Our family-owed luxury expedition cruise company has, for nearly three decades, led adventurous travelers to one of the most extraordinary and untouched corners of the Earth. As both owner and operators of a refined collection of upscale yachts, we are experts in crafting transformative experiences by connecting explorers with the inspiring wildlife of the Galapagos.
At Ecoventura we provide emotional, authentic adventures that emphasize the destinations awe-inspiring features while minimizing our impact on the delicate ecosystem. For a voyage that caters to every traveler’s fancies without compromising our commitment to sustainability, please join us on one of Ecoventura’s next sailings. .
m/v origin – luxury m/y letty – first class
m/v Galapagos sky – dive liveaboard m/y eric – first class
Our collection of expedition yachts includes; two first-class 20-passenger motor yachts, Eric & Letty, the 16-passenger luxury dive live-aboard, MV Galapagos Sky, and the luxury expedition yacht MV ORIGIN.
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, and know first-hand the impact our adventures have on sustaining local communities. With profound respect and admiration, we gain a renewed spirit about how amazing nature can be on every journey.
Leading the way in sustainable tourism, Ecoventura was the first company to earn the voluntary certification, Smart Voyager and the first company in Galapagos to offset carbon emissions and install solar powered energy sources. To ensure the local community benefits from tourism, the company established the Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund in 2006 to support marine conservation by strengthening the local communities’ ability to manage natural resources. In 2017, a new partnership was formed with Ecoventura and the Charles Darwin Foundation to create the Galapagos Biodiversity & Education for Sustainability Fund. Ecoventura annually supports Ecology Project International through scholarships and career mentoring for local high-school students to study conservation directly in the field and ecology-related issues. The company partners with local non-profits to bring needed supplies through Pack for a Purpose.
Through these various initiatives the company has become the pacesetter in responsible tourism to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands. When Ecoventura decided to upgrade their fleet of first class yachts with a brand new luxury vessel, the goal was to create a fully customized luxurious interior without compromising environmental impact. Due to the success of the Origin, the company is building a second luxury vessel to begin operation in 2019 called MV THEORY. Ecoventura continues to lead the way and hopefully inspring others toward a more sustainable operation.