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The Overall Review
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In summary, this is what divers think:
3 reasons to dive
- Many people were happy with the daily engagement with the rare wildlife and learning about the importance of preservation of the ecosystem.
- Some divers noted that the itinerary was well planned and each day offered a different adventure.
- The divers said the diving master knew what he was doing in finding the ideal diving locations.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Some divers were taken back by the lack of marine life in some location dived at.
- A couple of people noted that the chef was very repetitive with his fish servings.
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Description and details
Diving on the Beagle in Galapagos
Beagle’s two cruise routes offer guests the chance to truly discover the allure of the Galapagos. With the abundance of unusual, diverse flora and fauna, as well as striking landscapes, passengers on board will enjoy the numerous exciting activities the crew has prepared. For completing the perfect trip, airport pickups are included in the price.
Both itineraries start and finish at Baltra Island, providing an easy connection with the airport. The first seven-night expedition visits the North-Western Islands, attending places like Darwin Beach Bay on Genovesa Island, Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, or the Tagus Cove and the Tortoise Breeding Centre on Isabela Island. The second trip allows guests to spend seven nights sailing the Centre Southern itinerary. During this period, they visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, as well as islands like Floreana, Espanola, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, and Bartholeme. And to make sure guests leave the trip enriched with knowledge, an onboard naturalist is a great source of knowledge about the diverse wildlife and area’s history and terrains.
The crew’s deep commitment to the preservation of the Enchanted Isles and their increasing population make them strict followers of the National Park regulations and recommendations for tour operators. This has even brought them the Smart Voyager certificate, which is given to tourist operations that adhere fully to sound conservation practices. Named in honor of Charles Darwin’s ship, the crew even has an annual contribution to Cascajo, a local school on the island of Santa Cruz and other community projects.
Beagle’s Features and Interior
As a magnificent 32m (105 feet) twin screw steel-hulled brigantine, the Beagle has teak decks and beautifully designed interiors. It is a classic among sailing yachts and is one of the friendliest and most comfortable. Yet, the Beagle has only seven cabins. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone that wants to experience the Galapagos wonders on a small ship cruise, in private settings. Six well-fitted air-conditioned cabins have a double lower bunk and a single upper bed. A private bathroom (hot water shower and flush lavatory), as well as individually controlled AC, can be found in each of these cabins. The smaller seventh cabin, also air-conditioned with en-suite facilities, can additionally accommodate one or two more passengers in its single bunks. It can accommodate only 14 guests per trip, so it’s easy to feel that sense of comradeship whilst benefitting from personalized services.
All around the wide decks, comfortable seating gives guests the option to choose between sunshine or shade for lounging and observation. There are also yoga mats on board and ample space for stretching or calisthenics during free time. The saloon has a small library with literature about the Galapagos Islands and a selection of games. Delicious meals and snacks are served in the outdoor dining area, while the joyful views and breeze from the sun deck and observation deck give an additional unique taste to each plate. The chef makes sure to use only locally produced goods – beef, chicken, and fish are all 100% local.
- Daily housekeeping
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Naturalist Guide
- Leisure Deck
- Budget Friendly Cruise
- Family Friendly Cruise