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.