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Origin & Theory

Arguably the best luxury yacht currently operating in Galapagos

Premium First Class43.3 m (142.16 feet)2010

Category: Premium First Class

Length: 43.3 m (142.16 feet)

Guests: 20

Cabins: 10

The M/V Origin is the newest and is arguably the most comfortable premium-class yacht operating in the Galapagos archipelago, combining modern sophistication with high quality guiding and accommodating 20 guests. The 142 foot M/V Origin is owned and operated by a local company who are one of the oldest and most experienced in Galapagos. Drawing on their experience they have custom designed the yacht to create the ultimate Galapagos cruise vessel. 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 and Peruvian specialities are offered with culinary-school trained chefs. The group sizes are a maximum of 10 guests per guide which is 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 Origin also offers the option of stand-up paddle boarding and viewing underwater life from a glass bottom excursion boat.

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 PDF’s of the two different 8-day itinerary options.

Origin 8 Days East A

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Origin 8 Days West B

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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 lounges, 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. Wi-Fi is available throughout the vessel including in your cabin (additional charges apply) and service is limited to one PIN per cabin.



14 Crew members including a Quality Control manager + certified Galapagos National Park guide


Snorkel gear and wet suits available


  • Length: 43.3 m (142.16 feet)
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  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Electric Power Supply: 110 and 220 volts
Technical Details: Year of construction: 2016 Type: Motor vessel Engine: 454HP at 1800RPM Navigational: VHF and HI-SUB radios, GMDSS, color radar, echo sounder, Furuno GPS Safety: EPIRB (emergency Position indicator radio beacon)


10 staterooms all located on the main deck. All have large picture windows, all are very spacious with individual climate control, plush bedding, private modern bathrooms, lots of storage space and other luxury amenities. Option to have interconnecting cabins for families, two cabins have the possibility of being converted to a triple. Each cabin has a flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, a universal docking station and safety deposit box. There is also a personal expresso machine and tea kettle in every cabin. Cabins are cleaned twice daily and there is a laundry service (for an additional charge).


2019 Prices start at US$7,850 per person for an 8 day cruise (GB£6181)
  • The Origin is available to charter
  • Christmas and New Year have a $392 surcharge
  • 75% single supplement
  • 25% discount for children under 12 years
  • WIFI is charged at US$100 per day
  • Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card, snorkel gear, wet suit, open bar policy featuring wine, spirits, soft drinks, fresh juices
  • Excluding flight to Galapagos, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Start planning your Galapagos Holiday of a lifetime by calling Rachel or Santiago now on 01482 887 453