Moon Handbook Peru

by Captain Bill


Read What Moon Handbook Peru Has To Say About Dawn on the Amazon.

Dawn on the Amazon reflection

Dawn on the Amazon

After a career in Indiana farming, Bill Grimes left the United States for a leisurely life on the Amazon, and he arrived in-style with his new cruise boat company Dawn on the Amazon, (Malecon Maldonado 185, tel. 065/22-3730,, US $144-$289 pp per day).

Bill has built two boats whose carved beams constantly catch the eye of travelers, and whose elegance even piqued the curiosity of a Peruvian reality TV show, which filmed a series on the boats. The simpler Dawn I is an open-air boat that can be contracted for day trips or adventure overnights. For the day trip, Bill sets up chairs in the boat’s main hull.

For the overnights, he strings up hammocks or lays down mattresses. The luxurious Dawn III boat is best for multi-day excursions and has all of the comforts of a modern hotel; private rooms, double beds, and lots of space to move around.

Bill contracts his boats to private parties and will arrange trip itineraries to the travelers’ interests, be it freshwater fishing, the national reserves, or visiting local villages. All trips, regardless of their length, provide food and cover entrance fees. Bill accompanies most of his highly professional trips, and his enthusiasm for the Amazon is contagious.

Dawn on the Amazon on the Amazon River

Moon Handbook Peru, Oct 2007 2nd edition

Read what The Lonely Planet Guide Book says about Dawn on the Amazon.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 alan shoemaker November 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm

That’s THE photo for your boat. Absolutely incredible. You really did a good one on that Bill. My hat’s off to you.

2 Bill December 1, 2007 at 10:01 am

Thank you Alan. Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then.

3 Dave Bonnett December 12, 2007 at 11:20 pm

Got our tickets today. Can’t wait until the March trip, especially since it’s 30 degrees F now! Dottie

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