Enchanted Expeditions

Showing all 3 results

Enchanted Expeditions

What’s in a name? In Enchanted Expeditions, reality. Over its 30 years the company 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 Galapagos, 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 Galapagos, 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 Galapagos 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.

From the beginning, years before the term “sustainable tourism” became a catchphrase in the media or even the tourism industry, the forward-thinking officers at the helm of the company had embarked on a path recognized as responsible tourism. In holding course on this path, Enchanted Expedition can provide travelers with the time-tested assurance that their trip is more solid, honest and reliable than glitzy and that it will leave the smallest possible carbon footprint, inland or at sea.

Excellent service and quality trips are the hallmarks proudly reflected across the hard-working, eager-to-please Ecuadorian staff, guides and yachts of Enchanted Expeditions. The employees are provided a safe and ethical work environment and local Ecuadorian communities are further supported through the purchase of local products and the funding of selected programs and organizations.

Enchanted Expeditions

What’s in a name? In Enchanted Expeditions, reality. Over its 30 years the company 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 Galapagos, 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 Galapagos, 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 Galapagos 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.

From the beginning, years before the term “sustainable tourism” became a catchphrase in the media or even the tourism industry, the forward-thinking officers at the helm of the company had embarked on a path recognized as responsible tourism. In holding course on this path, Enchanted Expedition can provide travelers with the time-tested assurance that their trip is more solid, honest and reliable than glitzy and that it will leave the smallest possible carbon footprint, inland or at sea.

Excellent service and quality trips are the hallmarks proudly reflected across the hard-working, eager-to-please Ecuadorian staff, guides and yachts of Enchanted Expeditions. The employees are provided a safe and ethical work environment and local Ecuadorian communities are further supported through the purchase of local products and the funding of selected programs and organizations.

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,590$4,850

The Beluga is a comfortable 16 passenger first-class steel-hulled motor schooner that offers well-planned itineraries and top guides to allow you to get a fantastic Galapagos experience.  She has comfortable cabins and spacious common areas for relaxing on board, while on-board kayaks enhance your activity options. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,563$3,650

The Eden is a good value for a naturalist cruise, larger than most others in its class and price range. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16 passenger, tourist superior motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.83 out of 5
$2,835$4,450

A beautiful sailboat with wooden decks, the Cachalote is a top choice for those looking for a great Galapagos experience, with great itineraries, guides, and service, but who don't need, or want to pay for, luxurious cabins and shared spaces. Trip Lengths: 6, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger Tourist-Class Motor Sailor Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak