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An expedition around the Galápagos Islands on a schooner style sailboat is the adventure of a lifetime. The Beagle - named after Charles Darwin’s ship, allows you to experience the majesty of these remote islands in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with like-minded travellers. The Galápagos Islands lie 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador straddling the equator, offering a unique habitat for rare species of wildlife, marine and birdlife. Daily flights from Quito will transport you in 1.5 hours to Baltra Island, where you will join the Beagle for your chosen itinerary. Choose a northwestern islands cruise route which takes in Isla Genovesa, Isla Isabela - home to the famous Tortoise Breeding Centre and Isla Fernandina. Alternatively, select an itinerary which covers the central and south islands of Galápagos. This trip gives you time to explore the Charles Darwin Research Station - a breeding centre for giant tortoises, marine iguanas and rare plants, while also stopping off at Isla Floreana, Española, San Cristobal, Santa Fe and Bartolomé islands. An onboard naturalist can answer all your questions pertaining to the history of the archipelago, its wildlife and terrain, and as an added bonus you can borrow snorkels and kayaks from the Beagle to explore even further!

Onboard the Beagle, meals are served in the outside dining area.  The schooner caters to all your meals and snacks and to specific dietary requirements. A well-stocked bar serves a selection of coffee, tea and soft drinks, plus beer, wine and cocktails which can be purchased at an additional charge. After lunch or dinner, head to the observation or sun deck for dolphin or bird spotting, read a book in the library or play fun board games with family and friends.

The Beagle can house 14 passengers in 7 air-conditioned cabins. Six of the cabins feature a double lower bunk and single upper, en-suite hot water shower and flushing toilet. The seventh cabin has single bunk beds, en-suite facilities and can sleep one or two people.

Why Book with Latin Routes?

  • Our prices are the same or better than if you book directly with the cruise operators
  • Your full package is protected, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • We have great offers and promotions throughout the year
  • Our holidays are ATOL protected for your peace of mind
  • We offer years of expertise and extensive knowledge of the Galápagos Islands and Ships to help you find the right cruise itinerary for you
  • We can tailor your holiday to your needs, whether you seek an extended Galápagos stay, or wish to continue to other South American destinations
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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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