Galapagos expedition cruises


The Beagle is a classic among sailing yachts in the Galapagos, and one of the friendliest and most comfortable.

Class: First Class - Small
Style: Motor yacht with sails
Passengers: 13 maximum
Length: 105 ft
Cruising speed: 9 knots

Cabin prices: ££,
Service rating: 60
Guides rating: 80
Cabins rating: 80
Smoothness at sea: 80

Introducing 'Beagle'

The Beagle is a 105-foot steel-hulled schooner, with spacious wooden interiors and simple charm. All of the seven double rooms are air-conditioned, and have a private bathroom with a hot water shower.

The Beagle has been a charter vessel in the islands for over a decade and has been continually refurbished and upgraded under her current ownership.

Beagle offers 2 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 4 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Tuesdays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at Baltra Airport
Baltra Quay
Playa de las Bachas
2Prince Philip's Steps
Darwin Bay
3Puerto Egas (James Bay)
4Punta Vicente Roca
Tagus Cove
5Punta Espinoza
Urbina Bay
6Elizabeth Bay
Punta Moreno
7Puerto Villamil
Sierra Negra Volcano
Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Centre
Puerto Villamil
8Los Gemelos (The Twins)
Baltra Quay
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for Beagle 'Northwest' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Red-footed booby
Masked booby
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Storm petrels
Galapagos penguin
Sea turtles
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Fur seal
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'Beagle'


Beagle cabin Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: double bed, plus single upper bed

Beagle cabin Small Cabin

Small Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 1

Bed configuration: Single bunk beds


Beagle deck Sun Deck

Sun Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Beagle deck Lower Deck

Lower Deck

(Deck level: 1)

The Beagle's sun deck is ideal for relaxing on board either in the sunshine or shade.

The dining area is found on the lower deck in the saloon, or meals will be served al fresco on the sun deck. All meals blend Ecuadroian and continental cuisine, while a bar offers a selection of beer, wine and cocktails which you can purchase.



There are two kayaks available for guest use.


Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


Gross tonnage


Other technical information

Capacity: 16 passengers

Length: 105 feet / 32 m

Beam: 22 feet / 6.7 m

Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Crew: 6 (including Captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and naturalist guide)

Year of construction: 1970

Type: First Class Motor Sailor

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 Equipement: 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)

Cruising Range: 3,000 nautical miles

Watermaker: 35 gallons per hour

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

Customer reviews for Beagle


I thought the cruise was superb.  The 'Beagle' is a beautiful old boat.  Plenty of shore and snorkelling time, so our days were filled with activity.  Great crowd on board.  Loved it.


The Beagle was excellent.



We want to go back.

Sailings for 'Beagle'

Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

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