For the adventurous traveler, luxurious accommodations are becoming a high priority. Balancing the thrill of seeing unique ports of call and relaxation during downtime is important to the experienced traveler. Ecoventura, a leader in social and environmental responsibility, will launch the MV Origin on January 3, 2016 with itineraries to the Galapagos Islands.
The MV Origin seeks to be the newest and most comfortable 20-passenger yacht operating in the Galapagos. Dedicated to sustainable tourism, Ecoventura believes this ship is the answer to tourist desire for luxury while maintaining the company's dedication to environmentally responsibility.
Ecoventura founder and owner Santiago Dunn has a vision for his company’s newest addition. “We are exploring ways to make the Origin the most comfortable and environmentally efficient yacht in Galapagos. Our first goal is to reduce fossil fuel consumption by 45 percent (from 1800 gallons to 1000 gallons per week),” he explains. “This is no simple achievement when you consider our plans to sail at 12 knots on two engines so that guests can spend as much time as possible at each visitor site.” MV Origin targets guests seeking high end amenities while exploring one of the world's ecological treasures.
The vessel will feature 10 deluxe staterooms all located on the main deck with panoramic windows and private bathroom. Each stateroom is 140 square feet, with two twin beds that convert to a king, two connecting cabins, two triples, fine linens, bathrobes, satellite TV, and additional amenities.
With a focus on culinary supremacy, the MV Origin can showcase its environmental responsibility through its choice of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. Consulting top local chefs, the gourmet style menus prepared by the Ecoventura's culinary school trained chefs will offer a glimpse into the regions culture and tastes. Whether enjoying lunch al fresco or a glass of wine with dinner, the dining will compliment the magnificent views.
MV Origin will combine modern sophistication and a high level of comfort and service, with quality guided land excursions in small groups, gastronomical experiences, exciting physical activities and a dose of intellectual science for a life enriching experience. A veteran crew supervised by a master-level captain, two expert naturalist guides and a concierge will be at the beck and call of guests.
The vessel will feature 10 deluxe staterooms all located on the main deck with panoramic windows and private bathroom. Each stateroom is 140 square feet, with two twin beds that convert to a king, two connecting cabins, two triples, fine linens, bathrobes, satellite TV, and more.
Ecoventura’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Doris Welsh, explained that MV Origin rates reflecting a premium class vessel will be higher than those on its three existing first class vessels, the Eric, Flamingo and Letty. A per person double rate for an eight-day all-inclusive cruise will be $6,500. Rates include cabin accommodation, all meals and snacks, all beverages including open bar, Captain’s welcome and farewell party, guided shore excursions, services of a concierge, use of wet suits, snorkelling equipment, stand-up paddle boards and sea kayaks, and transfers in the islands between the airport and dock.
There are two distinct itineraries on weekly (Sundays), year-round departures from the island of San Cristobal. The tours visit the most spectacular visitor sites of the archipelago, western/northern and central/southern.
For the the adventurous traveler who wants luxury combined with exploration of the ecological wonder, consider booking a trip on MV Origin through Ecoventura. The memories will last a lifetime.