, subject to availability. There are no triple cabins available aboard the Beagle.
Child discounts are available for children under 12 years old, sharing a cabin with an adult. Not valid during holiday periods. Minimum child age is 10 years old.
Land Cost Includes:
All accommodations aboard, Galapagos cruise including all meals while aboard and an experienced Galapagos Islands naturalist guide, land and sea transportation, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks.
International airfare; Airfare from mainland Ecuador; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult, $50 for children under 12 years old. This can be paid directly by passengers [cash only] or it is included in our INCLUSIVE PACKAGE TOURS),
Galapagos National Institute Migration Control Card (US $10 per person; departure tax ($40.80), Gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind.
Arrival and Departure:
Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 7:00am-9:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm-5:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive Ecuador 2 days prior to their Galapagos Cruise.
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
A cruise deposit of $700 per person is required at the time of booking. For land packages a deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. A special cancellation policy applies to all Galapagos trips, which is stricter than the AdventureSmith Explorations policy. When a trip cancellation is received inside of 70 days from departure, all trip costs are 100% non-refundable.
Please see AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions
We highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with Travel Insurance. Please note that you must purchase your Travel Insurance policy within 14 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions.
The Beagle is a first class vessel and can accommodate 13-14 guests in 10 double or single cabins, all with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. There is also a bar, interior dining room, and an open-air dining area. Life aboard a small boat requires some physical agility and a flexible and social nature. Accommodations are in double cabins, each with toilet and shower. The crew is comprised of the captain, multilingual naturalist guides, cook, barman/waiter, mechanic and two to four sailors. All meals are prepared and served by the crew on board. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board.
This trip will be enjoyed by anyone who is in good health and leads an active life. Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (dinghies). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are "wet", requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist. There are numerous opportunities to swim and snorkel.
The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are available for a fee. Shortie wet suits may be available for rent and are recommended from June to December. If interested, please advise your adventure coordinator upon booking.
Extending Your Trip:
This trip combines well with our Peru, Machu Picchu 6 Day Explorer
Call AdventureSmith Explorations about the possibilities of combining trips to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos.
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations 'Terms & Conditions'. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list, extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation. We strongly recommend the purchase of Trip Insurance through AdventureSmith Explorations. If purchased within 14 days of sign-up, the pre-existing condition exclusion is waived.
We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Call today.