THE LUX LIFE (RELAIS & CHATEAUX)

Theory has Successfully Completed Her Maiden Voyage in Galapagos!

AUTHOR Ecoventura


“Aboard the MV Theory, the identical sister yacht to the MV Origin, guests will explore the Galápagos, a natural archipelago listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the course of this extraordinary cruise, the crew will ensure travelers enjoy an unforgettable experience in the lap of Mother Nature, honouring the maxims of preservation and respect.” – World-Renowned Relais & Chateaux Association feting the vessel MV Theory, 2019

It’s a voyage and a milestone that’s been years in the making. For the very first time since we announced her chosen name and construction in September 2017, our newest luxury yacht, the MV Theory has finally set sail, and the experience was everything we and our guests have imagined these past 20 some-odd months.

With the maiden voyage of luxury expedition yacht MV Theory finally in the books, we here at Ecoventura are pleased and honored to usher in a new era of eco-conscious tourism, exploration and leisure, all against the backdrop of these storied Galapagos Islands.

We’re already booking guests for 2019 and 2020 voyages aboard our both identical uxury expedition vessels. And if you’re seeking to brush up on everything our pride of the fleet has to offer, or for information on how you can come aboard soon, read on!

Theory of Adventure

MV Theory has her roots in Galapagos history, inheriting her namesake from Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Identical to sister ship MV Origin, the MV Theory is a 20-passenger mega-yacht featuring 10 premium cabins with minimalistic chic design, all located on the same deck.

To connect guests with the Galapagos’ one-of-a-kind wildlife, each room features two large panoramic windows, as well as a private bathroom with essential modern luxuries, including a rainfall shower, hairdryer, plush towels, bathrobes, and eco-friendly biodegradable soaps and shampoos.

M/V Theory includes the same onboard amenities that guests of the MV Origin have grown to enjoy, including a full-time concierge, fitness center, a sundeck with chic loungers and daybeds, an open-bar policy, and a Jacuzzi.

Guests can also enjoy locally inspired Ecuadorian cuisine from the comfort of the ship’s dining room or in an al-fresco setting on the sundeck. MV Theory additionally offers sustainable, plant-based vegetarian and gluten-free meals, catering to a variety of food preferences.

As with all of our voyages, we offer the most favorable naturalist-to-passenger ratio in the region with just 10 guests per guide; MV Theory also features the most favorable passenger-to-crew ratio in this region with 13 crewmembers.

A Proud Tradition

In September 2018 we were honored when MV Origin became one of only 21 new members selected to join the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association.

Imagine how proud we were this year when MV Theory was called upon to join those same hallowed ranks!

Relais & Chateaux properties embody the values of the association; the passing down of a unique history and a rich cultural heritage, as well as a commitment to preserving the environment—all while offering one-of-a-kind experiences and quality services in exceptional settings. Their worldwide host of inductees stretches from California’s Napa Valley to right here in the Galapagos. We couldn’t be more pleased to count our newest luxury vessel among them!

Specifications

  • Year Built – 2018
  • Overall Length – 142 feet/43.5 meters
  • Beam – 27.5 feet/8.5 meters
  • Cruising Speed – 12-14 knots
  • Capacity – 20 guests
  • Crew – 13 including two naturalists

Additional Amenities

  • Spacious sundeck
  • Lounge for special gatherings and fellowship
  • Fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights
  • Boutique with local handicrafts and clothing
  • Library with a selection of books dedicated to Charles Darwin
  • Jacuzzi for up to six guests
  • Satellite communications and WiFi (One PIN per cabin)
  • Laundry service

Come Aboard

As we welcome a new vessel to our proud fleet, we invite you to join us in 2019 or 2020 for your very own Galapagos adventure. Email us to learn more, and stay tuned for specialty themed and hosted departures!