Abercrombie & Kent has expanded its portfolio in the Galápagos Islands with preferred partner, Ecoventura, a leader in sustainable travel. Ecoventura recently added Evolve – the third expedition yacht in its upgraded fleet — collectively the newest and greenest in the islands. Carrying only 20 guests, the yachts are the only Galápagos vessels in the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection.
“The Galápagos Islands are a natural spectacle like nowhere else on earth. We want to take our guests there with the greatest respect for the environment, and, working with Ecoventura, A&K can now offer that combination of style and sustainability that so many of our guests are seeking,” said Debra Fox, Managing Director, A&K Australia TOC.
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Ecoventura has been a leader in sustainable tourism in the Galápagos since 1991. Sustainable features on each yacht reduce fossil fuel consumption by more than 30%, with a stabilizing system and cutting-edge bow design for smoother and faster sailing (up to 14 knots). In September 2022, Ecoventura installed two new state-of-the-art recycling machines on the island of San Cristobal. In partnership with Avianca, they return 100% of all recyclable materials to continental Ecuador, allowing Ecoventura to meet their goal of ensuring no waste produced is sent to landfills in the Galápagos.
Guests can either book an individual cabin, sharing the vessel’s amenities, excursions and meals with fellow guests; or reserve the entire vessel on a private charter, with the ability to customise land activities for the group’s interests. Each yacht features 10 staterooms with full-length panoramic windows; a la carte dining with four-course plated dinners; onboard concierge, fitness centre, sundeck and Jacuzzi; two naturalists — one of the highest naturalist-to-passenger ratios in the region.
The 10-day Explore the Galápagos Islands itinerary is priced from $16,855 per person, with other itineraries available. Contact an A&K Journey Designer to tailor-design a journey specific to your client’s requirements.