WildAid Launches Fund, Luxury Yacht to Protect Galapagos Marine Life

WildAid, a nonprofit organization, partnered with Angermeyer Cruises and Andanado Tours to further protect the Galapagos marine environment with the creation of the Galapagos Conservation Fund and the relaunch of its 159-foot luxury yacht, now officially named WildAid's Passion.

WildAid will make a $100 donation to the conservation fund for every passenger booked on the yacht. Angermeyer Cruises will also donate all proceeds from a one week charter to the fund annually; and for all bookings made via [email protected], 22.5 percent will go directly to WildAid's programs in the Galapagos. 

Rates for the recommended eight-day journey (east or west) start at $5980 per person based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all meals on board, snorkel gear and programmed visits to the islands with certified naturalist guides. Full charters are also available with rates ranging from $77,800 to $97,800. 

Privately owned previously, WildAid's Passion has undergone a complete refurbishment. The M/Y WildAid's Passion is the largest charter yacht in the Galapagos with accommodations for 14 guests.There are four staterooms, each with a private bathroom and tub, and two suites (Master and VIP) with two bathrooms each.  The yacht also boasts ample interior and exterior gathering areas, a panoramic sky lounge with bar and sliding glass doors, separate dining room, and a secluded sun deck with lounge chairs and Jacuzzi. 

WildAid is a nonprofit organization with the mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. It focuses on reducing the demand for endangered species products by targeting consumers with engaging public service announcements and education initiatives. Recent WildAid campaigns such as the #JoinTheHerd initiative have brought together millions of people to speak out about the poaching crisis affecting African elephants. With a portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid leverages nearly $300 million in annual pro bono media support.