Well what an experience! Everything about the holiday was fantabulous the boat, the crew, the cuisine and to cap it all the experience of being privileged to meet some of the world´s most exotic creatures: sharks, boobies, iguanas, sea lions and reptiles including tortoises and turtles. The organization was also super from the time we stepped off of the plane to arriving back at Quito.
We just came back from an unforgettable trip in Ecuador, brilliantly planned by Mrs. Bruna Rea, from the Ecuadorian travel agency, Cometa Travel From the moment we set foot in Quito, the holidays began. Nothing to worry about, everything was arranged to the smallest detail. The good humor, punctuality, professionalism of our main guide, Mr. David Carrión, as well as the local guides, was top! The guides, one better than the other, made use of their knowledge and visual acuity to show us the incredible wildlife of the national parks and their endless list of animals. The organization of the trip to Galapagos for 16 passengers was incredible. We enjoyed aboard the Yacht Angelito I: all the necessary comforts, with pleasant cabins with large windows that allowed us to admire at all times the beauty of nature. Each cabin has its bathroom and air conditioning. The qualified and competent Captain Andres inspired us confidence and safety. The crew, responsible and ready to help and satisfy the slightest desire with a big smile. The guide Maja Homberger was the cherry of the cake! With an incredible experience, she showed us these wonderful islands in her amazing professional way, transporting us to a different planet where we could observe and appreciate the fauna and flora calmly. Trust is the magic word; animals are not afraid of humans; swim, walk, or just sit and watch them, sharing their world. The visit of this unique archipelago, made us reflect on the fragility of our planet and the need to take care of the ecosystem of our world. Honestly, this is only a small summary to express our biggest thanks for a majestic trip to Ecuador and Galapagos!
Hallo Maya, wir wollten noch eben Bescheid geben, dass wir einen absolut hervorragenden Trip mit Euch hatten! Guide, Crew und Gäste waren super! Wir werden euch weiterempfehlen 🙂
The Angelito, the guide, and crew were stellar. We really felt as if we couldn’t have seen the Galapagos in a better way. We ended up with a different and better Galapagos experience than we would have had; the trip was far beyond our expectations. Thanks so much! February 2019
Ihr Lieben, gerne denken wir an den wunderschönen Aufenthalt auf der Angelito zurück. Wir haben viel gesehen, sehr viele Zusammenhänge erkannt und die Erlebnisse über und unter Wasser waren beeindruckend für uns. Wir haben uns auf dem Schiff unheimlich wohl gefühlt und die Mannschaft hat uns verwöhnt. Dafür nochmals herzlichen Dank. Herzliche Grüße, Henry und Inge
Cruise 10-17 February! IT WAS ALL AMAZING
Hallo Bruna, Bin wieder zurück auf dem Festland nach einer tollen Woche an Bord der Yacht ANGELITO Das Reise-Tagebuch ist dick von vielen schönen Einträgen und viele Fotos hab ich von den Inseln mitgenommen, wobei die "besten Fotos" noch immer die sind, die in meine Erinnerung eingebrannt wurden. Auf manchen Inseln bekam ich einen Eindruck, wie wohl die Welt ausgesehen haben muss bevor der Mensch den Planeten betrat. ... eure Zuverlässigkeit und Präzision der Vorbereitung der Woche habe ich ausserordentlich genossen! Gruss nochmal ans ganze Team zu Lande und zu Wasser. Bis dann irgendwann Peter
Date of Trip: 19-26 August 2018 Overall trip rating: Excellent Overall trip comments: Fantastic trip from start to finish…. Trip exceeded expectations - saw so many more animals than anticipated. Very lucky to see orcas and humpbacks and the abundance of other animals. Only regret is not being able to see golden rays in the lagoon, but I saw an octopus while snorkeling, so we saw unexpected wildlife. The Angelito was very comfortable. I liked that the cabins were on the main deck and not below and that each cabin had a private bathroom with hot showers! Guide Rating: Excellent Efrain was our Galapagos guide, who was very friendly and made every effort to find us the wildlife that was present on each island… Special Moments: We had a wonderful, interesting group of 12 people, besides us - 6 Germans, 3 Swiss, 2 Brits and 1 Chinese (who grew up in Germany and was now working in UK). We all got along very well together and learned a lot from each other (one of the German couples had been traveling for 7 years!!). The crew was excellent and Mayra, who waited on us st meals and cleaned the cabins, did a wonderful job and made us all feel special. I loved her towel arrangements in the cabins, especially on our anniversary. Every island was special in its own way. My favorite was Genovesa/Tower and the reason for my return trip to the Galapagos. Our snorkeling around Genovesa was cut short when were told to get back into the pangas to follow an orca, who turned out to be chasing a humpback whale and her baby! We followed and got very close to them and eventually the orca gave up - we’d saved the baby! Definitely the highlight of the trip (and getting sprayed by the mother’s blowhole - yuck!). Snorkeling was fantastic, the sea lions were like puppies, coming up to us and sniffing us! We had a pelican on the back of our boat one evening, fishing. The next night, 3 sea lions were resting there. And these are just some instances among many others. A lifetime experience!
