Galapagos cruise on board Mary Anne | 8 days

From Santa Cruz Island to Mosquera Islet
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Embark on a one of a kind 8-day Galapagos cruise aboard one of the most stable vessels in the islands. Travelling by wind on open sails is a unique experience that will make your Galapagos Islands vacation unforgettable. Making stops at the most popular islands such as Santa Cruz, Floreana and Santiago your Galapagos cruise will be touched by memorable encounters at every point. You can learn about the research and conservation initiatives at the Charles Darwin Research Station – a highlight for many when they visit Galapagos. Snorkel among the scores of fish, rays and sharks in the clear waters, including at the premier Galapagos snorkeling site, the Devil's Crown. While hiking along untouched beaches or across lava fields you may encounter iguanas, sea turtles nesting, Blue Footed Boobies. penguins and all the other curious creatures that call the Galapagos archipelago home. Experience the relics of pirate and buccaneer life at coves that were once pirate hideaways and buccaneer refuges.

When you visit Galapagos by boat you can explore all the incredible scenery of the area. Volcanoes - some active - dot the horizon; ancient craters form lagoons filled with turquoise water and white sand beaches host scores of local animals.  While at sea on your Galapagos cruise you may spot whales and dolphins or simply have a drink in the lounge, relax on the sundeck or read a book in the library. Enjoy your Galapagos Islands vacation on board the majestic Mary Anne and experience ocean life as the explorers did, but with all the modern comforts.  

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Navigate through the archipelago on a beautiful barquentine

Go on a kayak tour and observe the sea life swimming alongside

Encounter the wonderful wildlife

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Santa Cruz Island

Arrival to Baltra airport and transfer to the boat

After lunch, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre. In the breeding center, you will see tortoises from different islands.

Day 2
Floreana Island

Punta Cormorant is your first stop. The site boasts olivine beaches and a large lagoon where flamingos can be observed.

You will end the outing with a short panga ride to snorkel in the Devil's Crown ,one of the greatest snorkeling spots of the archipelago.You may spot some sharks, rays and a lot of tropical fish.

At Post Office Bay, you can drop your postcards in the barrel as the whalers did centuries ago

Day 3
Floreana Island

After breakfast, you will visit Black Beach. This fresh water source known as Asilo de La Paz was a refuge for pirates.

During a full afternoon of sailing, you will have the opportunity to look for whales and dolphins. The landscapes of the impressive Isabela and the Cerro Azul volcano can be observed.

Day 4
Isabela Island

In the morning, you will explore Punta Morena. This superb area is surrounded by giant shield volcanoes with some of them still active.

You will disembark on the black sand beach of Urbina Bay. It is known as the nesting site for green sea turtles. After a brief hike, you may spot tortoises and iguanas.

Day 5
Isabela Island Fernandina Island

In the morning, you will discover Tagus Cove, an ancient pirate hidaeway. You can hike to Darwin Lake, a salt-water crater lagoon.

Espinoza Point is your next stop in the afternoon. The place is one of the world's most pristine sites. A volcano dominates the landscape with lava fields reaching the ocean. You may see Galapagos sea lions, penguins and cormorants.

Day 6
Santiago Island

You will disembark on a dark sand beach at Puerto Egas. When walking along the shore, you will see sleepy fur seals and Galapagos hawks.

Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccaneers. Buccaneer Cove will bring you back in time. Hundreds of seabirds can be observed in this magnificent site.
Espumilla Beach is famous for green sea turtles and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling and swimming are highly recommended here.

Day 7
Santiago Island North Seymour Island

You will head across Sullivan Bay. Walk over lava flows and witness Galapagos penguins and birds going after small fish.

In the afternoon, you can visit North Seymour Island and observe magnificent frigatebirds, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.

Day 8
Mosquera Islet

Your last stop will be at Mosquera Islet, home to sea lions and shorebirds.

Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin on board
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals on board
  • Included Copy 20 Unlimited coffee, tea, water and natural juices
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Programmed visits to the islands with a certified English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Included Copy 20 Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Included Copy 20 Kayaks
  • Included Copy 20 Private transfers and ferry for all Galapagos transfers
  • Included Copy 7 Air ticket
  • Included Copy 7 Transfers to and from the airport in mainland Ecuador
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Included Copy 7 Transit control card
  • Included Copy 7 Wet suit rental fee
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic and bottled beverages on board
  • Included Copy 7 Crew and guide tips
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses
Transportation
Mary Anne | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Snorkeling
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Panga Ride
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Duration

8 days

Price from

$4,980 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available on request
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