Mary Anne First Class Yacht ****
The enchantingly romantic Mary Ann will stop the breath of every sailor or sailor at heart. With over 1000 m2 of sail, she majestically parts the waves with full sails and with power. Guests will be comfortably accommodated in twelve double cabins (max. capacity twenty-four), each with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Relax in the rich wood-panelled lounge or library (with TV and video equipment); let yourself unwind on the sundeck as you take in the fresh sea breezes. Since Mary Anne features a full crew of eight, you can rest assured that every aspect of your cruise from the delicious food to the informative nature presentations will be carried out expertly.
Islands you will visit:
San Cristóbal – Floreana – Española – Santa Cruz – Genovesa – Rábida – Isabela – Fernandina – Santiago – Bartolome – Santa Fe – North Seymour – Plazas
216ft ( 66m)
26ft ( 8m)
7 members + naturalist guide
Cabin Deck : Standard: 12
Included on board for the entire trip ( Mask , Tubbe , Fins ) Wetsuit available for rent per day USD 15 p.p.
- 8 DAYS PROGRAM
- NET RATES 2023-2024
8 DAYS GALAPAGOS CRUISE
|SAT||AM||Baltra: Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat|
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove
Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.
|SUN||AM||Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view from a cliff.
|PM||Genovesa Island: El Barranco
Also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky path leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.
Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.
|PM||Chinese Hat Islet
This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a great snorkeling site. Its famous red sandy beach and stunning lookouts provide wonderful landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Dragon Hill is one of the few visitor sites directly related to a conservation program of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. The visitor site was opened in 1993 to provide an additional chance for observing land iguanas. The landing site at the rocky shore is a wonderful place for snorkeling.
|WED||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green, contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the Scalesia trees, creating the lush green color. The lava tubes, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience.
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
The Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center, a long-term program run jointly by the Galapagos National Park Directorate and the Charles Darwin Foundation, began in 1965 to save the giant tortoise population on Pinzón.At the Tortoise Center, visitors can observe a variety of tortoises, including hatchlings, juveniles, and full-grown individuals
This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.
|PM||Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint stop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.
|FRI||AM||Española Island: Suarez Point
This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.
|PM||Española Island: Gardner Bay/Islet
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling.
Española Island: Osborn Islet
Osborn Islet is near Española and is a great place to observe sea lions, parrot fish, butterfly fish, coral and possilbe red-lipped bat fish.
|SAT||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.
|AM||Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport.|
NET RATES 2023-2024
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Single Supplement (Subject to availability)
- Christmas and New Year dates will have a 10% surcharge
- Children under 12 years old have 40% discount.
- High season (from Jan 1st. – Jun 30th.)
- Low season (from Sep 1st. – Nov 30th.)
- Summer Specials (from Jul 1st. – Aug 31st. & Dec 1st. – 15th.)
- Air Tickets must be issued by Guidecuador Travel
- Rates are subject to change; we guarantee rate with previous deposit only
Cruises itineraries are subject to change without previous notice; due to seasonal changes,
weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations.
Mary Anne First Class Yacht **** (Deck Plan)
- Private transportort and ferry for all Galapagos transfers.
- Programmed visits to the islands with a certifed English-speaking naturalist guide.
- On board accommodations
- Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins).
- All meals on board; unlimited coffee, tea, water and natural juices.
Not included in Program
- $100 (Subject to change) Galapagos National Park entrance fee
- $20 Transit Control Card
- Alcoholic and bottled beverages on board
- Crew and guide tips.
- Wetsuit rental fee
- Air Tickets
- Transfer to and from the airport in mainland Ecuador.