IDENTICAL YACHT FEATURE

  • Family owned and operated responsible cruise company from Ecuador, founded in 1991
  • Member of the Relais & Chateaux collection of luxury boutique hotels and restaurants
  • Crew of 13 including a Concierge and two Naturalist guides (one for every ten guests)
  • Departures every Sunday on two full-week exhilarating itineraries (no shorter segments)
  • Chic interiors by local interior designer with curated art and contemporary understated decor
  • Flexible dining room with seating from two at a private table to up to 8 guests
  • a la carte menus inspired by Relais & Chateaux with healthy and sustainable gastronomy
  • Dinner is a beautifully plated four course menu and BBQ lunches are served al fresco on the sun deck.
  • Cooking demonstrations, after-excursion gourmet bites and an afternoon tea service with pastries
  • Spacious sun deck, partially shaded with day beds and chaise lounges.
  • BBQ grill, outdoor bar, tables and chairs for outdoor dining prepared on the grill
  • Jacuzzi hot tub for up to four guests, an outdoor shower, and restroom
  • Outdoor lounge areas provide a private spot to unwind with comfortable sofas seating
  • Cozy library stocked with rare publications on the Galapagos, natural history, and Charles Darwin
  • Boutique offering high quality embroidered apparel and handicrafts made by local artisans
  • Fitness center equipped with cardio equipment (elliptical, stationary bike) and yoga mats

CABIN ACCOMMODATION

DELUXE STATEROOMS (Beagle Deck) – Accommodation in a designer stateroom on the main deck featuring panoramic windows with expansive un-obstructed views. Twin beds convert to a king size bed; for a single, double, and triple accommodations with a pull-down berth. Two sets of cabins have a connecting door, ideal for a family of four or five.

SUITES – feature two deluxe staterooms joined by a connecting door with his and hers bathrooms, a bedroom with a king size bed or two twins and a separate lounge area with an ocean-front view. Additional amenities include: Premium brands of beverages, a second PIN code to the 24/7 satellite Wi-Fi, and free laundry service. SUITES are not available on festive or family departures.

Cabin amenities – a vanity and lighted mirror, sectional closet with drawers, flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, USB, clock, safety deposit box, individual climate control, memory foam mattress, reading lights, blackout curtains, Nespresso machine and tea kettle, pair of binoculars, and refillable water bottle. Bathrooms are modern and bright with a walk-in rainfall shower. Guests are provided with plush towels, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, a vanity kit, refillable dispensers of bio-degradable soap and shampoo, body wash and lotion.

CRUISE RATES INCLUDE

  • Open bar policy including wine, beer, cocktails, spirits, juices, sodas, coffee, and tea
  • Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) – available 24/7 and limited to one PIN per cabin.
  • Guided shore excursions twice daily, evening briefings and enrichment lectures
  • Two Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of the shoreline
  • Multiple Kayaks (five doubles and a single) and two stand up paddle boards
  • Wet suits (full 3mm) in your size and snorkeling equipment (mask, fins and snorkel)
  • Transfers in the Islands between the airport with meet & greet for AV1630 arrivals only
  • Personalized check-in at the airports in Quito and Guayaquil for AV1630 arrivals only
  • Process and pre-payment of the park entrance fee and INGALA/ TCT card for AV1630 arrivals only
  • Assistance with reservations for pre- and post-cruise hotel, land tours and airport transfers

Cabin amenities include  – A vanity and lighted mirror, sectional closet with drawers, flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, USB, clock, safety deposit box, individual climate control, memory foam mattress, reading lights, blackout curtains, Nespresso machine and tea kettle, pair of binoculars, and reusable metal water bottle.  Bathrooms are modern and bright with a walk-in rainfall shower.  Guests are provided with plush towels, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, a vanity kit, refillable dispensers of bio-degradable soap and shampoo, body wash and lotion.

 

CRUISE RATES do not INCLUDE

  • International Airfare to Ecuador – you must arrive to Quito or Guayaquil the day prior to the cruise
  • Hotel accommodation in Ecuador the night before your cruise – we can assist you with reservations
  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos – confirmed through our allotment of seats with Avianca
  • Galapagos Park entrance fee (park tax) – $100 for adults $50 for children 11 and under
  • INGALA fee of $20 per person for a TCT card to control migration to the islands
  • Gratuities for the guides and crew – the suggested amount is $300-350 per guest per week
  • Purchases from the bar for premium brands of wine and spirits not included in the open bar policy
  • Laundry service – available Monday to Friday and limited to five items per cabin per day
  • Travel Insurance – CFAR is recommended to protect your travel investment from cancellation or delay

Child and teen discounts

Children and teens age 17 years and younger at the time of sailing are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate. Children age 11 and under get a reduced rate on the airfare with 30% discount and the park entrance fee is $50 with proof of age and photocopy of the child’s passport showing the date of birth. Children age 11 and younger are permitted only on a designated family departure. Designated family and family teen departures are offered during school breaks. Children under the age of 6 are only permitted on exclusive charter basis.

Restrictions on child discounts

We allow one child discount per every adult fare with a limit of two per family. Ecoventura may limit the total number of child discounts permitted on any one departure. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. No child discounts are given on holiday weeks.

Festive weeks (Christmas and New Years)

There is a holiday supplement of $500 per person or $10,000 on charters

No discounts are available including child and teen discounts. The single rate has 100% supplement. Terms for deposits and cancellation during holiday weeks are different from the rest of the year.

7 day/ 6 night cruise option (Sunday to Saturday)

Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6-night cruise on itinerary A or B.  However, there is no discount off the 7-night cruise rate to disembark early from the cruise. For guests who require a private transfer to the airport with a guide, there is an additional charge of $50 per person (max $200). The return flight from Baltra has a surcharge of $30 per person and is subject to availability. Confirmation is requested at the time of booking.

Holiday weeks

There is a supplement of $500 per person or $10,000 on charters

No discounts are available including child and teen discounts. The single rate has 100% supplement.  Terms for deposits and cancellation during holiday weeks are different from the rest of the year.

7 day/ 6 night cruise option (Sun to Sat)

Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6-night cruise. 

However, there is no discount on the cruise rate to disembark early from the cruise.  For guests who require a private transfer to the airport, there is an additional charge of $50 per person (max $200).  The return flight from Baltra has a surcharge of $30 per person, is subject to availability and confirmation is requested at the time of booking. 

Two weeks back to back – itinerary A & B or B & A

Combine both itineraries A and B for an exciting two-week comprehensive itinerary visiting the entire archipelago.  You will not repeat any visits twice.  Get 5% discount on the second week, excluding holidays.

Two week combination with Galapagos Sky dive liveaboard

Book one week on the Origin-Theory-Evolve and one week on the Galapagos Sky back to back. Get 5% discount excluding holidays, and this cannot be combined with any other discount.

Individual Booking Terms (1-4 passengers)

Deposits – A deposit of $750 ($1000 in 2024) per person and $1500 ($2000 in 2024) for singles is required within five days of written confirmation to guarantee any reservation.

Final payment – Full payment is due 60 days prior to the sailing date and must be accompanied with a passenger information form.

Cancellation policy – Cancellations received up to 90 days prior to departure will be refunded in full except for 50% of the deposit; 89-60 days prior to departure, 100% of the deposit will be forfeited, 59-0 days prior to departure, the entire cruise rate is forfeited.

Small Group booking Terms (5 or more guests)

Deposits – A deposit of $750 $1000 in 2024) per person and $1500 ($2000 in 2024) for singles is required within five days of written confirmation to guarantee any reservation. In addition, a second deposit of $750 ($1000 in 2024) per person and $1500 ($2000 in 2024) for singles is due 180 days prior to departure.

Final payment – Full payment is due 60 days prior to the sailing date and must be accompanied with a passenger information form.

Cancellation policy – small group

Cancellations received up to 180 days prior to departure will be refunded except for 50% of the first deposit.

179-150 days prior to departure – cancelation incurs a penalty of 100% of the first deposit

149-120 days prior to departure – cancelation incurs a penalty of 100% of the first and 50% of the second deposit.

119-60 days prior to departure – cancellation incurs a penalty of 100% of both deposits

59-0 days prior to departure – full penalty of the full amount paid for any cancellation

CHARTER Terms & Conditions

Deposits – A deposit of $15,000 ($20,000 in 2024) is due to guarantee the charter. A second deposit of $15,000 ($20,000 in 2024) is due 180 days prior to departure to guarantee all cabins. Final payment is due in full at 60 days prior to departure together with passenger information forms and cabin assignment.

Cancellation of charter policy –

Cancellations received up to 360 days prior to departure will be refunded in full except for 25% of the deposit.

359-270 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 50% of the deposits

269-180 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 75% of the deposits

179-150 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 100% of the first deposit

149-120 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 100% first deposit and 50% of second deposit.

119-60 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 100% of the first and second deposits.

59-0 days of departure cancellation incurs full penalty.

TERMS & CONDITIONS on FESTIVE WEEKS

Individual Booking Terms (1-4 guests) – FESTIVE

Deposits – A deposit of $1500 ($2000 in 2024) per person and $3000 ($4000 in 2024) for singles is required within five days of written confirmation to guarantee any reservation.

Final payment – Full payment is due 90 days prior to the sailing date and must be accompanied with a passenger information form.

Cancellation policy – Cancellations received up to 360 days prior to departure will be refunded in full except for 50% of the deposit; 359-90 days prior to departure 100% of the deposit will be forfeited, 89-0 days prior to departure, the entire cruise rate is forfeited.

Small Group booking Terms (5 or more guests) – FESTIVE

Deposits & Final payment – A deposit of $1500 ($2000 in 2024) per person and $3000 ($4000 in 2024) for singles is required within five days of written confirmation to guarantee any reservation. In addition, a second deposit of $1500 ($2000 in 2024) per person and $3000.00 ($4000 in 2024) for singles is due 360 days prior to departure.

Cancellation policy – Cancellations received up to 360 days prior to departure will be refunded in full except for 50% of the first deposit.

359-90 days prior to departure – any cancellation is subject to a penalty of 100% of the deposits

89-0 days prior to departure – full penalty for any cancellation

 

CHARTER Terms – FESTIVE

A non-refundable non-transferable deposit of $30,000 ($40,000 in 2024) for holiday weeks is due to guarantee the charter. A second non-refundable non-transferable deposit of $30,000 ($40,000 in 2024) is due 365 days prior to departure to guarantee the charter. Final payment is due in full 90 days prior to departure together with passenger information forms and cabin assignment.