Quasar Expeditions - M/V Evolution Photo Gallery

M/V Evolution at Anchor at Genovesa

Linda Garrison 

The 32-passenger Evolution of Quasar Expeditions is a small expedition yacht perfectly designed for sailing the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. The cabins are larger than normal for a yacht-like ship, and the common areas are comfortable and casual. A small ship like the Quasar Expeditions' Evolution is the best way to tour the Galapagos since each island can be very different. Many of the islands are small and do not have hotels. Therefore, unless travelers are sleeping on a ship, they might spend a large part of each day on a boat traveling from one of the larger islands to each of several small ones.

These photos provide an overview of the M/V Evolution.

Be sure to check out my 13-page detailed Galapagos cruise travel log from the Evolution.

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Sunrise View of the M/V Evolution

Sunrise View of the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

Galapagos days are book-ended by amazing sunrises and sunsets. Guests on the M/V Evolution get up early to see as much wildlife as possible. 

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Cabin D1

Cabin D1 on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

Some of the cabins on the M/V Evolution are large enough for two beds. 

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Window in Cabin D1

Window in Cabin D1 on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

This tiny window shows one of the reasons why most people stay outside as much as possible. 

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Closet and Stool in Cabin D1

Closet and Stool in Cabin D1 on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Closet and Desk in Cabin D3

Closet and Desk in Cabin D3 on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Bathroom in Cabin D3

Bathroom in Cabin D3 on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

The bathrooms on the Evolution cabins have a good-sized counter top and lots of storage.

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Lounge Chairs

Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

 Some guests on the M/V Evolution liked to sit in the sun. Others, like me, preferred the Sky Deck, which was covered and shady. Both decks had nice breezes.

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View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle

View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

The hot tube was always filled with hot water when we returned from snorkeling or hiking and could be filled at other times when we were onboard.

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Lounge Chairs

Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Clothes Hanging Out to Dry

Clothes Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle Deck

Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle Deck of the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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M/V Evolution and Genovesa

M/V Evolution and Genovesa
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry

Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

 We rinsed and hung out the wet suits every time we used them.

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Boarding from the Panga

Boarding the M/V Evolution from the Panga
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

You have to be nimble-footed and have good balance to get into and out of a panga. 

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Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking

Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

Sometimes guests kayaked directly from the Evolution; other times they rode the panga into a quiet harbor before boarding the kayaks. This group is returning to the ship after a kayaking expedition.

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Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe

Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

Kayaking is only one of the activities guests can enjoy from the Evolution. This group is kayaking off the island of Santa Fe.

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Sky Lounge Bar

Sky Lounge Bar on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Sky Lounge

M/V Evolution Sky Lounge
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

I loved sitting in the shade on the top deck of the M/V Evolution. The drinks were good, too.  

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Sky Lounge

M/V Evolution Sky Lounge
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

Doesn't this look like a great place to sit and watch the birds and the Galapagos Islands? 

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Reception Desk

Reception Desk on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Lounge

Lounge on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

This indoor (air-conditioned) lounge on the M/V Evolution was used for daily briefings and educational lectures. 

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Charles Darwin Statue

Charles Darwin Statue on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

This statue of famous scientist Charles Darwin is in the lounge of the Evolution.

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Library

Library on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

 This nice reference library was used a lot to check out the wildlife we were seeing in the Galapagos Islands.

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Boutique Gift Shop

Boutique Shop on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Evolution

Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

This photo shows the covered outdoor Sky Lounge on the top deck and the al fresco dining area on the middle deck of the M/V Evolution.

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Dining Room

Dining Room on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Tuna Salad Lunch Dish

Tuna Salad Lunch Dish on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Ceviche for Lunch

Ceviche for Lunch on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Lobster Night on the Evolution

Lobster Night on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

 We enjoyed delicious lobster tails at our farewell dinner on our Quasar Galapagos cruise.

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Cheese Tray and Lunch Salads

Cheese Tray and Lunch Salads on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable Decoration

Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable Decoration on the Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Lunch

Lunch on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Coffee Corner

Coffee Corner on the M/V Evolution
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

This nice coffee/tea/snacks set up is in a corner of the Evolution dining room. It has coffee, tea, drinking water, and pre-packeaged snacks like cookies and candy bars.

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Cabin D2

Quasar Expedition - Cabin on the M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby

Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby
Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

 Wish I had thought of this! Blue-footed boobies are one of the most famous birds that live in the Galapagos. This guest on the ship decided to emulate them. Good idea for those planning a trip to the islands.

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