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Darwin Galapagos Cruise

Darwin Yacht

Darwin Yacht Description

The Darwin is a budget friendly yacht accommodating 16 passengers, six crew members and one Naturalist Guide. All meals are served onboard in a comfortable dining room, lounge chairs are available on the sundeck and the bar and lounge is a relaxing area to wind down after exciting excursions and other activities.

Darwin Cabins

Eight double cabins are available for you to choose from with bunk beds. Each cabin has an operating air-conditioning unit and private bathrooms equipped with hot water.

Other comparable yachts include: Encantada and Floreana

Darwin Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person:

Prices subject to change without prior notice.

Description 8 days 7 days 5 days 4 days

Adventure (JAN - DEC 13)

$ 2,125 $ 1,750 $ 1,500 $ 1,000
Discovery (JAN - DEC 13) $ 2,250 $ 1,750 $ 1,625 $ 1,000
Discovery (JUL - AGOST) $ 2,375   $ 1,750  

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* Main deck supplement $100
* Upper deck supplement $150

* Christmas and New Year´s rates will be different ask your agent for information.
* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.
* Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.

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Rates include:
  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • Plain Water, coffee, tea
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
Not included:
  • Airfare Tickets
  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Isabela fee (currently US$ 5pp)
  • Entrance to private ranches
    (US$ 3pp)
  • Ferry Canal Itabaca (USD 1pp)
    Tax IVA (12%)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

Additional Information

It was built in 1995 in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. It also contains navigation, communication and security equipment.

Darwin Itinerary

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Darwin Photos

Bunk Bed Cabin

Darwin Galapagos Cruise Cabin

Bunk Bed Cabin

Darwin Galapagos Yacht Cabin


Darwin Galapagos Cruise Lounge


Darwin Galapagos Boat Dining Room

Sun deck

Darwin Galapagos Yacht Sun deck


Darwin Deck Plans & Specs

Darwin Deck Plan



Type: Motor Vessel
Category: Superior class
Length: 18.64 m
Beam: 18 feet
Speed: 9 knots
Safety: tender with outboard motor
6 people + naturalist guide

Darwin Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

David, I just wanted you to let you know that I appreciated your orchestrating my trip to the Galapagos on the Darwin I. Everything was well coordinated from the driver to the airport, packet, flights, etc.   the small, no frills Darwin I, along with Raphael the guide and the staff were superb - much better than the larger boats with a hundred people or so.
Thanks for everything!!!

Dave Fogarty

July 2018

2 Guests

Saludos and Buenos Dias Cristina,

We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for helping us with our visit. Everything from the minute we landed at Quito Airoporto to the minute we left for home went so smoothly!! The Darwin was fantastic and the crew and our guide, Raphael, were special and made the visit a trip of a lifetime!! In addition to the cruise, we toured "Old Town" Quito and were able to visit the Bellavista Cloud Forest for a couple days. As advertised, it was cloudy but after getting used to being damp, really had a nice experience. We are bird watchers so between Galapagos and the Cloud Forest saw some really beautiful wildlife. The snorkeling was wonderful too, especially alongside a penguin.

Best part, we picked up some Spanish for our next visit sometime in the future.

Gracias and love,

Jerry and Lynne Morea

USA, February 2018

Hi Francisco,
We had a wonderful time in Ecuador and the highlight was the Galapagos. Your company was a wonderful help, especially you Francisco who answered every question promptly and made the organising of our trip so much 
easier. As we were on a limited budget your help in finding the right cruise was really appreciated and we had a wonderful time on the Darwin and mwt some great people. Once again thank you for your professional service and helpfulness at all times.

We have already recommended your agency and will continue to do so.

Kind regards

Gillian Anderson

April 2017
2 Guests


The trip was WONDERFUL! I felt like you and everyone from your company were very helpful, friendly and quick to respond. You were always able to be reached and having someone meet us at the airport was so helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better trip or experience.

Thank you for all of your help and your kindness. I would wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone! (in fact I will be sending someone your way very soon - her name is Andrea Hrusovsky)

Thank you again for everything,


July 2015

Guests: 2


Thanks Maria for the follow up.
We have enjoyed the trip very much! It was the dream trip and we are recommending it to all our friends. The boat Darwin was nice, the Staff also very nice and the best was our nature Guide Tamara. Very environmentally aware, very Knowledgeable and passionate.

Thank you very much for your assistance again.


April 2014
2 Guests

Hi Maria
It's been a couple of weeks since we finished our Galapagos trip and we are now in Peru.
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for helping us organise our trip on the Darwin. It was absolutely fantastic and we loved everything about it - the islands, the boat, the crew, the guide Tamara was fantastic and all the other people on the boat were great too.

Walking all the islands and seeing all those animals and the snorkeling is probably one of the best experiences we've had anywhere in the world, and we have both travelled a LOT!

We will also write some reviews on TripAdvisor too and anywhere else you would like?

Thanks again so much!

Warren and Victoria
December 2013
2 Guests

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