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Galapagos Origin Yacht

The MV ORIGIN was custom designed for comfort and fuel efficiency and made her debut on February 28th on its maiden seven night voyage.

Galapagos Travel on board the Origin

The 20-passenger Mega Yacht is the newest and most comfortable yacht with amenities catering to guests with a highly evolved lifestyle. The 142 foot Origin features ten deluxe staterooms all on the main deck with large windows for ocean views. Expansive indoor and outdoor social and observation areas allow for easy and comfortable viewing of the islands’ unique scenery and topography. On board enjoy locally inspired gourmet style menus, open bar policy, a sun deck with wet bar and day beds and a fitness Center. Modern sophistication with understated luxury await with a crew of 13 including high-level Captain, two naturalist guides and a concierge to attend your every need. The ORIGIN is ideal for family travel, offering connecting cabins and triple accommodations.

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Origin Yacht Specifications

  • L.O.A.: 142,16 feet / 43,33 meters
  • BEAM: 27,43 feet / 8,36 meters
  • CRUISING SPEED: 10-12 knots.
  • FUEL CAPACITY: 6,340 gallons.
  • ENGINE: 454HP at 1800RPM
  • WATER CAPACITY: 4,891 gallons / 18,514 liters
  • DESALINATOR PRODUCTION: 4,500 gallons per day
  • COMPRESSORS: Two low pressure
  • VOLTAGE: 110 and 220 volts
  • NAVIGATIONAL AIDS: VHF and HI-SUB radios, GMDSS, color radar, echo sounder, Furuno GPS
  • SAFETY AIDES: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)

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Origin Yacht Itineraries

A-Southern/central route (7 nights)
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) SAN CRISTOBAL
Tuesday: Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA
Wednesday: Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN)
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)
Thursday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ
Friday: Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)
Saturday: South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)
Sunday: Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)

7 day/6 night itinerary option
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) SAN CRISTOBAL
Tuesday: Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA
Wednesday: Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN)
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)
Thursday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ
Friday: Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)
Saturday: Drop off Itabaca Canal 6AM (transfer to Baltra or Puerto Ayora not included)

14 night itinerary A+B combination
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) SAN CRISTOBAL
Tuesday: Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA
Wednesday: Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN)
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles)
Thursday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ
Friday: Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)
Saturday: South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)
Sunday: La Loberia or El Junco Lake, SAN CRISTOBAL
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)
Tuesday: Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ
Wenesday: Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday: Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)
Friday: Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)
Saturday: Reserva Ecologica Cerro Mesa, SANTA CRUZ
Tortuga Bay, SANTA CRUZ
Sunday: Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)

B- western/northern route (7 nights)
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR) GENOVESA
Tuesday: Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ
Wednesday: Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday: Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)
Friday: Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)
Saturday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ
Sunday: Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL

7 day/6 night itinerary option
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)
Tuesday: Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ
Wednesday: Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday: Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)
Friday: Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)
Saturday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)

14 night itinerary B+A combination
Sunday: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR, KY) GENOVESA (Tower)
Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA
Tuesday: Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Cerro Dragon (SN)
Wednesday: Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA
Urbina Bay (PR) or Punta Vicente Roca (PR) ISABELA
Thursday: Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (SN)
Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)
Friday: Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN)
Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY)
Saturday: Highlands of SANTA CRUZ
CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ
Sunday: La Loberia or El Junco Lake, SAN CRISTOBAL
Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL
Monday: Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Punta Pitt, (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
Tuesday: Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA
Wenesday: Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN),
FLOREANA
Post Office Bay (PR, SN), FLOREANA (Charles
Thursday: Reserva Ecologica Cerro Mesa, SANTA CRUZ
Tortuga Bay, SANTA CRUZ
Friday: Bartolome (PR, SN)
Las Bachas (SN) or Sombrero Chino (PR, SN)
Saturday: South Plaza Island
North Seymour (PR, SN)
Sunday: Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL

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Origin Day By Day Itinerary

SUNDAY: Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you by bus to the main dock and then by zodiac to your yacht anchored in the bay. After the welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served. We travel by bus to Cerro Tijeretas or “Frigatebird Hill” situated on the edge of town. This is one of two sites where you can spot nesting colonies of both species of Frigate birds (Great and Magnificent). The trail leads to Punta Carola where there are beautiful vistas. We find lava lizards, the medium ground finch and Chatham mockingbird. We return to the yacht to join our fellow yacht mates this evening for your briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our culinary school-trained chefs.

