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S/S Mary Anne

First Class Sailing Ship

Overview

Beautiful, romantic sail boat, lots of space, great itinerary, excellent local operator.

Category Length Guests Cabins
First Class 216 ft / 68.6m 16 12

A beautiful and truly classic sailing ship. With 12 cabins for just 16 guests this is a very spacious yacht, and a good option for single guests as they can travel with their own cabin with no supplement. It is also a great option for true sailors at heart and an exhilarating experience when the sails are raised. Ample deck space and a large open dining and lounge area with lots of light and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the views. Launched in 1997, this barquentine is a great option with a fantastic itinerary which visits some of the best islands and visitor sites in the archipelago. Run by Andando Tours, a company with a great reputation for quality of service, friendly helpful crews and first class naturalist guides. The yacht has been awarded the Smart Voyager certificate for adherence to sound environmental practices.

Cabins:

12 double cabins accommodate 16 guests all with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.

Rates 2017 (Please contact us for GB£ rates and other prices)

Please ask us in case any special promotions are available on this yacht

Prices start at US$5,229 per person for an 8 day cruise

  • Mary Anne is available to charter
  • NO single supplement charged
  • Discounts available for groups
  • Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card.
  • Excluding flight to Galapagos, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

Itinerary

The Mary Anne has two great 8 day itineraries.   In terms of which itinerary of East or West 8-day options we think is the best  - they are both equally good! However if you have a particular interest in birds or reptiles and depending on the time of year of your visit, one could have the edge over the other – but we can help advise on this. Here are PDF’s of the 8 itinerary options, and below is the full 15 day itinerary.

Itinerary – East – 8 DaysItinerary – East – 8 Days

In this cruise you will be visiting the central, northern and southern part of the Galapagos including an excellent mixture of Galapagos wildlife, unspoiled white beaches and great snorkelling. Visiting a range of islands including Genovesa and Espanola Islands, which not many yachts do in an 8 day trip, both are truly spectacular islands teeming with seabirds.
PDFDetailed Itinerary

Itinerary – West – 8 DaysItinerary – West – 8 Days

In this cruise, you visit the western part of Galapagos with their pristine untouched quality, including Isabella and the Island of Fernandina. A great mixture of Galapagos wildlife, in particular marine life, in the form of Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Marine Iguanas, Dolphins and whales. Fascinating geological landscapes and excellent snorkelling.
PDFDetailed Itinerary

Mary Anne 15 Day Itinerary

Saturday
Baltra Arrival at the airport in Galapagos.

Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove (Caleta Tortuga Negra)  A beautiful mangrove lagoon on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. The yacht anchors just outside the cove and you will enter on a dinghy, paddling through the calm waters of the lagoon, which is a resting site for Green Sea Turtles. A wonderfully quiet journey, through a beautiful and unique habitat. With good luck as well as Marine Turtles you will see different types of Sharks and schools of Golden and Eagle Rays swimming just below the surface, whilst Yellow Warblers singing from above.

Activities: Boat tour in a lagoon, wildlife observation.
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Lagoon surrounded by mangroves. Sharks, Rays, Sea Turtles, Pelicans and Blue-footed boobies.

Sunday
Genovesa (Tower) A highlight of any visit to the Galapagos, a truly beautiful island thanks to the richness of its birdlife. Located in the northeast portion of Galapagos, the island is an outpost for many seabirds (as is Espanola in the South). Interestingly there are no land reptiles here and only very small Marine Iguanas, due to direction of ocean currents which apparently would not have carried terrestrial animals here. You will visit the following sites.

Genovesa - Darwin Bay  This bay is actually the caldera of an extinct, partially eroded volcano, with the surrounding cliffs forming the inner portion of the rim. You will land on a coral beach, and will immediately be struck by the amount of birdlife. The trail is loaded with Great Frigatebirds (mating season from February to May), Red-footed Boobies nesting in the mangroves, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Yellow-Crowned Night Herons. Your trail takes you past a beautiful tide pool area Herons try to catch small fish.

