Beagle

Galapagos Islands

I was greatly relieved not to have to share a cabin; it would've been cramped and difficult. The initial briefing (by the owner?) was short and unsatisfactory but I wasn't feeling great. Beagle is showing its age. I was disappointed we didn't sail but motored everywhere. The crew were excellent.

Name: Dr Adrian Padfield

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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I understand the Beagle will soon be undergoing a re-fit / refurbishment so will be even better.

Name: Ms. Ann Saunders

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We'd love to give it excellent, were it not for engine/generator noise, which seemed inescapable, though one got used to it.

Name: Mr. Christopher Thomas

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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This must be the best way to see the Galapagos. You couldn't fault the boat, its crew, our guide and the amenities. Loved the food which again was VERY PLENTIFUL!! If you like fish and seafood you are in for a treat. Just don't expect to go home weighing the same as on the way out. We saw other boats around but none of them had the character of the Beagle and none seemed to have dining facilities with just the right amount of open air and shelter. Brilliant supply of wet suits and snorkel gear to

Name: David and Diane Whiting

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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The Beagle is a fine looking boat but quite old : Aircon in cabins was noisy and difficult to control, Having a single and a double bunk in each cabin meant no usable double bed and very limited storage space. Crew were brilliant fun and constantly looking to help. Paul, the guide gave us very clear instructions every day so we knew exactly what was to happen and this was very helpful. He was really attentive at all times. The food, I have to say was only average although plenty of it. • We found that by the last day, we had done enough walks as they had got a bit repetitive – 5 days would have been plenty but that is just a personal view. It happened to be very hot and with no shade , it made walking and standing around a bit trying. The terrain is quite tricky sometimes which needs to made clear in your itinerary • Snorkelling was exciting with sharks, rays and large shoals of fish but it was challenging in quite rough seas - so important to check with your clients that they are happy in deep water. Fortunately we are ardent snorkellers so loved it. • The day we left the boat, we did rather feel that we were shovelled off very quickly in order for the next group to arrive. The morning trip was an hour’s panda ride starting at 6am and we had left the boat by about 9.15. This meant about a 3 hour wait at the airport, one of which was standing around before we could even check in. Maybe something to note.

Name: Mrs. Una Whicheloe

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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The Beagle is showing its age in places but it the accommodation is adequate, the Chef was excellent with lovely meals prepared for us and it was nice to be able to eat outside. The crew was very friendly and helpful

Name: Ingrid Demaerschalk

Date of trip: 28/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Client Rating for Galapagos Islands 5/5 from 106 reviews

I understand the Beagle will soon be undergoing a re-fit / refurbishment so will be even better.

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