Hear what our guests have to say about the ORIGIN by Ecoventura

AUTHOR Daniel Andino

Since the inaugural cruise (February 25th, 2016) of our luxury vessel, ORIGIN by Ecoventura, we have shared many articles and media highlights of this beautiful new yacht.


However, what matters most is the satisfaction of our valued guests and ensuring they fully enjoy their daily activities and excursions through the Galapagos Islands on board MV ORIGIN. That is why we wanted to feature some of the glowing reviews we have received from customers who have cruised with Ecoventura on the ORIGIN.

We hope you take a moment to read these reviews below and they inspire you to book your next adventure with Ecoventura. We guarantee it will be an experience like you none other in the Galapagos Islands. And, with our incredible 2017 Winter Promotion & 2017 EARLY BIRD Discounts  happening now, it’s the perfect time to make your reservation!

“The MV Origin was the best boat out there in the Galapagos Islands and everyone else had boat envy! It was beautifully appointed and the crew and guides were all lovely. The accommodation, food, pickup services and guides were faultless. We will highly recommend Ecoventura to all our family and friends and Ecoventura will be our first port of call in arranging our next trip to South America.” – C. & L. Bryne (September 2016), Australia



“Three generations of our family had a wonderful adventure on the very comfortable M.V. Origin this July. The accommodations were great and the food exceeded everyone’s expectations, including the allergy person.

The Origin was well-equipped and the staff extremely organized to support all the various activities which were led by the very knowledgeable guides Gus and Yvonne. Having two hiking adventures and two snorkeling/water adventures every day enabled us to see the wide-range of land and sea “creatures”, to learn about their evolution and habits, and to experience the different volcanic terrains that are unique to the Galapagos Islands.

Highlights included swimming with the sea lions, snorkeling among so many fishes we felt like we were in an aquarium, seeing baby blue footed boobies being fed, courting by the wave albatrosses, sitting on the top deck seeing not only the beautiful sunsets; but being “courted” by frigate birds overhead, dolphins dancing through the waves, and sharks circling off the stern!

A truly great experience which we highly recommend!” – Saleh Family (August 2016)



“A once-in-a-lifetime experience — let alone a high priority “bucket list” item — has to meet the highest possible expectations for excellence. From start to finish, our MV Origin cruise of The Galapagos Archipelago did that and so much more. An exceptionally clean and comfortable ship; a first-rate and highly professional and attentive crew, from captain and two very knowledgeable and amicable naturalists on through all 13 crew members; exceptional kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and “vegging-out” opportunities; exquisite dining; well-organized “back office” professional support; every courtesy and service one could want…You get the picture. A most memorable, informative, and entertaining experience. Which is just what we got on our August 2016 Itinerary A cruise with unsurpassed service and camaraderie from start to finish. Whoever said, after all, that it need be just “once” in a lifetime? Hogwash.” – B. Ward (August 2016), Virginia, U.S.A.



“Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time Candy and I had on the Galapagos trip. The Origin is a beautiful and very comfortable vessel. The Captain and crew could not have been better! Our guides Billy and Cecibel were very knowledgeable and I would recommend them anytime. We had couple on the boat who had been on other vessels in Galapagos and said Origin is by far the best and best equipped. The service and food was excellent! The itinerary was also very complete. We saw everything! I have already recommended Ecoventura to others. As I took hundreds of photos and everyone wants me to send them copies. Thanks again for a great experience!!!!!” – C. Powell (May 2016)



“Ivonne was extraordinarily knowledgeable and both naturalists shared many interesting facts with passion and enthusiasm.” – Horst Family (July 2016)



“Jairo learned our drink preferences from the 1st day and had drinks ready (just the way we each like it) waiting at each meal. They are always servicing with a friendly smile.” – L. Kong (July 2016)

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“In enjoyed staying on the Origin and seeing nature up close! I loved the fresh fish and themed meals. All crew members were very patient and helpful with my 75 years old parents. Thank You!” – E. Perez (July 2016)



“Curated days – snorkeling, walking, family time. The staff and naturalists were excellent. Gabbi and Pepe were amazing… Helpful, happy, informed, educated, and passionate! Benja was positive, and Christian (the chef) was awesome! Jose was the best!” – A. & L. Aronson (July 2016)



“The guides, Gaby and Ivonne, were wonderful, the food excellent and housekeeping 5 stars. Bar service was great, and the barbecue on the sundeck was memorable — Such a special evening. Thank you for the party!
We had high expectations and Ecoventura exceed them. We felt as if we were your friends and not your customers, which is truly very special.” – Ruiz Family (July 2016)