Eco-Hotel in Galapagos Offers a New Way to Explore the Islands

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Metropolitan Touring’s Finch Bay Eco-Hotel in the Galapagos has begun to offer a new kind of excursion so people can explore the diversity of the islands while sleeping comfortably on land.

Galapagos is the most intimate, in-your-face experience with nature most people have in their lifetime

Starting March 1st, 2010, Metropolitan’s Finch Bay Eco Hotel, on Santa Cruz Island, will have a second yacht to operate day tours in the Galápagos. This new addition increases the capacity of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel’s Land & Sea Programs – which will now operate with the Sea Finch for 20 guests and the New! Sea Lion for 16.

Guests aboard both yachts enjoy the ample air conditioned inside lounge and dining room, as well as the outdoors deck to bask in the sun and delight with the ocean breeze during inter-island navigation. The Galápagos National Park has authorized visits to North Seymour Island, South Plaza Island, Santa Fe (Barrington Island) and Bartholomew Island.

The 60.53-ton Sea Lion was built in 1987 by Van der Hoeven Yachts/Holland, and was completely renovated in Ecuador during 2009; it has a crew of five, plus one or two English-speaking Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park.

Maximum priority has been given to security matters, to comply with international safety standards. The Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers three-, four- and seven-night programs starting Sundays and Wednesdays. The Land & Sea Programs include transfers from the airport, all meals, guided visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and exploration of neighboring islands on the hotel’s private yachts Sea Finch and Sea Lion. Land & Sea Programs provide the utmost enjoyment of the Galápagos Experience in comfort and style.

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel –with a unique and extraordinary oceanfront setting- added six brand new, ample Oceanview Suites with a private terrace; additional to its 21 Premium Rooms, all with private bath, air conditioning and all amenities. The hotel, which was refurbished in 2009, obtained the Smart Voyager Certification for best practices in sustainable tourism, and applies rigorous environmental, social and safety standards throughout its operation.

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Carolina Alban
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