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M/V Evolution at Anchor at Genovesa
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
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.Continue to 3 of 36 below.
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Some of the cabins on the M/V Evolution are large enough for two beds.Continue to 4 of 36 below.
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Window in Cabin D1
This tiny window shows one of the reasons why most people stay outside as much as possible.Continue to 5 of 36 below.
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Closet and Stool in Cabin D1Continue to 6 of 36 below.
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Closet and Desk in Cabin D3Continue to 7 of 36 below.
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Bathroom in Cabin D3
The bathrooms on the Evolution cabins have a good-sized counter top and lots of storage.Continue to 8 of 36 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 36 below.
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View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle
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.Continue to 10 of 36 below.
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Lounge ChairsContinue to 11 of 36 below.
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Clothes Hanging Out to DryContinue to 12 of 36 below.
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Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle DeckContinue to 13 of 36 below.
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M/V Evolution and GenovesaContinue to 14 of 36 below.
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Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry
We rinsed and hung out the wet suits every time we used them.Continue to 15 of 36 below.
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Boarding from the Panga
You have to be nimble-footed and have good balance to get into and out of a panga.Continue to 16 of 36 below.
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Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking
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.Continue to 17 of 36 below.
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Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe
Kayaking is only one of the activities guests can enjoy from the Evolution. This group is kayaking off the island of Santa Fe.Continue to 18 of 36 below.
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Sky Lounge BarContinue to 19 of 36 below.
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I loved sitting in the shade on the top deck of the M/V Evolution. The drinks were good, too.Continue to 20 of 36 below.
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Doesn't this look like a great place to sit and watch the birds and the Galapagos Islands?Continue to 21 of 36 below.
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Reception DeskContinue to 22 of 36 below.
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This indoor (air-conditioned) lounge on the M/V Evolution was used for daily briefings and educational lectures.Continue to 23 of 36 below.
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Charles Darwin Statue
This statue of famous scientist Charles Darwin is in the lounge of the Evolution.Continue to 24 of 36 below.
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This nice reference library was used a lot to check out the wildlife we were seeing in the Galapagos Islands.Continue to 25 of 36 below.
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Boutique Gift ShopContinue to 26 of 36 below.
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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.Continue to 27 of 36 below.
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Dining RoomContinue to 28 of 36 below.
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Tuna Salad Lunch DishContinue to 29 of 36 below.
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Ceviche for LunchContinue to 30 of 36 below.
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Lobster Night on the Evolution
We enjoyed delicious lobster tails at our farewell dinner on our Quasar Galapagos cruise.Continue to 31 of 36 below.
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Cheese Tray and Lunch SaladsContinue to 32 of 36 below.
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Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable DecorationContinue to 33 of 36 below.
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LunchContinue to 34 of 36 below.
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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.Continue to 35 of 36 below.
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Cabin D2Continue to 36 of 36 below.
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Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby
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.