Ecoventura is ramping up its high-end Galapagos Islands proposition, announcing a third 20-passenger luxury megayacht, Evolve. Evolve’s 2021 debut will mark the completion of Ecoventura’s fully upgraded fleet.
Like sister ships Origin and Theory (launched in 2016 and 2019, respectively); Evolve’s name derives from Charles Darwin’s scientific works, with its maiden voyage scheduled for the spring of 2021. Evolve will round out Ecoventura’s fleet of luxury expedition yachts, collectively the newest and greenest in the Galapagos.
“Beaming traveller feedback and a growing demand for the highly personalised, upscale experience aboard Origin and Theory, led us to pursue our third luxury vessel sooner than anticipated,” said Ecoventura CEO Santiago Dunn. “With Evolve, we continue to combine luxury and sustainability while providing intimate access to some of the most breathtaking corners of the archipelago.”
Dunn says construction of Evolve began one year sooner than planned, with the vessel’s keel already in the water. It will join the rest of Ecoventura’s Relais & Chateaux fleet in design, style and experience, besides 10 premium cabins that foster a sense of connectivity with the destination via panoramic views.
Evolve will operate on Ecoventura’s current schedule, rotating between two A & B seven-night itineraries that can be combined into a comprehensive two-week excursion. Sustainable features will mirror those of Origin and Theory, reducing fossil fuel consumption by more than 30%, as well as a prototypical stabilising system and cutting-edge bow design for smoother and faster sailing up to 14 knots.
Origin and Theory’s rates for 2020 start at US$8,050 per person based on double occupancy, and include all meals, beverages and snacks, Captain’s welcome and farewell social gatherings, an open-bar policy, guided shore excursions, snorkel equipment, stand-up paddle boards and sea kayaks.
For a full list of 2020 and 2021 departures, visit www.ecoventura.com