Ecoventura - Galapagos
Ecoventura - Galapagos
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Chic and stylish for just 20 guests, the identical luxury expedition yachts Origin, Theory & Evolve, deliver a life-enriching adventure that redefines luxury expedition cruising. Part of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux collection, the floating boutique hotels provide an exclusive environment that emphasizes the destination’s awe-inspiring features while minimizing impact on the delicate ecosystem.
San Cristobal, Ecuador

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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eknick1
Westford, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This was an extraordinary trip, only made better by the ship Evolve and her crew! We had incredible snorkeling and hikes and saw so many beautiful and unusual animals and amazing scenery. The ship’s crew, from zodiac drivers to ship captain, were laser focused on the each passenger’s comfort and happiness. Accommodations were made for passengers who were sensitive to the high humidity and heat by having two guides for each excursion. Folks could choose longer or shorter walks/hikes. They also were very solicitous on the snorkeling excursions in watching some of the less experienced swimmers very closely. The food was fabulous. The chef and his team provided both Ecuadorian food and “American” food so that everyone was happy. I have traveled other places where all I was served was American food only. It’s always such a bummer. I love trying food from the country I’m visiting!
I can’t say enough about this trip. It was stupendous. I highly recommend Ecoventura!
Written 15 May 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled you had an extraordinary experience aboard the Evolve exploring the Galapagos Islands. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the activities, wildlife, and culinary offerings. We're delighted you felt well taken care of by our crew. We hope to welcome you back for another amazing adventure with Ecoventura! Warm regards, Jennifer Quality Control Manager
Written 20 May 2024
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Fiona R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was the best holiday ever. The team are amazing. Such attention is given to each individual. All the crew especially the Captain, Henry, are exceptional people and brilliant at their jobs. They look after all the guests and treat them like royalty. We had a brilliant holiday and learnt so much about all the animals and the history of the Galapagas. The food was five star as was the accom. I can not recommend this holiday more it is FANTASTIC.
Written 12 May 2024
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Dear Fiona. It's wonderful to hear that you had such an exceptional experience on your holiday in the Galapagos! The care and attention provided by the team, especially Captain Henry, undoubtedly made your trip truly memorable. Learning about the local wildlife and history while being treated like royalty must have been an enriching experience. It's fantastic that you found the accommodations and food to be of such high quality. Thank you for recommending this holiday so highly—it sounds like a truly fantastic adventure! Greetings, Jennifer
Written 14 May 2024
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Cander14
Amesbury, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Don't even consider doing a Galapagos tour with any other tour company other than Ecoventura. You won't be disappointed. The staff was attentive to our every need. The daily activities were very stimulating. The rooms were immaculate and the service was multiple times per day. The food was 5 star. The guides were excellent.
Written 3 May 2024
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Dear Cander, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! It's clear you had an unforgettable experience, and we're delighted to have been a part of it. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to providing similarly outstanding experiences to others. Thanks for choosing Ecoventura! Jennifer
Written 6 May 2024
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Elaine N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This trip was more than I expected. The staff, from zodiac drivers, waiters, and room cleaners to the captain and nature guides were superlative. They each were professionals yet had a warmth and friendly approach to all the guests. Any request was responded to positively. They did everything they could to make the experience the best it could be.
Written 26 April 2024
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Dear Elaine, I'm so happy to know that your experience exceeded your expectations. It sounds like the staff truly made a significant impact on your trip, from their professionalism to their warm and friendly approach. It's great to know that they were responsive to your requests and went above and beyond to ensure you had the best experience possible. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Greetings, Jennifer
Written 30 April 2024
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Sarah A.
182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The time we spent with Ecoventura on its 20-person yacht, the Evolve, just took the #1 spot on our "favorite vacations" list.

Ecoventura's attention to detail is impeccable from the large windows in the 10 passenger cabins, to the incredible crew and guides, to the delicious fresh food and drink. Guides and crew very quickly knew our names, our likes/dislikes, and ran everything so smoothly in a behind-the-scenes manner that all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. What more could one ask for?

