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Delfin II: Explore the Amazon in sustainable fashion
Delfin II is a stately riverboat, built for the express purpose of exploring deep into the Peruvian Amazon at the headwaters of the mighty river — and doing so in tropical style.
Chartered (but not owned) by Lindblad Expeditions, Delfin II comfortably accommodates 28 guests, and she is perfect size for sailing the upper Amazon. Her entire third deck is open-air, offering gracious open deck space where the expedition community gathers. Public spaces are luxurious and well-appointed and offer sweeping views of the river and rainforest. Furnishings are made of sustainably harvested local rain forest wood, and the ship is decorated with handicrafts from the ribereños, native people of the wildlife preserve the ship explores.
A gracious hotel staff makes an art of providing impeccable shipboard services. The facilities on board are modern, but you will still be cruising on the Amazon, so there is no Wi-Fi on the ship and your cell phones will work in only a few locations during the cruise.
Where Delfin II sails
Delfin II sails the upper Amazon River.
Skiffs & kayaks for up close exploration
You will get close to the Amazon’s rare wildlife and explore the tributaries that feed these rivers aboard 10-person skiffs that feature individual seats with cushions and plenty of legroom. Local naturalists, expert in spotting wildlife, join passengers in the skiffs. Kayaks offer a quiet way to explore remote, seldom-visited side streams. The skiffs also come equipped with rain gear for all passengers, in case you get caught in a storm.
Dining aboard is an extraordinary event daily. Meals are artfully prepared, and all food served aboard, except for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, is sourced locally. The dining room accommodates all guests at once for a single seating.
Choose from a suite or a master suite, which offers better viewing of your cruise with wrap-around windows that follow the curve of the ship. Warm woods and clean lines, comfortable beds and air-conditioning are found in each cabin.
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