WHY THIS TRIP
The luxurious 20-passenger Origin Galapagos yacht was custom designed for comfort and sustainability. The sophisticated design maximizes ocean views from the ten deluxe staterooms on the main deck and the expansive indoor and outdoor social and observation areas. The Origin offers world-class service and amenities while saving fuel and treading gently on the earth. The itineraries are carefully designed so you will experience the best of the Galapagos, while the inspired gourmet style menus, open bar policy, and sun deck and hot tub will keep you comfortable and happy.
Ecoventura has a well-deserved reputation for offering quality trips while also being leaders in sustainable tourism. They are dedicated to using tourism in the Galapagos as a means to protect the islands for perpetuity, and were among the first Galapagos companies to receive the Smart Voyager certification.
A trip on the Origin will be a top Galapagos luxury cruise experience, as the yacht has well thought out itineraries designed to allow passengers to really experience the best of the Galapagos Islands. They visit many of the more remote but less visited sites in the islands.
Additionally, the yacht has 20 passengers each so that there are 2 naturalists on board each boat, giving a guide to passenger ratio of 1:10 instead of the standard 1:16 on most other boats.
Menus have recently been updated to provide more fresh gourmet food, and dining will be a highlight of the trip.
The use of snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel), wetsuits, beach towels, kayaks and even stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are all included in the cost of the cruise. Likewise mineral water, soda, juice, coffee and tea are available at no cost.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ECOVENTURA
Since 1990 Ecoventura has been providing thoughtful, fun cruises in the Galápagos Islands. For travelers who appreciate small groups, quality accommodations, ideal guide-to-passenger ratio and eco-friendly, sustainable cruises, a trip on the Eric, Letty and Flamingo Galápagos Yachts provides a safe, thrilling adventure in which great care is taken to keep the Galápagos biologically pristine. The cruise ships are comfortable, eco-friendly and becoming friendlier in order to further reducing the company’s carbon footprint. The company supports environmental education and marine conservation projects in the Galápagos and Galápagos communities by employing locals, purchasing local supplies and sponsoring a local school and a nonprofit.