|Luxury||43.3 m (142.16 feet)||20||10|
Origin, Theory and Evolve are three identical yachts that are amongst the newest and most comfortable luxury yachts operating in the Galapagos archipelago. For up to a maximum of 20 guests, each of the yachts (which are sold interchangeably) offer a combination of world class service with understated luxury and high quality guiding. The yachts are owned and operated by a local company that is one of the oldest and most experienced in Galapagos. Each of the 10 cabins is on the main deck with large picture windows, and can be either a twin or with one king bed. Gourmet style menus, including Ecuadorean specialities are offered with culinary-school trained chefs and an open bar policy. Group sizes are a maximum of 10 guests, smaller than most other yachts, offering a very intimate experience with nature in great comfort! As well as the classic Galapagos activities of hiking, snorkelling and kayaking, the yachts also offer the option of paddle boarding.
The Origin has two superb 8 day itineraries. In terms of which of the two 8 day itineraries is best - the Central or Southern, or the Northern and Western option - we think they are both equally good! However if you have a particular interest in birds or reptiles and depending on the time of year of your visit, one could have the edge over the other – but we can help advise on this. Below are PDFs with all the details of the two different 8-day itinerary options.
Dining room with marble topped tables with configurations from two to 10 guests for private or group dining. A BBQ lunch is also served alfresco on the sundeck for lunch during the week. Spacious sundeck features shade with day beds, chaises longes, hammocks, tables and chairs, a public restroom, outdoor shower, BBQ and a wet bar. The Jacuzzi has space for up to 6 guests. The yacht has an open bar policy including wine, local beer and spirits. Interior social areas include a comfortable lounge for evening briefing and enrichment lectures, several flat screen televisions, library, and boutique offering high-quality local handicrafts, sundries and gift items. The yacht also features a fitness centre with treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats and more.
13-member Ecuadorian crew includes a high-level captain, a full-time concierge, and two expert naturalist guides – one for every 10 guests.
Snorkel gear and wet suits available