• Origin/Theory

Origin/Theory: Luxury expedition yachts, sustainable and stylish, member of Relais & Chateaux

Days: 8 & 7 | From: $8,050/per person

Two of the newer boats in the islands, the Origin and Theory are sister ships designed for a luxurious boutique experience. These 20-passenger Relais & Chateaux ships have 10 cabins with panoramic windows and feature spacious social areas, sun decks and Jacuzzis, space for al fresco dining, a fitness center, spa, and a glass-bottom boat. Meals are planned and prepared by trained chefs, there is an onboard concierge for assistance, and the boats have 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.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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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

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A - Southern/Central Route (8 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / El Junco Lake

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 / Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

South Plaza Island / North Seymour

San Cristobal: Interpretation Center / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B - Western/Northern Route (8 days)

Arrive to San Cristobal / La Galapaguera

Tower Island: Prince Philip´s Steps / Darwin Bay

Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove / Cerro Dragon

Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca or Elizabeth Bay / Urbina Bay

Isabela: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina) / Tagus Cove (Isabela)

Rabida Island / Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

San Cristobal: Cerro Tijeretas or Isla Lobos / Return to Mainland


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Max number of passengers: 20, in 10 cabins

Prices 2021:

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:

$8,250 per person (double cabin)

$8,050 per person (triple cabin)

$14,900 per person (single cabin)

7-day cruise:

Passengers can disembark on Saturday for a shorter, 6-night cruise. No discount applies.

Children 17 years old and younger receive a 15% discount during non-holiday departure dates

Holiday Surcharge: $500 per person for Christmas and New Year’s departures

Charters: from $165,000 (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.
  • The Origin was beautiful.
    Wendy Leon

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