Though the M/Y Tucano has the appearance of a traditional riverboat does not mean that it is not a thoroughly up to date and modern yacht. The vessel was built entirely new using sophisticated equipment, materials and advanced construction techniques. From the electrical and water systems to the advanced propulsion and navigation systems, Tucano offers all of the convenience, security, and comfort of a modern yacht. There are individual airconditioning thermostats in every cabin.
The vessel has state of the art communications and navigation equipment so that no matter how far into the world’s greatest wilderness the vessel may explore, there is still contact with the outside world.
The traditional design of the M/Y Tucano has had another wonderful advantage, the beautiful finish details of the 19th Century. The cabins, Salon, and main corridors are crafted of exquisite solid wood raised paneling. The deep amber color of the varnished wood is accented by polished brass hardware found throughout the vessel. The walls are decorated with framed botanical prints as well as antique maps from the great era of exploration. The Tucano experience offers the classical elegance of a bygone era but combined with the capability and the spirit of modern exploration.
All of the cabins on TUCANO are outside cabins and have lots of windows. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom.
Since the corridors are on the inside of the vessel, the cabins offer privacy and we can leave our curtains open to the awe inspiring
vistas of the Amazon. A third small bed can be added to some cabins in order to accommodate three persons. Five of the nine
cabins have beds side by side and four cabins have bunk beds.
A Generous Salon: From this large space, filled with windows and situated at the front of the vessel, we are treated to fantastic vistas of the
wilderness around us. Meals are served here and we have a library of choice books on Amazon wildlife.
Large Observation Deck: The top deck is open and has a large shade canopy. It is a wonderful place to spot wildlife or soak in the vastness of the Amazon. There is space to catch some sun and watch the Macaw parrots screeching across the afternoon sky.
Middle Deck Balcony: This wide balcony faces forward and is a serene spot to relax as we wind our way along the forested shore. It is also
a good place to observe monkeys jumping from one vine to another and pink dolphins leaping into the air.