APRIL 17, 2016 OPERATIONS UPDATE – An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the coast of Ecuador 27km south of Muisne, province of Esmeraldas at 18h58 local time on April 16, 2016. The authorities had initially issued a tsunami alert which has been since rescinded. All our boats and passengers have reported safe in the Galapagos. Our Mainland operations have not been disrupted and the airports both in Quito and Guayaquil continue to operate normally. We don’t foresee any disruptions in the future as Enchanted Expeditions does not operate in any of the directly affected areas. We will continue to provide information as we receive official reports.
Enchanted Expeditions (formerly Angermeyer’s Enchanted Expeditions) is one of the pioneers of small boat cruises and tours to the Galapagos Islands and the mainland of Ecuador. Our founder Judy Carvalhal and her three partners have over 125 years of collective field experience as tour guides, researchers, conservationists and community tourism advocates in Ecuador.
Our ready-made and custom active travel vacations are designed for active, curious and conservation-minded travellers looking for uncompromising value and who crave authenticity, and making genuine connections with people, communities and wildlife while travelling with a ‘small footprint’. We pride ourselves on the personal attention we provide and our ability to tailor make tours to suit the needs of our clients.
We have built a reputation for excellent service; few can match our expertise and knowledge of all areas of Ecuador. These standards are reflected in our staff, our guides and our yachts.
Enchanted Expeditions is the exclusive representative and owners of our yachts M/Y Beluga and M/S Cachalote I. Both these yachts have been awarded the Smart Voyager Certificate for adhering to conservation standards.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Enchanted Expeditions is completely committed to becoming a more sustainable organization with a strong focus on social responsibility and environmental responsibility. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment through resource conservation and by integrating positive environmental practices into our operation. We actively recognize our role in the communities and respect the cultures of the people of Ecuador. We support local communities and buy local products; offer funding and donations to selected programs and organizations, and provide a safe and ethical work environment for our employees. We operate tours that meet our environmental and social standards whilst offering our clients the opportunity to make genuine connections with our communities.