Testimonials

Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.





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M/V Origin

Set to hit the brilliant waters of the Galapagos on January 3, 2016, the M/V Origin is one of our most highly anticipated new offerings in South America!

Promising 10 spacious, bright, and comfortable cabins fit for 20 passengers total, M/V Origin will make for an ideal vessel from which to discover the Galapagos wildlife and landscapes whether you are in a shared group to make new friends or decide to charter privately for you and your loved ones.

Your journey around Charles Darwin’s archipelago will consist of long but absolutely exciting days of snorkeling and swimming with giant sea turtles and playful sea lions, hiking ancient volcanic edges, and kayaking alongside marine iguanas, among much more! 2 expert naturalist guides will accompany you on all your excursions, all bilingual in Spanish and English with other languages available upon request. The use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, wet suits, and snorkel equipment are all included in your cruise!

Back on board the M/V Origin, your Galapagos trip will be completed by top service due to the professional and friendly crew. A vessel concierge will gladly help you with any questions or needs you might have, the captain will welcome you with a smile into the bridge and show you navigational techniques, and the bartender, stewards, and kitchen team working hard to provide you with gourmet meals will always be at your service.

Whether you decide to enjoy all the nature activities or not, sooner or later you will find yourself with some spare moments to relax on board. The M/V Origin will offer a fully stocked bar, sun deck with Jacuzzi, wet bar, BBQ grill area, spacious lounges, library, satellite TV, boutique shop, fitness center with cardio equipment, massage area (services not included), and hospitable dining room.

Our Galapagos cruises frequently sell out more than 6 months to a year in advance, so while January 3, 2016 sounds very far off, we highly recommend you to start planning now!

Specifications:

20 Passengers
Length: 142 ft
Speed: 10-12 knots

Accommodation:

10 spacious, bright, and comfortable cabins fit for 20 passengers total

Amenities:

A fully stocked bar, sun deck with Jacuzzi, wet bar, BBQ grill area, spacious lounges, library, satellite TV, boutique shop, fitness center with cardio equipment, massage area (services not included), hospitable dining room.

Snorkeling:

Snorkel equipment and wetsuits available free of charge.

2015  Itineraries

The M/V Origin will operate 4 complete itineraries, A & B, each running for 8 days and 7 nights in total from Sunday to Sunday. Shorter variations of each A & B may be elected, which will be 6 days and 5 nights each.

Tour A: 8D/7N (South Central)


Departures Sunday-Sunday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

Tour A: 8 day / 7 night (South Central) Day Islands Visitor Sites
Sunday San Cristobal San Cristobal, Cerro Tijeretas, Leon Dormido
Monday San Cristobal Cerro Brujo, Punta Pitt
Tuesday Espanola Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
Wednesday Floreana Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown or Champion, Post Office Bay
Thursday Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Center
Friday Bartolome Bartolome, Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove or Chinese Hat
Saturday South Plazas, North Seymour South Plazas Island, North Seymour Island
Sunday San Cristobal Interpretation Center, airport

Tour B: 8D/7N (Western Northern)


Departures Sunday-Sunday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

Tour B: 8 day / 7 night (Western Northern) Day Islands Visitor Sites
Sunday San Cristobal San Cristobal, La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado
Monday Genovesa Darwin Bay, Prince Philip’s Steps
Tuesday Santa Cruz Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Dragon
Wednesday Fernandina, Isabela Punta Espinoza, Urbina Bay or Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday Isabela Elizabeth Bay, Tagus Cove
Friday Santiago, Rabida Puerto Egas, Rabida Island
Saturday Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Center
Sunday San Cristobal Interpretation Center, airport

2015 Cruise Rates

The M/V Origin is available for shared cruises and charters. Please contact us for more details on rates and available departures.

  • A fuel surcharge per person may apply.
  • A single supplement mayapply for single occupancy rooms; please inquire for more details.
  • Triple cabins may be available in accommodation categories; please inquire for more details.
  • Galapagos National Park fee ($100 per person), Galapagos Ingala transit card fee ($10 per person), and round-trip Galapagos flights are NOT included in the rates above.
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.