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Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos

Live up to your expectations, travel Galapagos Islands aboard a Truly Classic Sailing Ship.

"Navigating under full sail on a large ship is probably the best of nautical experiences." Being an imposing 3-masted schooner, you can bet our sails are not only for show. The S/S Mary Anne hoist its sails on every itinerary and because of its size and structure is the only ship in the Galapagos Archipelago that can navigate by wind power alone. Be part of this unique nautical experience on any of our itineraries. Our crew will gladly welcome your help when the moment arrives and the captain yells, “Hoist the sails!”

Please Note: aboard Mary Anne we offer no single supplement subject to availability.

Christmas and New Year’s holidays (from December 20th to January 3rd) have an additional 10% surcharge of the published rate.
11 November, 2017 to 18 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 11 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 3834 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
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09 December, 2017 to 16 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 09 December, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 3834 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
20 January, 2018 to 27 January, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 20 January, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
17 February, 2018 to 24 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 17 February, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
26 May, 2018 to 02 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 26 May, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
04 August, 2018 to 11 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 04 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
18 August, 2018 to 25 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 18 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
01 September, 2018 to 08 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 01 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
27 October, 2018 to 03 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 27 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo
24 November, 2018 to 01 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos, departing on 24 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin £ 4073 GBP pp (+ Galapagos National Park entrance fee. From 120 USD pp)
Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.
view cabin photo

Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos itinerary:

