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Galapagos Adventure aboard the Mary Anne

Exploring Darwin’s Islands on a Three-Masted, Brigantine Schooner

Client Comments

Visiting the Galapagos with Wilderness Travel was both exhilarating and educational! The Galapagos is a wonderfully unspoiled part of the world and to be able to maneuver around the various islands on board the Mary Anne felt both special and appropriate. Our guide’s knowledge of the area added greatly to our overall experience.
— Carol H., Minneapolis, MN
This was a great trip for me: part biology, part geology field trip to a place that has been on the top of my list of places to visit. The ship and crew were excellent, very attentive, the food was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared his experiences with us. Fausto is even a great photography coach!
— Sharon W., Temecula, CA
Every member of the Mary Anne crew was professional, courteous, and helpful.
— Wood P., Great Falls, VA
The Mary Anne was INCREDIBLE, such a great experience on a great boat.
— Denise S., Lima, Peru
Exceeded my expectations, with excellent service and handling from start to finish. The trip included just the right balance of naturalist-led hikes with snorkeling, etc. On board service and food was exceptional.
— Raymond G., Livermore, CA
The food on board the Mary Anne was outstanding. And the crew could not have been better.
— Joe T., Port Townsend, WA
The crew of the Mary Anne was exceptional and excellent in every way. They were professional, friendly, helpful, and very accommodating.
— Eddie K., Philadelphia, PA
The Mary Anne was a big plus...lots of character and plenty of room to spread out, read, or have privacy when desired. The boat crew were really terrific—every one of them were attentive and skilled at their jobs.
— Jan S., Needham, MA
This was truly a trip to remember: well designed and executed—and offering a rewarding experience in a variety of interesting locations.
— Jon N., Pasadena, CA
The trip was outstanding, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. It was marvelous to see what Darwin saw.
— Bob M., Lafayette, CA
We were excited to be able to tour the Galapagos on the Mary Anne. Being on a sailing ship really added to the fun! The crew was gracious and accommodating.
— Susan L., Madison, WI
Everything about Wilderness Travel exceeded my expectations. Our guide was phenomenal, the people who managed our transfers were on top of every detail, the crew on the Mary Anne were fun, polite, efficient, and eager to please. I can't think of a single detail that was overlooked. We got to see everything in the Galápagos that I hoped to see, plus things I didn't expect. Our itinerary seemed perfect.
— Mary C., Louisville, KY
The Galápagos is magical and the itinerary did it justice. I felt we had a good overview of the diversity of islands and species.
— Sherrill B., Phoenixville, PA
The Galápagos experience could hardly have been better. The ship was terrific and the itinerary wonderful as we visited several islands, each one with its own particular geography and animals. The mix of hikes and snorkeling was perfect, and I loved just being on the ship, especially when the crew put up the sails. The crew was both efficient and extremely friendly. The captain went out of his way, even changing course to give us a good look at dolphins that he sighted.
— Julia M., Washington, DC
A great trip—highly knowledgeable guide, friendly crew, epic boat, all around professional operation, and a truly magical experience!
— Lauren E., Poulsbo, WA
I will never forget this trip. The experience of being so close to nature—no words can truly describe it.
— Regina N., Huntersville, NC
The crew on the Mary Anne was outstanding, anticipating our needs and making all activities on and off the ship run smoothly.
— Nancy M., Pleasantville, NY
I really loved being on the Mary Anne. It made an outstanding trip even better to be able to sail on such a unique vessel...and the crew was great.
— Anne C., Beulah, CO
This was the trip of a lifetime. The environment was exquisite, the service from the crew more than I could've ever asked for, the crew itself was so enjoyable, everything worked together perfectly to make this trip really special. I can confirm it was a great trip because we all wish we were back.
— Isabel R., St Louis Park, MN
The activities planned were perfect for fitting in almost everything Galápagos has to offer! The food was absolutely delicious, and the overall hospitality of the ship and hotels was better than great!
— Louise R., St Louis Park, MN
The trip exceeded our expectations. A great trip leader with a great crew on a fabulous vessel, with 13 other wonderful guests, on islands of unparalleled beauty, history, and ecology. What's not to love about that!
— Paul G., Seattle, WA
This was a lifetime experience for us. We expected to be awed by the islands, but we now feel that the vessel, crew, and Wilderness Travel experience were HUGE in making this adventure so memorable.
— David W., Honolulu, HI
The Mary Anne and crew exceeded our expectations in all aspects. I would not change anything in how the trip is organized or executed.
— Chris C., Lowettsville, VA
The boat was beautiful, the seas were beautiful, the group was great, and I had an excellent time.
— Stuart O., Portola Valley, CA
Ship staff was wonderful, every one of them!
— Molly L., Gladwyne, PA
Loved the ambiance of the sailing ship—lots of character and what a beauty!
— Lori J., Casper, WY
This was our first Wilderness Travel trip and the attention to detail,  transfers, excellent quality of the hotels, and the impressive, knowledgable, personable, and passionate naturalist guides was fantastic!
— Sandy A., Bozeman, MT
This was without a doubt one of the best trips I've taken in my entire life. The professionalism and thoughtfulness that was demonstrated time and time again by the crew and the staff was superlative. An outstanding experience for me and my kids!
— Steve L., Stamford, CT
A can't-miss adventure! Unforgettable!
— Chris M., Saint Augustine, FL
The Galapagos Islands are amazing, and it was a wonderful lifetime experience to go there. Doing it in great style on the Mary Anne made it even better! The ship experience was fantastic, like being on a beautifully maintained private yacht.
— Janet K., Danville, CA
One of the best trips I have ever taken. Well organized, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and amazing sites. We plan to use Wilderness Travel again for our next adventure.
— Don I., Santa Cruz, CA

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