Last year in September 2018, the acclaimed Marine Biologist and professional naturalist Jack Grove joined Ecoventura for two special cruises on board our luxury Relais & Chateaux yacht Origin, and such was the success of these exclusive departures, Jack is set to return to the Galapagos Islands in December 2019, this time on board Origin’s sister vessel Theory. You’ll have to be quick though, as we only have a few cabins left for these departures – the dates which are as follows:
December 1st – 8th (Itinerary B) and December 8th -15th (Itinerary A) 2019
About Jack Grove
Over the past two decades Jack has spent his time travelling the world and lecturing about its Oceans. His first encounter with the Galapagos archipelago dates further back to 1977 when he moved here to serve as an associate investigator for the Ecuador’s National Fisheries Institute and research his book “The Fishes of the Galapagos”. He stayed for seven years.
What’s in it for Ecoventura Guests?
Given the exceptional depth of his experience, lucky guests accompanying Jack on these special departures will benefit from his expert insight into the unique marine life and wildlife of these islands. Jack is a keen snorkeller and loves nothing more than to share his enthusiasm for marine science, yet he also loves leading hikes and nature walks on shore. Once described by a fellow passenger as a “walking encyclopedia” guests can engage in informal chats with Jack in the evenings as well as share photography tips with him.
As Jack joined Ecoventura on two consecutive weeks on board Origin, he experienced both Itinerary A Southern & Central route and Itinerary B – Northern & Western route and one of our guests asked “Which itinerary is better?“
“Trying to explain the differences between these two itineraries is like trying to explain the beauty of a rose or an orchid.”
Sure, there are biological and experiential differences between the two programs; Itinerary A provides more opportunities to swim and snorkel with sealions and enjoy the Galapagos’ pristine beaches, whilst guests choosing Itinerary B will enjoy more lava field hikes and encounter more tortoises (do note that guests can still do all of the above on both itineraries). But what about Jack’s thoughts?
“Bottom line; no metaphors … you cannot go wrong with either itinerary. “
Read more about the differences between the itineraries in one of our earlier BLOGS but if you’re really looking for the ultimate experience – combine two weeks and enjoy the varied landscapes and wildlife of all the islands in one truly unforgettable trip!
If you miss the opportunity to travel with us this year, then in 2020, Jack will be onboard Theory for the following weeks:
November 29th – December 6th (Itinerary B) and Dec 6th -13th (Itinerary A) 2020
Confirm a year or more in advance and get 2019 rates!
Book two weeks B2B and get 5% discount off the second week
Still not convinced about which itinerary is best for you? Do as Jack suggests: ” I encourage you to take advantage of the expertise available to you from the team at Ecoventura” Get in touch with us today!