Oniric, from the Greek “Oneirikos”, refers to a dreamlike or unreal event. Completely in tune with our brand name, we aim to provide unique experiences by connecting explorers with unforgettable encounters in the magical natural places we visit. All this while fulfilling a mission of contributing to conservation efforts and minimizing our operational footprint.
Since we started sailing in 2007, we have become one of the largest and most ecofriendly cruise operators in the Galapagos, with a fleet of small boats offering safari-style cruises, reaching all remote corners of these enchanted islands with almost daily departures.
We wish to contribute to mitigate climate change and its exponential negative effects on the Galapagos islands by offering our customers green and low-carbon alternatives to cruising. Therefore, we are investing part of our revenue in pioneering projects focused on these three areas of work:
During 2021 we started the energetic transition of our fleet, with the Archipel I vessel serving as a pilot for this long term endeavor. We are improving energy efficiency and reducing the use of fossil fuels through the installation of electric systems automated by artificial intelligence (AI), sourcing energy from solar panels, and using only state-of-the-art materials at the dry dock.
Thanks to choosing Oniric Safari Cruises as your Galapagos tour operator, you are directly contributing to the funding of Galapagos conservation NGOs, such as the Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Conservation Trust, IGTOA, and the Galapagos Whale Shark Project. These organizations protect the vulnerable ecosystems of Galapagos by conserving species, restoring habitats and driving sustainable solutions.
In a geographically-isolated place like the Galapagos, our touristic operation is the most effective economic activity to foster communitarian development, by providing locals with higher-paying jobs, access to better education and technology, and creating a sense of ownership and responsibility over the protection of the islands.
You can track each month our progress towards the donation goal for sustainable causes at the bar below:
*We update this chart monthly