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$500 Early Sign-up Discount, first 6 sign-ups on all 2019 departures

A Wildlife Experience Unlike Any Other on the Planet

Overview

Snorkel with playful sea lions and penguins, kayak among sea turtles, and hike past dancing blue-footed boobies on this perfectly designed adventure in one of the greatest natural history destinations in the world. Our 15-day Galápagos cruise combines both the Eastern Islands and Western Islands, including history-rich Floreana, Fernandina, with its flightless cormorants, and Santiago’s golden beaches. Traveling aboard our classic tall ship the Mary Anne is the only way to go, with spacious decks for relaxing, delicious meals served al fresco, and sunsets in a new anchorage each night. Our small group size gives you incredible natural history experiences with your expert naturalist guide.

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 by panga through a peaceful mangrove estuary, spotting sea turtles and graceful rays, then head out to the remote island of Genovesa (Tower), home to frigatebirds, Nazca boobies, and red-billed tropicbirds nesting along the cliffs. At Bartolomé Island, our trail leads to views of needle-like Pinnacle Rock, the eroded remnant of an old volcanic cone and an iconic photo spot. Tiny Galápagos penguins perch on the rocks 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 colorful flamingos, and we gain fascinating insights at the Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. On Santa Fé, we watch sea lions strike a pose on a white-sand beach. The waved albatross is a highlight of our explorations on Española (May to December), and we hike near the vast twin craters of Los Gemelos in the Santa Cruz highlands. Devil’s Crown shelters teeming marine life, and a hike brings us to historic Post Office Bay on Floreana.

Days 11-17
Isabela / Fernandina / Santiago

We search for whales and dolphins as we cross the sea to Isabela Island. At Punta Moreno, we walk on a pahoehoe lava flow and take a panga ride through scenic Tagus Cove. Flightless cormorants and marine iguanas are a delight at Fernandina’s Punta Espinosa. We explore Santiago Island’s Espumilla Beach 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 adventures
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 (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Small Boat & Yacht Cruising, Snorkeling, Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level:

Daily hikes, snorkeling, optional sea kayaking
Galapagos 2019 brochure

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Download our The Galápagos Islands 2019 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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