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(Read more about traveling in the Galapagos in Cynthia’s Blog )
A cruise to the Galapagos Islands is a once in a lifetime experience. You want to be sure you are traveling with a responsible Galapagos cruise company with high-quality vessels and top-level guides. And, these days, good value does not hurt either. Family owned since 1990, Ecoventura offers all that and more. As a leader in sustainable travel to the Galapagos Islands, we are the first company to earn and maintain the ecological certification, SmartVoyager since 2000, the first Galapagos cruise ship company to offset carbon emissions and to install alternative energy sources.
Ecoventura operates a fleet of three expedition vessels in the Galapagos Islands cruises catering to active adults and families; the Origin, Eric, & Letty, superior first-class 20-passenger motor yachts, with departures every Sunday on comprehensive 7-night itineraries including the outer, most spectacular islands in the archipelago. Small guide-to-passenger ratios (one expert guide for every ten passengers) ensure highly personalized service and intimate visits on shore. For experienced scuba divers, the 16-passenger luxury dive-live-aboard, Galapagos Sky, offers a rare opportunity for Galapagos scuba diving in the northern islands of Wolf and Darwin.
Shore excursions on Galapagos Island tours include hiking ancient lava fields where you will encounter prehistoric reptiles. See the courtship dance of the blue-footed boobies, Galapagos Penguins, Flightless Cormorants and massive Waved Albatross, just to name a few of the comical sea birds. Explore beaches of black, red and green sand leading to the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Being able to snorkel, scuba dive or kayak while on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands is one of the highlights. Encounter a range of ocean life, including sea lions, dolphins, whales and tame sharks in the marine reserve surrounding these extraordinary islands.
Come and experience a world of evolutionary enchantment where time stands still with Ecoventura.
- The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.
- MV Origin, 10 cabins
- Letty, 10 cabins
- M/Y Eric, 10 cabins
- MV Theory, coming 2019
- Galapagos Sky, 16 passenger dive boat
Additional information about Ecoventura:
Ecoventura welcomes families with children ages 12 and up on all expedition vessels throughout the year. Families with children ages seven and up can travel on one of our designated Family Departures, Family TEEN departures or Family GRADUATION departure. These trips are geared towards families who prefer to travel with other families with other similar aged children.
Designated family departures are offered over school breaks in the US and feature age-appropriate activities depending on the ages and number of children on board. The naturalists know how to bring these Islands they love to life and to balance learning with fun for the entire family.
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