I just wanted to say we were thrilled with our cruise aboard the Angelito and are still talking about it every day. The cabins were clean and comfortable, and of course, the wildlife we saw was very exciting. But what I really wanted to say was that the guide and crew of the yacht really made the trip wonderful for us. Rocio, our guide, was kind and knowledgeable and did much more than she needed to make sure we got everything we could out of our nature walks and boat rides. She passed so much information on to us, during the excursions but also on the yacht before and after our activities. She made presentations for us to watch about the things we were going to see, and even came upon the sundeck one night after dinner and taught us about the constellations! She was patient and friendly and just a lovely person. The crew of the Angelito was also wonderful. Our host, Angel, was very hard-working and made sure everything was done well for us, from keeping the dining room running well to providing so many delicious snacks and drinks for us every time we came back to the boat from an excursion. I'm sure he was also doing many tasks in the background that I don't even know about it to make our trip enjoyable. The chef and his assistant made delicious food and were so good about taking care of everyone's different food requirements (also we enjoyed hearing his assistant sing as he worked in the galley!) The sailors of the Zodiacs were always friendly and helpful and are obviously extremely skilled at their jobs. And of course, the Capitan kept everything running smoothly and always had a smile on his face. He also took some videos of an encounter we had with a whale and a pod of dolphins that was absolutely thrilling for everyone. Muchas gracias to everyone for all their hard work–we will never forget our 8 days aboard the Angelito! Thanks so much, Meredith, Ray, Laura, and Ryan from Vancouver, Canada
Name: Celia 05-09 August 2018 Overall trip rating: Excellent Overall trip comments: We loved our trip to Galapagos on El Angelito Special Moments: I think that snorkeling is the highlight of the Galapagos. The guide, Maia, made the trip so easy and interesting. We really appreciated her patience and ability to switch seamlessly between English and German.
Maja and Crew, hard to believe it's around 2 weeks since I left the Galápagos Islands and the Angelito. Thanks again for a fantastic week I was very sad to leave which I guess is a measure of how much I enjoyed it. I thought the attention to every detail and your and the crew's effort to ensure everyone had a great trip was exceptional- not to mention the whole thing had a kind of family feel to it. Hope to see you all again and perhaps do the Eastern islands Thanks again!
We are happy to read that you had such a great journey on board of the Angelito! Thank you for your feedback and for sharing these nice photos! "Hello Bruna! I can’t tell you how much we loved our experience in the Galapagos! The variety and proximity to the wildlife was simply amazing. Angelito was perfect and the staff was friendly and efficient. Our guide Effren (Efrain) was so knowledgeable and patient with everyone. We will happily refer you ... Thank you again for your services!
Did I ever tell you about the time we went to the Galapagos? I had always wanted to go, having been brought up on David Attenborough’s trips on the BBC when I was growing up; it turns out I had no real understanding of just how big an area it was, or how rich in life it is. Our blog: http://internationalroamingon.com/2019/12/12/the-galapagos/
After hearing only positive comments about the Angelito, we decided to book a one week cruise in November aboard the Angelito. We could not have been happier with our selection. The boat is very well maintained, the crew of 7 plus the guide were friendly and professional and the food was excellent.
Thank you for such a great experience! I will be recommending this cruise to friends! A special thank you for introducing me to snorkeling and for having such a good crew. Dorota, cruise 07-14 July 2019
The trip on the Angelito was great. The peak of our tour to Ecuador! We enjoyed everything: the nice group, the welcoming crew and the wonderful islands. Thanks to the crew and our awesome guide.
