Guest Comments


We were very well taken care of every step of the way, from the hotel transfers to accommodations with food onboard the Origin, to help with getting into wet suits, to wild and wonderful facts about Giant Tortoises.


The captain and crew were wonderfully pleasant and accommodating, even when folks were demanding, ill, or just in need of a different kind of wine. From the panga drivers’ uncanny ability to spot sharks to the various crew members’ good humor and playful spirit, every thing on board The Origin was top flight. It was hard to say goodbye!

I came away with a thorough understanding of why the Galapagos are unique on this planet, and why we must support research in the region and protect the islands and the natural park.

Suzanne L (September 2017)


Galapagos Islands are really breathtaking. The Origin was beautiful and so comfortable and had the perfect amount of cabins, and people which make the trip very unique!   All of the employees were remarkable!

Our guides on the Islands were fantastic. Gabriela (Gaby) was so awesome, and knowledeable. She was so much fun to be with and listen to everyday. This makes a big difference when you are entertaining kids!

The chef on the Origin was fabulous!!! The food was delicious!

A. Robinson (June 2017)


The MV Origin was the best boat out there in the Galapagos and everyone else had boat envy! It was beautifully appointed and the crew and guides were all lovely. The accommodation, food, pickup services and guides were faultless. We will highly recommend you to all our family and friends and you will be our first port of call in arranging our next trip to South America. 

C & L Bryne, Australia  (September 2016)


Experience on M.V. Origin  Itinerary A - Family Adventure July 2016.

Three generations of our family had a wonderful adventure on the very comfortable  M.V. Origin this July.  The accommodations were great and the food exceeded everyone's expectations including the allergy person. 

The Origin was well-equipped and the staff extremely organized to support all the various activities which were led by the very knowledgeable guides Gus and Yvonne.   Having two hiking adventures and two snorkeling/water adventures every day enabled us to see the wide-range of land and sea "creatures", to learn about their evolution and habits, and to experience the different volcanic  terrains that are unique to the Galapagos.

Highlights included swimming with the sea lions, snorkeling among so many fishes we felt like we were in an aquarium, seeing baby blue footed boobies being fed, courting by the wave albatrosses, sitting on the top deck seeing not only the beautiful sunsets; but being "courted" by frigate birds overhead, dolphins dancing through the waves, and sharks circling off the stern!

A truly great experience which we highly recommend!

Saleh Family August 2016


A once-in-a-lifetime experience -- let alone a high priority "bucket list" item -- has to meet the highest possible expectations for excellence.  From start to finish, our MV Origin cruise of The Galapagos Archipelago did that and so much more. An exceptionally clean and comfortable ship; a first-rate and highly professional and attentive crew, from captain and two very knowledgeable and amicable naturalists on through all 13 crew members; exceptional kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and "vegging-out" opportunities; exquisite dining; well-organized "back office" professional support; every courtesy and service one could want...You get the picture.  A most memorable, informative, and entertaining experience. Which is just what we got on our August 2016 Itinerary A cruise with unsurpassed service and camaraderie from start to finish. Whoever said, after all, that it need be just "once" in a lifetime? Hogwash.

Bud Ward (August 2016)

White Stone, Virginia, U.S.A. 


Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time Candy and I had on the Galapagos trip.  The Origin is a beautiful and very comfortable vessel.  The Captain and crew could not have been better!  Our guides Billy and Cecibel were very knowledgeable and  I would recommend them anytime.  We had couple on the boat who had been on other vessels in Galapagos and said Origin is by far the best and best equipped.  The service and food was excellent!  The itinerary was also very complete.  We saw everything!  I have already recommended Ecoventura to others.  As I took hundreds of photos everyone wants me to send them copies.  

Thanks again for a great experience!!!!!

Chris Powell (May 2016)


Ivonne was extraordinarily knowledgeable and both naturalists shared many interesting facts with passion and enthusiasm. 
Horst Family (July 2016)


Jairo learned our drink preferences from the 1st day and had drinks ready (just the way we each like it) waiting at each meal. They are always servicing with a friendly smile.
Li Sheng Kong (July 2016)


In enjoyed staying in the Origin! Seeing nature up close! Loved fresh fish and themed meals.All crew were very patient and helpful with my 75 years old parents. Thank You! 

Elena Perez (Jully 2016)


Curated days - snorkeling, walking, family time, staff and naturalists were excellent. Gabbi and Pepe were amazing! Helpful! Happy! Informed! Educated! Passionate! Benja was positive, Christian on the boat was great! Christian the chef was awesome! Jose best staff!
Amy and Lou Aronson (July 2016)


All of the guides Gaby and Ivonne were wonderful, the food excellent and housekeeping 5 stars.Bar service was great, barbecue on the sundeck was memorable. Such a special evenings. Thank you for the party!
We had high expectations and you exceed them. We felt as If We were your friends and not your customers, which is truly very special
Ruiz Family (July 2016)




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