Ecoventura to Launch Third Galapagos Ship in 2021

The new mega-yacht will have a similar design to its sibling vessel, Origin (pictured). (Photo by Ecoventura)

Ecoventura has announced plans to add a third 20-passenger luxury mega-yacht to its Galapagos Islands fleet in 2021. Called Evolve, the new mega-yacht will mark the completion of the company’s fully upgraded fleet, Ecoventura said. 

Like its sibling vessels, Origin and Theory (launched in 2016 and 2019, respectively), Evolve’s name derives from Charles Darwin’s scientific works. The new ship’s inaugural voyage is scheduled for the spring of 2021. 

Construction on Evolve began this summer, one year sooner than planned, with the new vessel’s keel already in the water. It will join the rest of Ecoventura’s Relais & Chateaux fleet in design, style and experience, with 10 cabins with panoramic views from all corners and onboard amenities that include a full-time concierge, a fitness center, a sundeck with loungers and daybeds, a Jacuzzi and sustainably sourced cuisine. 

Evolve will operate on Ecoventura’s current schedule, rotating between two A and B seven-night itineraries that can be combined into a comprehensive two-week excursion. The mega-yacht will also have a ratio of 10 guests per guide, and sustainable features will mirror those of Origin and Theory, reducing fossil fuel consumption by more than 30 percent, as well as a prototypical stabilizing system and an improved bow design for smoother and faster sailing up to 14 knots.

Rates include all meals, beverages and snacks, Captain’s welcome and farewell social gatherings, an open-bar policy, including wine and spirits, guided shore excursions, snorkel equipment and multiple stand-up paddle boards and sea kayaks, as well as transfers in the islands between the airport and dock.

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