A Wildlife Experience Like No Other on the Planet


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 1-3
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.

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Days 4-7
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.

Days 8-9
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.

Days 10-13
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.

Days 14-17
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.

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15-day cruise—our most comprehensive adventure in the islands
Daily hiking, snorkeling, and optional sea kayaking adventures
See vast colonies of basking iguanas, giant tortoises in the wild, and amazing birdlife, from blue-footed boobies to pink flamingos


Length: 17 days
Cost From: $10,390  
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

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