Beluga

Galapagos Islands

Name: Sylvia McCallum

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Fantastic crew cook and guide

Name: Sarah Leslie

Date of trip: 22/03/2014

Number of people: 2

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Must surely be the best sort of boat to see Galapagos, 16 passengers only, luxury living, very comfortable sailing as proper design (rather than bigger boat or floating box)(probably should call it a ship or yacht not boat)

Name: Mr. Wanted Person

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Good ship, nice friendly crew, lovely food

Name: Mrs. Jane Susan Florence Parker

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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You need your sea legs as the boat does feel the movements of the sea. However, being small, it can anchor much closer to shore than the large ships and also go to some places the larger boats can\'t. The cabins are compact but then you don\'t spend much waking time in the cabin. The catering was first class given the confines of the galley.

Name: Mr. Aubrey Fox

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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fantastic! great crew, great service, good was delicious! really A++

Name: Mr. Andrea Scarso

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Crew all very friendly and helpful, food very good. Thanks for getting us cabin 6!

Name: Katharine Sawyer and Chas Wood

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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The crew were excellent, always friendly and helpful, especially Abel and Pedro. The panga drivers were very skilled in maneuvering the pangas in all conditions safely.The food was varied and good. My cabin was large and comfortable , especially as no one else needed to share with me. The days and activities were well planned except for changeover days

Name: Mrs. Lynda Vincent

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Name: Doctor David Vicary

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Very clean, friendly crew, and fantastic food

Name: Mr. Dev Das

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Fantastic experience. Very friendly and competent crew, great food, great atmosphere. Mainly very comfortable although there are differing qualities of cabins on the boat - would have been good to know which cabins we had signed up to (in our case the smallest double bed on the boat). It wouldn't have changed our decision but would have been nice to know. I would definitely recommend this boat to anyone.

Name: Mrs. Sarah Marshall

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Very comfortable, kept scrupulously clean. Crew great, friendly but very professional. Food superb.

Name: Mrs Celia Waldron

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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A great boat with a very professional and helpful crew. Outstanding and plentiful food and surprisingly spacious cabins. We would recommend anyone travelling to the Galapagos to try a smaller boat. 16 was a perfect number to share our experience with and the Beluga was the perfect boat to do it on.

Name: Mr. Alan Jones

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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A wonderful boat, with a maximum of 16 people. An ideal size and we were looked after wonderfully well. Excellent food and accommodation and easy quick excursions by panga to all the islands with minimal fuss. Snorkelling was a daily activity which was completely wonderful.

Name: Peter Simpson

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Well maintained and staffed. We had a good cabin with excellent views. The staff were superb. The ship most travels in the evening and during sleeping hours, one should be prepared for slightly rough seas on occasions.

Name: Mr George Legg

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Difficult to assess with little to compare it to. A bit cramped and noisy but what can you expect on a small craft with only 16 passengers. Excellent for getting around and making landings away from others. Great crew and really good food.

Name: Mr. Andrew Fellows

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Although the Beluga was showing signs of ageing, it was a brilliant experience. The guide Juan was fantastic , the crew on board were great, food was great too. Everyone just got on so well the whole trip was an amazing experience.

Name: Mr. Stanley Ryan

Date of trip: 01/03/2016

Number of people: 1

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Fantastic service from a very attentive crew. The food was excellent. It has everything you need for a memorable trip.

Name: Roger and Elizabeth Richardson

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Cabin 7 was super. Not much storage space so take soft bags that can be squashed under the bed. Nice to have huge windows to admire the view. Very attentive and helpful crew.

Name: Sophia

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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The Beluga was just right for the Galapagos trip. There were only 14 passengers and no spare male so I had a cabin to myself. All the crew were very keen to be helpful and made the trip very enjoyable.

Name: Mr. Colin Mitchley

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Staff and guide were excellent and we thouroughly enjoyed our time on the ship. Our only issue was with the tipping. The Tribes information gave suggestions for the guides and drivers but the Beluga had its own recommendation that we only found once on the boat and unfortunately after the last town visit. Luckily the guide accompanied us to the airport so we were able to tip the crew with our remaining cash and pay our bar bill and tip our guide once we visited the ATM at the airport.

Name: Mr Ian Saunders

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We'd deliberately booked cabin six 18 months before our cruise because it had two large picture windows and we were happy with our choice, even though the rooms with portholes were larger with more storage. However, an underbed drawer would have been very useful. Apart from that, the boat was kept clean, the food was very good and the staff were good - we had most to do with Enrico the barman/cabin boy, and he was excellent. Our guide Fabian was very knowledgeable. Having only 16 passengers were a crucial factor in our choice of ship and luckily we all got on. Being on a small boat we felt the ocean swell quite strongly at times but personally I like that.

