Mary Anne Galapagos Yacht
Classy, elegant, stylish and trendy, the Mary Ann Galapagos yacht is a state of the art sailboat that boasts 1000 square meters of sail and exquisite design. A unique yacht in every sense, this yacht has 12 cabins accommodating up to 16 passengers supplemented by single cabins for solo guests. Combining a unique blend of warmth and fashion, the Mary Ann Galapagos Ship remains the most authentic way to tour the Galapagos Islands hassle-free. A vessel made for awesome Galapagos trips, it has an extensive range of itineraries with varied activities.
Inclusions & Exclusions
All meals throughout cruise Transfers in the islands All excursions Bilingual national park guide Use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits Use of Kayaks Coffee, tea and soft drinks
Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare Alcoholic drinks $100 Galapagos National Park fee $20 Transit Control Card Travel / medical insurance Tips Personal expenses
No discount for children Xmas and New Year surcharge 10% Single supplement (subject to availability)
Mary Anne Galapagos Yacht offers two different itineraries
Itinerary East - North & East Islands
Day 1 (Saturday) - BLACK TURTLE COVE
AM: Baltra PM: Black Turtle Cove Baltra Island: Arrival at the Galapagos islands at Baltra airport and transfer to the Mary Anne Galapagos Yacht for a welcome talk and to show you to your cabin. Black Turtle Cove: This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Sea turtles, lack-finned reef shark, the white-tipped reef shark, and the Galapagos sharks.
Day 2 (Sunday) - GENOVESA
AM: Darwin Bay
PM: Prince Philip Steps Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Wildlife you might see today: Lava Gulls, lava Herons, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Great Frigatebirds and Red-footed Boobies
Day 3 (Monday) - BARTOLOME & SULLIVAN BAY
AM: Bartholomew PM: Sullivan Bay Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Sullivan Bay: A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal! Wildlife you might see today: Green sea turtles, penguins and reef sharks.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - RABIDA & CERRO DRAGON
AM: Rábida PM: Cerro Dragón Rabida Island: is one of the most colorful and volcanic varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. Dragon Hill is a trail that lead to a hyper-saline lagoon behind the beach, there is a short walk to the Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Marine Iguanas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Galapagos Doves.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Highlands PM: Charles Darwin Research Station and Breeding Center. Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. Fausto Llerena Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity. Wildlife: Vermilion Flycatcher or one of Darwin’s finches, Giant Tortoises.
Day 6 (Thursday) - SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE
AM: South Plaza PM: Santa Fe South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Galapagos Wildlife: Red-billed tropic birds and swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas.
Day 7 (Friday) - ESPANOLA
AM Punta Suárez PM Gardner Bay Suarez Point: It is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, one of the highlights of your Galapagos itinerary. Gardner Bay: This Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Wildlife you might see today: Galapagos Hawks, Española Mockingbirds, Waved Albatross, sea lions.
Day 8 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Twin Craters PM: Baltra airport. Los Gemelos (The Twins Craters). Los Gemelos wait for you at the end of a short hike, created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. Transfer to the airport. Galapagos Wildlife: Vermilion Flycatchers, Short-eared Owls, the Galapagos Dove, and several finch species.
Itinerary West - South & West Islands
Day 1 (Saturday) - SANTA CRUZ
AM: Arrival PM: Charles Darwin Research Station and Breeding Center Baltra Island: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos sailing yacht. Briefing on board about the boat and the island. Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. Fausto Llerena Breeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity. Wildlife you might see today: Giant Tortoises.
Day 2 (Sunday) - FLOREANA
AM: Punta Cormorant & Devil’s Crown. PM: Post Office Bay Cormorant Point: It offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Devil's Crown: Arguably, the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life. Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Wildlife you can see today: Tiger Snake Eels, White-tipped Sharks, Eagle Rays, amberjacks, wrasses, Hammerhead Sharks, and sea turtles, boobies, pelicans, and frigate birds.
Day 3 (Monday) - FLOREANA & ISABELA
AM: Asilo de La Paz PM: Cerro Azul Asilo de La Paz, where the first Galapegueño was born, according to the stories of Floreana. This afternoon is completed by the impressive landscapes of Isabella and the Cerro Azul volcanoes. Wildlife: Black-necked stilts and flamingoes.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - ISABELA
AM Punta Moreno PM Elizabeth Bay Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface. Galapagos Wildlife you might see today: Rays, flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - ISABELA & FERNANDINA
AM: Urbina Bay PM Punta Espinosa Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Wildlife you might see today: Flightless Cormorants, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Galapagos Penguins, sea horses, marine iguanas, sea turtles.
Day 6 (Thursday) - ISABELA
AM: Tagus Cove PM: Punta Vicente Roca Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Vicente Roca Point: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Galapagos Wildlife: Giant tortoises, hawks, yellow warblers, large-billed fly catchers.
Day 7 (Friday) - SANTIAGO
AM: Espumilla PM: Puerto Egas Espumilla Beach: Darwin explored the salt-lake crater that is now home to white-cheeked pintails and the occasional flamingo. Egas Port: The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Wildlife you might see today: Flamingoes and white-cheeked pintail ducks.
Day 8 (Saturday) - NORTH SEYMOUR
AM: North Seymour North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. End of your trip and ride to the airport for your flight back to mainland. Galapagos Wildlife you can see today: Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas.