Ecoventura Bids a Fond Farewell to the MY Eric as We Welcome a New Luxury Vessel, the MV Theory

Ecoventura's TheoryThe New Year has already been one of exciting firsts for us here at Ecoventura. In addition to taking on new sustainability cooperatives and increased innovation toward reducing plastics in the Galapagos in 2019, we are proud to announce the inaugural voyage of our newest luxury yacht, the MV Theory — the identical sister yacht to the MV Origin.

There was a bittersweet moment or two, as last week was the twilight cruise of the M/Y Eric, our beloved First-Class flagship yacht (and sister to the M/Y Letty).

The M/Y Eric has been sailing this chain of islands for nearly three decades, creating unforgettable moments for thousands of passengers and navigating Galapagos waterways with a nearly imperceptible ecological footprint. One of the naturalists on board the very first voyage of the Eric in January, 1991 was Sofia D’arquea. She recalls the guests were from Smith College. Sofia, like many of our crew, still work for Ecoventura.

As we bid goodbye to our old friend, we share with you some of our passengers’ favorite moments of land and sea exploration over the years while aboard the M/Y Eric.

MV Theory has Successfully Completed Her Maiden Voyage in Galapagos

It’s a voyage and a milestone that’s been years in the making. For the very first time since we announced her chosen name and construction in September 2017, our newest luxury yacht, the MV Theory has finally set sail, and the experience was everything we and our guests have imagined these past 20 some-odd months.

MV Theory has her roots in Galapagos history, inheriting her namesake from Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Identical to sister ship MV Origin, the MV Theory is a 20-passenger mega-yacht featuring 10 premium cabins with minimalistic chic design, all located on the same deck.

To connect guests with the Galapagos’ one-of-a-kind wildlife, each room features two large panoramic windows, as well as a private bathroom with essential modern luxuries, including a rainfall shower, hairdryer, plush towels, bathrobes, and eco-friendly biodegradable soaps and shampoos.

M/V Theory includes the same onboard amenities that guests of the MV Origin have grown to enjoy, including a full-time concierge, fitness center, a sundeck with chic loungers and daybeds, an open-bar policy, and a Jacuzzi.

Guests can also enjoy locally inspired Ecuadorian cuisine from the comfort of the ship’s dining room or in an al-fresco setting on the sundeck. MV Theory additionally offers sustainable, plant-based vegetarian and gluten-free meals, catering to a variety of food preferences.

As with all of our voyages, we offer the most favorable naturalist-to-passenger ratio in the region with just 10 guests per guide; MV Theory also features the most favorable passenger-to-crew ratio in this region with 13 crewmembers.