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  • Darwin Galapagos Cruise

Darwin MOTOR BOAT

The Darwin yacht offers particularly attractive value for money - something of a rarity at Galapagos which is always an expensive destination! Past reviews detail a high level of service so this is definitely a recommended Galapagos cruise option.The Darwin runs the standard north and south Galapagos itinerary.

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DARWIN Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 60ft, 19m
  • Beam: 18ft, 5.6m
  • Speed: 9 knots
  • Crew: 6 + guide
  • Level of guide: II
  • Capacity: 16

Snorkelling / Diving

  • Snorkelling: not included, $25 for 8 day rental, $15 for 4 or 5 days.
  • Diving possible: yes but with a minimum of 2 divers, $290 per person per day (note: regular island activities will be missed whilst you dive).

Accommodation

  • Number of cabins: 8 twin cabins with bunk beds - 4 lower deck, 2 main deck, 2 upper deck
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes (central)
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes
  • Other: living room, bar

DARWIN YACHT GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2014

4 DAYS - DISCOVERY
MON Baltra, Santa Cruz: Highlands
TUE Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, Bucaneer Cove
WED Bartolome, Santiago: Sullivan Bay
THU North Seymour, Baltra
5 DAYS - DISCOVERY
THU Baltra, Bachas
FRI Plazas, Santa Fe
SAT Española: Gardner Bay, Islets Gardner & Osborn, Punta Suarez
SUN Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Post office bay, Devils Crown
MON Charles Darwin station, Baltra
8 DAYS - DISCOVERY
THU Baltra, Bachas
FRI Plazas, Santa Fe
SAT Española: Gardner Bay, Islets Gardner & Osborn, Punta Suarez
SUN Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Post office bay, Devils Crown
MON Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin station, Highlands
TUE Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, Bucaneer Cove
WED Bartolome, Santiago: Sullivan Bay
THU North Seymour, Baltra
8 DAYS - ADVENTURE
THU Baltra, Mosquera
FRI San Cristobal: Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo
SAT San Cristobal: Isla Lobos, Leon Dormido
SUN Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin station, Highlands
MON Isabela: Tintoreras, wetlands, Tortoise breeding centre, muro de lagrimas, Sierra Negra Volcano
TUE Rabida, Cerro Dragon
WED Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove, Sombrero Chino
THU Daphne, Baltra

The 15-day Galapagos cruise itinerary is the combination of both Discovery and Adventure 8-day itineraries.

These itineraries are valid starting 31st January 2012. Please consult with our staff as to which Galapagos itinerary is running for your dates of travel.

2014 DARWIN YACHT PRICES PER PERSON
4 days $1,440 Jan-May, $1,600 Jul-Dec
5 days $1,875 Jan-May, $2,200 Jul-Dec
8 days $2,350 Jan-May, $2,555 Jul-Dec

Note: Prices INCLUDE return flights to and from Galapagos from mainland Ecuador. There is an additional $100 charge per person for main deck and $150 for upper deck cabins.

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 Happy Gringo cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.

PAST CLIENTS DARWIN YACHT FEEDBACK

"We had a great time aboard the Darwin. The yacht was quite luxurious, the meals were great and the staff really friendly. This Galapagos cruise was definately one of the highlights of our year of travel!" (Niamh, Karen and Orla, Ireland)

"I would thoroughly recommend the Darwin yacht to anyone. You couldn't really ask for anything more - it was clean and comfortable. The highlight though was the food - the chef was fantastic!"
(Chris, UK)

"Everyone on the Darwin yacht (guide, captain, crew) aimed to please. If you can do the 8-day rather than 4 or 5 days then do it - it's worth paying the extra!"
(Randy & family, USA)

"The Darwin was lovely, and the crew were all extremely professional, friendly and well-organised. It was the most enjoyable 8 days and I can find no fault in the trip whatsoever!" (Sue Fisher, UK)

"The trip was fantastic. I can't fault the guide or the crew, and the other passengers that went on the cruise were great fun as well. As you mentioned, it was a fairly young crowd, which is quite different from a lot of the other cruise ships that I saw. The accommodation itself wasn't luxurious, but it was clean and perfectly fine for this sort of cruise, as the main attractions are definitely elsewhere! The showers had hot water and the food was good (and there was plenty of it)." (Matthew Morrison)

"We had an amazing time. The boat and staff were great, guide was fantastic, and we were well catered for as vegetarians. We had a cabin at the top of the boat which was great. All in all, it was a good choice for us." (Amanda Davies)

* Prices may increase if Galapagos yacht operators put prices up for certain popular dates (especially July / August)
or other Galapagos agencies sell their charter spaces to us at higher prices.

* All boat information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the yacht owner or Galapagos National Park authority.