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Archipell SA, is a company of adventure tourism in the Galapagos Islands, we have two Catamaran of the same name: Archipell and Archipell II, very comfortable and well equipped. We are committed to providing our guests an unforgettable experience in...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle 18 de Febrero | Floreana, Bellavista 200351, Ecuador
+593 4-292-2579
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We took the Archipell II on a 5 day cruise. It was a trip of a lifetime! Our naturalist guide was Pedro, very funny and knowledgeable about every animal in the Galápagos. He did an amazing job along with the whole crew of the Archipell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linrjacob
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Our group of 16 filled the entire boat and we enjoyed our trip. The food was good, and in buffet style for all meals with lots of options and lots of vegetables which was appreciated by all. The component that was lacking was the friendliness...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoTuckwell
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Crew and the captain all made sure our 5 day southern island adventure went off without a hitch. I would recommend this boat and this trip for people who are interested in a very personal experience in the Galapagos. We made friends with the 14...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We went on the 8 day trip. The food and staff were phenomenal. Our guide Luis was amazing, his knowledge of the flora, fauna, history and geology was amazing. As i read in other reviews the guide makes or breaks the trip and you need...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

A perfect experience. Lovely boat, great cabins with great showers, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Crew was very friendly and helpful.The food is homely, not gourmet however excellent choices and very fresh. I highly recommended this tour as it was personal and intimate...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 109cherylw
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The catamaran, Archipell II, was booked by O.A.T. tours. 8 adequate size cabins with A/C and bathroom in each (you are on a boat and only sleep in the cabin). Beautiful dining and living room with bar. Crew of 9 for 11 passengers were friendly,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ricksimons
Reviewed 29 March 2018

My wife and I had never been on a cruise before. Our experience aboard the Archipell 1 exceeded all our expectations. Our cabin was comfortable and well cared for by the crew. We were very fortunate to have a great guide, Gustavo, who found great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RonJamieson
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Planned trip a long time in advance but last minute change to Archipell 1 after Queen of the Galapagos sank. Friendly crew, good variety of food. Drinks on board expensive. Choice of wetsuits limited and poor quality. cabins rather small but fit for purpose. Local...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank SpikeF44
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a 16 passenger catamaran and well suited for the purpose. Rooms are nothing special and boat is showing signs of age, but we are not picky and had a trip of a lifetime. Room had A/C and crew was fantastic. Each day brought...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This review is for the Archipell I specifically. So I'm super late in posting this; but my boyfriend and I stayed on the Archipell I (there is also an Archipell II), May 25-31, 2015. Wonderful experience!! We would highly recommend it! A few details though...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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7 July 2018|
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Response from ricksimons | Reviewed this property |
All boat itineraries are controlled by the equivalent of air traffic control for the Galapagos. Only so many boats can be at Anchorage in any one spot and move in 4 hour intervals. Nothing is missable. You are in an living... More
15 April 2017|
Response from BobL467 |
We booked with an agent in Quito because they had space on the Archipel. We booked a mont before our cruise. We were not set on the Archipel, we took it because it had vacancy and a great price. We paid a little more than... More