Enchanted Expeditions is one of the pioneers of small-boat cruises and tours to the Galapagos Islands. AdventureSmith Explorations is proud to partner with Enchanted Expeditions for nearly a decade and feel that this longstanding relationship is based on a mutual appreciation for authentic and sustainable travel.
Enchanted Expeditions History
Formerly called Angermeyer’s Enchanted Expeditions, Enchanted Expeditions was founded by Judy Carvalhal, a former Galapagos naturalist with extensive experience in Galapagos cruises.
Enchanted Expeditions Cruises
Enchanted Expeditions is very much a product of the Galapagos Islands. Its ships are fully owned and operated by this Ecuadorian company. Over the years Enchanted has built a reputation for excellent service and a knowledgeable crew that can be matched by few other Galapagos cruises.
As a company, Enchanted exemplifies slow growth and careful protection of the region’s natural heritage that can only be achieved by people with a strong connection to the region. Enchanted Expeditions was among the very first in the Galapagos and Ecuador to conduct research and recognize the need for responsible tourism (this was many years before sustainable tourism was even recognized by the media and industry). The company has a deep and heartfelt commitment to protect and preserve both the wildlife and culture of Ecuador.
Why Choose Enchanted Expeditions
Enchanted Expeditions cruises are designed for active, curious and conservation-minded travelers looking for uncompromising value. If you crave authenticity and making genuine connections with people, communities and wildlife while traveling with a small footprint, Enchanted’s yachts are for you.
AdventureSmith Explorations founder and president Todd Smith is proud to say that Enchanted Expeditions is one of the first operators we worked with in the Galapagos because they are a local and dedicated company. “We want people who call Galapagos home to be the ones showing our guests the islands,” says Todd.