When you travel with Ecoventura, you can rest assured that you are cruising in the Galapagos Islands with the best and brightest in the industry.
Ecoventura has carefully selected the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly Captains to proudly serve our vessels. All Ecoventura Captains are high level tonnage Captains with years of experience on vessels in the Navy or the Merchant Marine. They are all well versed in passenger safety, ISM procedures, and first aid.
Today, we’re excited to introduce Ecoventura community members and passengers to the wonderful Captain of our newest signature yacht, the MV ORIGIN… Meet Captain Israel Cruz!
Captain Israel Cruz has been with MV ORIGIN since the beginning, helping make sure the ORIGIN was ready for her inaugural voyage on February 28th, 2016. Israel was also at the helm for ORIGIN’s first crossing from the shipyard in Guayaquil (GYE) where she was constructed to the Galapagos Islands.
We invite you to learn more about Israel below:
Captain Israel Cruz was born and raised in Ambato — a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. Israel is the First Mate of The Merchant Marine School of Ecuador and a Maritime Transport & Ports Administrator. He has worked on a variety of boats since 2004, including big tankers and large cruise ships in the Galapagos Islands. In the last eight years, Captain Israel Cruz has worked with National Geographic in the Galapagos.
He has been a member of the Ecoventura team since 2015 and has a passion for ensuring his passengers enjoy their stay under his command.
Israel works tirelessly with his crew on the MV ORIGIN to ensure Ecoventura’s passengers have a memorable and relaxing time in the Galapagos Islands.
We look forward to introducing you (in person!) to Captain Israel Cruz on your next Ecoventura cruise.