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Rainforest Cruises

4.5 | Great
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
  • Local Specialist
  • 2011
  • Gulfport, Florida, USA
  • 4

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Great trip and Loved the Ship March 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Loved the ship, crew, activities, and food! Great trip with lots of wildlife sightings and adventures.

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We enjoyed very much January 2015

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
We have been joined the 5 days Tucano cruise in April. Is was amazing for us. We are enjoyed very much. Thank you Mr. Miles to assistance us, so difference to see the jungle in Amazon. Never have had this experience before, It was great trip.
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Gulfport, Florida-based Rainforest Cruises is a conservation-minded agency specializing in small ship cruises on the Amazon River in three South American countries, as well as Galapagos Islands cruises. 

What Makes Them Stand Out? 

They have a narrow focus, are experienced in that niche, and can offer expert advice to help you choose your Amazon or Galapagos cruise. 

Who Travels With Them?

With so many options in price, style of ship, and destination, Rainforest Cruises appeals to any traveler of any age or budget who wants to visit the Amazon or Galapagos by small ship or riverboat. 

Where Do They Operate?

Primarily on the Amazon in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador, as well as cruises in the Galapagos Islands. They have a minor presence in Panama and Bolivia. 

How Does It Work?

They feature four styles of riverboats and cruise ships: comfort, superior, luxury, and charter; suitable family and honeymoon choices are also noted. Comfort is the most basic level, while luxury vessels have the most amenities and largest cabins. You can charter a ship in any category at additional cost. Choose your cruise from among 25 ships in the Amazon region, 12 in the Galapagos and one each in Panama and Bolivia. The vessels range from houseboat-style to sailing ships to sleek yachts.  

Why Travel With Them? 

Rainforest cruises makes it easy to find the Amazon or Galapagos cruise that’s right for you.  All their ships are pictured on their website and categorized by style. You choose your destination and ship, with their advice if needed. You can also book land tour extensions through them to places like Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls, or a stay at a jungle lodge.

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From Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises are the Amazon River Cruise specialists. We have searched the entire region to bring you a comprehensive collection of the Amazon's finest riverboats and strive to bring you a simple platform from which you can easily compare and contrast the entire market for river cruises in one place.

Our goal is to match our customers with the riverboat that best suits their interests and budget, and give them all the information, expert advice and excellent customer service they need to ensure a wonderful travel experience and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Many of our clients not only book cruises with us, but cruise packages with land tour extensions before or after their cruises to popular travel destinations in South America such as: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Lodges and more.

South America is a massive continent, and it is nearly impossible to know the ins and outs of each country. Rely on our knowledge and honest approach to be sure you are maximizing the potential for your well-deserved vacation!

It is worth noting that as members of The International Ecotourism Society, Rainforest Cruises are advocates for rainforest conservation. Rest safe in the knowledge that we adhere to strict sustainable ecotourism principles and that your cruise booking with us helps contribute to the preservation of the rainforest.

Cruise Styles:

So you've decided to do a cruise in South America, but with so many to choose from, where do you start? Rainforest Cruises have conveniently categorised Amazon River cruises into six styles: luxury, superior, comfort, charter, family and honeymoon.

While all our Amazon cruises offer comfortable accommodation, good food, interesting itineraries and knowledgeable guides, to distinguish between them we have defined our cruise styles based on a set of parameters including price, cabin comfort, public area amenities, customer service, cuisine, passenger-to-crew ratio, cruise itinerary and general tour experience.

We painstakingly review each riverboat to ensure that passengers have all the necessary information in hand prior to embarking upon their tour of the Amazon Rainforest, so you can rely on us to help you find the ideal cruise for your very own taste and budget.

Luxury Cruises: Rainforest Cruises has itineraries aboard vessels that we truly consider luxurious. See what makes these Amazon cruises so special. We guarantee to beat any price on the Aqua, Aria and Delfin I & II!

Superior Cruises: Our mid-range Amazon riverboats offer the perfect blend of comfort, adventure and affordability. Be pampered, informed and exhilarated in a breath-taking wilderness without breaking the bank.

Comfort Cruises: Our comfort cruises may be easier on the pocket but they boast some of the more interesting itineraries aboard traditional vessels full of character. Amazon cruises just like you imagined.

Cruise Charters: A riverboat charter allows you to explore the Amazon in the privacy and comfort of your very own exclusive cruise. Ideal for families and groups looking for that something a little bit special.

Family Cruises: Not all riverboats have the facilities to cater for families with young children. Here we have picked out the best cruise options for you aboard those vessels with great family-friendly features.

Honeymoon Cruises: Newly-wed and in search of a honeymoon unlike any other? Not many experiences can match the adventure and romance of the Amazon rainforest and its magical sunsets and starry night skies.


International Association of Travel Agents Network, International Ecotourism Society

Trips & Specials

Queen Violeta: September Special: Save $180 on the Queen Violeta's 4-Day Pacaya-Samiria cruise in the Peruvian Amazon, departing Wed 16th September 2015. Valid for NEW bookings only and subject to availability.

Zafiro: Early-Bird Special Offer: Save up to $1,330! For bookings for 4, 5, or 8-day Peruvian Amazon cruises on the Zafiro between January and March of 2016 we are happy to offer these cruises at 2015 rates. Valid for NEW bookings only and subject to availability.

Selva Viva: Budget Amazon Cruises For Even Less!: Save up to $500 on cruises throughout 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon on the Selva Viva, with itineraries varying by departure. Valid for NEW bookings only and subject to availability.

7 days
Small Ship Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,899


  • Exceptional attention to detail and levels of customer service
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience up close the history and operation of the Panama Canal
  • Visit a traditional indigenous Embera Indian Village in the Darien jungle
  • Kayak and snorkel around a sunken submarine near the Pearl Islands
  • Panamanian haute gastronomy
8 days
River Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,349


  • Observe a Parrot Clay Lick
  • Participate in baby turtle release program at Sani Warmi
  • Get a Bird's-Eye View of the Amazon from an Observation Tower
  • Opportunity to do Overnight Glamping in the Rainforest


  • Hike along volcanic craters on Santa Cruz Island in the Highlands
  • Explore the mangrove forests of Isabela Island comfortably by panga
  • See what you can find at Buccaneer Cove, a pirates’ hideaway from the 1600s
7 days
Group Tour
Basic - 2 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,349


  • Explore Cusco & Sacred Valley
  • Hike The Inca Trail
  • Discover Machu Picchu

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