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See the Galapagos on Ecoventura’s MV Origin Luxury Yacht

See the Galapagos on Ecoventura’s MV Origin Luxury Yacht

CRUISES, LUXURY TRAVEL

It is well known that the Galapagos Islands are a delicately balanced ecosystem, as well as being a popular travel destination. Now, travelers who wish to see the Galapagos but are environmentally conscious may rest easy with Ecoventura’s newest vessel, MV Origin.

This premium class vessel which departs from San Cristobal Island on February 28, 2016, has been positioned to redefine the cruising experience by combining modern sophistication with environmental responsibility. The alternating seven-night A & B itineraries are designed to reduce the impact of visits to the islands and their most popular sites.

 

MV Origin Luxury Yacht (Image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Luxury Yacht (Image Ecoventura)

 

On February 28 the B itinerary will begin on the northwestern route. On this trip there are chances to see the Galapagos Tortoises in the highlands and the Red Footed and Nazca Booby at Genovesa. On Isabela take a dip in the water to snorkel with penguins, and marvel at the volcanic formations of Fernandina. Take the opportunity to kayak at Darwin Bay and Tagus Cove, and relish breathtaking whale and dolphin sightings.

MV Origin’s maiden voyage on itinerary A departs March 6, around the southern central route. Highlights include visiting Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome; the chance to see all three boobies (Nazca, Blue and Red Footed), as well as Frigatebirds. Guests can take a dive and go snorkeling with Galapagos penguins, or see giant tortoises in the highlands. On Espanola there is a chance to see the Waived Albatross, and at Cerro Brujo and Gardner Bay, have the thrill of kayaking and swimming with sea lions.

Both itineraries include daily, personalized excursions out, with optional snorkel and kayak tours led by the two onboard, certified naturalists.

 

MV Origin Indoor Bar (image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Indoor Bar (image Ecoventura)

 

If guests ever need a rest from all the off ship activities, the 20-passenger mega yacht features 10 deluxe staterooms and various onboard amenities such as locally inspired gourmet cuisine, a Jacuzzi and a fitness center. There are both indoor and outdoor social and observation areas for indulging in the beautiful views offered by the island and the sea.

 

MV Origin Interior (image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Interior (image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Bedroom Accommodations (Image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Bedroom Accommodations (Image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Exterior Stern Lounge (Image Ecoventura)
MV Origin Exterior Stern Lounge (Image Ecoventura)

 

Rates for 2016 start at $6,500 per person, and includes all meals and snacks, alcoholic beverages, a Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail, and the guided shore excursions with snorkel equipment and sea kayaks.

To learn more about this or another cruise, visit www.origingalapagos.com/departures, or to make a reservation visit www.ecoventura.com and use the “Book Now” form. This is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget!

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

4 Comments

  1. Suze - Luxury Columnist
    January 14, 2016 at 10:41 am
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    This sounds like a once in a lifetime journey, seeing such amazing wildlife and in such comfort!

    • Carmen
      January 15, 2016 at 11:02 am

      We have been wanting to go to the Galapagos for some time now. This is definitely the way to go.

  2. Gabrielle
    January 15, 2016 at 10:35 am
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    What an incredible experience this would be – and the interior design looks wonderful!

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    • Carmen
      January 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      It’s like being on your own private yacht with such a small group of people. I agree the interior looks very roomy.

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