Introduction to the Manatee

The Manatee is a modern vessel built in 2017 specifically to explore the Amazon Rainforest. WIth first class social areas, spacious suites and excellent cuisine you will be in comfort while cruising through this remote region. The expert naturalists take guests on the motorised canoes to explore the river bank, clay licks, trails and climb the observation tower. Visit local communities and for the more adventurous there is kayaking available as well as an option to camp overnight in the forest (optional activity for 5 and 8 day itineraries). Onboard there is plenty to do with cooking classes, educational lectures and traditional handicraft making.


All prices are in US$ per person twin share and depart weekly.

All prices are in US$ per person twin share and depart weekly.

ItineraryStarts / EndsDeparture DayStandard Suite SingleStandard Suite DoubleDeluxe Suite SingleDeluxe Suite DoubleReturn Flight from Coca to Quito
8 Days / 7 Nights Quito, EcuadorFriday or Monday$6,538$4,356$8,122$5,442$250
5 Days / 4 Nights Quito, EcuadorMonday$4,084$2,722$5,078$3,402$250
4 Days / 3 Nights Quito, EcuadorFriday$3,267$2,179$4,062$2,727$250

Manatee Suites

The manatee has 4  Deluxe Suites located on the third Deck. These spacious suites are 23 square metres with floor to ceiling panoramic windows, a private balcony and air conditioning. Each has a private bathroom with hot water and a whirlpool bathtub.

The 10 Standard Suites are located on the second deck of the Manatee and are 19 square metres with floor to ceiling panoramic windows, a private balcony, air conditioning and a private bathroom with hot water.

Manatee Deck Plan


Ship Details

Manatee Amazon Ecuador

Dining Room

Indoor bar and lounge

Outdoor Lounge


Observation Deck with hotub and lounge chairs


Conference Room

2 fiberglass engine powered canoes with total capacity for 30 passengers. The engines are four-stroke low emission engines.

Chef on the Manatee Amazon Cruise


All meals while on board
Accommodation on board
Scheduled excursions according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited supply of water, coffee, and tea
Exclusive access to our VIP Lounge (before and after the cruise)
Transfers to and from the vessel when arriving on our recommended flights
Private & personalized assistance for Quito – Coca – Quito flights at both airports when arriving on recommended fights

Not Included:

Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito, USD $230.00 net per person. If purchasing the air ticket through us this rate includes: private and personalized assistance for
Quito – Coca – Quito flights at both airports and exclusive access to air conditioned VIP Lounge before and after the cruise where you will be provided with complimentary coffee, tea, water, and light snacks
For those passengers who choose not to purchase their air tickets with us, an additional fee of USD $40.00 per person shall apply for the services listed above. Subject to change without prior notice.
Admission to local communities and natural reserves (USD $70.00 net per person for 4 & 5-day cruises, USD $80.00 net per person for an 8-day cruise) Subject to change without previous notice.
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Wi-Fi Internet (due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only
available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require
this, we are able to offer it for the price of USD $15 for the entire duration of the cruise)
Personal expenses
Other services not specified in the program

Dining Experience Manatee

Year Built: 2017
Type of vessel: River vessel
Port of Embarkation: Coca, Ecuador
Vessel’s Registry: Ecuador
Length: 37m
Beam: 8.5m
Draft: 0.75m
Capacity:  28 passengers
Generator: 2 x 80 John Deere (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Engine: 2 John Deere 435 HP Marine Engines
Cruising Speed: Average 12 knots
Water: 4800-litre water treatment plant
Communication: GPS tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy, radio communication, satellite phone on board, satellite internet
Launch Boats: 2 fiberglass ecologic canoes equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communications with the main vessel. Total capacity of 30 passengers
Safety: Radio Communication with separate battery pack; satellite phone; life jackets, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in each cabin; flares and signals; automatic defibrillator on board.

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.