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Origin, Theory and Evolve


ex San Cristóbal (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)


Quick facts - Level: Luxury | Passengers: 20 | Duration: 7 nights | Length: 142 feet | Cruising speed: 12 knots | Operator: Galapagos Network

Origin, Theory and Evolve are sister motor yachts and are built for fuel efficiency and stability. The vessels have modern interiors, large picture windows, a sun deck with hot tub, and plenty of outdoor space. There is an open bar policy and they offer regular family departures.




20 passengers


Two experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions. Each boat carries kayaks and stand-up paddle boards that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear and wetsuits is included.


10 air-conditioned, ensuite deluxe double staterooms with large panoramic windows. All guest cabins are on the main deck. There are interconnecting cabins and also triple accommodation (using a pull-down berth).

Our comments

The yachts offer regular family and teen 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, Theory and Evolve operate a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises - Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A) and Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B).

Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A)

Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (El Junco Lake)
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 Research Station)
Day 6: Bartolomé, Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra or Sombrero Chino)
Day 7: Plaza Sur, Seymour Norte
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Visitor Interpretation Centre)

Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B)

Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (La Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado)
Day 2: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra, Cerro Dragón)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Urvina 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 Research Station)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Visitor Interpretation Centre)

Deluxe stateroom

10 cabins on the main deck which can either be twin or double, some of which can be converted to triples with a pull-down berth. Interconnecting cabins are possible. All measure 13.5 square metres.


Deluxe stateroom for single use

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Origin 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2024 7 Deluxe stateroom $9,950
Single $18,000
1 Jan 2025 31 Dec 2025 7 Deluxe stateroom $10,500
Single $19,000

Christmas and New Year departures will incur a supplement.

On Family departures children aged under 17 receive a 15% discount. One child discount per adult with a limit of two per family.

All discounts exclude holiday weeks.

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