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The Beagle Galapagos Islands Sail Boat

The Beagle Galapagos Islands Sail Boat

The Beagle is in a class by itself among sailing yachts in the Galapagos. She was built by Cubow Ltd. in Woolwich, England, in the 1970’s and registered with Lloyd’s (number Y 195095), but her designer is unknown. She’s been a charter vessel in the Islands for over a decade and has been substantially refurbished under her current ownership.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • LENGTH: 105 ft. brigantine
  • BEAM: 22ft.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C
  • PROPULSION: Twin John Deere 235 HP (2004)
  • GENERATOR OUTPUT: 1 Koller 33 KW generator-220/110 V, 1 koller 23 kw generator-220/110 V, 2-12/24 V Battery packs
  • NAVIGATION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT: 2 Furuno GPS Navigator Systems, 2 magnetic compasses, 1 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 1 Boston Whaler dinghy, 1 inflatable Caribe dinghy, 2 double kayaks, 1 Elliot 20-person liferaft, 1 Shanghai 20-person liferaft, 1 cellular telephone (Movistar), 1 satellite telephone (Iridium), 2 Furuno radars (36 N/M), 1 Water Maker desalination plant, 1 70-band HF DSC radio (ICOM), 1 70-band VHF DCC radio (ICOM), 1 Hummingbird VHF radio, 2 portable VHF radios (ICOM), 2 bidirectional ACR radios, 1 vessel positioner (Hunter), 1 ZART ACR radar responder, 1 Furuno Navtex receiver (climate status), 1 Furuno echo-sounding fathometer (500m)
  • CREW: Captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and naturalist guide.
  • CRUISING SPEED: 9 knots
  • RANGE: 3,000 miles
  • WATERMAKER: 35 gallons per hour

THE YACHT

Below deck are six well-fitted air-conditioned cabins, each with a double lower bunk and a single upper, and its private bathroom with hot water shower and flush lavatory. A smaller seventh cabin also air-conditioned and with en suite facilities can accommodate two or one passenger in its single bunks.

All around the wide decks, comfortable seating allows you to choose sunshine or shade for lounging and observation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board with the exception of the day you visit Puerto Ayora, when you will enjoy a meal in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Meals blend Ecuadorian and continental cuisine and are served on deck or in the saloon. Coffee and tea are available on deck.

ITINERARIES:

8 DAY CRUISE - NORTHWEST

  • Tue. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
  • PM Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
  • Wed. AM Genovesa: Prince Philip's Steps/ PM Genovesa: Darwin Bay Beach
  • Thu. AM Santiago: Egas Port / PM Cruising/Sail
  • Fri. AM Isabela: Vicente Roca Point / PM Fernandina
  • Sat. AM Isabela: Tagus Cove / PM Isabela: Urbina Bay
  • Sun. AM Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / PM Isabela: Moreno Point
  • Mon. AM Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano / PM Isabela: Puerto Villamil
  • Tue. AM Santa Cruz: Twin Craters / Baltra: Transfer to the airport

The Beagle is named after HMS Beagle, in which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and later wrote his theory of evolution based on his findings in this extraordinary archipelago.

8 DAY CRUISE - SOUTH & CENTRAL

  • Tue. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat/ PM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
  • Wed. AM Floreana: Puerto Velasco Ibarra / PM Floreana: Cormorant Point
  • Thu. AM Española: Suarez Point / PM Española: Gardner Bay
  • Fri. AM San Cristobal: Punta Pitt / PM San Cristobal: Lobos
  • Sat. AM Santa Fe / PM Plazas
  • Sun. AM North Seymour / PM Bartholomew
  • Mon. AM Santiago: Chinese Hat/ PM Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
  • Tue. AM Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove / Baltra: Transfer to the airport

Rates include:

  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide

Not included:

  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • US$10 Transit Control Card
  • US$ 20 Isabela island landing tax
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance