Ricardo Arenas

Ricardo Arenas, lives in Galapagos since 1985. For 4 years he worked in an institution that promotes the regional development. He has a specialization in developing projects in conflicted areas in Israel; Shipping Business in NY; Auditory of the ISO 9001:2004 norm, Marine Security in Panamá; currently training in SuperYachts management; more certifications and a lot of administration courses, constantly training him to carry out this activity with professionalism.

Between 1989 and 1998 he worked managing local tour vessels and hotels. He promoted, together with a group of people compromised with the Islands, the creation of the Special Law of Galapagos. He has been the promoter of private yacht and sailboats´ visits to the islands.

In 1998 he created Sail’n Galapagos, and has since then, up to today, assisted 80% of the international traffic, backed up by the quality of his assistance and service. Nowadays, he is participating in the design of new rules that will promote the visit of private yachts in Galapagos, recognizing this kind of visits in the Galapagos Regional Model of Tourism.

He has been dedicated to the assistance of private yachts and sailboats since 1999, optimizing the procedures of their assistance.

He has taken part in International Shows, related to the world’s private yacht industry, as he is a part of this industry.

2007 was a year with many difficult circumstances, being able to overcome and learning from them, but staying in the leadership of the field.

He is also a sport activist who has created organizations like the “Galapagos Challenge” (www.galapagoschallenge.com), an organization created in 2008 with whom he organizes national and international recognized races, promoting a lifestyle that is compatible with Galapagos’ nature, and the regeneration of the biodiversity.

He has been a member of the Tourism Board of Galapagos and other organizations that look for a way to preserve the Galapagos Islands through education.

client´s reviews

It was a pleasure to deal with you again so many years after my first visit with M/Y Aviva in 2000, and especially nice to find the services you provide enhanced if anything. Our visit was, I think, very short in comparison with most yacht visits, but nevertheless, you managed to ensure our clearances, delivery of provisions, a full and engaging guest itinerary were all handled and prepared with great detail, and you ensured a fantastic experience for the owners and their guests, not to mention the crew.

I hope to see you there again in the future with a new command.

E. CooneyCaptain of 60m+ Grace E

I want to testify that I have known Ricardo Arenas, Superyacht Galapagos (Sail n' Galapagos) for more than fifteen years, and has assisted me in the organization of the visits. He has always demonstrated professional ability, seriousness and being the most reliable agency in Galapagos. If in the future I had to go to the Galapagos Islands again, without a doubt I will use the professional agency services of Superyacht Galapagos, since it is the only way I have the certainty and security that everything will be a success.

David BeharrellCaptain of 60m+ M/Y Lonian