Early Sign-up Discount!

The first 6 sign-ups on every departure enjoy a $500 discount per person on our classic sailing yacht, the Mary Anne.

A Wildlife Experience Like No Other on the Planet

Overview

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!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Guayaquil / Baltra / Genovesa / Bartolomé

From Guayaquil, we fly to Baltra and board our yacht, the Mary Anne. We cruise through a mangrove estuary, spotting sea turtles and graceful rays, then head out to remote Genovesa (Tower) Island, home to frigatebirds, Nazca boobies, and red-billed tropicbirds nesting along the cliffs. At Bartolomé Island, we enjoy views from needle-like Pinnacle Rock, the eroded remnant of an old volcanic cone. Tiny Galápagos penguins swim off the sandy beach below.

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Days 5-10
Rábida / Santa Cruz / Santa Fé / Española / Devil’s Crown / Floreana

Rábida’s saltwater lagoon is home to three types of herons, and we 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. Blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas await our explorations on Española, and we hike near the vast twin craters of Los Gemelos in the Santa Cruz highlands. Devil’s Crown offers world-class marine life viewing, and we visit historic Post Office Bay on Floreana.

Days 11-17
Isabela / Fernandina / Santiago

We search for whales and dolphins as we cross the Bolivar Channel to Isabela Island. At Punta Moreno, we walk on a pahoehoe lava flow and take a panga ride through scenic Buccaneer Cove. Flightless cormorants and Galápagos penguins are highlights at Fernandina’s Punta Espinosa. We explore Santiago Island’s Espumilla Beach, with its golden sands, and walk to nesting colonies of the two species of frigatebirds as well as blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls on North Seymour. Fly to Guayaquil for a final overnight, and depart on Day 17.

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Highlights

Highlights

15-day cruise—the most comprehensive adventure in the islands
Daily hiking, snorkeling, and optional sea kayaking
Walk among marine iguanas and nesting blue-footed boobies, cruise alongside striped and spinner dolphins in the Bolivar Channel

Details

Length: 17 days
Cost From: $10,995  
Arrive: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Depart: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Lodging: 14 nights aboard the Mary Anne, 2 nights hotel
Meals: All meals included except 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Activity: Small Boat & Yacht Cruising, Snorkeling, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Daily hikes, snorkeling, optional sea kayaking
Galapagos 2018 brochure

The Galápagos Islands

Download our The Galápagos Islands 2018 brochure, featuring incredible wildlife adventures in Darwin’s Islands aboard the yacht Mary Anne or the luxury yacht Passion. Or request a print copy to be sent by mail.

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