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Who are we?
We are a small and highly
experienced tour operator, owned and operated by Canadian
Heather Blenkiron - when you contact CNH Tours, it's
Heather you'll be in touch with from beginning to end.
Heather gained an intimate knowledge of the islands while working
for the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin
Research Station, from 1998 to 2002. Heather also served as the
Canadian embassy representative for Galapagos during her
stay. She maintains very close contacts with key people in
the islands and on the mainland.
Why book with us?
Galapagos is our only destination - we
know it like few others. After having lived and worked in
the islands for 4 years, CNH tours has retained its hand on the
pulse of Galapagos through its long-term connections with our
friends and colleagues who remain in the islands. Today,
several of them are senior naturalist guides, or occupy senior
positions in local government, at the Park and at the Darwin
Station. Indeed, the current park director (Edwin
Naula) and the recently retired Ecuadorian Minister of the
Environment (Marcela Aguiñaga - now an elected member of the
national assembly) are former colleagues.
We are not distracted by other
destinations. We constantly seek to update and
improve our knowledge on the latest developments in the islands so
that it is put to use in ensuring your visit is the best it can
be. See our very own "news" section for the latest
developments, and how these may relate to your visit.
We are recognized experts in Galapagos tourism.
In 2007, and unbeknownst to us, CNH Tours was
listed on the website of Top Adventure Tours as one of the top
three travel agents for Galapagos. They base their
ranking on a survey of Galapagos trip reports, on-line reviews,
magazine articles and a general consensus in the travel
After having posted hundreds of helpful
recommendations on TripAdvisor
Galapagos forum, this very popular travel information website
invited Heather to become its first Galapagos "Galapagos
Destination Expert" in 2009. Heather continues to
provide advice to people considering a Galapagos trip.
In 2012, CNH Tours made it on Mastercard
World Elite Concierge's radar screen - recommending us to their
clients as a highly reputable, quality and service oriented
Personalized service is our
Our unofficial company saying is:
"We may not be big, but we're small." We're
very proud of the fact that when you contact CNH Tours,
it's Heather you'll be dealing with. An important
part of our reward in this business is our own personal
satisfaction in doing all we can to help you see and feel Galapagos
like we did - and that motivates us to go the extra mile.
Why not get in touch with us
right now by email? You may also want to consider
asking us to schedule a phone call to help you start exploring
We give back to the community.
Since 2000, CNH Tours has been
organizing non-profit fund-raising cruises in support of worthy
initiatives. Past cruises have raised funds for United World
Colleges (3 cruises), and Dustin's Greenhouse for underprivileged
urban youth (2 cruises). Our latest non-profit, organized
with the Canadian Library Association, helped raise funds for the
Galapagos Public Library (see our small plaque at the
entrance!). If you'd like to use a Galapagos
cruise as a fundraiser for a special cause, please get in touch
with us to explore possibilities.
CNH Tour is an Associate Member
of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) a
non-profit association of travel companies, conservation
organizations and other groups that seek a lasting protection of
the islands. For more information on why you should
travel with an IGTOA member, click here.
We offer competitive prices.
There is a tendency to think that
buying directly from the ship owners will result in cost
savings. In fact, whether one buys directly from the
owner, or from us, the price is the same. CNH Tours
earns its living from the commissions the owners offer us by
selling spaces on their ships. When owners sell cruises
directly, they simply keep the commissions themselves. The
advantage of using an agent lies in the agent's capacity to
consider your needs first, before suggesting a particular
ship. Ship owners are understandably focused on selling
only their ships.