The Manta Resort

The Evolution is a mid-size, four-deck vessel offering thoughtful itineraries, attentive staff and modern conveniences. This 192 foot yacht carries a total of 21 crew members to tend to the 32 guests on board, for one of the most desirable overall crew to guest ratios in the Galapagos. This crew includes 2 naturalist guides (1 for every 16 guests), plus 1 cruise director. The remaining staff make sure everything from reception to housekeeping to the medical clinic are running smoothly, and are on board to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The Evolution Galapagos cruise offers two itineraries, both 8 days and 7 nights, offering guests two unique but equally popular experiences. The first itinerary on the Evolution Galapagos cruise leaves from Baltra Island and will take you “In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin”. The second Evolution itinerary leaves from San Cristobal Island, taking guests on “Footsteps Back in Time”. Both will include nature walks and hikes upon the islands, snorkeling with incredible marine life, opportunities for kayaking, and Panga rides around rockier shores.

The 16 cabins on the Evolution Galapagos cruise are designed with a touch of Old World elegance and comfortable amenities. Staterooms on both the Darwin Deck and Cormorant Deck are available with options of either a queen bed or two twins, and portholes allow natural light to filter in. You may upgrade to the premium staterooms on the Cormorant Deck for additional space, or perhaps the Albatross Deck suites with large windows offering impressive views of the passing scenery. For the ultimate in seafaring luxury, reserve one of the Albatross Deck Master Suites. These full-beam rooms are the largest onboard the Evolution cruise, with queen beds and large windows. 

All staterooms and suites have a private bathroom, air conditioning with in-room controls, safe box, luggage and clothing storage, and a telephone. The full-size bathrooms are notably spacious, with all the modern amenities you need, including a walk-in shower, vanity, toiletries and a blow dryer. Outside your elegant rooms, enjoy some time in the sun, complete with magical views of the natural surroundings. 

On the Beagle Deck, guests can lie out and sunbathe in the comfortable chaise lounge chairs or perhaps hop into the hot tub after a long day of exploring. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, while dinner is served in either in the dining room or out in the al fresco lounge. Every meal offers wholesome quantities, and exotic tropical fruits are always available. The al fresco bar is run by our knowledgeable barman, available at any time for whatever request you may have. Bring your refreshments over to the al fresco lounge, a comfortable outdoor sitting area for kicking back. Take a break from the sun in the main saloon, a comfortable and soothing indoor area perfect for tucking in with a book, or listening to daily briefings by the naturalist guides about each day’s excursions and wonders. The Evolution’s reception is also available on this deck, with our attentive staff ready to help you with whatever needs you may have.

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 Jr. suites on Bridge - A deck
9 Cabins on Main - C deck
4 Cabins 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 vesse. 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
ELECTRICITY 110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs

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25% Discount for June 2022 Departures
Deluxe Cabins now $5200
Premium now $6000
Suites $7200

Family Discount - kids 15 + under receive 15% off any cruise (ex. Christmas/New Years)