CRUISE RATES INCLUDE

  • Cabin accommodation in a Deluxe stateroom (145 square feet) featuring large windows showcasing expansive un-obstructed views. All ten cabins are on the Beagle deck with two twin beds that convert to a king size bed; two cabins have interconnecting doors and two accommodate triples with a third pull-down berth.
  • All meals and after excursions snacks are creatively prepared using fresh local ingredients from sustainable providers.  Dinner is a beautifully plated four-course menu and BBQ lunches are served al fresco on the sun deck with a cooking demonstration. 
  • Afternoon tea service with pastries and savory snacks available.
  • Open bar policy including white, red and sparkling wine, beer, spirits, juice, sodas, coffee and tea 24/7.
  • Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) – available 24/7 and limited to one PIN per cabin.
  • Guided shore excursions twice daily, evening briefings and enrichment lectures
  • Exploration of the shoreline by Zodiac or glass-bottom boat
  • Kayaks (five doubles and a single), two stand up paddle boards,
  • Wet suits (full 3mm) in your approximate size and snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, and snorkel)
  • Transfers in the Islands between the airport with meet & greet and the dock in Galapagos.
  • Personalized check-in at the airports in Quito and Guayaquil (on our days of operation only)

CRUISE RATES do not INCLUDE

  • International Airfare to Ecuador – you must arrive in Quito or Guayaquil the day prior to the cruise
  • Hotel accommodation in Ecuador the night before your cruise – we can assist with your reservation
  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos – your flight is confirmed through our allotment of seats with Avianca on Sunday to San Cristobal (SCY) * Upgrade to a business class seat for $114 per person round trip.
  • Galapagos Park entrance fee (park tax) – $100 for adults $50 for children 11 and under
  • Migration control Transit card (TCT or INGALA) fee $20 per person 
  • Gratuities to guides and crew – guests are encouraged to leave the amount they find appropriate.
  • For those who inquire, 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 – recommended protecting your travel investment in case of cancellation or delays
  • For Purchases on board, we accept cash (US Dollars), Master Card and VISA

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. 

On seasonal departure dates only (Sep 1 to Nov 1), there is a discount of 10% given when guests disembark after breakfast and this cannot be combined with any other promotional or child/teen discount. On peak weeks (Nov 1 to Sept 1), passengers may disembark on Saturday, but there is no discount.  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 $27 per person, is subject to availability and confirmation is requested at the time of booking. 

Two weeks back to back – itinerary A & B combined

Book two consecutive weeks back-to-back and take 5% discount on the second week only.

Take 5% discount when booked in combination with one week on Sky back to back.

B2B discounts cannot be combined with any other discount and does not apply to holiday weeks.

Child and teen discounts

Children age 11 years and younger at the time of sailing are entitled to a 25% discount off the cruise rate. The airfare has 30% discount and the park entrance fee is $50 with proof of age and photocopy of the child’s passport showing date of birth.  Children ages 12-17 years are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate only.  Children under 6 years of age are not accepted unless the parents or legal guardians sign a hold harmless release.  Children age 11 and younger are only permitted only on a designated family departure. Designated family and family teen departures are offered during school breaks.  Children under the age of 5 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.
We also offer a college age discount of 10% for age 18 to 21 in 2019 and 2020.
Starting in 2021, the child and teen discount will be 15% for age 17 and under.

ORIGIN & THEORY – TERMS & CONDITIONS

All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received in our account by the due date.
There is a service charge of $100 per person for airline tickets to Galapagos cancelled 30-60 days prior to departure and there is no refund for the airfare, park entrance fee or transit card if cancelled 29 days or less prior to departure.

Individual Booking Terms (1-5 passengers)

Deposits – A deposit of $750 per person and $1500 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.

FESTIVE weeks (that fall over Christmas and New Years)

Deposits – A deposit of $1500 per person ($3000 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 (3 or more cabins)
Deposits & Final payment – same as above. In addition, a second deposit of $750 per person and $1500 for singles is due 180 days prior to departure.
Cancellation policy – Cancellations received up to 180 days prior to departure will be refunded except for  50% of the deposit.

179-150 days prior to departure  – Can cancel 2 cabins with a penalty of 50% of the deposit, additional cabins released are subject to penalty charge of 100% of the deposit.
149-120 days prior to departure  – Can cancel 1 cabin with a penalty of 50% of the deposit,  additional cabins released are subject to a penalty of 100% of the deposit.
119-60 days prior to departure – any cancellation is subject to a penalty of 100% of the deposit.
89-60 days prior to departure – any cancellation is subject to a penalty of the full deposit amount.
59-0 days prior to departure – full penalty for any cancellation

FESTIVE weeks (Christmas and New Years)

Deposits & Final payment – same as above. In addition, a second deposit of $1500 per person and $3000.00 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 deposit.

359-180 days prior to departure – can cancel 1 cabin with a penalty of 50% of the deposit, additional cabins released are subject to penalty charge of 100% of the deposit. 
179-90 days prior to departure – any cancellation is subject to a penalty of 100% of the deposit
89-0 days prior to departure – full penalty for any cancellation

CHARTER TERMS

Deposits – A deposit of $15,000 is due to guarantee the charter.  A second deposit of $15,000 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 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 deposit

269-180 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 75% of the deposit
179-150 days prior to departure, cancellation incurs penalty of 100% 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

FESTIVE weeks (Christmas and New Years) 

A non-refundable non-transferable deposit of $30,000 for holiday weeks is due to guarantee the charter.  A second non-refundable non-transferable deposit of $30,000 is due 360 days prior to departure to guarantee all cabins.  Final payment is due in full 90 days prior to departure together with passenger information forms and cabin assignment.