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Galapagos expedition cruises

Origin

Launched in February 2016, Origin is a luxury motor cruiser with 10 cabins all fitted with large picture windows providing great views of the ocean.

Class: Super Luxury
Style: Motor yacht
Passengers: 20 maximum
Length: 142 ft
Cruising speed: 12 knots

Cabin prices: ££££

Introducing 'Origin'

Origin's luxury cabins are all fitted with a private bathroom with a hot water shower, a TV with preloaded films and a safe deposit box. Complimentary towels, bathrobes and toiletries are provided. All cabins are located on the main (Beagle) deck. Two cabins have interconnecting doors, and two cabins can accommodate triples.

The yacht has stylish social areas including a sun deck with a jacuzzi and hammocks, indoor and al fresco dining areas and bars, a cosy library and a fitness centre. The crew includes two naturalist guides.

Custom designed for fuel efficiency, the yacht was constructed using the latest technology and a lighter-weight steel, without compromising rigidity or safety. The Origin was also designed to conserve water and minimize water pollution through the installation of dual-flush ecological marine toilets and an on-board treatment plant that filters 10,000 litres per day instead of disposing of grey water into the ocean.

 

Origin offers 2 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 4 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Sundays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at San Cristobal Airport
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Centre
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
2Prince Philip's Steps
Darwin Bay
3Playa de las Bachas
Cerro Dragon
4Punta Vicente Roca
Urbina Bay
5Punta Espinoza
Tagus Cove
6Rabida Island (Red Beach)
Black Turtle Cove
7Baltra Quay
Highlands of Santa Cruz
Charles Darwin Research Station
Baltra Quay
8Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Interpretation Centre
Depart from San Cristobal Airport
Itinerary map for Origin 'B Western/Northern' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Blue-footed booby
Red-footed booby
Masked booby
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Flamingo
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Storm petrels
Galapagos penguin
Tortoise
Sea turtles
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Fur seal
Lava formations

On board 'Origin'

Cabins

Origin cabin Deluxe Double Cabin

Deluxe Double Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 10

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Decks

Origin deck Finch Deck

Finch Deck

(Deck level: 4)

Origin deck Beagle Deck

Beagle Deck

(Deck level: 3)

Origin deck Darwin Deck

Darwin Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Origin deck Sundeck

Sundeck

(Deck level: 1)

For guests with a highly evolved lifestyle, MV ORIGIN features: Experienced crew and high level Captain, two expert naturalist guides and a concierge to attend to your every need gourmet style meals, indoor and al-fresco dining, open bar policy, sun deck with Jacuzzi, wet bar, BBQ, Spacious social areas, satellite TV, ten cabins with panoramic windows located all on one deck fitness center with cardio equipment, masseuse (additional charge) Multiple kayaks and stand up paddle boards, wet suits and snorkeling equipment cabin cleaned twice daily, laundry service available.

Guided Nature Walks

Guided walks and hikes are scheduled each day on the various islands during the cruise. Each walk involves an easy or moderate walk or bike, which can last between 1 to 3 hours. They are not considered strenuous.

Snorkling

You will have the opportunity to go snorkeling almost every day. The boat will provide snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel & fins) free of charge. Wetsuits are also additional cost at no additional cost. Guests can chose to either snorkel from the beach or in deeper water, depending on experiene and confidence.

Kayaking

According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites. Ecoventura provides two double and one single "sit on top" kayaks for guests to enjoy while on their Galapagos cruise. "Sit on top" kayaks, as the name suggests, involve sitting on top of the kayak in an open area. Thakns to the islands' calm waters, guests of all ages and levels of fitness can take part in this activitiy.

Zodiac Rides

Dinghies, or "Pangas" as they are known in Galapagos, are inflatable zodiacs that serve as the main transportation method from the yachts to the visitor sites. The dinghy trips will take you ashore for each island excursion and also take you to mangrove esturaries, coves and caves allowing you to see even more of the wildlife.

 

Maximum number of passengers

20

Naturalist guides

2

Crew members

Overall length (ft)

142

Cruising speed

12

Gross tonnage

Draft

Other technical information

L.O.A.: 142 feet / 43 meters origin blueprint
BEAM: 26 feet / 8 meters
CRUISING SPEED: 10-12 knots.
FUEL CAPACITY: 6,300 gallons
WATER CAPACITY: 4,800 gallons / 18,100 liters
DESALINATOR PRODUCTION: 4,500 gallons per day
VOLTAGE: 110 and 220 volts
NAVIGATIONAL AIDS: VHF and HI-SUB radios, GMDSS, color radar, echo sounder, Furuno GPS
SAFETY AIDES: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

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Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

Cruise Start date End date Nights Deluxe double staterooms
'A Southern/Central' 18 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 18 Aug 2019 1 Sep 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 25 Aug 2019 1 Sep 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 25 Aug 2019 8 Sep 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 1 Sep 2019 8 Sep 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 1 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 8 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 8 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 15 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 15 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 22 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 22 Sep 2019 6 Oct 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 29 Sep 2019 6 Oct 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 29 Sep 2019 13 Oct 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 6 Oct 2019 13 Oct 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 6 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 13 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 13 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 20 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 20 Oct 2019 3 Nov 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 27 Oct 2019 3 Nov 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 27 Oct 2019 10 Nov 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 3 Nov 2019 10 Nov 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 3 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 10 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 10 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 17 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 17 Nov 2019 1 Dec 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 24 Nov 2019 1 Dec 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 24 Nov 2019 8 Dec 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 1 Dec 2019 8 Dec 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 1 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 14 $13,735
'A Southern/Central' 8 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 7 $7,850
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 8 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 14 $13,735
'B Western/Northern' 15 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 7 $7,850
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 15 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 14 $13,735