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Origin & Theory

Ship Overview

Operated by Ecoventura

Launched in 2018 & 2019 respectively, the sister-ships Origin and Theory accommodate just 20 expeditioners on seven and 14 night wildlife cruises around Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. The identical luxury expedition yachts combine stylish décor, world-class service and luxurious amenities, built with naval steel and designed to minimize environmental impact. Travelling at speed of 12-14 knots allows more time for exploration while the curved bow cuts through waves for smooth sailing, assisted by fixed stabilisers. There's a total of 13 crew on board to look after your every need, including two accredited naturalists who will lead shore excursions and present briefings on board.

Relais & Chateaux – Origin and Theory are the only vessels operating in the Galapagos Islands accepted into Relais & Chateaux - an esteemed group of hoteliers, chefs and restauranteurs setting a high standard of excellence.







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Key Facts

142 Feet / 43.50 Metres
27.50 Feet
12 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

Deluxe Stateroom

SIZE:14m2 / 145sqftSLEEPS:2

Deluxe staterooms feature large windows showcasing expansive un-obstructed views. All ten staterooms are on the Beagle deck with two twin beds that convert to a king size bed; two cabins have interconnecting doors and two accommodate triples with a third pull-down berth. Stateroom amenities include fine bed linens, memory-foam and soft pillows, climate controls and black out curtains to ensure a good night’s rest. There's also a vanity nook with a stool and backlit mirror, nightstand, sectional closet with drawers, safety deposit box, flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, USB, clock, safety deposit box, Espresso and tea kettle set up. The modern en suite has a rainfall shower, dual-flush toilet, sink, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, bio-degradable hand soap, body wash and shampoo and conditioner.


The elegant dining room features marble table tops, with configurations from two to eight guests at each table for private or group dining. All meals and culinary treats and refreshing beverages are prepared using fresh local ingredients from sustainable providers await after each excursion. Dinner is a beautifully plated four-course menu and BBQ lunches are served al fresco on the sun deck. There is a cooking demonstration and afternoon tea service with pastries and snacks available. An intimate indoor bar is always open for cocktails, red, white and sparkling wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea.


Origin & Theory cruise dining


Origin and Theory have been designed to feel like your own private yacht. 

The spacious sundeck is partially shaded and fashioned with day beds, chaises lounges, two hammocks, an outdoor shower, and wet bar. Tables and chairs are set up for a BBQ lunches served al fresco. Inside, you can unwind in the comfortable lounge area adjacent to the bar for evening gatherings, Captain’s parties, and conversations with your naturalists and fellow ship mates. The Library offers a selection of publications, some rare, dedicated to the Galapagos and Charles Darwin, while the boutique features high-quality local handicrafts, sundries, and gift items. There's also a fitness centre equipped with treadmill, elliptical, free weights and yoga mats, while out on deck the six person jacuzzi hot tub is a popular spot to relax after an excursion. WiFi is also available throughout the vessel (additional charges apply).

Five double kayaks, one single kayak, two stand up paddle boards, full 3mm wet suits, masks, fins and snorkels and beach towels are provided at no additional cost.


Origin and theory Galapagos cruise sun deck

Origin & Theory Expeditions


Beaches & Bays | Southern & Central Galapagos

From USD $9450.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:Origin & Theory

Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxurious 20-passenger Origin or Theory for seven nights of adventure, learning and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Volcanic Wonders | Northern & Western Galapagos

From USD $9450.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:Origin & Theory

Board your luxury, 20-passenger expedition yacht to discover the Northern & Western islands of the Galapagos, known as the volcanic islands.