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Archipel I Liveaboard
The Overall Review
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In summary, this is what divers think:
3 reasons to dive
- A couple of people noted that taking the kayaks out was a highlight for them
- Some people said the deck areas was spacious and fitted with modern equipment
- Divers mentioned that the dive master knew where to find the best diving locations with the best assortment of marine life
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Divers said that the visibility of the water was unclear in some parts
- A few divers complained about the Staffs way of handling complaints
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Description and details
Diving on the Archipel I in Galapagos
Archipel I – multi-hulled steel vessel, which is not less than a floating resort
The 27 meters (approx. 88 feet) catamaran is enriched with ultra-modern technologies and features all the amenities that are required to make the Galapagos trip, amongst the most memorable ones. The powerful engines allow the motor yacht to cruise at a speed of 10 knots per hour. Although the catamaran is well-designed and renovated recently but it the courteous crew, whose hospitality and dedication will relish your experience onboard. The crew to traveler rate is 8:16, which includes a naturalist guide. They not only speak the local language but also Spanish, and English, which provides effective communication between the crew and guests.
Boat Interior – well-designed and comfortable
The elegant catamaran Archipel I has a magnificent interior, which reflects the hard work and dedication of the craftsmen. The floating resort has double hulls, spacious decks and a lot of communal areas. Every area is built near to each other, making it easy to visit your desired area instead of searching for it. There is a maximum capacity of 16 guests. The lesser number of guests makes the tour more intimate with personalized service from the staff. These travelers are accommodated in 8 well-equipped cabins. in these cabins, 2 of them provide idyllic views of the surrounding. All of them feature a private bathroom, showers, air-con, beds with cozy mattresses and pillows, storage space and electronic charging sockets.
The motor yacht Archipel I has many spacious communal areas located on the decks. There is an artistically designed alfresco dining with wooden chairs around it, on the top deck of the boat. The teak wood flooring on the deck is furnished with wooden white cushioned sofas and benches make a great and appealing combination. You can spend your leisure time on the large sundeck, which has pleasant seating for sun loungers and sun chairs. You can enjoy your solitude in the turquoise blue surrounding or socializing with fellow divers.
Food and Entertainment
The dining room of the Archipel catamaran brings the travelers together at the mealtimes. Here, they can enjoy scrumptious food served buffet style, and a wide variety of Ecuadorian and International menu of the list. Guests having food allergies or dietary restrictions are catered too with prior request. The indoor lounge has many entertaining facilities, which engage the guests during the traveling hours on the boat. It features an air-conditioned environment with large screen TV, music, DVDs and a mini-library. You can grab a book and enjoy the words world with a chilled cocktail.
When to go
Enjoy the year-round trips to the gorgeous and fishiest archipelago of Galapagos with the splendid Archipel I Catamaran. Warm and Dry season is preferred by the enthusiastic travelers and the warm season (Dec to May), clear and cloudless sky makes the sun shine brighter. The dry season (June to Nov) is slightly cooler and known as the shark season as the Galapagos water is crowded with a variety of sharks.
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Naturalist Guide
- Observation Deck
- Budget-Friendly Cruise
- Family-Friendly Cruise