Origin, Theory & Evolve

The Origin and Theory are three of the newest luxury motor vessels in Galapagos. Specifically designed for cruising the Galapagos are among the most comfortable in their class. Origin and Theory  & Evolve are members of the Relais & Chateaux collection of luxury boutique hotels and restaurants. The design minimizes environmental impact without sacrificing luxury. The fast speed of the boats means less time travelling and more time to visit the sites.

Features include an experienced crew of 13 including two experienced naturalist guides and concierge service. The gourmet a la carte cuisine is served in an indoor dining room or al-fresco lunch. Interior social areas include a comfortable lounge for evening gatherings, and a library stocked with books on the Galapagos and Darwin. WiFi is included. The Origin & Theory have a boutique offering high-quality Ecuadorian handicrafts and gift items. The indoor bar is always open for hand-crafted cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea – all included. There is a fitness centre with cardio equipment and yoga mats. On the sun deck there is a Jacuzzi to warm up after snorkelling and loungers to sunbathe.

The ten spacious staterooms feature large floor to ceiling windows for fantastic ocean views. Chic interiors are by a local interior designer with curated art. Cabin amenities include a vanity and lighted mirror, closet, TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, USB, clock, safety deposit box, individual climate control, reading lights, blackout curtains, Nespresso machine and tea kettle, pair of binoculars, and reusable metal water bottles. Bathrooms are modern and bright with a walk-in rainfall shower. Guests are provided with plush towels, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, a vanity kit, refillable dispensers. The laundry service is really useful (Mon-Fri not included).

The two 7-night itineraries are designed to see as much variety as possible, and can be combined into a two-week exploration of the entire archipelago. Kayaks, stand up paddleboards, wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are included. The two guides mean one for every 10 passengers. Cruise the Galapagos in style and comfort.



A – 8 Day – South & Central Islands

Day Morning  Afternoon
SunArrive San CristobalKicker Rock
MonSan Cristobal – Cerro BrujoSan Cristobal – Punta Pitt
TueEspañola – Punta SuarezEspañola – Gardner Bay
WedFloreana – Punta CormorantFloreana – Post Office Bay
ThuSanta Cruz – HighlandsSanta Cruz – Charles Darwin
FriBartolome IslandSanta Cruz – Bachas Beach
SatSouth Plaza IslandNorth Seymour
SunSan Cristobal – Interpretation CentreDepart San Cristobal

B – 8 Day – Western & Northern Islands

SunArrive San CristobalSan Cristobal – La Galapaguera
MonGenovesa – Darwin BayGenovesa – El Barranco
TueSanta Cruz – Black Turtle CoveSanta Cruz – Cerro Dragon
WedFernandina – Punta EspinosaIsabela – Urbina Bay
ThuIsabela – Elizabeth BayIsabela – Tagus Cove
FriSantiago – Puerto EgasRabida Island
SatSanta Cruz – HighlandsSanta Cruz – Charles Darwin
SunSan Cristobal – Interpretation CentreDepart San Cristobal


Rates 2024 from:

  • 8 days from $9,950 pp, in a double stateroom includes open bar, beverages, Satellite Wi-Fi 24/7, wet suits, kayaks, glass-bottomed boat, pre-paid park fees and transit charge.

Excludes local flights, insurance, gratuities, premium wine and spirits not included in the open bar.

Children and teens age 17 years and younger at the time of sailing are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate. Children age 11 and under get a reduced rate on the airfare and the park entrance fee.


"Our guide's genuine love and enthusiasm for the island really shone through. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends or travelling with you again."

J John & J Palin

"A trip to the Galapagos is a unique experience and has left us with so many wonderful memories"

D & M Mercer

"Thank you for all your help and care in advising on and arranging this most memorable adventure for us. It was a fascinating, extra-ordinary utterly enjoyable experience"

A Tennant

“The Galapagos tour was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help organising. I had expected it to be incredible, but as you know, the wildlife and scenery still blows everyone away. The crew were brilliant, and the guide so knowledgeable. It was truly a treat to spend a week on board, and humbling to spend time in such a magical place."

M Welch...

Share this page:
Scroll to Top