A small river boat cruising down the river with an orange and pink sunset as a backdrop
lecture room of the delfin ii amazon small ship with hardwood floors, comfortable chairs and couches and large windows
dining room of the delfin ii amazon small ship, outfitted with luxurious chairs and tables sourced from the region
Plated meal on white plate with blue napkin and large windows to look out at the river.
Woman writes at corner desk in Master Suite with large bed and picture windows aboard Delfin II riverboat on Amazon River cruise
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Delfin II

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. As much of the river as on it and locally built, Delfin II’s iron exterior is clad in tropical hardwoods and her interior gleams with wood floors and lacquered palm ceilings. Wood stairs float between decks and lazily turning ceiling fans add the right tropical notes, while the air- conditioning invisibly cools and dehumidifies.

Why Sail Aboard Delfin II

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.

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.

AdventureSmith Explorations has been aboard the Delfin II firsthand. Read our dedicated Delfin Amazon Review written by our specialists, or consult this page further for a detailed description of the river boat, including ship specs, deck plan, cabin images and photo gallery. We can help compare the Delfin II with her sister ships, other small cruise ships, and riverboats offering Amazon cruises.

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.

Suite aboard Peru Amazon riverboat Delfin II, showing double bed, chair, ensuite bathroom & wood & white accents throughout.

Each of the 10 suites measures 360 square feet and features extra large windows to enable spectacular views. Most suites have two twin beds that can convert to a king. Four of the suites interconnect to cater to families. Each includes a closet, easy chair and desk.

Woman writes at corner desk in Master Suite with large bed and picture windows aboard Delfin II riverboat on Amazon River cruise
Master Suite

Each of the 4 spacious Master Suites (#7, 8, 15, 16) measure 360 square feet, are located at the front of the vessel and are outfitted with 180° panoramic windows. The Master Suites on the Main Deck feature two twin beds that can be converted to a king. Upper Deck Master Suites have king beds only.

Deck plan of delfin II with orange and blue labels for room numbers and sizes and variery of decks aboard
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