Early Sign-up Discount

$500 off per person, first 6 sign-ups on all 2020 departures

*Special offers cannot be combined with other discounts

A Wildlife Experience Unlike Any Other on the Planet

Experience the Magic of the Galápagos Islands—in WT style!

Small Yacht Travel: the Best Way to Experience The Islands — Wake each morning to a new island to explore, and while you enjoy lunch al fresco on deck, we move to a second fascinating site. Traveling by yacht gives you the greatest variety of wildlife, scenery, and certainly the best snorkeling sites.

Active Adventures, with Hiking, Snorkeling, Zodiac Explorations, and Optional Sea Kayaking — We capture the wonder of Darwin’s legendary archipelago on daily island hikes, on snorkeling excursions that reveal sea turtles, Galápagos penguins, marine iguanas, and a kaleidoscopic array of tropical fish, and on optional explorations by sea kayak.

Our Small Groups Ensure Your Experience Is Personalized — With just 16 guests on the Mary Anne, and 14 guests aboard the Passion, you’ll enjoy wonderful camaraderie—it’s an experience not possible on the larger cruise ships.

Explore and Learn with World-Class Trip Leaders — Our Trip Leaders are the best and most experienced in the Galápagos. They are phenomenal teachers and delightful traveling companions with a gift for creating unforgettable experiences.

Our Commitment to Conservation — Wilderness Travel is a proud founding member of the International Galápagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), dedicated to the preservation of these extraordinary islands, and we support the Galápagos Conservancy and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

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 cruise is the most comprehensive itinerary in the Galápagos, combining both the Eastern Islands and Western Islands, including Fernandina, with its flightless cormorants, Santiago’s golden beaches, and remote Genovesa, a prime nesting site of red-footed boobies. 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. This is truly 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 out of the lava tubes in the rocks below.

Oro Verde
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Day 1 (1 night), Day 16 (1 night)
Days 5-10
Rábida / Santa Cruz / Santa Fé / Española / Devil’s Crown / Floreana

We take a panga ride along Rábida, the red island, to look for marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, and on Santa Cruz, we gain fascinating insights at the Darwin Research Station. 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.

Oro Verde
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Day 16 (1 night)

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 2020 brochure

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Download our The Galápagos Islands 2020 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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