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Kayak in a glass-bottom boat for a truly immersive experience

Why we like it

  • Large range of amenities including full-time concierge, fitness centre and a sundeck with loungers and daybeds
  • Capacity of only 20 guests
  • Minimalist chic design, inspired by the calming nature of the Galápagos Islands
  • Each room features large, three-panel panoramic windows
  • Locally inspired Ecuadorian cuisine served on board

About Theory

Enjoy a Relais and Chateaux experience at sea when you board Theory to sail the seas around the awe-inspiring Galápagos. This is the gold standard of accommodation and indeed service for these waters. Discover the wonderful world of this archipelago in expert hands as there are two naturalists on board (looking after no more than 10 guests each) who can explain both the area’s history as well as its abundant and unique wildlife.

Named after Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the vessel’s commitment to the environment is front and foremost in every expedition. Solar panels provide power, plastic use is constantly evaluated, and carbon emissions are offset. This helps ensure the pristine status of the islands.

The stateroom accommodation is furnished to a high standard with all amenities and there are some interconnecting cabins which are ideal for families travelling together.

Eating on board is an experience all on its own. Every evening, a four-course dinner of Ecuadorian and international fare is served so be sure to save some space after your afternoon tea of pastries and snacks. Sit back and relax after dinner in the open bar and lounge for cocktails and a wide array of drinks, discussing everything you’ve seen with fellow travellers.

There’s even a boutique, fitness centre and library so however you want to unwind when you are not on land, Theory has a multitude of options.


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The spacious sundeck is partially shaded and fashioned with day beds, chaises lounges, two hammocks, an outdoor shower, and wet bar. Tables and chairs are set up for barbecue lunches served alfresco.

Lounge: unwind in the comfortable lounge area adjacent to the bar for evening gatherings, Captain’s parties, and conversations with your naturalists and fellow shipmates.

Fitness centre: equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats, and more.             

Boutique: high-quality local handicrafts, sundries, and gift items.         

Library: a selection of publications, some rare, dedicated to the Galápagos and Charles Darwin                                       

Jacuzzi: for up to six guests to relax after excursions.        

Satellite communications: wifi (additional charges apply and limited to one PIN per cabin).

Laundry service: cabins are cleaned twice daily, and a light laundry service is available.

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