1. Smooth Operator
Ecoventura is a family-owned expedition cruise company based in Guayaquil, Ecuador that has been in business since 1990. We own and operate the yachts we sell giving us complete control over our consistent operation.
2. Small Compatible Groups
Ecoventura offers the smallest guide-to-passenger ratio found in Galapagos to ensure an intimate and peaceful visit on shore. Visit the Islands in a group size of no larger than ten passengers per guide (vs 16 per guide on most other vessels).
3. Authentic Galapagos
Dont cut yourself short! Departures are every Sunday offering two distinct and comprehensive 7-night itineraries; Itinerary A follows a Southern/Central route and Itinerary B follows a Northern/Western route.
4. Gastronomy & Service
Feel at home on your private Galapagos yacht. Our crew strives for personalized service and serve locally sourced, gourmet style menus featuring International and Ecuadorian specialties from our culinary-school-trained chefs.
5. Exclusive Family Departures
Our Designated Galapagos departures for families are exclusive just for families and are offered over all school breaks. They feature age-appropriate activities geared toward children and teenagers ages 7 to 17 – and up.
6. Variety of Activities
Our Galapagos expeditions are active! You will enjoy guided nature walks twice daily with expert naturalists, swim from pristine beaches or snorkel from deeper water, take zodiac rides or kayak along the shoreline.
7. Extraordinary Diving
Experienced scuba divers can dive the northern Islands of Wolf and Darwin on the 16-passenger dedicated dive live-aboard, MV Galapagos Sky providing divers with an extraordinary live-aboard experience.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Ecoventura was the first company to earn and maintain the ecological certification Smart Voyager since 2000. Ecoventura also installed 40 solar panels and two wind generators on the Eric making her the first hybrid vessel in Galapagos.
9. Building Partnerships
Ecoventura partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2006 to establish the Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund supporting environmental education and marine conservation by strengthening the local communities ability to manage natural resources. Ecoventura also provides scholarships for local teens to take a field course in wildlife conservation with Ecology Project International.
10. Social Responsibility
Ecoventura has supported the Alejandro Alvear School for the past decade – funding the salaries for teachers and physical therapists for children with physical disabilities and adults who are hearing impaired. Ecoventura also teamed up with Pack for a Purpose so that passengers can bring supplies from a list of needed items to benefit the school.