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DAY 1 – Arrival to the islands & Black Turtle Cove ‐ Santa Cruz
PM: After arriving at Baltra airport we will be greeted by an Angermeyer Cruises representant to then board the Mary Anne and have lunch. After lunch, we will navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches, while marine dwellers such as Green Sea Turtle or Golden Ray may cruise right next to the panga as it makes its way through the mangroves.
DAY 2 - Darwin Bay & El Barranco ‐ Genovesa
AM: We travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay (wet landing), a unique site lined with red mangrove and soft-haired prickly pear cacti where Red-footed Boobies and Great Frigatebirds perch tamely. PM At El Barranco (dry landing), we climb the edge of a cliff where frigatebirds, masked boobies, and red‐footed boobies nest. We will be seeking out the impressive red‐billed tropicbird amidst Galapagos storm petrels.  
DAY 3 – Bartolome Island & Chinese Hat
AM: Dry landing at Bartholomew to climb up the wooden steps and reach the summit of this spatter cone for a most breathtaking panorama of the islands’ well photographed Pinnacle Rock, views of neighbouring Santiago and many other central islands in the distance. PM Less than a quarter of one square kilometer in size, this island gets its name from being shaped like a Chinese hat. The hat shape is best appreciated from the north side. Lava formations can be seen on the western side of the island, formed under the sea and raised upward and for this reason it is possible to observe coral heads on the lava. Be amazed by the landscapes covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins.
DAY 4 - Rabida & Cerro Dragon ‐ Santa Cruz
AM Wet landing onto Rabida’s deep‐red beaches to explore the red island’s fascinating interior and saltwater lagoon. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds and yellow warblers feed off the vegetation. Given the right time of the year we may see brown pelicans nesting on salt bushes that fringe the beach. PM We head across to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz’s northwest shore (dry landing) to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to Greater Flamingos, black‐necked stilts and white‐cheeked pintails. Further inland we find a fantastic land iguana nesting site.
DAY 5 – Santa Cruz Highlands & Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center ‐ Santa Cruz
AM We will spend this day visiting Santa Cruz Island´s most famous highlights. We will have a dry landing at the dock of Puerto Ayora to then board our transportation and head to the island’s highlands. This area, in contrast to the coastal region, has lush vegetation and forest due to the humidity in the higher regions.   We will visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. As these animals migrate from the coastal area to the highlands and back, the chosen ranch will depend on the presence of the tortoises since they roam free and change locations.   This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.   PM We will enjoy lunch at the ranch to then head back to Puerto Ayora for our second visit of the day, the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center. Here, we will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi‐natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure an easy view for the visitors. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be "repatriated"), and adults.
DAY 6 – Plaza Sur & Santa Fe 
AM Dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the archipelago, colorful Plaza Sur is home to vibrant green prickly pears, deep red Sesuvium and coppery‐orange land iguanas. Impressive seaward cliffs are excellent for a variety of coastal birds. This is also a great place to observe the adult and pup sea lions swimming along the shores.   PM After a wet landing on Santa Fe onto a white beach where sea lions are usually resting, we will be looking for the endemic species of land iguana, larger and yellower than land iguanas on other islands. The largest prickly pear cacti in the Galapagos are also found here.  
DAY 7 – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay ‐ Española, Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet
AM In the morning we will head to Punta Suarez The trail is about 4 km (2 miles) long and the walk takes about 2 hours. A geyser near the trail sprays water some 25 m (75 feet) into the air. This is one of the most popular landing sites in Galapagos. The highlights include: sea lions near the landing place, sometimes to be seen body‐surfing in the large breakers; large marine iguanas, with red‐coloured males in the breeding season; oystercatchers; blue‐footed and Nazca boobies; Galapagos hawk; Galapagos dove; swallow‐tailed gull; red billed tropicbirds in flight; and three species endemic to Española – waved albatross (present only from April to December), Española mockingbird, and Española lava lizard. PM We will spend the day in fantastic Española, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas, and the intrepid Española mockingbird. Close to Española there is a good spot for snorkeling called Gardner Islet. While snorkeling, there is a good chance playful sea lions will join you. Get ready for more snorkeling at Osborn islet, a great place to observe great quantities of marine life.
DAY 8 – Twin Craters & Baltra Airport
AM This is our last day in the islands. After breakfast we will disembark in Puerto Ayora to take our transport to the Baltra airport, making a short stop to visit the Twin Craters. The Gemelos (twins) are two deep craters located to the side of the road that leads to Puerto Ayora from the other side of the island.  These huge holes were probably created in a volcanic explosion or by magma chambers underneath the island´s surface.   This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler. Something worth mentioning is the contrast of the vegetation of the highlands with the arid coastal zones. After this visit we will make our way to the Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador. 
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 8 – Twin Craters & Baltra Airport *
AM This is our last day in the islands. After breakfast we will disembark in Puerto Ayora to take our transport to the Baltra airport, making a short stop to visit the Twin Craters. The Gemelos (twins) are two deep craters located to the side of the road that leads to Puerto Ayora from the other side of the island.  These huge holes were probably created in a volcanic explosion or by magma chambers underneath the island´s surface.   This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler. Something worth mentioning is the contrast of the vegetation of the highlands with the arid coastal zones. After this visit we will make our way to the Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador. 
