Lindblad Expeditions : Delfin II

Delfin II is a stately riverboat, recently built for the express purpose of exploring deep into the Peruvian Amazon at the headwaters of this mighty river - and doing so in modern typical style. She comfortably accommodates 28 guests in 14 suites. At 120-feet, she is perfectly sized to sail along the upper Amazon River. The entire third deck is open-air, offering gracious open deck space where the expedition community gathers. Her public spaces are luxurious and well-appointed, and offer sweeping views of the river and rain forest. Furnishings are made of sustainably harvested local rain forest wood, and the ship is decorated with handicrafts from the ribere

 

Public Areas

Outdoor areas include the well-designed, comfortable Top Deck, where sofas and chairs invite you to linger with a good book or a pair of binoculars. Enjoy drinks at the bar and unwind on cool, wooden-slat hammocks. The Top Deck is where the natural history staff will give their presentations with maps, large flat-screen plasma and digital technology. There is a small reference Library and the Bridge, where you are welcome to meet the captain and officers.


Dining

Dining aboard the Delfin II offers a window on the region. All food served aboard, with the exception of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, is sourced from sustainable providers.

The gracious dining room, located aft on the upper deck, offers open seating for meals with unassigned tables. All guests are served in a single seating. Meal hours are posted aboard.


Public Spaces

Once on board you will quickly become acquainted with every aspect of the ship. From the inviting public areas where you can read your favorite book, or escape to the more sociable spaces where you are likely to join an engaging conversation.

  • Lounge: The open-air, top deck lounge is the heart of the expedition community. It is where you'll attend evening Recaps and presentations from staff. Coffee, snacks, and juice are put out before breakfast for early risers.
  • Bar: The bar is open from lunch until after dinner. Liquors, soft drinks, and fresh, tropical juices are available. The bar is located on the top deck in the lounge.
  • Library: There is a small library located toward the front of the lounge.
  • Bridge: The ship is operated with an open bridge policy, and you are welcome to visit the bridge to watch the calm art of navigation unfold.


Excursions

Peru's Pacaya-Samiria Reserve is the largest protected seasonal flood forest in South America. The legendary river provides sustenance and utility for the communities who live along the banks, and fosters a staggering level of biodiversity. With its open, airy decks and spacious suites with huge windows giving you an unending view of life along the Amazon, the Delfin II is perfect for daily explorations, designed for the river environment and to keep you connected to it.

Choice of daily activities

Walk, kayak, and swim. Every day, you'll board 10-person, naturalist-guided skiffs for a variety of outings. on days with low water levels, you'll hike on terra firma to learn about the lavish vegetation of the rain forest. When water levels are too high for walking, the skiffs provide nimble access, threading through narrow, inviting tributaries. You'll also venture to a place where Victoria water lilies can extend over six feet in diameter. Powerful nighttime scopes allow for exciting, evening skiff explorations in search of nocturnal creatures. The ship is also equipped with a fleet of kayaks, providing the rare privilege of intimate up-close experiences in this magical environment.

Explore the river's terrain and wildlife

Lindblad's Amazon wildlife travel focuses on the remarkable Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, backed by two fierce rivers: the Mara