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Manatee Explorer 

The Vessel

Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of Manatee staff and passengers is of paramount importance. 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.



The MAIN DECK features a dining area, kitchen, the crew’s cabins, and the engine room.

Manatee Main Deck
The UPPER DECK has 10 cabins including crew cabins.

Upper Deck

The SUN DECK houses the bridge, 4 cabins, the bar and lounge, and an outdoor dining area.

Sun Deck


Manatee Explorer Cabins

The boat has the capacity to accommodate up to 30 passengers in 14 charming double, double-twin and single-twin cabins. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, closets, a private bathroom complete with a special shower massage, hot and cold water, 24-hour electricity and 110-voltage outlets and switches.

Manatee cabins


Dining Aboard

manatee deck dining   manatee dining

Other Services

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. Our vessel is comfortable, and complies with both national and international navigation —as well as safety, security, and environmental protection— standards. We are certified by Smart Voyager and Rainforest Alliance, entities that guarantee the sustainability of our operations.



REGISTERED IN: Guayaquil, Ecuador
MANUFACTURED: 2002, Coca, Ecuador
LENGTH: 26.30m
WIDTH: 7.0m
TONNAGE: 214.04grt
MAXIMUM SPEED: 15.0 knots downstream
SPEED: With the current, up to 15.0 knots
  Against the current, between 5.0 to 8.0 knots
CAPACITY: 30 passengers
CREW MEMBERS: 12 (officers, crew and expedition staff)
COMMUNICATION DEVICES: Telephone, HF and VHF radio.Satellite internet.