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Quito Office: Gaspar de Villarroel 1100 y Av. 6 de Diciembre Edificio Ritz Plaza, Yasuni National Park 17-11-6646, Ecuador
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Manatee Amazon Explorer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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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. More

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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... More

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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... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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... More

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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... More

Marathon, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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... More

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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... More

Summerfield, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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... More

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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... More

Loughborough
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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... More

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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. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

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. More

Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

All complimentary reviews of staff, food, etc are warranted, but . . . When the boat manager told us the first night that this was his FIRST TIME running a Manatee cruise, the red flags should have gone up. We didn't even approach the Peruvian border over our 5 day trip. The Manatee basically went in a big circle after... More

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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear KSKLindenHills, We are sorry you had this inconvenience, as you know the jungle is an unpredictable territory; the river changes day to day and navigation can be altered. We understand the Peruvian border is a must but sometimes the jungle itself doesn’t let us go that way. Please contact marketing@advantagecuador.com in your next trip to Ecuador we can definitively... More

Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had the opportunity to stay on the Manatee Amazon Explorer in late August of 2013. We were a family of three adults and stayed in a rustic, wooden paneled, triple cabin on the top floor. We had originally booked a 5-day cruise aboard the Anakonda, however due to the low river levels and extreme winds, she had sadly been... More

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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear returnmetokaneohe, Thank you very much for your report; we are glad you had a great time at the Manatee and sorry to hear about the Anakonda but the jungle is mighty! Glad that you actually got in the two only and best boats that cruise the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and you had a great time. Hope to see you... More

Limoges, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have just read the last review and agree wholeheartedly with the comments made. The staff could not do enough for us, the food was first class, and although the cabins are a little on the small size they were wonderfully cool . I agree you would need to be able bodied on this tour, but we had a lady... More

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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Tina J, thanks for your comments. We are glad you liked our food, our boat and our staff. More

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Address: Quito Office: Gaspar de Villarroel 1100 y Av. 6 de Diciembre Edificio Ritz Plaza, Yasuni National Park 17-11-6646, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
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Also Known As:
Manatee Amazon Explorer Hotel Yasuni National Park
Manatee Amazon Explorer Ecuador/Yasuni National Park

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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 
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