- 28 guests
- year built
- crew members
- 23 crew members
- 135 feet
- 32 feet
- 8 feet
- cruising speed
- 8-10 knots
The Delfin II is an exclusive home base for Amazon River cruising. This luxury, 28-guest riverboat combines comfort and grace effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon. Expect world-class hospitality, fine dining and great company aboard.
Delfin II Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Delfin II review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Amazon experts have been aboard the Delfin II firsthand. Please read our Delfin II review below then contact our experts to compare the Delfin II with other small cruise ships and riverboats offering Amazon cruises.
AdventureSmith founder and president Todd Smith was one of the first people to see the Delfin II under construction in the busy port of Iquitos in 2009. Her hull had just been built and huge steel deck and wall plates were beginning to form cabins on the upper decks. He was amazed at the resourcefulness and ingenuity that went in to building what has become one of the finest ships built in this remote port city. A huge palapa, perhaps 50 feet wide and 150 feet long, covered the work site to protect it from weather because Aldo Machiavello, the owner of Delfin Amazon Cruises, learned quickly that if it rained, which it frequently does in Iquitos, the workers would simply go home. Today, the Delfin II remains one of the most innovative and sustainable ships in the Amazon and is the first with a full fleet of kayaks for every guest to enjoy.
Choose the Delfin II for her operator’s local way of doing things, for sourcing local foods and hiring local guides. If luxury and authenticity are important to you, the Delfin II is the perfectly sized river vessel bringing influence and cultural awareness to every cruise through the Peruvian Amazon.
Common Areas Aboard Delfin II
Social spaces aboard Delfin II include a beautifully styled Dining Room and an enclosed Lecture Room on the Upper Deck. The Lecture Room is equipped with a full set of media equipment and print materials so you can learn more about the wonderful Peruvian Amazon. During leisure moments, the Lecture Room may be enjoyed as a lounge, complete with computers for picture sharing, handmade game tables and air conditioning. This lovely space has been warmly designed and carefully supervised by Delfin co-owner Lissy Urteaga, featuring artwork from Peru’s leading contemporary artists. If any artwork strikes your fancy, you may purchase it and the Delfin crew will have it shipped to the comforts of your home.
To complement your daily rainforest excursions, the Delfin II offers a newly restored exercise space and an onboard wellness specialist and spa room. Whether you enjoy aerobic exercises or cardio, the onboard Gym resources are available at your disposal. Better yet, the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to never miss a second of the vibrant jungle scenery outside.
On the third deck, you will find that the casual yet comfortable design will allow you to relax between the morning and night’s adventures and activities. Delfin’s goal is to provide you with the highest level of service, so they are sure you will enjoy relaxing in the open air lounge’s large soft sofas while you kick back and watch the river go by. Delfin’s bartender will always be ready with a choice of international and local liquors for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail. Coffee and tea are always available.
Dining Aboard Delfin II
Located on the second deck, the dining room on the Delfin II offers an ambiance created by glowing candlelight, sparkling china and elegant crystal ware. Memorable goes hand in hand with a Delfin experience. Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the world’s finest and reflects the country’s intrinsic cultural diversity.
Delfin II’s dedicated staff pride themselves on carefully preparing contemporary Creole plates and offer exceptional service for your ultimate indulgence. The Amazon’s wild choices of fresh ingredients and the gentle blend of worldly immigrant traditions will enchant your taste buds. Handmade plateware, locally made table decorations changing from meal to meal and instrumental music performed by the staff create the ambiance to make each meal an unforgettable experience.
Activities Aboard Delfin II
The Delfin II is equipped with two aluminum skiff boats, each with capacity for 10 guests, to enable up-close exploration of the surrounding jungle and its estuaries. A full fleet of of double kayaks and stand-up paddleboards offers opportunities to paddle while taking in the sights and sounds of one of the largest flooded protected areas in the world. Onboard activities invite guests to learn about the surrounding wildlife during lectures; taste the rainforest via jungle fruit demonstrations, a cooking class and a Pisco Sour class; and move to live music.
Suites & Deck Plan Aboard Delfin II
Delfin II has 14 large guest suites that include 4 Master Suites with 180° panoramic windows, and 10 Suites, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. All suites measure 360 square feet. Each with panoramic windows and natural elements, each suite offers all the comforts provided by world class lodging yet with the spirit of casual and refined elegance. Expect 100% 280-thread Peruvian cotton sheets and bedspreads, orthopedic mattresses, all cotton towels & bathrobes, the finest organic amenities, silent air conditioning units, the most wonderful views and individual reading lights; all create the epitome of luxury enjoyment. Bathrooms include a large shower, separate toilet and sink area.