Between snorkeling with sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, reef sharks, eagle and golden rays, many varied schools of fish, having the opportunity to detour to view the volcanic eruption on Fernandina Island one evening, and learning so much about the ecosystem in the Galapagos...highly recommend spending time in the Galapagos and especially with Ecoventura.
Written 13 April 2024
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Dear Sarah Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience with us aboard the Evolve. It's fantastic to know that our attention to detail, exceptional crew, and unforgettable activities made your time in the Galapagos Islands truly special. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure in the future! Greetings, Jennifer
Written 15 April 2024
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Cheryl W
Boston, MA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The trip on the Theory run by Ecoventura was beyond fabulous. The space, the crew , the cuisine, the adventures, the guides and the pampering by the staff were incredible. It was really over the top and every member of our family had a wonderful time. And get this….. when the Captain Learned that we could not go to a specific island due to avian flu on that island, he diverted the boat so that we could see a volcanic eruption ❤️ The only critique was that we had to leave after 8 glorious days‼️
Written 31 March 2024
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Dear Cheryl, We're thrilled you loved your time aboard the Theory with Ecoventura! From the incredible crew to the unforgettable adventures, we're delighted every member of your family had a wonderful experience. We're grateful for your kind words and understanding during the unexpected change in plans, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another amazing adventure! Sincerely, Jennifer
Written 1 April 2024
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peggy913
Berkeley, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Completely amazing week tour! The guides, the boat and crew, and the planned itinerary are all outstanding. It is hard to imagine that a week in the Galapagos islands could be any better. We were on the Evolve with Captain David and guides Antonio and Ceci. Just the best!
Written 27 March 2024
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Dear Peggy, Your week aboard the Evolve sounds absolutely incredible! It's wonderful to hear that everything from the guides to the boat and crew surpassed your expectations. Captain David, Antonio, and Ceci truly made your experience unforgettable. Thank you for sharing your amazing feedback with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future! Greetings, Jennifer
Written 1 April 2024
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Beth M
Greenwich, CT15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a great time on the Origin as a family of five - kids ages 9, 11 and 14. We did a family voyage with Itinerary A - Beaches and Bays. March is a great time to go because the water is the most calm (none of us experienced motion sickness although bring meds just in case) and the water is warm. We did have some rain but it didn't hinder our good time! The boat is comfortable and pretty and the crew does a great job of feeding the guests and providing everything you need. Our naturalists were very knowledgable and made it fun for adults and for kids! Sea lions, sharks, fish.. we saw it all and then some. I highly recommend Ecoventura as it seems based on comparison shopping that the boat is the most high-end and I think the size is just right for this type of adventure. While we were on the boat, Evolve and Theory were usually nearby and from what I saw, the company did a good job of grouping boats based on demographics. Our boat had the younger kids, another boat seemed to be more families with teenagers and the third had adults. That said, I think mixing the ages is also fun!
Written 27 March 2024
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Dear Beth, We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had a fantastic time aboard the Origin! Our crew works hard to ensure our guests have everything they need for a comfortable and memorable voyage. We're delighted that our naturalists were able to make learning fun for both adults and kids, and that you had the opportunity to see such amazing marine life. Thank you for recommending Ecoventura, and we're pleased to hear that our high-end boats and tailored groupings added to your enjoyment. We hope to welcome you back aboard soon for more incredible experiences together. Sincerely, Jennifer
Written 1 April 2024
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doreng
Mountain Lakes, NJ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
As others have said, the trip of a lifetime! Everyone associated with the Origin, from the Captain and concierge to wait staff and housekeeping were of the highest quality. Every day was packed with thrilling snorkeling, panda boat rides, hiking and delicious food. Snorkeling with sea lions was a real delight, seeing reef sharks whole snorkeling was amazing. And we learned so much, thanks to our terrific naturalists.
Written 26 March 2024
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Dear Guest, We're delighted to hear that your experience aboard the Origin was truly unforgettable! From the outstanding crew to the thrilling activities and delicious cuisine, we're thrilled that every aspect of your trip exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back aboard soon for more amazing adventures! Sincerely, Jennifer
Written 1 April 2024
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A C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great adventure and a full week of new daily experiences The sites, hikes, snorkeling were amazing. The ship, crew and food were spectacular. The captain and crew went above and beyond to make our trip memorable, he even maneuvered the ship to give the guests a great view of some dolphins and orcas. Thr crew were friendly and made sure your every need was met. Don't forget your sun screen and motion sickness medication. I never needed any over the years but the patch worked wonders... this trip should be on everyone's list....
Written 11 March 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic adventure filled with unforgettable moments. Your kind words about our ship, crew, and service mean the world to us. We can't wait to welcome you back on board for another memorable journey! Greetings, Jennifer
Written 13 March 2024
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