WHY THIS TRIP
The Eden is a tourist-superior class yacht, so it’s a bit more comfortable and spacious than a budget-class boat but you don’t pay for the frills of a first-class boat. The local operator is one of the most reputable and long-running amongst the tourist-superior class cruises; its cruises have always been a traveler favorite and they consistently receive glowing reviews.
When you cruise the Galapagos Islands on the Eden you go with locals born and raised in the Galapagos Islands and thus get an inside look at the most spectacular places the islands have to offer. Join a small group (up to 16 people) to explore the Islands or charter the whole boat so you can travel with just your own family, friends, and a certified naturalist guide.
The Eden provides great value, as the yacht is larger and more luxurious than others in its class and price range. She offers comfortable furnishings for the communal areas that include a library, TV with VHS video, a restaurant, bar, and sundeck. There are eight double cabins onboard, each with a window, private bath and hot shower.
The Eden offers full 4-, 5-, and 8-day itineraries featuring nature walks, panga rides, and snorkeling. Each day, you’ll go out to walk and snorkel with your naturalist guide to see the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ENCHANTED EXPEDITIONS
Over its 30 years in business Enchanted Expeditions has built a stellar reputation for enchanting active, conservation-minded travelers with excellent service and authentic Ecuadorian experiences both on land and at sea.
One of the first travel companies in the Galápagos, Enchanted Expedition owns two yachts: the spacious first-class motor yacht, the Beluga, and its tastefully decorated tourist-superior class schooner, the Cachalote I.
In an operation managed by a native of the Galápagos, each yacht has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards. The yachts accommodate 16 passengers each, a small exclusive group size that ensures an intimate experience.
In addition to the Galápagos Islands, Enchanted Expeditions operates trips throughout Ecuador. With the rich cultural heritage of Ecuador present on every trip, clients can choose where to focus their experience: adventure, culture, nature, markets, wildlife, or one of special interest to explore dining, archeology, education, arts, and important historical sites in Ecuador.