Celebrating your Special Occasion in Galapagos

AUTHOR Daniel Andino

Celebrating special occasions in a destination setting is a powerful way to generate memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re marking a milestone anniversary or birthday, planning a family vacation, or arranging a romantic getaway, an Ecoventura cruise in the Galapagos Islands is sure to offer something for everyone.

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An Ecoventura cruise in the Galapagos Islands is an extraordinary way bring people together in a cozy environment, where you can enjoy activities that are interesting to people of all ages, all while dining on delicious cuisine creatively prepared by our expert chefs using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Birthday Celebrations

Whether you are turning 30, 50, or the BIG 60, Ecoventura is prepared to make birthdays unforgettable! Our itineraries highlight the very best of the Galapagos: the amazing wildlife, striking landscapes, magnificent marine environment, and fascinating history.

Our extraordinary Ecoventura guests said it best, “ We gave it to ourselves as a gift – Martin turned 30 this January, I will have my 30th (whispering) birthday next March, and this year, we celebrated ten years as a couple. We put all this together (also we were in South America at that time) and the conclusion was straightforward – we had to visit the Galapagos Islands.” – Lucie and Martin (LaidBackTrip)

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People may not know it yet, but it is likely that they will return to Galapagos for a special occasion in 20-30 years. We have seen this trend with guests who had visited Galapagos two or three decades ago. They may have been backpacking on a rustic converted fishing vessel, and now they have returned to celebrate with greater creature comfort on Ecoventura’s MV Origin with their (grand)children in tow!

With Ecoventura, every day in the Galapagos brings intriguing opportunities to explore on land, with guided walks along pristine beaches, hikes on volcanic lava, and explorations through underground tunnels. Or, make a splash for that special occasion with a Zodiac excursion, a glass-bottom boat tour, snorkeling, or with a stand-up paddleboard or kayak.

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Origin & Theory are still available for small groups and charters on departures next Summer 2019. Ready to book your celebration with Ecoventura? Click here!

Making Family Memories

Experience a rich, new culture, and galvanize the bonds between generations. An Ecoventura cruise is a special occasion that allows family members to turn off the distractions of the outside world and come together to see creatures that are only found in the Galapagos.

Ecoventura’s designated family departures are offered over school breaks, but all cruises feature age-appropriate activities.

Our Naturalists know how to bring the Galapagos Islands to life and how to balance learning with fun for the entire family.

On your adventure, you will see sea turtles, tortoises, boobies, frigate birds, finches, penguins, iguanas, sea lions, and so much more!

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Family departures are very active and move at a faster pace. Our guides will optimize the longer routes for hiking or more time for kayaking and snorkeling. We also provide stand up paddle boards; resulting in less downtime during the mid-day.

Active families need fuel, right? In addition to a buffet-style breakfast and lunch, Ecoventura’s culinary chefs help you celebrate your journey with beautifully plated four-course Ecuadorian and international specialties. Kid-friendly menus, with earlier dinner times, are offered on family departures as well.

Cabins are still available on our popular family departures over Spring break on the MV Origin & Theory for March 17-24, March 31-April 7, and April 7-14 in 2019. Children ages 11 and under get a 25% discount, teenagers ages 12-17 get a 15% discount, and college-age kids ages 18-21 get a 10% discount.

Romantic Getaways

“Visiting the Galapagos Islands is unique in many ways, therefore people very often choose it as a destination, where they can celebrate extraordinary occasions in their lives.” -LaidBackTrip

If you are searching for an intimate destination, look no further than an Ecoventura luxury cruise to deliver a magical Galapagos experience for you and your loved one. Whether you’re celebrating the day you met, marking an anniversary, or renewing your vows, our romantic accommodations, special celebrations, and beautiful surroundings are sure to enhance your special occasion.

Ecoventura can even arrange a mock wedding ceremony for guests as a way to celebrate the special occasion. Recent guests informed us they chose a Galapagos cruise in lieu of buying an engagement ring. Yes… it was her idea!

One of the best ways to experience the Galapagos Islands is with an Ecoventura cruise that caters exclusively to your interests — and to those of your companions — accompanied by a group of friends, your family, or that special someone in your life.

Check out the Ecoventura cruise rates, and book your special occasion in the Galapagos, today!

LaidBackTrip’s homage to our beloved — but soon to be retired — Eric