- TRAVELING TO GALAPAGOS
- GRACE CRUISE REVIEWS
- EVOLUTION CRUISE REVIEWS
- CRUISES VS. HOTELS
- YACHTS VS. LARGE SHIPS
- WHEN TO VISIT GALAPAGOS
- HOW TO GET TO GALAPAGOS
- GALAPAGOS BOOKS & GUIDES
- AFTER YOU HAVE BOOKED
- GETTING READY FOR YOUR TRIP
- GALAPAGOS PACKING LIST
- WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU
- TRIP INSURANCE
- SHOP GEAR
- GALAPAGOS BOOKS & GUIDES
aboard the m/v evolution
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.
When cruising the tropical waters of the Galapagos, outside is where you want to be.
Our yachts are tailored specifically for Galapagos, offering our guests an experience that encapsulates the wildlife, scenery and environment.
Experience our destinations in front-row seats and away from the crowds.
We believed then, and we believe now, that the world's most beautiful destinations are meant to e experienced away from the crowds, with the freedom and flexibility of creating your own, perfect adventure.
Our adventures are entirely free of single-use, disposable plastics.
When you travel with Quasar, plastic waste as a result of your presence is kept to a minimum. We have eliminated single-use plastics from all our trips, including plastic straws, single-use disposable soaps and single-serving edible products.
Professionals who make the difference between a good and an exceptional adventure.
Quasar Expeditions' founders have personally hand-picked the naturalists guides and tour conductors who lead all of our expeditions.
with wild encounters
Itineraries that take you off the beaten path, for spectacular up-close encounters with nature.
Our unmatched itineraries give you a unique perspective of the destination that is only experienced by a special few. Our experiences are fully immersive and they guarantee some of the most spectacular encounters with the destination’s exotic wildlife.
Taking you off-the beaten path, to places few travelers get to see.
Those who voyage and explore with us our destinations and sites offered are able to experience a vision of the destination known only by a special few.
You will be welcomed and pampered only by the best.
The ability to turn the inaccessible and intangible, into an intimate and immersive experience, is a trait owned by only a special few. These are the real experts, the ones who make the difference between a good and an exceptional adventure.
97% of The Galapagos Archipelago is a National Park only accessible by yacht.
97% of The Galapagos Archipelago is a National Park and only 3% is inhabited by humans. Considering that 10 of the 13 major islands are only accessible by sea, cruising the Galapagos by yacht is the best and only way to visit this natural paradise.
30 years of life changing adventures, since 1986.
With a completely new concept for adventure travel, Quasar Expeditions, for over 30 years, has led private adventurous travelers to some of the most astonoshing destinations in South America leaving memories that last a lifetime.
Caring and protecting each destination, through sustainable and responsible tourism.
As with many wild and beatiful places that have become a focal point of attention for travelers around the globe, our destinations are constantly at odds with introduced species, unregulated tourism, waste management, amongst others. We understand these issues and actively look for long-term solutions.
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.
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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|TYPE||Motor Yacht / Expeditions Vessel|
|L.O.A||192 feet / 58.5 meters|
|BEAM||29 feet / 8.9 meters|
|ENGINES||Caterpillar 3512 TITA 1300hp|
|GENERATORS||Northern Lights 150 KVA|
|BUILDER||Kanasashi Shipyard, Japan|
|CRUISING SPEED||10-12 knots|
|ACCOMMODATIONS|| 3 Suites on Bridge - A deck |
9 Premium Staterooms on Main - C deck
4 Deluxe Staterooms on Lower - D deck
|CREW||18 plus up to 2 naturalist guides & 1 cruise director.|
|DINGIES||3 dingies (pangas/zodiacs). 2 dingies are for 16 pax each / 1 for 12 pax|
|NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT||72 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 EQUIPMENT||EPIRB (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 EQUIPMENT||Air Renewal System, Air conditioning throughout, TV / CD / VHS/DVD/Playstation 2, boutique, infirmary with MD on board, small jacuzzi|
|COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT||UHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones|
|ELECTRICITY||110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs|
|CABIN INFORMATION||Click here|
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.