MONDAY: We arrive to Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white coral beach, considered one of the most spectacular in Galapagos and perfect for a peaceful walk with expansive views and good bird watching. We have an opportunity to kayak from the beach or swim with sea lions. A Zodiac ride takes us through a cave called The Cathedral. During lunch, we cruise toward the northeastern tip of SAN CRISTOBAL to Punta Pitt, a tuff formation that serves as a nesting site for many sea birds including all three types of boobies: Blue footed, Nazca and Red-footed boobies, both Frigate species, swallow-tailed gulls, Storm petrels, Shearwaters, Brown pelicans and a colony of sea lions. Punta Pitt is considered to be a first class site for birds and on par with Genovesa (Tower) Island. Here we can snorkel at Pitt Rock with sea lions and colorful fish such as the King Angel and Surgeon fish. We return to the yacht to cruise around Leon Dormido or “Kicker Rock”, a vertical tuff cone formation that rises abruptly almost 500 feet out of the ocean. On the cliffs, we spot Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

TUESDAY: We disembark at Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood), where we witness the highest rate of endemic species in Galapagos. Sea lions noisily green us as we land on their beach. Curious Hood mockingbirds peck at our shoelaces. From April to December, the waved albatross, found only on Espanola, perform their wild mating ritual. Colonies of blue-footed boobies engage in “sky-pointing” to show off for potential mates. Nazca boobies busily care for their young. Stunning swallow-tailed gulls are the only nocturnal gulls in the world and fish at night. Red-billed tropicbirds take shelter under the cliffs. We also find Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Doves and Galapagos Hawks. Observe a unique specie of marine iguana identified with traces of red and green colorings. Colorful sally light-foot crabs crawl along the shoreline near to the famous “blow hole”. After lunch we have a wet landing on Gardner Bay, ESPANOLA (Hood), walk along seemingly endless stretch of this white sandy beach where you’ll find large colonies of sea lions. There is no trail to follow so this is a chance to explore or take a long walk. You may find a Galapagos Hawk, Darwin’s Finches or Hood Mockingbird. Swim with sea lions right from the beach, explore the bay and islets by kayak or just relax on the beach. There’s an excellent snorkeling site off Gardner Islet with a colorful diversity of sea life near Tortuga Rock. Explore caves by Zodiac covered with invertebrates. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

WEDNESDAY: Step ashore at Punta Cormorant, FLOREANA (Charles), one of the few populated islands in the Galapagos. Floreana presents a rich human history with mystery and intrigue. Set foot on a green-sand beach alive with the sounds of sea lions, lava herons, yellow crowned nigh heron, blue footed boobies and penguins. Follow a trail to a brackish lagoon, home of the Bahama ducks, common stilts, Galapagos Flycatcher, Yellow warblers and the Greater Flamingos, the pinkest in the world! Wind your way past a rich variety of plants including Morning Glory, Cut Leaf Daisies, Black, red and white mangroves, Palo Verde and Scalesia. The trail leads to a beach with power soft sand where sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand dunes and sting rays swim in the shallow water. After the walk, we have an opportunity to snorkel at Devil’s Crown or Champion, a shallow sunken crater colonized by a brilliant array of colorful fish and corral, white-tipped sharks, sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and sea stars. Today our lunch is served on the sundeck if weather conditions permit. After lunch, we visit Post office Bay, not the most scenic, but one of the most famous sites in Galapagos. Here is where a post barrel was erected and put into use in the late 18th Century by English whaling vessels. You are invited to leave a post card and to pick up any mail from your home area. There is a chance to swim from the beach with sea lions. Late afternoon, we take a Zodiac ride near Baroness Point where we spot sea turtles and rays. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