DAY 7 – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay ‐ Española, Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet *
AM In the morning we will head to Punta Suarez The trail is about 4 km (2 miles) long and the walk takes about 2 hours. A geyser near the trail sprays water some 25 m (75 feet) into the air. This is one of the most popular landing sites in Galapagos. The highlights include: sea lions near the landing place, sometimes to be seen body‐surfing in the large breakers; large marine iguanas, with red‐coloured males in the breeding season; oystercatchers; blue‐footed and Nazca boobies; Galapagos hawk; Galapagos dove; swallow‐tailed gull; red billed tropicbirds in flight; and three species endemic to Española – waved albatross (present only from April to December), Española mockingbird, and Española lava lizard. PM We will spend the day in fantastic Española, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas, and the intrepid Española mockingbird. Close to Española there is a good spot for snorkeling called Gardner Islet. While snorkeling, there is a good chance playful sea lions will join you. Get ready for more snorkeling at Osborn islet, a great place to observe great quantities of marine life.
DAY 6 – Plaza Sur & Santa Fe  *
AM Dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the archipelago, colorful Plaza Sur is home to vibrant green prickly pears, deep red Sesuvium and coppery‐orange land iguanas. Impressive seaward cliffs are excellent for a variety of coastal birds. This is also a great place to observe the adult and pup sea lions swimming along the shores.   PM After a wet landing on Santa Fe onto a white beach where sea lions are usually resting, we will be looking for the endemic species of land iguana, larger and yellower than land iguanas on other islands. The largest prickly pear cacti in the Galapagos are also found here.  
DAY 5 – Santa Cruz Highlands & Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center ‐ Santa Cruz *
AM We will spend this day visiting Santa Cruz Island´s most famous highlights. We will have a dry landing at the dock of Puerto Ayora to then board our transportation and head to the island’s highlands. This area, in contrast to the coastal region, has lush vegetation and forest due to the humidity in the higher regions.   We will visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. As these animals migrate from the coastal area to the highlands and back, the chosen ranch will depend on the presence of the tortoises since they roam free and change locations.   This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.   PM We will enjoy lunch at the ranch to then head back to Puerto Ayora for our second visit of the day, the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center. Here, we will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi‐natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure an easy view for the visitors. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be "repatriated"), and adults.
DAY 4 - Rabida & Cerro Dragon ‐ Santa Cruz *
AM Wet landing onto Rabida’s deep‐red beaches to explore the red island’s fascinating interior and saltwater lagoon. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds and yellow warblers feed off the vegetation. Given the right time of the year we may see brown pelicans nesting on salt bushes that fringe the beach. PM We head across to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz’s northwest shore (dry landing) to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to Greater Flamingos, black‐necked stilts and white‐cheeked pintails. Further inland we find a fantastic land iguana nesting site.
DAY 3 – Bartolome Island & Chinese Hat *
AM: Dry landing at Bartholomew to climb up the wooden steps and reach the summit of this spatter cone for a most breathtaking panorama of the islands’ well photographed Pinnacle Rock, views of neighbouring Santiago and many other central islands in the distance. PM Less than a quarter of one square kilometer in size, this island gets its name from being shaped like a Chinese hat. The hat shape is best appreciated from the north side. Lava formations can be seen on the western side of the island, formed under the sea and raised upward and for this reason it is possible to observe coral heads on the lava. Be amazed by the landscapes covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins.
DAY 2 - Darwin Bay & El Barranco ‐ Genovesa *
AM: We travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay (wet landing), a unique site lined with red mangrove and soft-haired prickly pear cacti where Red-footed Boobies and Great Frigatebirds perch tamely. PM At El Barranco (dry landing), we climb the edge of a cliff where frigatebirds, masked boobies, and red‐footed boobies nest. We will be seeking out the impressive red‐billed tropicbird amidst Galapagos storm petrels.  
DAY 1 – Arrival to the islands & Black Turtle Cove ‐ Santa Cruz *
PM: After arriving at Baltra airport we will be greeted by an Angermeyer Cruises representant to then board the Mary Anne and have lunch. After lunch, we will navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches, while marine dwellers such as Green Sea Turtle or Golden Ray may cruise right next to the panga as it makes its way through the mangroves.
* = Indicative
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Mary Anne, the ship servicing Sailing Eastern Islands of Galapagos

Mary Anne

Vessel Type: Sailing Ship

Length: 216 feet / 65.8 meters

Passenger Capacity: 16 (12 cabins)

Built / Refit: 1997 / 2006

The Mary Anne is the perfect ship for those who love to travel by sail. She has 1,000 m2 of canvas sails with which she majestically takes to the waves.

This precious 3-masted barquentine, the only one of its kind in the islands, can accommodate up to 16 guests in her 4 double and 8 single cabins.

All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water and are designed with 1 double lower berth and a single upper berth. She also features 2 double cabins with lower berths.

Accommodations and Facilities:

All guest accommodations are located on the cabin deck. The main deck is complete with the dining room, kitchen, library and entertainment center.

On the sun deck you will find open-air seating, kayaks, storage, the bridge and plenty of space for taking in the beautiful sights.

The vessel features a wood-paneled, comfortable lounge area with a cozy bar and ample sun decks as well as deck seating. The nine crew members and naturalist guide are on board assure you a high-end experience.

• Sail aboard one of the most stable vessels in the islands.

• No single supplement.

• Visit different Islands and visitor points, join daily excursions guided by a Galapagos National Park Guide.

• In addition to the land visits enjoy a good balance of other activities such as snorkeling, panga rides and kayaking.
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