Romance at sea – a voyage fit for Valentine’s Day with Ecoventura

AUTHOR The Ecoventura Team

All you need is love… and a trip to the Galapagos.

Valentine’s Day is approaching, giving you the perfect excuse to show your loved one how much they mean to you by planning a romantic getaway with Ecoventura. We can guarantee you’ll be blown away by a trip to the Galapagos Islands; after all, a more romantic destination is difficult to imagine.

Offering year-round sunshine, stunning sandy beaches, crystalline waters and an extraordinary selection of wildlife above and below the waves, the volcanic archipelago forming the Galapagos is one of the world’s most beautiful, untouched environments – the ideal spot for a trip with a loved one.

No matter what the special occasion – whether you’re celebrating an engagement, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary, or are just looking for a golden opportunity to spend quality time together, look no further for a perfect, personalized experience that will surpass your wildest dreams.

Our fleet of luxury expedition vessels – Origin, Theory and Evolve – are the only members of Relais & Chateaux sailing the islands. Accommodating a maximum of 20 guests at any one time, our yachts provide a cosy and intimate luxury cruise experience from the moment you set foot on board. And with 13 for only 20 passengers, plus the lowest guest-to-guide ratio in the archipelago, our dedicated staff are on hand 24/7 to cater to your every need.

Surprizes are our specialty, so let us know in advance and we’ll pull out all the stops for a special occasion.

A few months ago, we helped two young lovebirds plan the perfect engagement as Luc proposed to his gorgeous girl Mackenzie in a glorious Galapagos sunset. Crew were on hand to escort the couple to shore via a private Zodiac ride and signpost them to a viewing platform offering stunning views across the island and out to sea, not to mention to dish out the chilled champagne and join in the celebrations for the happy pair once the deed was done!

Back on board, we are happy to organize special celebrations for anyone looking to celebrate a mock wedding, a renewal of vows, or to celebrate an engagement or anniversary; our crew will always be ready to push the boat out.

Picture flowers, decorations, music, champagne, cake and a special dinner – you name it and we can do it. Our crew will happily plan private zodiac trips and excursions and can guide you in the direction of the dream spot for a proposal or celebration.

We’ve been delighted to host a handful of mock weddings recently, including Sarah and Nicholas who celebrated their matrimony on board with the spectacular Bartolome beach as a backdrop.

With champagne, cocktails and a ceremony led by the ship’s captain, the day – which began with an expedition to snorkel with penguins – will forever be remembered by the blissfully happy couple.

We recently welcomed online influencer Caelynn Miller-Keyes and fiancé Dean Unglert onboard to celebrate their engagement.

The couple met on The Bachelor and became engaged just before their Ecoventura cruise at the end of 2022. Miller-Keyes posted a YouTube video of their trip, enthusing:

‘Ecoventura put on such an amazing time. The food was so good…every meal was great. The people who worked on the ship were so attentive, so kind. They made the experience even better, Ecoventura. I really do believe that they exceeded all our expectations.’

For couples looking to make a splash, we offer two room premium suites and a VIP package on selected voyages. Enjoy a suite featuring a bedroom with king size bed, two bathrooms and a separate living space – the extra privacy and intimacy is the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway.

Our team of experienced private guides is available to take you on any number of outstanding excursions. Active types are sure to enjoy our kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding and snorkeling expeditions, where you’re likely to encounter shoals of tropical fish, sting rays, turtles and baby sharks, among others.

Prepare for extraordinarily close encounters with wildlife – with no natural predators for the native animals to fear, you’ll be amazed at how close you’ll get to equatorial penguins, sunbathing sealions and lolloping iguanas.

And for those looking for some romantic inspiration, look no further than the native wildlife who may be able to teach you a thing or two about courtship rituals.

So if you are thinking about a romantic trip to celebrate with a loved one, look no further than an unforgettable voyage with Ecoventura.

In the words of Caelynn Miller-Keyes after her engagement trip: ‘If you’re thinking about going to the Galapagos, really, really consider Ecoventura. Ecoventura was amazing. I can’t rave enough about them!’

Contact us today and we’ll make sure we give you the time of your lives.

Happy Valentine’s Day!