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Goulburn, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We almost didn't make it onto the vessel due to the failure of the local agent to supply the booked transfer from our hotel to Quito Airport. A hastily arranged taxi got us to the Airport just in time - if we hadn't made it we would have missed out on an undoubted highlight of our trip to South America....

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Martin, First of all, we want to thank you for your comment. Secondly, we are very sorry for the inconvenience that you had to start your trip with. But we are glad that at the end everything worked out and that you were able to have a wonderful experience. Our main concern is always to give the best to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2014

When planning our Amazon rainforest visit, we at first considered staying at a lodge surrounded by nature but the idea of cruising on a boat down the river proved too strong an attraction. And so it was that we ended up on the Napo River on the Manatee for 7 nights/ 8 days. It began with a flight from Quito...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Superwoman, It was also great to have you on board, and to live this experience beside you. We always strive to give our tourist the best experience and adventure aboard. We really appreciate all your comments and hope to see you back soon. Thank you!!!

Reviewed 7 September 2014

This river boat trip on the Napo River (an Amazon tributary) in Ecuador and the Peruvian border provided unique opportunities to observe wildlife and flora in the Amazon basin. Staff and guides (Alex and Daniel) were outstanding. The ship was very comfortable; the food was traditional Ecuadorian, well prepared and presented. One technical glitch with the water purification system for...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear hseattle, it’s so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience aboard the Manatee and in the Amazon Rainforest. We hope to see you again sometime and share you pictures with us in our social media find us @ManateeEC.

Germany
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We spent the first week of august on the Manatee and we were amazed. After one day you really feel like being home since everybody is so nice and jokes around with you. The meals are totally great and let you experience some local cuisine as well. You also receive a delicious snack and a fresh juice after each and...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear ThomasPdot, it makes us so proud to receive comments like these ones. Thanks for being an awesome guest and for enjoying so much the amazon and the experience aboard the Manatee. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My wife and I were on the same trip as John O, and travelled with a couple of friends, they booked through Titan but we booked independently through another agency. We were very happy with the boat and it was exactly as we expected, the rooms being small but comfortable, we have been on a couple of similar expedition boats...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear John H, Many thanks for your reply and your comment. We are very glad you had a great experience with us on board the Manatee. Ive asked the manager of the cruise for a full cruise report, as you stated the engines did cut off and that triggered all the incidents. Thanks again for your comments and hope to...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We have rescently come back from what was the worst holiday we have ever had. We booked the holiday through Titan who want of a better word let us down. The boat was a rust bucket said to have been refurbished in April 2014 a lick of paint here and there, no Logo on the side of the boat. The...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear John O, Thank you for your comments; we are a company that works hard every day to satisfy our clients’ needs and we appreciate constructive comments that help us improve. Let me point some of your complains out and explain the situation. 1. A rust bucket: we just had a refurbishment on the Manatee, it’s just been painted and...

Marathon, Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2014

What a disappointment. From the moment we stepped aboard, we knew we were in trouble. The Manatee was a rust bucket. We had a fairly empty boat, so the captain let my husband and I each have our own cabin. That was perfect, since the cabins were very small. We also had friends with us that had two cabins, so...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear bpickard, We are very sorry you didn’t like our ship. We clean the rooms twice and almost 3 times a day, we will talk with the manatee team to be more careful in this things. Rooms are small, bigger than most of the rooms in Galapagos Cruises and beds are normal single beds. It’s true the 7 night cruise...

Summerfield, Florida
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The crew was very,very accommodating. The guides were also excellent. the food was excellent! The boat is tired and needs to be updated! the launch drivers did an excellent job in an environment that I considered PELIGROSO! Running the River in the dark full out with all of the debris in the water is not a safe situation. No running...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear JACKIE S, thank you very much for your comments. Our crew is excellent, we are very proud of them, their work and enthusiasm. Sadly yes, our boat needed an upgrade, and we did it during May, now it’s amazing, up and running. We also try to avoid night rides in the canoe, they are not dangerous as it may...

Loughborough
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We spent 7 nights on the Manatee and enjoyed every moment and hardly saw any tourists all week. The rooms were comfortable (though small), the staff were all very professional and helpful and the food was very good. We had two trips out each day searching for the nature all around us and whilst it was hard to spot at...

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear sand100, thank you very much for your comments. We are really happy you enjoyed the Manatee and specially the Amazon basin. Hope to see you again soon with us.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Done 4 day cruise on Manatee, service was excellent, crew were amazing, booked triple cabin but as boat was not full they gave us an extra cabin free of charge. Food amazing. Will definitely recommend Manatee to friends family. First time in Amazon and will not be my last visit.

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear TC2711, good to hear your reviews; we are glad you enjoyed your first time in the amazon basin here in Ecuador. Hope to see you again soon for another great adventure.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us. The Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated responsibly by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues and concerns, as well as our environmental policy; passengers also receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manatee Amazon Explorer

Address: Quito Office: Gaspar de Villarroel 1100 y Av. 6 de Diciembre Edificio Ritz Plaza, Yasuni National Park 17-11-6646, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range: RM796 - RM1,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Manatee Amazon Explorer Hotel Yasuni National Park
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“Top deck for the view”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH161, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“This is a river boat ! I think the rooms are all pretty much the same.”
 of 5 bubbles williamf840, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great.”
 of 5 bubbles RShorr, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms have twin beds, some have a double.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieA33, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Closer to the front of the boat less noise but good overall”
 of 5 bubbles skiclubtraveller, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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