Skip link for screen readers
Nick Goodchild - AITO.jpg

Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Our advisors have travelled extensively and using their firsthand knowledge & experience can help craft your perfect holiday.

With more deck space than other medium sized vessels, you will enjoy superb al fresco dining on your cruise on the M/V Evolution. The beautifully furnished salons, open decks and private areas enable relaxed enjoyment of the natural paradise you are exploring. 

Choose from two 7 night itineraries. Your Naturalist Guide will always be with you, escorting you on the morning and afternoon land visits, lecturing each evening and accompanying you on snorkelling excursions and panga rides. 

The itinerary includes visits to at least 8 uninhabited islands of the Galapagos National Park system, each with a different and diverse flora and fauna, plus the small town of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz where you view the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Centre.

The M/V Evolution also offers family orientated departures and special photo safaris, both of which are increasingly popular.


  • Route
  • Boat description
  • Deck Plan & Cabins
Darwin Galapagos (5).jpg

In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin

More details

Footsteps Back in Time

More details

Boat description

The M/V Evolution is a luxury expedition cruise ship accommodating up to 32 passengers in 16 cabins. With more deck space than other medium sized vessels, the Evolution offers wonderful al-fresco dining, one of the joys of sailing in the Galapagos. The canopied sun deck is also the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and observe the wildlife.

Other public areas include an indoor dining room, library/video room, small jacuzzi, bar, boutique. Evolution carries kayaks, snorkelling gear and wetsuits for guests to use.

The cabins 16, spacious, air-conditioned cabins have twin or king size double beds, private bathroom, port hole window, hair dryer and ample storage space.

Family orientated cruises

The M/V Evolution operates a regular number of family orientated cruises, with child-friendly naturalist guides, special children's menus, an activity programme designed for children and teenagers, the Explorers Club Galapagos wildlife journal and special star-gazing nights. Please ask our travel specialist for more details and departure dates.Bridge Deck: 3 junior suites; Main Deck: 9 cabins; Lower Deck: 4 cabins. All have climate control and private bathrooms.

Photo safari cruises

Led by naturalist guides who are also professional photographers, these selected departures are designed around the interests and requirements of photographers, with emphasis on lighting and the best times to shoot, navigating to the best locations for photography and talks and guidance on wildlife photography and technique. Please ask our specialist travel advisors for details and departure dates.

What's included

  • Full board accommodation in your chosen cabin.
  • All shore excursions.
  • Transfers to/from the ship in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Non alcoholic drinks throughout the cruise.
  • Complementary use of snorkelling gear, wet suits and sea kayaks.

Technical information

  • Built - 2003 in Japan.
  • Length -  58 metres.
  • Beam - 8.9 metres.
  • Engines - Caterpiller 3519 TITA 1300 hp.
  • Cruising speed - 10-12 knots.
  • Crew - 18 plus 2 naturalist guides and a cruise director.
  • Dingies - 3.
  • Communications equipment - UHF, VHF radio and Satellite Phones.
  • Electricity - 110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs.


Deck Plan & Cabins


Specialist Advice & Ideas

Since 1999, we focus on carefully crafting unique and authentic travel experiences in Latin America and beyond.

Create Your Perfect Tour

Your holiday is tailored by our specialist advisors to fit your preferences using our extensive kowledge of each destination

The Best Local Guides

We have developed an extensive network of expert local guides, hand-picked to provide exclusive excursions and authentic insights.

Travel with Confidence

Our local guides are your hosts providing support, information and so you visit the main sites and experience life like a local.


READY - 20 April 2024

LANDMARK TOURS: Multi-Country & Cross Continent. New Cosmopolitan Tour: Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Rio

CHINAINDIA: Local Life, People & Unique Cultures

GUIDES by Veloso Tours, are the best Local Hosts

PRIVATE VILLAS: Quality Time in exclusive settings

TRAVEL INSURANCE with extensive COVID-19 cover