In September 2018, the Origin, became the first luxury expedition yacht in the Galapagos Islands to become an official member of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection, joining a distinguished group of hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that have set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 550 of the finest luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in more than 60 countries.
This means our guests can be reassured when they book their cruise on the ORIGIN by Ecoventura, they will have the highest standards in hospitality world and meet requirements for food & beverage, service from our crew, cabin and yacht amenities.
The MV Origin takes luxury cruising in the Galapagos Islands to the next level. Sleek, stylish and modern spaces make you feel like you are on board a luxury boutique hotel. And every element of the yacht has been designed for comfort, safety and sustainability. From spacious staterooms with panoramic windows to world-class cuisine. The Origin is Ecoventura’s dream boat, blending the best of tasteful design and decor, luxury amenities, and environmental sustainability. Origin offers an unforgettable cruising experience matched only by the incomparable nature of the islands we visit.
The experienced 14-member Ecuadorian crew includes a high-level Captain, a full time concierge, and two naturalist guides (one for every ten guests) and the lowest guide to guest ratio in Galapagos. Our outstanding naturalists delight in sharing their knowledge and passion – with just 20 guests, there is nothing to get in the way of your personal experience of one of the most memorable places on Earth!
Every day in the Galapagos brings intriguing opportunities to explore on land, from guided walks along pristine beaches or hikes on volcanic lava and through tunnels or lush vegetation. Observe the marine environment with excursions by Zodiac, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, stand up paddle board or kayak. Our itineraries highlight the very best of the Galapagos; the amazing wildlife, striking landscapes, magnificent marine environment and fascinating history. Chose one of our comprehensive 7 night itineraries to different islands, or combine both for a two-week exploration of the entire archipelago.
It’s a good thing there’s so much to see and do in the Galapagos, or our guests might never leave the comfort of their staterooms. Along with large windows providing expansive ocean views, the ten staterooms are roomy and inviting, with individual climate control, plush bedding, private modern bathrooms, plenty of storage space and other luxury amenities. Cabins are cleaned twice daily and laundry service is available for an additional charge.
Dine on delicious cuisine creatively prepared by our expert chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our elegant dining room features marble table tops, with configurations from two to ten guests for private or group dining. During the week, you will be delighted by a cooking demonstration or BBQ lunch served al fresco on our spacious sundeck.
The sundeck is the ideal place to unwind between island excursions, the area offers shade with day beds, chaises lounges, hammocks, tables and chairs, a public restroom, outdoor shower, BBQ and a wet bar.
Enjoy a generous open bar policy including wine, local beer and spirits. Our intimate indoor bar is always open for specialty cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea.
Interior social areas include a comfortable lounge for evening briefing and enrichment lectures offered by our naturalists or watch a movie on our flat screen televisions. Borrow a book from our cozy library stocked with publications on the Galapagos and Charles Darwin. Visit our boutique offering high-quality local handicrafts, sundries, and gift items.
Relax in the Jacuzzi hot tub for up to six guests or work out in the fitness center equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats, and more.
Satellite communication (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the vessel including in your cabin (additional charges apply) and service is limited to one PIN per cabin.