Haugan Cruises - Galapagos

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise

Ocean Spray Crew

All of us at Haugan Cruises are proud to be able to share with you the wonders of Galapagos and Ecuador. Our main and most important goal is to provide a friendly, efficient and professional service that will make your visit to the Galapagos Islands and to Ecuador a very enjoyable, pleasant and memorable experience.

Camilo Chauca


Camilo was born in Guayaquil and now currently lives in San Cristobal. He finished his studies at the school of ESMENA, Escuela de la Marina Mercante Nacional. He has been Ocean Spray's captain for over a year now. Camilo is responsible for all activities during navigation and ensures everyone's safety while aboard the Ocean Spray.

Patricio Aguas

Captain's right hand

A resident of San Cristobal, Patricio is our Captain's right hand man. He has been working for Haugan Cruises for over 6 years now and completed his studies at the National Merchant Marines School. (ESMENA).

Fredy Rentería

Second Mate

From San Cristobal, Fredy is Ocean Spray's Second Mate. He also manages and looks after the boat and pangas. He's studied accounting and has been working aboard the Ocean Spray and for Haugan Cruises just over 6 years now.

Adrian Cedeño


Coming from Manabi, Adrian is our Head Chef. He has been working for Haugan Cruises for 7 wonderful years! He has gained experience with food working in Guayaquil at the Union Hotel and has studied in various courses throughout Quito, Guayaquil and Perú.

Juan Rentería

Second Chef

Juan is a native resident of the Galapagos Islands. He is our Second Chef and has 9 months of experience working for the Ocean Spray Catamaran. Before working for Haugan Cruises, he worked on another boat in the Galapagos.

Gibson Salazar

Second Chef

Born and residing in Guayaquil, Gibson began to work in the art of cooking at the very young age of 19. Since then he has worked at hotels in Guayaquil like the Hilton Colon and Hotel Oro Verde. At this time he is finishing his studies at a Culinary Arts school. The Ocean Spray is his first time working aboard a ship and he loves it because he gets to work in the most marvelous location in the world.

Alexandra del Pozo

Cruise Director

Alexandra was born and lives in the city of Guayaquil. She gained her experience in Hotels working in the US in various locations. She has been working in tourism in the Galapagos for four years now in various Hotel administration work and now on the Ocean Spray.

Juan Molina


Born in Guayaquil and now a resident of Galapagos, Juan has worked for three years aboard the Ocean Spray. He?s been with us since the beginning of the catamarans construction. His duties include part-time sailor and part-time housekeeping. He has many years of experience working in the Galapagos Islands and tourism.

Glenda Andagana


Glenda is a native of the Galapagos Islands and her position aboard the Ocean Spray is split between bartending and housekeeping. With 16 years of experience working on various tourist boats in the Galapagos, her specialty is preparing exotic cocktails. Glenda has been working Haugan Cruises for one year.

Vicente Rosero

Machine/Motor Engineer

Vicente comes from Ambato, a beautiful Andean region of Ecuador. His is the operator and mechanist for the Ocean Spray. For over 20 years he has worked on different boats in the Galapagos and maintains a perfectly functioning Machine Room.

Rigoberto Palates

Assistant Machine/Motor Engineer

Rigoberto originally comes from the Galapagos and his position is to help maintain the machines and work directly with the head Engineer so that everything on the Ocean Spray is working properly.

Trixi Chauca


Trixi was born in Guayaquil and lives on San Cristobal Island. She is responsible for the attention and cleaning needed for all cabins. She gained lots of experience working in the United States and has become an expert at the art of folding towels creating beautiful impressions of Galapagos animals. Trixi has worked for 5 years with Haugan Cruises and 1 year aboard the Ocean Spray.