Galapagos Islands Cruise, In Style

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is commonly thought of as a once-in-a-lifetime experience that few travelers get the chance to experience.  An archipelago of volcanic islands on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos are famed for their vast number of endemic species, studied by Charles Darwin.  Getting there is not easy, but the voyage does not have to be uncomfortable.
Big ships? Not allowed. Once there, travelers must comply with strict rules on the scene.  Sailing with a company that understands the unique nature of a Galapagos adventure becomes of primary importance.
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Ecoventura is a leader in expedition cruising through the Galapagos Islands, set to launch their newest Premium Class vessel in January 2016. Inspired by the  nature of a journey through the Galapagos Islands, new MV Origin will redefine luxury in the region as the newest and only vessel of its kind. 
The 20-passenger mega-yacht will feature 10 deluxe staterooms distributed throughout one floor, and a variety of onboard amenities designed especially for the discerning traveler. Features of the Ecoventura experience include:
  • 7-night expeditions depart every Sunday from San Cristobal
  • 20-guest superior first-class motor yacht
  • 10 fully air-conditioned outside staterooms with private bathrooms
  • Delicious, varied cuisine, wonderfully prepared by our culinary school-trained chefs
  • Fully-stocked bar and boutique, 24 hour coffee & tea station
  • Lounge for briefings with TV, DVD, games and library
  • Wildlife observation areas, open and shaded sun deck with loungers
  • Three meals served daily, after-excursion snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • House wine and local beer served during dinner
  • Guided excursions and daily briefings with English-speaking expert naturalists
  • Low guide to passenger radio (max. 10 guests per guide)
  • Complimentary mask, fins and snorkels, 3mm custom full wet suits
  • Multiple kayaks
  • Crew of 11 including the Captain and two naturalist guides
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83-foot MV Origin will alternate between two seven-night itineraries, including twice daily excursions with optional snorkel and kayak tours led by two onboard certified naturalists, who also join the captain in nightly briefings for guests.
Excursions are organized in small groups of no more than 10 passengers per naturalist to ensure a personalized and intimate experience through their tour of the Galapagos National Park. Like Ecoventura’s existing fleet of expedition vessels, MV Origin’s route will bring guests face-to-face with marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Darwin finches and famed giant land tortoises.
Booking Your Galapagos Islands Cruise
A leader in sustainable tourism for more than 20 years, Ecoventura is no stranger to the expedition cruising operation. Widely considered an industry leader in the Galapagos, Ecoventura is currently accepting bookings for departures as early as January 2016.To make a reservation, visit using the “Book Now” form, email Galapagos Network at, or call 800-633-7972.
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