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7-Night Galápagos Island Expedition Cruise for Two with Ecoventura

Your bid supports: Center for Responsible Travel: CREST
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Donated by: Ecoventura - Galapagos

Experience the trip of a lifetime through a 7-night Galápagos Island Expedition Cruise for two with Ecoventura.

Ecoventura has redefined the cruising experience in the Galápagos Islands with the sustainable and chic luxury expedition yachts. Delivering five-star boutique hotel service to the seas, Origin & Theory by Ecoventura are the only Galápagos vessels accepted into the esteemed Relais & Chateaux organization.

For nearly three decades, the family-owned cruise company has led adventurous travelers to one of the most extraordinary and untouched corners of the Earth. As both owners and operators of a refined collection of upscale yachts, Ecoventura offers life-changing experiences by connecting explorers with the inspiring wildlife of the Galápagos.

Exclusive and intimate for just 20 guests, Ecoventura delivers a life-enriching adventure  that will redefine your expectations of luxury expedition cruising. Guests enjoy the stylish amenities of a boutique hotel with the unparalleled access afforded by our intimate private yachts. The 20-passenger mega yacht features ten staterooms all located on one deck. Inspired by the calming nature of the Islands, the minimalistic-chic interior incorporates a sophisticated palette of silver, ash and dusty grey tones.

Departures are every Sunday offering two exhilarating itineraries visiting the outer most remote islands of the archipelago. Go ashore in the company of a knowledgeable naturalist in small groups of no more than ten per guide, explore on foot or by kayak, SUP, or a glass-bottom boat, creating an in-depth learning environment. After a full day exploring the untamed Galápagos islands, guests can retreat to their contemporary staterooms designed with understated luxury to foster a sense of connectivity with the destination—or mingle with like-minded travelers, and naturalists who fully engage your senses with personal enrichment.

We provide emotional, authentic adventures that emphasize the destination’s awe-inspiring features while minimizing our impact on the delicate ecosystem. A recognized leader in sustainable tourism in the Galápagos Islands, Ecoventura caters to every traveler's fancies without compromising our commitment to sustainability and raise funds for research and marine conservation through our partnership with the Charles Darwin Foundation.

COVID Best Practices: The wellbeing and safety of our guests continue to be one of our top priorities. While we have always maintained very rigorous cleaning procedures, they have been enhanced according to biosecurity standards set by the WHO. They are outlined in the Covid 19 Protocol Summary  and Enhanced cleanliness and sanitation measures (Blog). As we reopen, we guarantee to provide the same unique luxurious experience we have always provided to our guests on the Ecoventura yachts including our menus with Healthy & sustainable gastronomy. Check here for the latest updates on travel to the Galápagos.

Package inclusions:

  • Cabin accommodation in a deluxe stateroom on the Beagle deck with either two twin or a king size bed with an unobstructed ocean view and high-end amenities
  • All meals creatively prepared by our culinary school¬–trained chefs using ingredients sourced from local, sustainable producers.
  • All beverages including a generous open bar policy featuring wines and spirits, soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee served complimentary. Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties.
  • Cooking demonstrations from our executive chef and lunches served al fresco on the sun deck.
  • Snacks and Hors d’oeuvres are served after every excursion or at the bar.
  • Guided shore excursions twice-daily with two expert naturalist guides (one for every 10 guests, the lowest ratio in the Galapagos).
  • Guidance with snorkeling techniques and SUP/kayaks for optional water activities
  • Exploration of the coastline by Zodiac or our glass-bottom boat
  • Nightly briefings and lectures on Galapagos throughout the week
  • Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) on board 24/7, limited to one PIN card per cabin.
  • Concierge services throughout your week on board
  • Use of wetsuits, snorkeling equipment, two Stand up paddle boards and five double kayaks.
  • Transfers in the islands and between the airport with meet & greet and dock in Galapagos.
  • Personalized check in at the airports in Quito and Guayaquil (on our regular flights only)

Accommodation Overview:

In one of ten deluxe staterooms with large windows revealing the incredible landscapes of the islands and breathtaking ocean. Fine bed linens, climate controls and both memory foam and soft pillows ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. Measuring 145 square feet, there are two twin beds that convert to a King size bed, while nightstands and an ample sectional closet provide plenty of space for storing personal items. All staterooms are located on the main (Beagle) deck. Two cabins have interconnecting doors, and two cabins can accommodate triples. Each cabin has a private bathroom with a dual-flush toilet, a sink, and a modern rainfall shower with ocean views. Cabin amenities include a vanity nook with a stool and lighted mirror, a flat screen TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station, and a safety deposit box. Cabins are cleaned twice daily, and a light laundry service is available. There is a personal Espresso machine and tea kettle set up in every cabin. Plush towels (for bath and beach), waffle bathrobes, slippers, hair dryers, and biodegradable hand soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner are provided.

Not included in package:

  • International airfare to Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Hotel accommodation in Ecuador the night before your cruise (we can assist you select your hotel in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos (we can book your flights through our allotment of seats on Avianca)
  • The Galapagos entrance fee (park tax) $100 per person and the migration control card (INGALA or TCT) $20 per person
  • Gratuities to our guides are crew – any amount you feel appropriate is truly appreciated. However, the international standard for a luxury vessel is between $300 to $350 per guest per week
  • Purchases from the bar (for premium brands available but are not included in the open bar) or items from the boutique.
  • Laundry service – available Monday to Friday only and limited to 5 items per day per cabin
  • Travel insurance – recommended to protect your investment in case of cancellation or delays, as well as proof of medical insurance coverage required during your stay.

  • Travel occurs:
    Aug 12, 2020 to Nov 21, 2020
    Nov 30, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020
    Jan 10, 2021 to Feb 13, 2021
    Feb 22, 2021 to Mar 14, 2021
    Aug 30, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021
    Nov 29, 2021 to Dec 18, 2021
  • Travel blackout dates: November 22 - 29, 2020; December 20, 2020 - January 9, 2021; February 14 - 21, 2021; March 15 - August 29, 2021, Nov 21-28, 2021 & December 19 – 31, 2021.

Additional Lot Details
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  • Valid for 2 people.
  • Travel involves lodging.
  • Room taxes are included.
  • Room type: Double Cabin Stateroom.
  • Lodging is for 7 Nights.
  • Subject to availability.
  • This offer is non-endorsable and non-transferable. You should request your cruise at least 30 days prior to your desired date of departure, but, not more than 120 prior, in order to confirm your cabin.
  • Non-refundable and not redeemable for cash.
  • By purchasing this package, you agree to the Ecoventura Transportation Contract, click here to view.
  • Winner assumes responsibility for knowing and abiding by COVID-19 travel protocol for their point of origin and destination.
Lot #2079000

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  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • Cannot be transferred.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
  • Travel is not included.
  • Additional blackout dates may apply.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date, based on the donor's availability.

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