Heather BlenkironWho’re we?

We’re a small and extremely skilled Galapagos tour operator.   Heather Blenkiron (pictured) and Marc Patry moved to Galapagos after getting married, working for the Charles Darwin Analysis Station / Galapagos Nationwide Park Service from 1998-2002.  Whereas there, Heather was requested by the Canadian ambassador to behave because the embassy consultant within the islands.  After his time in Galapagos, Marc served because the United Nations level man for Galapagos conservation (2003-2014), becoming a member of Heather at CNH Excursions in 2015.  Our senior affiliate, Kelsey Bradley, lived and labored in Galapagos from 2010-18; for the final 4 years she was the Darwin Station fundraising supervisor, forging nice ties with the tourism sector there.  All of us preserve very shut relationships with the Galapagos neighborhood – few if any Galapagos companies know the islands as intimately as we do.

 

Eight causes to ebook your Galapagos cruise with us

1. Galapagos was our dwelling – few if any companies know the islands like we do.

All of our staff members have lived and labored within the islands for a number of years.  We retain our arms on the heart beat of Galapagos by our long-term connections with our mates and colleagues who stay within the islands.  At this time, a number of of them are senior naturalist guides, or occupy senior positions in native and nationwide governments, on the Park and on the Darwin Station.  We all know many ship homeowners or their industrial representatives on a primary identify foundation.  Few journey companies have entry to such a variety of private {and professional} contacts in Galapagos. 

2. We’re not distracted by different locations

We always search to replace and enhance our information on the most recent developments within the islands in order that it’s put to make use of in making certain your go to is one of the best it may be.  See our very personal “information” part for the most recent developments, and the way these could relate to your go to.

Group at Sunset on Isabela

 3. We’re acknowledged consultants in Galapagos tourism.

After having posted 1000’s of useful suggestions on , this very fashionable journey info web site invited Heather to change into its first Galapagos “Galapagos Vacation spot Knowledgeable” in 2009.  Heather continues to offer recommendation there to folks contemplating a Galapagos journey.

In February 2020, CNH Tour was acknowledged because the Greatest Boutique Galapagos cruise Operator – Canada by Lux Life Journal. Co-owner, Heather Blenkiron was acknowledged as a Trailblazing Lady Chief in her area by Aspioneer Journal. 

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4. Customized service is our specialty.

Our unofficial firm saying is: “We is probably not large, however we’re small.”   We’re very happy with the truth that once you contact CNH Excursions, you will be speaking to individuals who have lived within the islands for a number of years.  An vital a part of our reward on this enterprise is our personal private satisfaction in doing all we will that can assist you see and really feel Galapagos like we did – and that motivates us to go the additional mile.

Why not get in contact with us proper now by e-mail?  Contact Heather at:   [email protected] (if she’s overloaded, she’ll ask Kelsey that can assist you).  You might also wish to take into account asking us to schedule a cellphone name that can assist you begin exploring cruise choices.

neptune             Celebrations on the Samba to mark the crossing of the Equatorial line 

5. We give again to the neighborhood.  

Since 2000, CNH Excursions has been organizing non-profit fund-raising cruises in assist of worthy initiatives. Previous cruises have raised funds for United World Schools (Three cruises), underprivileged city youth (2 cruises).  We helped increase funds for the Galapagos Public Library and donated berths for fundraising functions, as soon as for the Boston Nationwide Public Radio annual fundraising occasion and once more for the Montana Pure Historical past Heart. Occasionally, we invite deserving native youths on a cruise when we have now an acceptable availability.  In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, with the assistance of previous (and future visitors), we raised over US$55,000 – all of which was deposited in equal shares instantly into the financial institution accounts of crew, guides and workplace employees of 1 the ships we use usually – serving to the put meals on the desk for a number of months.  If you would like to make use of a Galapagos cruise as a fundraiser for a particular trigger, please get in contact with us to discover potentialities.

CNH Tour is a Full Member of the Worldwide Galapagos Tour Operators Affiliation (IGTOA) a non-profit affiliation of journey corporations , conservation organizations and different teams that search a long-lasting safety of the islands.  CNH Excursions co-owner Marc Patry additionally sits on its board of administrators.

6. We’re a Member of the Charles Darwin Basis’s Governing Council.

In 2015, Marc Patry, co-owner of CNH Excursions, was elected as a member of the Charles Darwin Basis’s governing council.  He was re-elected in 2019.  His lengthy historical past in Galapagos, first as a employees member of the Darwin Station, then as a United Nations consultant overseeing the conservation standing of the Galapagos World Heritage Websites places him in a great place to offer steering to the Basis.  In flip, this helps us hold shut tabs on conservation points within the islands.

7. You may be protected by the Ontario Journey Business Compensation Fund.

As a registered journey company below the Journey Business Council of Ontario (TICO) anybody reserving by CNH Excursions advantages from the TICO Compensation Fund.  The Fund reimburses vacationers when journey companies aren’t offered as a consequence of our chapter (we actually do not anticipate that to occur) or that of an finish provider airline or cruise line – the place a reimbursement has not in any other case been offered. Our registrant quantity is 50022618.

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 8. We provide aggressive costs.

There’s a tendency to assume that purchasing instantly from the ship homeowners will end in price financial savings.   In actual fact, whether or not one buys instantly from the proprietor, or from us, the value is identical.   CNH Excursions earns its residing from the commissions the homeowners supply us by promoting areas on their ships.   When homeowners promote cruises instantly, they merely hold the commissions themselves. The benefit of utilizing an agent lies within the agent’s capability to think about your wants first, earlier than suggesting a specific ship.   Ship homeowners are understandably centered on promoting solely their ships.

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