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The Manatee cruises the Amazon river Delicious hand-prepared food to refresh explorers aboard the Manatee Take in spectacular views from the upper deck of the Manatee Relax at the bar with your fellow travelers after a day of exploring the Amazon Enjoy a meal on the deck of the Manatee. Enjoy every comfort Manatee's Dining Room. Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee in the dining room of the Manatee
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Amazon Discoveries: Search for the Pink Dolphin

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Watch for the pink river dolphin
  • Interact with local school children
  • Visit a flooded ecosystem by canoe
  • View the Amazon Basin from above
Board the Manatee for this unique 8-day adventure on the Napo River. Visit remote villages and sail through unique and fragile ecosystems on your luxurious small-ship voyage.
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Coca, Limoncocha, Panacocha Reserve, Quito, Yasuni National Park
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Taking a sightseeing canoe trip through the Amazon.

Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

4 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Experience nocturnal activity
  • Canoe the Panayacu River
  • Visit with Kichwa women
Experience the Amazon's unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity first hand on this 4-day Amazon River cruise aboard the M/V Manatee.
Activities: River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Coca, Quito
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Getting a guided tour through the Amazon.

Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

5 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Search for the pink river dolphin
  • Visit a school on the Napo River
  • Climb a 100-foot observation tower
This 5-day itinerary on the Manatee is designed to highlight the incredible biodiversity, wildlife, and natural beauty found in the Amazon.
Activities: River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, South America, Coca, Quito
Cruise Details
Passengers: 30
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship

The Manatee Amazon Explorer is an intimate way to explore the great Amazon--it holds just 30 passengers, and is a stunning example of jungle luxury.

The Manatee's expedition leaders are always on hand to answer questions and offer information on the Amazon rainforest, the weather conditions, navigation, native cultures, and plants. Travelers will learn about this unique region through daily explorations, lectures, briefings, recaps and videos.

Manatee Exploration Trips include:
• River Transportation
• Accommodations in Single, Double or Triple Staterooms
• All meals (B, L, D), snacks, etc.
• Purified water
• All forest excursions
• Visits to native communities
• Excursion Leaders (Biologists, Zoologists, Botanists, etc)
• Lectures by our Excursion Leaders

Manatee Amazon Explorer Technical Specifications:

Type of vessel: River motor yacht
Capacity: 30 passengers, 12 crew
Length: 27 meters (89.1 feet)
Beam: 7 meters (23.1 feet)
Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 and 220 volts, 60 hertz
Generators: 2 Iveco, 60 kw
Engines: 2 John Deere, 250 HP each
Safety: Fire detectors, life jackets, 2 lifeboats
Decks: Main deck, Cabin deck, Sun deck
Navigation equipment: Furuno GPS, deep sounder and radar
Communications: VHF, HF, satellite phone
Facilities: Bar, restaurant, boutique, guest laundry, air conditioning, boots and rain ponchos.
Manatee's Triple Cabins.
2 comfortable cabins with two lower twin beds and one upper berth, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom.
Manatee's Single and Double Cabin.
12 comfortable cabins with two lower twin beds, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom.
Manatee's Single and Double Cabins.
Comfortable cabin with two lower twin beds, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom. Single supplement is 50%.
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