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.
A magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautifully designed interiors, 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 has been a charter vessel in the islands for over a decade and has been substantially refurbished under her current ownership.
There is plenty of space on board The Beagle for relaxing in between your unforgettable visits on land. The saloon offers a small library of Galapagos literature, and a selection of games. 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, whilst cold drinks including beer and a selection of wines and cocktails may be purchased from the well-stocked bar. Refreshing snacks, especially at teatime, round off your daily menu.
A friendly and highly professional crew of six will attend you while on board - captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and your certified bilingual naturalist guide. The guide will accompany you to all visiting sites within the National Park, providing a wealth of knowledge about the geological and human history of the islands, and of course about every aspect of their intriguing flora and fauna. Please note that only cash is accepted for extra spending money while on board.