THURSDAY: We travel by bus to the highlands of SANTA CRUZ Island. The scenery gradually changes as we wind our way through all seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos. Here, we visit the tortoise reserve at “Las Primicias” one of the private farms in the highlands where we encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. We stop at “the tunnels”, the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos. We visit Los Gemelos, Spanish for “The Twins”, a pair of large pit craters where we may see the red male vermilion flycatcher. Next, we visit Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (aka the Charles Darwin Research Station).We visit thetortoise and land iguana corals and the breeding center with new hatchlings and miniature tortoises not yet ready to be repatriated. Lonesome George is no longer with us but there is Diego, “The Professor” who has been more successful at mating. Puerto Ayora is the social heart of the islands with the largest population of 24,000. After lunch and briefing on board, we return to town to shop for souvenirs or stop at an internet cafe. You have the option to remain in town on your own account to stimulate the local economy or you can return to the boat for dinner. There is a schedule for zodiac transportation from the yacht to town later in the evening.

FRIDAY: We disembark at BARTOLOME, where it seems like we are walking on the moon. This young Island is inhospitable to most plants and animals. After a dry landing, climb 30 minutes up stairs leading to the summit of a once active volcano. Along the way, we pause to marvel at lava bombs, spatter cones and cinder cones. From the top of the wooden stairs, we can gaze out across the island for a panoramic view of the island and “Pinnacle Rock”, an eroded tuff cone. Crystal clear water is an invitation to snorkel from the beach with schools of tropical fish and Galapagos Penguins or take a Zodiac ride. After lunch, we visit Las Bachas, Spanish for “barges”. There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo. There is also a wonderful chance to snorkel here from the beach. Located off the Southern tip of Santiago is Sombrero Chino aka Chinese Hat that owes its name to its shape. After a wet beach landing with sea lion colonies, the trail gives way to a primeval landscape of volcanic rubble including cracked lava formations and lava tubes. We find marine iguanas and pairs of oystercatchers. You can choose to snorkel at a site that is frequented by Galapagos penguins. There is a briefing followed by dinner while we anchor in a calm protected area.

SATURDAY: Today we visit SOUTH PLAZA, a small geological uplift with tall cliffs offering spectacular views. After a dry landing, the trail leads us through Prickly Pear or Opuntia and Sesuvium. Here we can find the Galapagos Land Iguana feeding on the cactus leaves. Toward the end of the hill, we encounter a colony of bachelor sea lions. The dominant bulls are in various stages of recovery from battles lost over prime beach territory. We also find Swallow tailed gulls, Shearwaters and Red-billed tropicbirds who build their nests along the cliffs. After lunch, we have a dry landing at North Seymour, a small geological uplift. We follow a trail that leads us to Swallow-tailed gulls, Blue-footed boobies and the endemic Land iguanas. Visit the largest colony of Magnificent Frigate birds found in Galapagos. As we stroll along the beach, we find Marine Iguanas and sea lions body surf the northern swells. We return to the yacht for the Captain’s Farwell cocktail party and dinner as well as a special slide show presentation by your guides.

SUNDAY: We visit the Interpretation Center opened on San Cristobal Island in 1999 by bus. Here we gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, we spend time in port before heading to the airport for our flight back to the mainland departing before noon time on Aerogal.

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Origin deck plan

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2016 RATES

DECKDOUBLETRIPLESINGLE
BEAGLE
USD 6500.00
USD 6300.00
USD 11000.00

MV Origin Charter Rates:

SEASONALPEEKHOLIDAY
USD 117.000
USD 123.500
USD 130.000

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