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Origin

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ex San Cristóbal (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)

Description

A 142’ luxury motor yacht custom designed for Galapagos cruising in 2016 and carrying up to 20 passengers. She has modern interiors and large picture windows, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and plenty of outdoor space. Cruising at 12 knots she is built for fuel efficiency and stability. There is an open bar policy.

Departures

Sundays

Capacity

20 passengers

Activities

Two experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions. Each boat also carries kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the national park (and stand up paddle boards pending approval). Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are provided.

Accommodation

Ten air-conditioned en-suite deluxe double staterooms with large panoramic windows. All guest cabins are on the main (Beagle) deck. Two cabins are interconnecting and two can be made into triple accommodation (using a pull-down berth).

Our comments

The yacht offers regular family departures.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteThe Origin is a very comfortable boat and I would recommend it to anyone. We were especially lucky with the other guests who were all very pleasant and we all settled in together within the first day. Guides on the boat were exceptional and very experienced.Close Quote - PB, May 2017

Origin operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises - Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A) and Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B). Note: The following itineraries are the latest agreed with the Park Authority:

Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A)

Day 1: San Cristóbal (Cerro Tijeretas, Leon Dormido)
Day 2: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
Day 3: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay)
Day 4: Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown or Champion, Post Office Bay)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Station)
Day 6: Bartolomé, Santa Cruz (Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove or Sombrero Chino)
Day 7: South Plaza and North Seymour
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Interpretation Centre)

Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B)

Day 1: San Cristóbal (La Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado)
Day 2: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Santa Cruz (Las Bachas or Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Dragon)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Urbina Bay or Punta Vicente Roca)
Day 5: Isabela (Elizabeth Bay, Tagus Cove)
Day 6: Santiago (Puerto Egas), Rábida
Day 7: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Station)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Interpretation Centre)

Deluxe stateroom

All 10 guest cabins are on the Beagle deck and measure 145 square feet. Their beds can either be twin or double, two can be converted to triples (pull-down berth), and two have inter-connecting doors. All have private bathrooms (with a shower).

From To Days Room type Price Notes
Origin 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2018 30 Dec 2018 8 Deluxe stateroom $7,850

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