Member of the Relais & Chateaux collection

Staterooms with un-obstructed views of the ocean

Two full-week exhilarating itineraries

About M/C Elite

Stylish for only 20 guests, the twin yachts Origin & Theory, its design, a both intimate and exclusive environment that emphasizes this unique destination on Earth, with a respectful operation. These twin yachts cruise the Galapagos as floating five-star boutique hotels and are the only Galapagos vessels to have joined the esteemed Relais & Chateaux collection.

General Information
Guests: 20 Itineraries: 8 Days
Decks: 04 Length: 142 ft
Cabins: 10 (up to 145 ft2) Beam: 27.5ft
Exercise room: no Speed: 14 knots
Built on: 2016 – 2019 Fitness center: yes
Electricity: 110-220 volts Wifi: Yes
DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the yacht.

PM: El Junco Lagoon – San Cristobal Island

L/D
Day 2 Sunday AM: North Seymour Island

PM: Dragon Hill – Santa Cruz Island

B/L/D
Day 3 Monday AM: Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island

PM: Breeding Center & Wetlands – Isabela Island

B/L/D
Day  4 Tuesday AM: Moreno Point – Isabela Island

PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island

B/L/D
Day 5 Wednesday AM: Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island

PM: Viente Roca Point – Isabela Island

B/L/D
Day 6 Thursday AM: Rabida Island

PM: Bartolome Island

B/L/D
Day  7 Friday AM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal Island

PM: Lobos island – Off San Cristobal Island

B/L/D
Day  8 Saturday AM: Interpretation Center & Departure from San Cristobal airport  B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the boat.

PM: Breeding Center – San Cristobal Island

L/D
Day 2 Sunday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island

PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – San Cristobal Island

B/L/D
Day 3 Monday AM: Cormorant Point & Champion Islets – Floreana Island

PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

B/L/D
Day  4 Tuesday AM: Mosquera Islet

PM: Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island

B/L/D
Day 5 Wednesday AM: Prince Philip´s steps – Genovesa Island

PM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

B/L/D
Day 6 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove – Santiago Island

PM: Egas Port

B/L/D
Day  7 Friday AM: Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz Island

PM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island

B/L/D
Day  8 Saturday AM: Kicker´s Rock & Departure from San Cristobal airport  – San Cristobal Island B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
Day 1 Tuesday AM: Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island B/L/D
Day 2 Wednesday AM: Prince Philip´s steps – Genovesa Island

PM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

B/L/D
Day 3 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove – Santiago Island

PM: Egas Port

B/L/D
Day  4 Friday AM: Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz Island

PM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island

B/L/D
Day  5 Saturday AM: Kicker´s Rock & Departure from San Cristobal airport  – San Cristobal Island B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the boat.

PM: Breeding Center – San Cristobal Island

L/D
Day 2 Sunday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island

PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – San Cristobal Island

B/L/D
Day 3 Monday AM: Cormorant Point & Champion Islets – Floreana Island

PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

B/L/D
Day  4 Tuesday AM: Mosquera Islet & Departure from Baltra airport  B/L/D

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box  

Per person and in US Dollars

Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
Galapagos 8 Days cruise Double Stateroom $8,450 $8,950
Single Stateroom $15,250 $16,000
  •  Children discount is 25% and must travel with two adults
  • For Christmas and other holidays, a 10% surcharge applies
  • During Christmas, and New Year’s, children rates do not apply

Included

  • Accommodation for 8 days
  • Open bar policy including white, red, and sparkling wine, beer, spirits, juice, sodas, coffee, and tea
  • Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) – available 24/7 and limited to one PIN per cabin.
  • Guided shore excursions twice daily, evening briefings and enrichment lectures
  • Glass-bottom boat for an exploration of the shoreline
  • Multiple Kayaks (five doubles and a single) and two stand up paddleboards
  • Wet suits (full 3mm) in your approximate size and snorkeling equipment (mask, fins and snorkel)

Additional to consider

  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos – confirmed through our allotment of seats with Avianca on Sunday to San Cristobal.
  • Galapagos Park entrance fee (park tax) – $100 for adults $50 for children 11 & Transit card – $20 per person
  • Gratuities for the guides and crew
  • Purchases from the bar – for premium brands of wine and spirits (not included in the open bar policy)
  • Laundry service – available Monday to Friday and limited to five items per cabin per day
  • Travel Insurance – CFAR

* Subject to change

  • Sea kayaks
  • Paddleboarding
  • Zodiac rides
  • Paddleboards
  • Snorkeling and wetsuites
  • Expedition binoculars

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