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MV Origin

MV Origin


The MV Origin   dream boat, blending the best of tasteful design and decor, luxury amenities, and environmental sustainability. The 20-passenger vessel was custom built to maximize fuel efficiency and comfort, and incorporated feedback from guests collected over the company's more than two decades as a leader in Galapagos expedition cruising.

The 10 staterooms are roomy and inviting, with large windows, private bathrooms, and plenty of storage space. Our elegant dining room features marble table tops, with configurations from two to 10 guests for private or group dining. Lunch is generally served al fresco on our spacious sundeck, which is equipped with day beds, chaises lounges, tables, hammocks, a four-person Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and a wet bar. Our intimate indoor bar is always open for hand-crafted cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea.

Interior social areas include a comfortable lounge for evening gatherings and general relaxation, and a cozy library stocked with books on the Galapagos and Darwin.  WiFi is available (coming soon), and a public computer is provided for guest use.

The MV Origin also has a boutique offering high-quality local handicrafts, sundries, and gift items, as well as a fitness center equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats, and more.

The experienced 14-member Ecuadorian crew includes a high-level captain, a full-time concierge, and two expert naturalist guides – one for every 10 guests, the lowest ratio in the Galapagos.


L.O.A.: 142,16 feet / 43,33 meters

BEAM: 27,43 feet / 8,36 meters


FUEL CAPACITY: 6,340 gallons

ENGINE: 454HP at 1800RPM

WATER CAPACITY: 4,891 gallons / 18,514 liters

DESALINATOR PRODUCTION: 4,500 gallons per day

COMPRESSORS: Two low pressure

VOLTAGE: 110 and 220 volts

NAVIGATIONAL AIDS: VHF and HI-SUB radios, GMDSS, color radar, echo sounder, Furuno GPS

SAFETY AIDES: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)





SUN AM: San Cristobal:  Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
PM: San cristobal: Cerro Tijeretas                             
MON AM: San Cristobal: Punta Pitt 
PM: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo
TUE AM: Española: Punta Suarez
PM: Española:  Gardner Bay
WED AM: Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown 
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay, Baroness Point 
THU AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands 
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research
FRI AM: Sombrero Chino
PM: Bartolome
SAT AM: South Plaza Island
PM: North Seymour
SUN AM:  San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center
The end tour


SUN AM: San Cristobal:  Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
PM: San Cristobal: La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado     
MON AM: Genovesa: Prince Philip’s Steps
PM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
TUE AM: Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach
PM: Santa Cruz:  Cerro Dragon
WED AM: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca 
PM: Isabela: Urbina Bay
THU AM: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa 
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove
FRI AM: Rabida Island
PM: Black Turtle Cove
SAT AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research
SUN AM:  San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center
The end tour