M/V Origin

In September 2018, the Origin, became the first luxury expedition yacht in the Galapagos Islands to become an official member of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection.

Guests can be reassured once on board the MV Origin by Ecoventura, they will have the highest standards in the hospitality world for food & beverage, service from our crew and amenities on board and in their staterooms.

The MV Origin takes luxury cruising in the Galapagos Islands to the next level. Sleek, stylish and modern spaces make you feel like you are on board a private luxury yacht. Every element of the yacht has been designed for comfort, safety and sustainability – from inviting accommodations with panoramic windows to world-class cuisine. The Origin is Ecoventura’s dream boat, blending the best of tasteful design and decor, luxury amenities, and environmental sustainability. Origin offers an unforgettable cruising experience matched only by the incomparable nature of the islands we visit.

 

The experienced 13-member Ecuadorian crew includes a high-level Captain, a full time concierge, and two naturalist guides (one for every ten guests) and the lowest guide to guest ratio in Galapagos. Our outstanding naturalists delight in sharing their knowledge and passion – with just 20 guests, there is nothing to get in the way of your personal experience of one of the most memorable places on Earth!

Every day in the Galapagos brings intriguing opportunities to explore on land, from guided walks along pristine beaches or hikes on volcanic lava and through tunnels or lush vegetation. Observe the marine environment with excursions by Zodiac, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, stand up paddle board or kayak. Our itineraries highlight the very best of the Galapagos; the amazing wildlife, striking landscapes, magnificent marine environment and fascinating history. Chose one of our comprehensive 7 night itineraries to different islands, or combine both for a two-week exploration of the entire archipelago.

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise

Dine on delicious cuisine creatively prepared by our expert chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our elegant dining room features marble table tops, with configurations from two to eight guests for private or group dining. During the week, you will be delighted by a cooking demonstration and BBQ lunch served al fresco on our spacious sundeck.

The sundeck is the ideal place to unwind between island excursions, the area offers shade with day beds, chaises lounges, woven hammocks, tables and chairs, restroom, outdoor shower, BBQ and a wet bar.

Enjoy a generous open bar policy including red, white and sparkling wine, local beer and spirits, espresso and capuchino. Our intimate indoor bar is always open for specialty cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea.

Interior social areas include a comfortable lounge for evening briefing and enrichment lectures offered by our naturalists or to watch a documentary. Borrow a book from our cozy library stocked with publications on the Galapagos and Charles Darwin. Visit our boutique offering high-quality local handicrafts, sundries, and gift items.

Relax in the Jacuzzi hot tub for up to six guests or work out in the fitness center equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats, and more.

 

Be transformed on one of two comprehensive, seven-night Galapagos itineraries. Both provide unmatched access to the archipelago’s celebrated highlights: the rare wildlife and exotic flora, otherworldly landscapes, and a fascinating history. Choose one, or combine both for a two-week, life-enriching journey around the entire archipelago.

Departing every Sunday Itinerary A follows a southern/central route and itinerary B follows a northern/western route. Both itineraries highlight the very best of the Galapagos; the amazing wildlife, striking landscapes, magnificent marine environment, and fascinating history.

Each day, you will explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on two guided land excursions led by an expert naturalist guide. Activities include walks along pristine beaches, guided nature walks on volcanic lava or among lush vegetation. Observe wildlife up close and unafraid of human visitors such as giant tortoises, land iguanas, sea lions, penguins and blue-footed boobies! Explore the marine environment by Zodiac, glass-bottom boat, or while snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Itinerary A – Southern/Central Route (7 nights)

Sunday Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
Cerro Tijeretas (Frigatebird Hill), San Cristobal
Monday Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) San Cristobal
Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) San Cristobal
Tuesday Punta Suarez, Espanola (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) Espanola
Wednesday Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown (SN)
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), Baroness Point(PR), Floreana
Thursday Highlands of Santa Cruz (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), Santa Cruz
Friday Bartolome (PR, SN)
Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)
Saturday South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)
Sunday Interpretation Center, San Cristobal

 

Itinerary B – Western/Northern Route (7 nights)

Sunday Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
CCJG (La Galapaguera, San Cristobal
Monday Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), Genovesa (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR) Genovesa
Tuesday Las Bachas Beach (SN)
Cerro Dragon (SN) Santa Cruz
Wednesday Punta Vicente Roca (PR, SN), Isabela
Urbina Bay, Isabela (SN) (Albemarle)
Thursday Punta Espinoza (SN), Fernandina
Tagus Cove, Isabela (SN, PR, KY)
Friday Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)
Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Saturday CCFL (Darwin Station) Santa Cruz (Indefatigable)
Lava tunnel, twin craters, tortoise reserve Santa Cruz
Sunday Interpretation Center, San Cristobal

SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride

Ecoventura alternates two different full week 7-night itineraries as required by the Galapagos National Park in an effort to better reduce usage on heavily visited sites. The order of visits may vary slightly depending on the yacht assigned.

 

M/V Origin Staterooms

There are ten deluxe staterooms all located on the main (Beagle) deck that are spacious and inviting, tastefully designed with stylish modern décor, a modern bathroom with luxurious amenities.

All cabins measure 145 square feet (13.5 square meters) and offer unobstructed views of the ocean with large windows revealing the incredible landscapes of the islands and breathtaking ocean.

There are two twin size beds that convert to a king size bed. Two sets of cabins have interconnecting doors, and two cabins have a pull down berth and can accommodate triples. Fine bed linens, memory foam and soft pillow, climate controls and black out curtains all ensure a good night’s rest.

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Cabins
MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Cabins
MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Cabins
MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Cabins

Cabin amenities include a vanity nook with a stool and lighted mirror, a nightstand, sectional closet with drawers for storing personal items, a flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, clock and safety deposit box. There is a personal Espresso machine and tea kettle set up in every cabin.

All bathrooms have a modern rainfall shower, dual flush toilet, modern sink and plush towels (for beach and bath), waffle bathrobes, slippers, hair dryers and bio-degradable hand soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in refillable dispensers.

 

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Deckplans

 

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Deckplans

 

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Deckplans

 

MV Origin Galapagos Luxury Cruise Deckplans

 

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