Name: Dee Sullivan

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Nicely equipped boat. Had good corner cabin (no. 6) with windows. Food excellent and staff very attentive. It would be helpful if bar prices were displayed rather than finding out when settling bill as no receipts issued.

Name: RetiredBritishCouple

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Super little boat, great crew, great guide. Spacious cabin (for a live aboard) too!

Name: Mr. Robert Hicklin

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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A wonderful experience. The boat is beginning to show its age but it didn't detract from our adventure.

Name: Mr. David Saunders

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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The beluga was excellent apart from two things: 1. The noise when motoring ( I've been around boats all my life and this is a noisy boat!). 2. The barman ripped us off by overcharging and claiming he didn't have any change when we paid our bar bill. I have been in contact with Wendy in Ecuador about this, and apparently it was a stand in barman who they are not going to use again. Apart from this the crew were fantastic, especially the chef who provided great food, and the panga drivers who really looked after us. The cabin (3) was a good size and comfortable.

Name: Mr. Gary Brown

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Good staff and a great guide. However, we felt that the first day was too long, given that we had an early flight to Baltra followed by a full day of activities until 5pm. We felt that a half day with time to settle into the boat would have been a better start to the week.

Name: Mr Andre Morrison

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Brilliant and knowledgeable crew. We had cabin 6 which had large windows providing lovely views but a little cramped compared to the lower deck cabins but they only had small portholes so we preferred a view to extra space. Food was of a good standard and plentiful, 1 couple had stated they didn't eat red meat and unexpectedly were provided with alternative meat at those meals. The bar prices were reasonable and there was a good selection of wines and spirits

Name: Mrs. Diane Bryant

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Super boat. Thanks for suggesting cabin 8 which was great and really suited us. All the crew were helpful and friendly

Name: Miss. Alma Evans

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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I had a super week on the Beluga. The guide and the staff were really excellent and the wildlife outstanding. My first real go at snorkelling outside of the UK - it was superb.

Name: Mr. James Burnett

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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well run ,very clean, staff delightful and friendly. guide outstanding. cabin 3 excellent storage, very comfortable bed.

Name: Mrs. Lisbeth Kudelka

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We had one of the best cabins (numbers 6 & 7), which although small had picture windows and were the least affected by engine noise and boat movement . Crew were fantastic and cannot be faulted but the boat is quite noisy when moving with nowhere that is quiet to sit and relax. Food was plentiful and well prepared taking into account people's dietary requirements but it was fairly basic in form and presentation.

Name: Pat

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Felt very at home. Wonderful crew and great plentiful food. But cabins 6 and 7 need modernising and refurbishment. You pay for the windows by having a microscopic bathroom and next to no storage space. Just a few hooks on the walls would be a start, especially as most of the clothes hangers in the small cupboard which passed for a wardrobe were broken. However the charm of the boat overall and the super niceness of the crew more than made up for this. Special appreciation for Ivan - the epitome of a "maitre d"

Name: Mr. Mark Tollitt

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Brilliant, the cabin was great with windows all round, many thanks to Paul for suggesting and securing it for us. The staff were great, the food unusual but nice (pork and baked bananas - different but nice) and the itinerary was great.

Name: Mr. Gary Watkinson

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Small cabin so lived out of the suitcase. Great crew who were very helpful and friendly. We were very lucky with our fellow travellers who were very nice and friendly. Food was excellent, I've never eaten so much.

Name: Dominic Reynolds

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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we had a good double cabin -staff always happy and ameniable

Name: Mrs. Linda Cushing

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We loved being on a small ship so we could get to know the other guests and the crew. Excellent accommodations and healthy meals.

Name: Mrs. Kolean Pitner

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Name: Doctor Jennifer Booth

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Ideal for us. We wanted a small boat and this was perfect. The crew were brilliant and none of us could believe the excellent standard of the food from such a small kitchen.

Name: Mr. Terry Saul

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Great boat. Only 5 guests onboard made it very special. The staff could not do enough and our guide Juan was extremely enthusiastic.

Name: Mr. Kevin Hart

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We love the Beluga.

Name: Mr. John Braint

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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As already mentioned, everything worked perfectly. Our cabin #8 was nice, with a big window. There was lots of excellent food - breakfast plus two three-course meals. The sun deck was a great feature, as were the wet suits for snorkeling.

Name: Mr. Jiri Daniel

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Name: Ms. Norah Bellinger

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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We loved the boat, full of character. The engine was a little noisy at night especially for those in cabin 8. The food was very good lots of vegetables, we would have liked to have had more fish, but all the fruit & veg was delicious. The staff were all extremely helpful.

Name: Mrs. Felicity Roe

Date of trip: 27/02/2021

Number of people: 2

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Client Rating for Galapagos Islands 5/5 from 106 reviews

Fantastic crew cook and guide

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