Delfin I has the highest level of service and as a small vessel and with only 8 guests onboard offers intimacy and personal attention. This river boat features 4 oversized suites, all with private panoramic terraces, 2 of which offer a private whirlpool for relaxing after a day of excursions. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow the views of nature to be ever present.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, also known also as the “mirror forest”, is the largest protected flooded forest in the world. It spans more than 5 million acres and is one of the prime intact belts of jungle in the Peruvian Amazon and the second largest national reserve in the country. During the rainy season in the Andes, the water levels throughout all the rivers of Amazonia rise. 85% of the reserve floods during this time making it only accessible by boat. In contrast, during the low water season, life regenerates in many fascinating ways and the Pacaya Samiria becomes a place ideal for exploring by foot. The national reserve is directly linked to the economic well being of its resident populations. At least 100,000 ribereños –people who live along the riverbanks– rely on the rain forest’s resources for food and income.
The beautiful Master Suites on the Delfin I are located on the Upper Deck and offers fine Peruvian linens, queen or twin bed configuration, a sitting area, large bathroom, private balcony with deck chairs, organic bath amenities, nightly turn-down service, individual climate control, in room safe, daily maid service, hairdryer.
The elegant Deluxe Suites on the Delfin I are located on the Main Deck. They have private balconies with a jacuzzi, large bathroom, a sitting area, queen or twin bed configuration, individual climate control, daily maid service, nightly turn-down service, in room safe, hairdryer and organic bath amenities.
Rooftop Observation Deck Lounge
2 aluminum 10 passenger skiffs equipped with four stroke low emission engines with life jackets
Loan of rubber boots for walking in the forest and ponchos
Skiff excursions and landings (guided hikes/walks) with expert expedition team
Transfers to / from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to from Iquitos (Lima-Iquitos 10am, Iquitos-Lima 1pm)
Entrance fees to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer, house cocktails, pisco cocktails & sours, house wines with lunch and dinner
All meals aboard ship, afternoon teas
Complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours
Refurbished in 2010
Type of vessel: River vessel
Port of Embarkation: City of Nauta
Vessel’s Registry: Peru
Capacity: 12 passengers
Generator: Caterpillar, 45KW (encapsulated)
Engine: Cummins 285HP diesel turbo boosted
Cruising Speed: Average 8 knots
Water: Water treatment plant with 5.0 cubic meter capacity
Sewage Waters: 2.5 cubic meter septic tank
Radio Communication: VHF, UHF and satellite phone on board
Launch Boats: 2 aluminum 10 passenger skiffs equipped with four stroke low emission Mercury 60HP engines + radio communications with main vessel, life jackets and flares
Life Jackets: one per passenger, available in each suite