Enchanted Expeditions is one of the pioneers of small-boat cruises and tours to the Galapagos Islands and the mainland of Ecuador. Founder Judy Carvalhal and her three partners have over 125 years of collective field experience as tour guides, researchers, conservationists and community tourism advocates in Ecuador. The company’s ready-made and custom active travel vacations are designed for active, curious and conservation-minded travelers looking for uncompromising value and who crave authenticity and making genuine connections with people, communities and wildlife while traveling with a ‘small footprint.’
Over the summer, travelers have a chance to book a tour in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Smart Voyager-certified motor/yacht Beluga, at reduced rates on prescheduled departures, with savings of more than $1,000 over published rates.
The Beluga accommodates 16 passengers in eight double cabins (four lower/lower twin berths, two matrimonial beds and two with lower/lower twins that can be joined to create matrimonial options). Cabin 1 has three beds (two lower and one upper bed), each with private bathrooms equipped with hot and cold-water showers, fully air conditioned, spacious social areas with all the comfort and facilities of a superior first class motor yacht, and panoramic windows in the salon/dining area.
The itinerary consists of daily excursions ashore the islands, snorkeling and swimming in this unique undisturbed ecosystem, surrounded by exotic, fearless animals. Travelers will enjoy time on the vessel’s spacious sun deck or relaxing in the shade on the top deck while cruising between islands. Reservations and additional information on tours are available by contacting sales staff Monse or Wendy at the Quito office.