Origin, Theory & Evolve

Excellent crew and service

“diverse wildlife”

John G, United States United States
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    • Fitness center with cardio equipment
    • Glass-bottom zodiac, plus kayaks and paddleboards
    • Satellite WiFi on board

Origin, Theory & Evolve is a luxury fleet of identical ships offering year-round luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Catering to just 20 guests each, the Origin, Theory & Evolve crews ensure all guests' needs are catered to. The experienced crew comprises a high-level captain, a full-time concierge, and two expert naturalist guides. There are 10 spacious staterooms with en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers, biodegradable toiletries, bathrobes & slippers, climate control, large picture windows, ample storage space, twin beds that can be converted to one king, and memory foam toppers and pillows to ensure a good night's sleep. All staterooms are located on the same deck and have unobstructed ocean views.

As part of the Relais & Chateaux brand, the cuisine aboard the Origin, Theory & Evolve is a classy event where a creative menu of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients is served. Special diets and allergies can be catered to easily, and the open bar policy includes red and white wine, local beers, and a variety of spirits. Premium liquors are available for purchase. Social areas include the comfortable lounge, library, sun deck with daybeds, hammocks, chaise lounges, tables, and a 4-person jacuzzi.

Galapagos cruises aboard Origin, Theory & Evolve ships rotate between 'Itinerary A,' which explores the southern and central islands, and 'Itinerary B,' which explores the western and northern islands. Each tour is 7 nights with the option of booking A & B back-to-back to give the ultimate Galapagos cruise experience. Activities on all cruises include daily guided walks led by expert guides to explore beaches, mangroves, and lava fields, zodiac rides to see the coves and caves, snorkeling to glimpse the amazing underwater world, playful sea lions and marine iguanas, and kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Please note: when booking a trip aboard the Origin, Theory & Evolve, the operator will determine the actual ship a few weeks before departure.

Galapagos cruises fill up fast, so book online today to reserve your space aboard an Origin, Theory & Evolve ship.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Glass Bottom Boat Excursion, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Travel Insurance, National Park Fees (100 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (300 USD per trip), Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Laundry / Pressing Services (3-5 USD per item).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • Smart Voyager accreditation
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Kayaks
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Glass Bottom Boat Excursion

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016 and 2019
  • Length 43.33 meters
  • Beam 8.36 meters
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 454HP at 1800RPM
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 18514 liters
  • Fuel capacity 6340 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 4500 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Life Vests
  • Engine room CCTV

Origin, Theory & Evolve Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • John G
  • United States United States

diverse wildlife

Recommended for
wildlife, snorkeling, hiking
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marta R
  • United States United States
Best trip of my life

The commitment of the guides and the Ecuadorian government to maintaining this magical and wondrous place was utterly inspiring. The Galapagos is like returning to Eden: wonderful wildlife everywhere, I afraid of and not bothered by humans — I only hope that this wondrous place can survive and thieve In today’s world. The entire crew of the Origin helped to make this trip one that I will never forget. Antonio and Natasha were fantastic guides: knowledgeable, lovely people, passionate about their work and utterly devoted to seeing that the Galapagos is maintained.

Recommended for
Guides, other personnel, food, itinerary, EVERYTHING