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Darwin Yacht

Darwin Yacht, Galapagos Islands Ecuador. The Darwin yacht offers particularly attractive value for money – something of a rarity at Galapagos,  past reviews detail a high level of service so this is definitely a recommended Galapagos cruise option.

Facilities & Accommodation

It has eight big double cabins with air conditioning, private bathroom and hot water.

Comfortable dining room, living room and bar. Area where you can take sun. Bilingual guide (English-Spanish). Transfer in Galapagos airport.

Lodging in the ship (double cabin with private bathroom and litter. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tours to the islands.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Type:Motor Vessel
Category:Superior Tourist
Capacity:16 people
Length:60 feet
Beam:18 feet
Speed:9 knots
Crew:6 people + 1 English speaking naturalist guide.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FACILITIES:
Eight double cabins with air conditioning,  private bathroom and hot/cold water.
CABINS # 1 TO 2:
Double cabins with berth, private bathroom, hot/cold water and air conditioning.
The rooms are located on the UPPER DECK.
CABINS # 3 TO 4:
Double cabins with berth, private bathroom, hot/cold water and air conditioning.
The rooms are located on the MAIN DECK.
CABINS # 5 TO 8:
Double cabins with berth, private bathroom, hot/cold water and air conditioning.
The rooms are located on the LOWER DECK.

8-day Galapagos Itinerary “Discovery”

Thursday-Thursday:
THUAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
FRIAmSouth Plaza Island South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.
PmSanta Fe Island A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen
SATAmEspañola Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
Española Island: Osborn Islet This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.
PmEspañola Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
SUNAmFloreana Island: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
PmFloreana Island: Cormorant Point Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil’s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.
MONAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Los Gemelos Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
TUEAmSantiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.
Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.
PmSantiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
WEDAmBartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins.
PmSantiago Island: Sullivan Bay Thelava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.
THUAmNorth Seymour Island Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
 Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

8-day Galapagos Itinerary “Adventure”

Thursday-Thursday:
THUAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmMosquera Island The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.
FRIAmSan Cristobal Island: Pitt Point Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
SATAmSan Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Isla Lobos This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.
SUNAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
PmSanta Cruz Island: El Chato A reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
MONAmIsabela Island: Las Tintoreras A short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.
PmIsabela Island: The Wall of Tears Isabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.
TUEAmRábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.
PmSombrero Chino Island The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.
THUAmDaphne Island A popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.
 Baltra: Transfer to the Airport.

4-day Galapagos Itinerary “Adventure”

Thursday-Sunday:
THUAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmMosquera Island The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.
FRIAmSan Cristobal Island: Pitt Point Here there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
SATAmSan Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Isla Lobos This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.
SUNAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
 transfer to airport

5-day Galapagos Itinerary “Adventure”

Sunday-Thursday:
SUNAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: El Chato A reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
MONAmIsabela Island: Las Tintoreras A short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.
PmIsabela Island: The Wall of Tears Isabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.
TUEAmRábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.
PmSombrero Chino Island The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.
THUAmDaphne Island A popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.
 Baltra: Transfer to the Airport.

5-day Galapagos Itinerary “Discovery”

Thursday-Monday:
THUAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
FRIAmSouth Plaza Island South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.
PmSanta Fe Island A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen
SATAmEspañola Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
Española Island: Osborn Islet This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.
PmEspañola Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
SUNAmFloreana Island: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
PmFloreana Island: Cormorant Point Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil’s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.
MONAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
 Baltra: Transfer to the Airport.

4-day Galapagos Itinerary “Discovery”

Monday-Thursday:
MONAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Highlands The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
TUEAmSantiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.
Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.
PmSantiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
WEDAmBartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins.
PmSantiago Island: Sullivan Bay Thelava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.
THUAmNorth Seymour Island Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
 Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

DARWIN DECK PLAN

Important Note: We are more than happy to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking – just let us know. But please be aware that but the final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator so Imagine Ecuador cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.