Ecoventura Theory


The Galapagos in style

Ecoventura's Theory is one of the finest vessels to cruise the Galapagos’ famed islands, combining contemporary luxury, fabulous dining and a sustainable ethos.

With just ten spacious staterooms, all light-filled with panoramic Pacific views, a maximum of 20 guests are well looked after by a crew of 13 including a concierge and two expert naturalist guides.

Between action-packed excursions on land and water encountering the archipelago’s iconic wildlife, enjoy Relais & Chateaux dining, relaxing on the sundeck, reading in the lounge or enjoying cocktails at the bar.


At a glance

  • Ten staterooms

  • Relais & Chateaux dining

  • Sundeck, hot tub, lounge and library

  • Fitness center

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  • Family observing marine life in Galapagos showcasing an idea for enriching multigenerational travel.


    For many travellers, snorkelling in the Galapagos Marine Reserve is the highlight of their expedition. Observe the underwater world swimming alongside sea turtles, curious sea lions, endemic marine iguanas, reef sharks, penguins and a colourful array of fish.

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    Zodiac excursions

    Board an inflatable dinghy, or panga as they are known in the Galapagos, to access the islands from our expedition yachts. We use these small, low-impact vessels to reach shore, explore mangrove estuaries, and caves.

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    Guided nature walks

    Every day, Ecoventura’s guides lead two multi-hour nature walks around the island we’ve called upon. You may explore lava fields, hike alongside cliffs, stroll along a secluded beach, or experience close encounters with Galapagos wildlife.


In 2017, Ecoventura together with the Charles Darwin Foundation and Galápagos National Park Service established the Galápagos Biodiversity & Education for Sustainability Fund to benefit the Charles Darwin Foundation and programs to support research and conservation projects related to biodiversity conservation, such as research and monitoring trips, community outreach, scientific equipment, GNPD boat maintenance and equipment, as well as to support projects related to education for sustainability, including scholarships for local Galapagueños to study at a local or national university.


In 2000, Ecoventura the first recipient of the SmartVoyager ecological certification. This voluntary program sets strict conservation standards, and they have continued to comply with — and exceed — the parameters by installing a system to produce our own fresh water onboard and implementing a waste management and recycling program.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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