A. Economic and tourist class boats are quite basic without biology guides (but with guides category 2). The cabins do not have air conditioning or hot water. Some tourist superior boats have biology guides and they have hot water and air conditioning.
A. It depends on the category of the boat. On the bigger boats and the first class and luxury boats expect the guide to speak English, French and German in addition to Spanish. On the other boats, most of the guides are bilingual Spanish/English.
Located on the outskirts Puerto Ayora, Finch Bay is the only beachside hotel on Santa Cruz Island that offers beach front access with phenomenal ocean view rooms. Families are welcome with children of all ages.