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M/S The Beagle

M/S The Beagle

Magnificent and lovingly maintained yacht which provides an intimate experience with nature.

First ClassL.O.A.* 120 feet / 36.6 meters147

Category: First Class

Length: L.O.A.* 120 feet / 36.6 meters

Guests: 14

Cabins: 7

Named after the HMS Beagle in which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos, this is a magnificent 105 foot steel-hulled schooner with teak decks and real charm. The yacht, which is often captained by its owner, has good sized en-suite cabins, a comfortable salon, delicious Ecuadorean cuisine and superb service. The wide teak decks and comfortable seating give a choice of shady nooks or open spaces for relaxing in the sun, bird-watching or observing dolphins off the bow. Given her size, which is for only 14 guests, the Beagle provides a very intimate experience with nature and makes her a great choice for private parties or family cruises. Built in Woolwich, England in the 1970’s the yacht was totally refitted in 2004 and has been awarded the SmartVoyager Certificate for adherence to sound conservation practices.

The Beagle has two superb 8 day itineraries. They were the first yacht to switch voluntarily to the 15-day itineraries before they became compulsory at the start of 2012, dividing it into two 8 day options and so had the pick of the bunch! In terms of which of the two 8 day itineraries is best - the Central or Southern, or the Northern and Western option - we think they are both equally good! However if you have a particular interest in birds or reptiles and depending on the time of year of your visit, one could have the edge over the other – but we can help advise on this. Below are PDF’s of the two different 8-day itinerary options, and below is the full 15 day itinerary.

Beagle 8 day North West

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Beagle 8 day Central and Southern

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Please Note:

Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the times or nature of your visits. Your guide will always endeavor to have the best itinerary for you within these constraints.


A lounge area and bar area, dining area, multi-purpose audio/video room with well stocked-library, shaded salon/bar area at the stern, spacious sun deck on the prow, kayaks.


  • HF Radio, VHF /DSC marine radio
  • Automatic pilot
  • Depth sounder
  • GPS Navigator
  • Radar, Navigational Telex (NAVTEX)
  • Twin John Deere engines
  • Twin John Deere 60 kW generators
  • Water maker
  • Include Smart Voyager Logo


Captain, first mate, engineer, 2 sailors, chef, chef assistant and licenced naturalist guide.


Snorkel equipment free, wet suits for hire $25 per week.


  • Length: L.O.A.* 120 feet / 36.6 meters
  • Beam: 22 feet / 6.9 meters
  • Draft: 10.3 feet / 3.16 meters
  • Tonnage:
  • Range:
  • Speed: 8 knots
  • Electric Power Supply: 120 V/240 V A/C 60 Hz
L.W.L.:* 105 feet / 32 meters
Rig: Sailing Ship Sail Area: 9.902 square feet / 920 square meters


7 double cabins all with private bathrooms and air-conditioning.


Please ask us in case any special promotions are available on this yacht 2020 Prices start at US$4,320 per person for an 8 day cruise (GB£3,400 approx.)
  • Beagle is available to charter
  • Frequently we are able to secure single cabins for no supplement
  • Discounts available for groups
  • 30% discount for children up to 11 years
  • Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card.
  • Excluding flight to Galapagos, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Start planning your Galapagos Holiday of a lifetime by calling Rachel or Santiago now on 01482 887 453