M/V Origin Galapagos
At a Glance
Guests will be treated to gourmet style menus, creatively prepared by the highly trained chefs
This will be the newest 20 passenger yacht operating in The Galapagos
Expert naturalist guides, trained to be knowledgeable about all the many flora and fauna
Get up close to nature with the small Zodiac boats and even a clear bottom kayak
Deluxe Staterooms furnished to high standard, with panoramic windows to take in the views
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to M/V Origin Galapagos or take a look at our itineraries to Galapagos
The 142 foot M/V Origin combines a high level of comfort, attention to detail and service, with quality guided land excursions. Head out in small groups with expert naturalist guides for a highly personalized introduction to this unique corner of the Earth; a truly life enriching experience.
With adventure and comfort at the forefront, guests can benefit from a variety of activities during their 7 night cruises. The highly trained guides (one guide for ten passengers) will assist guests to explore these ecologically diverse collection of islands and wildlife. They will take you on guided nature walks, giving you plenty of time for photographs, questions and contemplation of birds, reptiles and plant species as well as volcanoes. You will be given the opportunity to venture out in a clear-bottom kayak or stand up paddle board to get a different perspective on the unique marine life. Meander along stretches of secluded beaches, swim with playful sea lions, snorkel among penguins and sea turtles. Get up close to the shore life on Zodiac rides through mangroves and along the cliffs. Watch out for dolphins riding the bow wave, whale sightings, rays, frigates and boobies diving for fish.
After lunch, you can take a siesta or work out in the fitness center, before a briefing on the activities you will be able to enjoy the following day. After a delicious dinner, sit out on deck, relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the views of a sky scattered with stars.
Starting in San Cristobal, where you will join the vessel, guests will either take the Southern/Central or Western/Northern route. Ecoventura alternates two different 7-night itineraries visiting the most spectacular outer islands of the archipelago, in line with the Galapagos National Park regulations.
The Origin is built with environmentally friendly, zero-emission materials and all equipment including engines and generators are to the highest specification with regards to fuel saving efficiency. Ecoventura meets the requirements of Smart Voyager ecological certification and Rainforest Alliance Verification mark. They partner WWF (Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund) and EPI – Ecology Project International to provide support to local initiatives to ensure the successful long-term conservation through committed leadership.
The 142 foot Origin combines modern sophistication with understated luxury; 10 tastefully appointed deluxe staterooms (140 square feet) with en-suite bathroom, with modern décor featuring local art work, fine linens, firm and soft pillows, nightstands, ample sectional closet, sitting area, climate controls, universal docking station, satellite TV and radio, safety deposit box. Bathroom includes shower, toilet, sink, hair-dryer, plush towels, terry cloth bathrobes crafted with organic cotton, biodegradable soap and shampoo. All staterooms are located on the main “Beagle” deck with large windows for ocean views, each with two twin beds that can be converted to a King-size bed, (2 cabins with interconnecting doors, 2 with triple accommodation). Cabins are cleaned twice daily and laundry service is available.
Location & Directions
The Galapagos archipelago consists of 19 volcanic islands and 40 islets, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
When to go
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation. From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.
June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galapagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas can be rougher. Most boats go into dry dock around September for their annual refurbishment after the busy summer vacations.