Operated from Coca, Ecuador, the Manatee is a comfortable Amazon cruise and is easily accessed from Quito.
The Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully-equipped and maintained in order to be able to cope with the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious officers, crew members and expedition staff. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated in a responsible manner by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues as well as our environmental policy, and you will receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing.
The craft has 3 decks:
On the main deck there is a dining area, kitchen, the crew’s cabins, and the engine room.
The upper deck has 10 cabins including crew cabins. The sun deck holds the bridge deck, 4 cabins, the bar and lounge, and the exterior dining area.
The Manatee Amazon Explorer is also equipped with a small fleet of motorized canoes. The canoes provide unlimited mobility and allow for the exploration of the most remote areas and inaccessible shores.
The vessel is comfortable, and it complies with both national and international navigation norms, as well as safety, security, and environmental protection standards. We are certified by Smart Voyager and Rainforest Alliance, both of which guarantee the sustainability of our operation.