Snorkel with playful sea lions and Galápagos penguins, kayak among sea turtles, hike past dancing blue-footed boobies, and experience one of the greatest natural history destinations in the world! Our epic Galápagos journey aboard the 16-guest Mary Anne brings you to glorious white-sand beaches, across 100-year-old lava flows, and to up-close encounters with the exotic creatures that inspired Charles Darwin. We combined the best of the eastern and western islands for those who want to see and do as much as possible. Snorkeling? Kayaking? Hiking? We have it all! And life aboard a classic tall sailing ship is the perfect way to experience the islands. With spacious decks for relaxing, delightful meals served al fresco, a new anchorage each night, watching the sun set in a tropical sky, our active 15-day cruise aboard the Mary Anne is the “ultimate” Galápagos experience!
This is the best Galapagos itinerary of any tour company with so many islands visited and such a comprehensive wildlife experience. There aren't enough superlatives to express the depth of this fantastic experience.
— Gail G., Sunapee, NH
Guayaquil / Baltra / Fantastic Birding
From Guayaquil, fly to Baltra and board the Mary Anne. Cruise through mangroves, spotting sea turtles and gliding rays, then head to remote Genovesa (Tower), a paradise for birds—great frigatebirds, Nazca boobies, and red-billed tropicbirds nest along the cliffs.
Bartolomé Hike / Rábida / Santa Cruz / Santa Fé
Revel in the views from Bartolomé, then cross ancient lava flows to walk amid colonies of land iguanas. Rábida’s saltwater lagoon is home to three types of herons, and you’ll gain fascinating insights at the Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. On Santa Fé, watch sea lions strike a pose on a white-sand beach.
Española / Blue-Footed Boobies / Highland Walk
Blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas await our explorations on Española. We’ll also see the vast twin craters of Los Gemelos on Santa Cruz.
Devil’s Crown / Floreana / Fernandina
Devil’s Crown shelters amazing coral and offers world-class snorkeling. We’ll visit historic Post Office Bay on Floreana and cruise to Isabela, looking for whales and dolphins along the way. Flightless cormorants and Galápagos penguins are highlights at Fernandina’s Punta Espinosa.
Swim with Sea Turtles / Santiago
Discover an old pirate hideaway, then snorkel at famed Punta Vicente Roca. Watch Galápagos flycatchers, Darwin’s finches, and fur seals swimming under lava arches in Santiago. Fly to Guayaquil for a final overnight, and depart on Day 17.