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Highlights
  • Fascinating and active 8-day cruise
  • Snorkel with Galápagos penguins
  • Delight in a beautiful 16-guest yacht with spacious decks and air-conditioned cabins

The unique wildlife of the Galápagos has no fear of humans—we walk trails right among nesting seabirds and colonies of marine iguanas that take no notice of us, an experience unlike any other! The green Eastern Islands of this famed archipelago have a very diverse ecosystem and a remarkable number of species found nowhere else. Our active adventure includes Tower, prime nesting site of red-footed boobies, South Plaza, with its hybrid iguanas, and Santa Fé, home to such endemics as the Galápagos hawk, and a great place to snorkel with enchanting sea lions. Life on board the Mary Anne is an absolute delight, with delicious meals savored on deck or in the salon, great talks with your naturalist guide, and unforgettable tropical sunrises and sunsets

Travel Theme
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Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Ship Name
  • Mary Anne

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Itinerary

Days 1-4: Guayaquil / Explore Mangroves by Zodiac

Accommodation: Day1: Hilton Colon Guayaquil; Day 2 to 4 : Mary Anne

From Guayaquil, fly to Baltra, board the Mary Anne, and sail to Black Turtle Cove for a Zodiac ride among green sea turtles and golden rays. Navigating north to Tower (Genovesa), you’ll explore red mangroves and prickly pear cacti where red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds perch, and see nesting swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, and red-billed tropicbirds. On tiny Bartolomé, the trail to the summit offers magnificent views of the ocean and surrounding islands.

Days 5-6: Explore a Flamingo Lagoon / Charles Darwin Research Station

Accommodation: Mary Anne

Rabida, the “Red Island,” features a lagoon full of pink flamingos. We’ll hike amid Darwin’s finches and Galápagos mockingbirds there, and see a land iguana nesting site at Cerro Dragon. The white coralline beach of Las Bachas is stunning; after our visit we’ll explore the Darwin Station’s tortoise breeding facility.

Days 7-10: Beach Hike with Sea Lions / Giant Tortoises

Accommodation: Day 7 to 8 : Mary Anne; Day 9: Hilton Colon Guayaquil

South Plaza and Santa Fé are home to their very own species of land iguanas. On fantastic Española, with its powdery white-sand beach where sea lions haul out to rest, we’ll keep an eye out for Galápagos hawks, Galápagos doves, and Hood mockingbirds, endemic to the island.Fly to Guayaquil and depart on Day 10.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 5,995

Price Per Day:

$ 600 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 225
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Ship Name

Mary Anne

Ship Description

In legendary square-rigger tradition, the Mary Anne offers the truly romantic ambiance of a tall sailing ship. With her elegant design, she is one of the most beautiful and romantic yachts in the islands. The Mary Anne features deck space for relaxing outdoors and enjoying the incredible island views. She hosts just 16 guests, so you’ll have a wonderfully personal experience of the Galápagos. The inviting wood-paneled lounge features a small bar, a library stocked with great books on the history and wildlife of the islands, and an entertainment center. Dining is either in the salon or al fresco on deck—a delightful experience, and also a great place to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset or looking at the stars. You are welcome to help with raising the sails, take a turn at the wheel, or join the Captain on the bridge to observe navigation—cruising the islands on the beautiful Mary Anne is an active and unforgettable experience. The top-notch crew—most of whom are from these islands—provides great service (a 2:1 passenger-to-crew ratio).

Deck & Cabin Plans

Trip Includes
  • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
  • Accommodations at the hotel in Guayaquil and aboard the yacht
  • All meals included except 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Airport transfers as indicated
Trip Excludes
  • International airfare, internal flights
  • Galapagos park fee, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Full Trip Brochure
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Optional gratuities (tipping your Trip leader and yacht crew is customary, but at your discretion)
  • Additional hotel nights (due to airline schedule changes or other factors)
Meals Included:

All meals included except 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
6-16 members maximum.
Start City
Guayaquil
End City
Guayaquil

Trip ID#: galadvwil

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