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Origin, Theory & Evolve

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Sister ships Origin, Theory & Evolve are small, modern luxury cruisers that have been expertly designed for sailing in the Galápagos islands. With a longstanding focus on sustainability, you can expect comfort, an expert crew and outstanding experiences both on and off the vessel.

These state-of-the-art, purpose-built luxury motor yachts set the bar high for luxury cruising. Indeed, they are listed in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio. Commissioned by a company with many years experience operating cruises in the Galápagos, they have been thoughtfully designed with guests’ comfort in mind, but without in any way neglecting their primary purpose: to offer a truly satisfying experience discovering the natural attractions of the islands. Indeed, there are two naturalist experts on board to guide and inform the 20 guests.

Accommodation on the 43m, environmentally-friendly yachts is in 10 double or twin staterooms, all located on the same deck, with a triple cabin and others with connecting doors for families. Cabins are provided with a good range of facilities, including guest-controlled air-conditioning, TV with pre-loaded films, Nespresso machine and personal safe. The cool décor is in contemporary grey with pale blond wood, enlivened with local works of art. Facilities include a large sun deck with loungers and a hot tub, and a small glass-bottomed boat. Kayaks, snorkelling gear and wetsuits are available on board. As is not always the case with Galápagos vessels, all services are included in the price so you don’t pay extra for wet suit hire, alcoholic drinks or WiFi (the internet is limited to one device per cabin to keep speeds consistent). Attention to detail is a priority and you will have the services of a concierge and gourmet chef to maximise your enjoyment of the cruise.

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What our clients say

  • The sealions were brilliant fun and the pups so cute, and so close. All the wildlife was great and seeing it all up close as nothing is afraid of humans, was amazing.

    KH, Weybridge
  • So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.

    JC, Littlehampton
  • Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguins

    PW, Twickenham
  • The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate.  The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.

    PT, Peterborough
  • We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.

    FM, Manchester
  • No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.

    LF
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Our expert's view

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

My highlight of this excellent Galapagos cruise was snorkelling with penguins, sea lions and turtles off Isabela island. It was also lovely to return to the boat for a soak in the Jacuzzi afterwards. A real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Meet our team

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  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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