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Galapagos Islands

Great time at the Galapagos and the guides Roberto and Christina were excellent. Saw some stunning sights and animals. Two negatives the boat has no stabilisers and we should have been told about this by Tribes (one night it was very rough). Also, Tribes should have warned us about the Tip situation $200 for the Guides and $400 for the crew. We had to get the washout of a cash machine (very expensive) if Paul had told us about this we would have taken the cash!!TRIBES RESPONSE: Some of the Galapagos yachts do give advice for very high "suggested" tips - Tribes has looked into this situation and the guides and crew are well paid in the islands and we think the recommended about can be extremely high and any tips should be at the passengers discretion.

Name: Professor Brent Davies

Date of trip: 09/01/2019

Number of people: 2

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It seems odd to start with a comment about cleaning, but I was astounded at how smart they kept it and how clean they kept the rooms. With a relatively small crew it was amazing. I think it would have been better if they had done all drinks on a fully inclusive basis (as happens at all the African locations we've been to). There is a $400 option to get a drinks weekly "season" but initially the manager said it had to be pre-booked. In the event we persuaded her that should not be the case. Food was good and we got on very well with the other passengers - mostly British, some USA and two Italians. One of the US passengers was "Six-time Tony Winner Miles Wilkin"! Sea passage was smooth and we had no problems whatever with motion sickness. Jet lag notwithstanding we slept well with the aircon working very well.

Name: Mr. Phil Holmes

Date of trip: 04/01/2018

Number of people: 2

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Classic old style yacht and just perfect for celebrating our ruby wedding. On the downside we did a couple of all night sailings which were noisy and the food was not up to the standard we have experienced on, albeit slightly, larger boats.

Name: Mr. Eric Stelfox

Date of trip: 19/01/2017

Number of people: 2

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I think we got the best boat in the Galapagos and I think we also got the best naturalist. The crewe were excellent as well. There were just sixteen guests and from what I saw I would recommend anyone thinking of going on a cruise in the Galapagos to go for a small boat. Our naturalist Rafael Pesantes was brilliant he was knowledgeable, informative and good fun.

Name: Mr. Paul Dearden

Date of trip: 24/12/2014

Number of people: 2

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Great boat - particularly liked the al fresco dining. Excellent services from all and we felt very safe. Very memorable.

Name: Mr. Richard Setchim

Date of trip: 09/04/2014

Number of people: 2

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Client Rating for Galapagos Islands 5/5 from 106 reviews

Great boat - particularly liked the al fresco dining. Excellent services from all and we felt very safe. Very memorable.

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