In the market for a cruise to the Galapagos Islands? Look no more, as Ecuador’s Latin Trails is launching a new catamaran service for the Galapagos Islands beginning January 2013.
Though the boat is not new, the addition of the Galapagos Seaman Journey is a new operation for Latin Trails. The catamaran was built in 2007 and has been used for cruises to the Galapagos for several years now. However, Latin Trails says it is carrying through a complete dry dock and is redecorating and redesigning the whole interior areas as well as the sundecks.
“The Galapagos Seaman Journey will be the only catamaran with day beds on the sundeck, as well as other amenities such as ocean view in every cabin through windows that can be opened to allow fresh air flow, private facilities in all cabins, and outside and inside dining areas, which are ideal for a romantic dinner for two,” says Latin Trails CEO Marcel Perkins.
He adds, “By redecorating, we are creating an ambiance that is more airy, with a fresh look through sober design, and made the yacht look more lightened – with more light, not dark.”
Latin Trails says its voice with the Galapagos Seaman Journey is focused on the experience in Galapagos. “We would like the use of words like expedition, experiential, experience,” says Mr. Perkins. True to this statement is the choice by Latin Trails to tap the services of an organic farm in San Cristobal Island (in the Galapagos Islands) for its catamaran food supply.
For the Galapagos Islands, Latin Trails says it is the close encounters with wildlife that is the biggest attraction. “One of the last nature sanctuaries and a biological wonderland, animals have adapted to the conditions of each island, showing the process of natural selection, but the main attraction is the close encounters people have with wildlife that is not afraid of humans and sees their presence with curiosity,” says the Latin Trails CEO.
Latin Trails also offers inbound travel services as a destination management company (DMC ) in Ecuador and Peru. The company offers airport transfers, guided tours, guide services, hotel bookings, transportation, in-country air ticketing, Amazon tours, and the Inca trail hike (to Machu Picchu) with its own equipment. According to Mr. Perkins, a popular combination Latin Trails package is combining popular South America destinations in Ecuador and Peru. For example, a Galapagos cruise with a visit to Machu Picchu.
“Latin Trails is an inbound tour operator in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We consider ourselves a boutique company, as we offer custom services for small groups and individual travelers. We work on a business-to-business (b2b) basis with wholesalers and outbound companies worldwide as their reliable partner in Ecuador,” says Mr. Perkins.
The Galapagos Seaman Journey Catamaran