Arranging your own private charter

More and more people are turning to CNH Tours to help them design and operate their own private Galapagos charter. If you can assemble a group of 8-100 people for a Galapagos cruise, you too can enjoy the benefits of booking your own private charter on a variety of ships of your choice.

Why Arrange a Private Charter?Samba and island

By booking the entire ship, you benefit from the following advantages:

  • Cruise with a group of people of your choosing.
  • Be in charge of designing your trip.
  • Make special requests (e.g. on-board special celebrations, include scuba opportunities, select your own naturalist guide).

Types of Private Charters:

  • Family / Friend reunions
  • Educational (high school / university field course)
  • Professional Association conferences
  • Scuba
  • Fund-raising charter for your cause
  • College graduation charter
  • March break
  • Special interest of your choice (photography)

What Value Added Does CNH Tours Provide?

CNH Tours is led by Heather Blenkiron. She lived and worked in Galapagos for 4 years and maintains an extensive network of contacts there. Should you wish to explore the option of organizing a private charter, she would become YOUR personal Galapagos cruise consultant, putting her intimate knowledge of the islands, and her resources in place there, to your service. She would:

  • Be in constant email and telephone communication, your questions would be welcome at all times
  • Help select your naturalist guide
  • Discuss a variety of itinerary choices with you, helping identify your preferred option.
  • Suggest and help arrange pre and post tour extensions on the mainland, hotels, transfers etc...
  • Provide rapid feedback on any matter related to the cruise and to possible extensions.
  • Help accommodate any other special requests, such as arranging for special celebrations on board.

How Much Lead Time is Necessary to Charter A Ship?

As a rule of thumb, lead times for booking a charter can be up to 18 months, or more for Christmas bookings, 12 months for a March break or Easter charter, 8-10 months for January to April, and July-August charters and 4-6 months for charters at other times of year. The sooner you can commit, the better range of options will be available to you.

Interested in Further Discussing the Matter?

Should you be interested in arranging your own private charter, click here and contact us to start working on details, or just to ask a few more questions.

Yves and I wanted to thank you for helping us with the trip of a lifetime! We really, really enjoyed the Samba.  The guide, Marianna, and the crew were great!  Every day we wondered how it the next day could be just as good, but it always was.  We even had an opportunity to swim with a pod of dolphins at Marchena.  
This was quite incredible.  We enjoyed snorkelling every day, as a matter of fact, I wish we were there snorkelling now.

Tammy & Yves, Ontario
Canada May 2011


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