photography cruises
aboard the m/v evolution
join award-winning photographers in galapagos for the photo-safari of a lifetime

Quasar Expeditions has partnered with award-winning photographers to lead specialty photography cruises in 2019, 2020 and 2021 aboard its iconic yacht, the M/V Evolution. Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer, if you have a passion for photography, then these adventures are for you. They will help you develop or master your photography skills, to take those once in a lifetime shots in Galapagos with the guidance and company of our amazing photographers.

PERKS OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY CRUISES:

  • Lead Photographer will accompany guests on their daily excursions giving brief insights on photography and a narrative on what is being seen
  • Daily excursions include professional tips on simple techniques and lighting.
  • Guests will enjoy one-on-one time with the photographers both onboard and on the field
  • Small photo workshops or lectures will be offered in the evenings
  • Your participation includes a donation of US$ 200 per person for Galapagos Conservation
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the
evolution difference
yacht details
& layout
DECKPLAN, TECHNICAL INFORMATION
AND SAFETY

M/V Evolution abides under all international standards of safety for a Galapagos cruise ship of its type.

Our yachts were selected and built to experience the islands the way we did long ago, personally and privately but with distinction, comfort and elegance.


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harry lyndon skeggs
wildlife & nature photographer

I am always excited by new prospects to experience our wild earth and the photographic opportunities they offer to the bold.

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M/V Evolution Deck Plan

TYPEMotor Yacht / Expeditions Vessel
L.O.A192 feet / 58.5 meters
BEAM29 feet / 8.9 meters
ENGINESCaterpillar 3512 TITA 1300hp
GENERATORSNorthern Lights 150 KVA
BUILDERKanasashi Shipyard, Japan
CRUISING SPEED10-12 knots
ACCOMMODATIONS3 Suites on Bridge - A deck
9 Premium Staterooms on Main - C deck
4 Deluxe Staterooms on Lower - D deck
CREW18 plus up to 2 naturalist guides & 1 cruise director.
DINGIES3 dingies (pangas/zodiacs). 2 dingies are for 16 pax each / 1 for 12 pax
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT72 mile Furuno Radar 19-53 CBB Navnet, Furuno GPS satellite navigator system, Furuno Depth Sounder, Simrad HS50 Electronic Girocompass, speed and distance log, compasses, barometers, forward looking echo sounder
ONBOARD SAFETY EQUIPMENTEPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 4 x 25 person open sea life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishing system, and sprinkler system throughout the vessel. Safety equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations
COMFORT EQUIPMENTAir Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV / CD / VHS/DVD/Playstation 2, boutique, infirmary with MD on board, small jacuzzi
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENTUHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones
ELECTRICITY110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs
CABIN INFORMATIONClick here
safety
ISM AND SOLAS CERTIFIED.
GLOBAL TRACKING SYSTEM.

M/V Evolution abides under all international standards of safety for a Galapagos cruise ship of its type. It is ISM (International Safety Management) certified and is equipped with an emergency alarm system, 3 emergency life rafts for 26 pax each, emergency life vests, fog horns, a PA system, smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. All emergency equipment is SOLAS certified. The yacht also carries 2 dingies (pangas/zodiacs) for 16 pax each and 1 dingy for 12 pax for day to day activities.