More Info
  • Origin

Origin/Theory: Two identical yachts offering premium service

Days: 8 & 7 | From: $7,850/per person

One of the newest boats in the islands, the Origin is designed for a luxurious boutique experience. Its sister ship, the Theory is soon to launch. The 20-passenger Relais & Chateaux Origin has 10 cabins with panoramic windows and features spacious social areas, a sun deck and Jacuzzi, space for al fresco dining, a fitness center, and spa. Meals are planned and prepared by trained chefs, and the boat has an open bar policy. With two naturalist guides, Origin/Theory offer some of the best guide-to-guest ratios in the islands. Excursions include snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and panga rides.

Inquire about this trip

Talk to a Vaya Travel

(800) 342-1796

Our knowledgeable and engaging specialists will help you find the ideal cruise given your interests, tastes and budget.

We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.

5 stars
View testimonials

Vessel Information


The Origin/Theory have 10 Deluxe Double Staterooms (140 square feet) located on the Main Deck. Each cabin has two twin beds that can be converted to one king bed. Two of the cabins can be converted to triples to accommodate a third passenger. All cabins have panoramic windows, private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage

Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 2016 (Origin), 2019 (Theory)
Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 142 ft. / 43.3 mts.
Beam: 27.4 ft. / 8.4 mts.
Engine: 454HP at 1800RPM
Speed: 10-12 knots
Accommodations: 10 Deluxe Double Staterooms with private facilities
Crew: Captain, 2 Bilingual Naturalist Guides, Cruise Director, plus crew members

Origin - CabinOrigin - Cabin BathroomOrigin - Cabin BathroomOrigin - Tea & CoffeeOrigin - DetailsOrigin - TV LoungeOrigin - Beagle DeckOrigin - Darwin DeckOrigin - Finch DeckOrigin - Sun Deck

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A (8 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / Cerro Tijeretas

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt / Cerro Brujo

Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay

Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Station

Sombrero Chino / Bartolome

South Plaza Island / North Seymour

San Cristobal: Interpretation Center / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (8 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / La Galapaguera

Tower Island: Darwin Bay / Prince Philip´s Steps

Las Bachas / Black Turtle Cove / Cerro Dragon

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Isabel: Urbina Bay / Punta Vicente Roca

Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Tagus Cove

Puerto Egas (Santiago) / Rabida Island

Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Station

San Cristobal: Interpretation Center / Return to Mainland


(800) 342-1796

Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.


Trip length: 8 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 20, in 10 cabins

Prices 2019:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, select alcoholic beverages, use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, & kayaks

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities

8 day cruise:

$7,850 per person (double cabin)

$7,650 per person (triple cabin)

$13,735 per person (single cabin)

7 day cruise: Passengers can disembark on Saturday for a shorter, 6 night cruise. On seasonal departure dates, there is a 10% discount off the 7 night cruise rate and this cannot be combined with any other promotional or child discounts.  The discount does not apply for peak or holiday departures.

Children 7 – 11 years old receive a 25% discount and children 12 – 17 years old receive a 15% discount during family departure dates

College students between the ages of 18 and 21 years old receive a 10% discount on all peak or seasonal departure dates.  No discount applies during holiday departures.

Charters: from $149,150 (8 days)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • We loved the trip. The Origin and her crew were amazing. Truly a trip of a lifetime.
    Wendy Papasan
  • The Origin was a beautiful boat and the crew was superb, perfectly attuned to the needs of the passengers.
    Taylor S.

Call us to start planning your journey today:


Request More Information

Why Travel with Vaya?

We're TRUE specialists

South America is the only place we do trips, and no one knows our destinations better. Our smart and engaging specialists are all current or former U.S. expatriates with years of experience in the region.

Uplifting service

From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.

Thoughtful, respectful travel

Our discerning sensibility and good taste go beyond just choices in hotels and top guides; we have a walk the walk commitment to the environment and are genuine leaders in conservation efforts.