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Being the only vessel with permission to snorkel in Fernandina, Punta Espinoza, the Beagle is all about creating the trip of the lifetime while at the same time preservation of the environment being a top priority. Masks, fins, and snorkels are available onboard, as well as four double kayaks. There are two seven-night expeditions available, offering diverse wildlife encounters and unusual, diverse flora and fauna. Guests are hosted in seven beautifully designed double cabins. A saloon with a small library of Galapagos literature and a selection of games is always available. A blend of Ecuadorian and continental cuisine is served on the deck or in the saloon.

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Beagle Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Beagle Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Beagle liveaboard, Galapagos
Beagle Liveaboard
Excellent Liveaboard

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.

Key facts

Year (re)built: N/A
Max divers 12
Internet No
Nitrox No
Rental equip. No
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • Unforgettable and uniquely suited trips
  • The only boat with permission to snorkel in Fernandina, Punta Espinoza
  • Two seven-night expeditions available, one visiting the North Western Islands while the other sails in the Centre Southern itinerary
  • Teak decks and beautifully designed interiors
  • Seven well-fitted air-conditioned cabins
  • Comfortable seating around the wide decks
  • Yoga mats on board
  • Small library with Galapagos literature and a selection of games
  • Sun deck and observation deck
  • 100% local food, blended into Ecuadorian and continental cuisine and dishes

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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.

Boat features
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise

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