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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 Airport​: Arrival and Transfer to the boat 
PM: San cristobal: Cerro Tijeretas / Kicker Rock (SN/PR/HK)                        
MON AM: San Cristobal: Pitt Point (HK/SN)
PM: San Cristobal: Witch Hill (HK/SN)
TUE AM: Espanola: Suarez Point (HK)
PM: Española: Gardner Bay (HK/SN)
WED AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil's Crown (SN/HK) 
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay, Baroness Point (SN/HK) 
THU AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research (HK)
FRI AM: Chinese Hat (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome  (HK/SN)
SAT AM: South Plaza  (HK)
PM: North Seymour
SUN AM: San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center (HK)
San Cristobal: Transfer to the Airport
SUN AM: San Cristobal Airport​: Arrival and Transfer to the boat                             
PM: San Cristobal: Galapaguera (HK) 
MON AM: Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
TUE AM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK)   
PM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK)
WED AM: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca (PR/SN)
PM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
THU AM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK) 
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK/SN) 
FRI AM: Rabida (HK/SN)
PM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN/PR)
SAT AM: Santa cruz: Highlands (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research (HK)
SUN AM: San Cristobal:  Interpretation Center (HK)
San Cristobal: Transfer to the Airport



SN Snorkeling
PR Panga Ride
HK Hiking