Dear Bruna, The cruise experience was nice for my group! And all was well with our wonderful yoga group in amazing tour of Galapagos And we were swimming with the sharks, turtles, sea lions, and tons of fish daily. We all enjoyed it! Thanks for all your hard work.
Bonjour, Me voici en effet de nouveau dans mon sud natal après une visite aux Galapagos qui s'est parfaitement déroulée: météo superbe et mer sans mauvaise surprise. j"ai adoré le look extérieur un tantinet rétro du bateau et apprécié l'aménagement intérieur confortable et tout a fait adapté à la taille du groupe: cabine de taille honorable , salle de bain avec eau chaude en permanence ,Propreté et service : rien à redire. Alimentation abondante et variée. Equipage à l'écoute. Notre guide naturaliste a mis tout son coeur pour nous faire partager ses connaissances et son enthousiasme pour ces îles: excursions variées, snorkelling, vidéos et diaporamas Merci et continuez d'organiser de beaux voyages! Cordialement Suzanne N.
Auch ich habe Galapagos auf der Angelito genossen. Herzliche Crew, die ihr Handwerk perfekt im Griff hat. Maja ist ein äusserst sympatisches Lexikon, das (fast) alle Fragen mit bestem Fachwissen beantwortet. Die Inseln sind unerwartet sagenhaft, traumhaft, einfach unglaublich !!! Jede zeigt ihre ureigene Flora und Fauna. Wie gut, dass uns Touristen immer wieder Schonung und Respekt vor dieser einzigartigen Natur eingetrichtert wird, auf dass sie auch für künftige Generationen so bewahrt wird. Jederzeit gerne wieder, ANGELITO !!! Herzlichst Susan
Anna & Manuel on the road, danke für diesen schönen Blog! Wir wünschen euch eine wunderbare Weiterreise und hasta luego! Herzlichst, Maja und Bruna
Hallo Bruna und Maja, mittlerweile konnten wir unsere Tour auf der Angelito Revue passieren lassen und wollen einfach noch einmal rückmelden, dass wir unseren Aufenthalt auf der Yacht sehr genossen haben. Die Betreuung war wirklich hervorragend und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir haben gegenüber Reisebekannten heftig von der Tour geschwärmt,.... Sollten wir noch einmal fahren können, würden wir sicher beide Touren miteinander kombinieren. Liebe Grüße
We very much appreciated the consideration that went into everything and it felt that the entire crew, as well as the planning office Cometa Travel in Quito, runs this cruise with a love for details. I wouldn´t go on any other boat than the Angelito. That was the result or our advance researches and we found it confirmed here! We had the time of our life! Thank you to everyone for that! Regina & Julian, cruise 30 September – 07 October 2018, with Itinerary A
I’m sure that you received the surveys that we sent from this group (charter with 16 passengers), but I just wanted to reemphasize what a wonderful trip they had! Thank you for making their experience special. We really enjoy working with you and offering the Angelito. We look forward to more happy clients in the future.
Nochmal herzlichen Dank für alles. Ich hatte eine super Zeit: die Yacht, Personal und Maja waren grossartig und ich werde euch auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Liebe Grüße Claudia February 2019
Excellent!!! The trip was great! We very much enjoyed our experience on the Yacht Angelito. The crew was friendly and helpful, and the passengers were a joy to travel with. January 20
Gratifying feedback of another cruise: It was an AMAZING trip! Everything was planned and carried out perfectly, ... the yacht and crew and expeditions. Efrain was a SUPERB guide, and the yacht crew was friendly and helpful... plus great food!
Liebe Bruna, Wir möchten uns recht herzlich bei dir und der ganzen Crew der Angelito bedanken! Es war einfach unbeschreiblich schön😍 so etwas haben wir noch nie erlebt, und wir werden diesen ganz speziellen Trip nie vergessen!!! Ein gaaaanz grosses Kompliment an Cometa Travel. macht weiter so!!! viele Grüsse und nochmals vieleeeeen Dank!!!
I just wanted to say thank you for an INCREDIBLE experience in the Galapagos last week! It was truly unforgettable and I will cherish the memories I made on the Angelito for a long time.