If we were to describe Latin Trail’s Odyssey, we would say, a “calming comfort” on waters. To start with, the cabins are properly placed on the farthest side away from the engine motors. This is really great because these are some powerful engines that, though it allows you to reach the farthest corners of the archipelago, it would be troublesome having it next to your room. This yacht is generous in its interior spaces, and its decoration and colors are very soft (even somehow soothing). Its neutrality, as a matter of fact, contrast with the vivid colors and life of the surrounding landscape. The social areas such as the interior lounge and dining room are informal; and the purpose is to act like that too. Dine enjoying the meal – just be leisurely and dig-into the buffet as if in your grandmother’s house during thanksgiving. Stretch your legs – that has been hiking all afternoon exploring the parasitic forests – while your guide briefs you about tomorrow’s excursion. There is also a play area for children for those on a family holiday to the Galapagos. It is thus a modest yacht that rather puts the “exotic touch” in its service. Crew members are “latin-ishly” friendly and attentive, which give passengers an authentic Latin American hospitality experience. Xavier, the bartender, eagerly offers a wide range of exotic cocktails and drinks, and even tells you “local” jokes – admittedly, sometimes one has to have a very “patient” sense of humor in order to understand his jokes but nonetheless, they do make you laugh!
The Odyssey also takes this “touch” out to the excursions. With great itineraries and first-class certified guides, you will be taken to up-close encounters with the islands’ wildlife. It has made sure to build in plenty of time on land to feel the sun-warmed sand under your feet and hear the waves as they crash against the shore – quality time for just letting the wonders of the islands happen all around you. Mix this with adventurous activities – hiking up volcanoes, snorkeling off a lively reef, following trails through mangrove forests, crossing dark lava tunnels, and visiting tiny island coves. You can even take the adventure by yourself; the snorkeling and kayaking equipment is available at no extra charge. By the way, we can also arrange scuba diving programs into your itinerary while onboard. If you just want to taste the thrill of diving, just ask us about snorkeling the Kicker Rock – one of Galapagos’ best snorkeling spot! Here you can swim along schools of hammerhead sharks (not to worry; it is safe), manta rays, playful sea lions, emerald sea turtles, whale shark (if in season), and even sea birds hunting fishes.
To summarize, this ship has plenty of reasons to be one of the top options among the best yachts of the Galapagos Islands. It is a one-time trip; and if you are to make the most of it with your family, children, friends or that special someone, we recommend you to consider what is simply suitable and convenient for you.
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