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We went on the 8 day trip. The food and staff were phenomenal. Our guide Luis was amazing, his... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Stephen W
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Incredible 4 nights

A perfect experience. Lovely boat, great cabins with great showers, our guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Cheryl W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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Calle 18 de Febrero | Floreana, Bellavista 200351, Ecuador
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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

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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

Thank Cheryl W
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

1  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

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

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

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

9  Thank Mgmecu99
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We received poor customer service for an A/C issue encountered on our Galapagos cruise aboard the Archipel I- don't take a chance on your once in a lifetime trip by booking this catamaran! We went on the Archipel I, which is advertised as a 1st...More

5  Thank hrbing
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The service was indeed first class the food fantastic andof course the islands were sublime. Snorkeling gear was incuded and also excellent no leaky masks.

1  Thank NigelJulie1932
Reviewed 1 March 2016

7 days on Archipell I with 14 of us OAT travelers. Great seas, great crew and the food was out of this world. Would recommend this ship and crew to anyone.

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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 Bob L |
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