For over two decades, Ecoventura has shared the enchantment of the Galapagos Islands, our planets most precious and unique ecosystem, with thousands of travelers and enriched lives with an extraordinary profusion of exotic and often endemic flora and fauna. As a family-owned expedition cruise company, we are committed to providing our valued guests an authentic experience in small compatible groups, offering good value, as well as a safe and memorable, mind-expanding voyage.
Ecoventura was born out of a desire to offer small groups the most inspiring wildlife experience possible in the Galapagos while offering hands-on exploration of nature with enough varied activities sure to leave a lasting impression in each guest’s life; hiking through trails of volcanic formations or nesting sea birds, on a secluded beach with hundreds of sea lions, snorkeling with penguins and sharks, kayaking in a secluded cove or taking a zodiac ride to explore the shoreline and spot wildlife.
We understand that ecosystems are fragile, yet important, environments. With profound respect and admiration, we gain a renewed spirit about how amazing nature can be on every journey. And we know first-hand the impact our adventures have on sustaining local communities. In 2000, Ecoventura volunteered to be the first company to be certified as Smart Voyager, an ecological program developed by The Rainforest Alliance. It was a commitment to make costly improvements such as desalinating units and four stroke outboards at a time when tourism numbers were lower. In 2006, the company partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to create the Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund and has since raised over $300,000 for marine conservation and environmental education for local children. Carbon emissions were lowered through carbon offsetting and installation of alternative energy sources. In 2012, Ecoventura partnered with Ecology Project International to provide local teens with a field course in conservation.
Ecoventura continues to lead the way and hopefully inspring others toward a more sustainable operation.
“We want to give our passengers the assurance that Ecoventura has taken every measure to ensure that passengers enjoy a safe, thrilling adventure without harming the unique wildlife or the fragile environment. We all live in this world and breath the same air, the least we can do is try to preserve it for our children and future generations to come.” Santiago Dunn, President