Activities: Hike (0.9 mi / 1 ½ km), snorkelling, kayaking & dinghy ride
Difficulty:
Easy / Moderate
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Nazca Boobies, Red- footed Boobies, Great Frigatebirds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, mangroves, coral pebbles beach. Snorkelling: rays, colourful reef fish and Hammerhead Sharks.

El Barranco or Prince Philip’s Steps  The tour begins with a great dinghy (small dingy) ride along the base of the cliffs where you see Red-billed Tropicbirds trying to make a precise landing in their nest. Squadrons of Frigatebirds are seen flying back and forth, whilst Red-footed Boobies perch on branches of Palo Santo trees which seemingly grow out of the cliffs. Once you arrive on land and climb to the cliff-top, you enter an area where nesting Nazca Boobies and Great Frigatebirds are found. It is also a great place to see Galapagos Doves and Vampire Finches (Sharp-beaked Ground finches)…ask your guide for the full story on the name! You will also see a large colony of Storm Petrels which attracts Short-Eared Owls, often observed stalking at these small sea birds, even during the day.

Activities: Hike (0.9 mi / 1 ½ km)
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry, difficult landing
Highlights & Animals: Red-footed Boobies, Great frigatebirds, Short-eared Owls, Storm-petrels, Galapagos Doves, Darwin Finches.

Monday
Bartolome Home to one of the most iconic scenery shots of Galapagos, this small island is located off the eastern shore of Santiago Island. The striking volcanic landscape looks almost lunar and provides a great introduction to the volcanic origins of the islands, with spatter cones and cinder cones some of which are eroded shaping striking formations like Pinnacle Rock. On the way to the top of Bartolome you will observe good examples of pioneering plants, including some beautiful strands of lava cactus. At sea level, this is a great place for swimming and snorkelling, if you are lucky with Galapagos Penguins.

Activities: Dinghy ride & snorkelling. Hike uphill (1.2 mi / 2 km)
Difficulty:
Moderate/ Difficult. Walk up to the top of volcano 114 meters, 375 wooden steps.
Type of Landing: Dry landing at the rocky shore and a wet landing at the white sand beach.
Highlights & Animals: Pinnacle rock, panoramic view, moonlike landscape, Penguins, pioneer plants, lava cactus. Snorkelling: Penguins, Reef Sharks, Rays great colourful fish.

Santiago – Sullivan Bay  This site is of great geological interest and is located southeast of Santiago Island. Sullivan Bay offers a rare look at a recently formed lava-field. Located on the eastern coast of James Island, just across from Bartolome, this lava field is thought to have been created in eruptions that took place around 1890.

Activities: Hike (1.3 mi  / 2 km) swimming and snorkelling  
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry landing at the rocky shore and a wet landing at the white sand beach
Highlights & Animals: Pahoehoe lava flows, which has hardened in accordion-style formation.  Small glass-like bubbles of lava can be found, called “hornitos”.  Penguins in the coastline.

Tuesday
Rabida A red sandy beach with Sea Lions and nesting Brown Pelicans, which some afford a rare glimpse of chick feeding. There is a short walk inland which offers great views of the beach and lagoon. Years ago Flamingos where regularly seen at the salty lagoon, but nowadays this is a rare sight. Geologically Rabida is said to have the most diversified volcanic rocks of all the islands. It also provides a great opportunity to snorkel with Sea Lions and has a great diversity of near-shore and pelagic fish.

Activities: Wet landing. Hiking 0.5 mi. Kayak and Snorkelling
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Red sand beach, coastal lagoon, Galapagos Sea Lions, Seasonal colony of Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Hawk. Snorkel: Sea Lions, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Eels.

Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon or Dragon Hill  After a dry landing, the walk will take you along the edge of a salt water lagoon behind the beach where you can often see Flamingos, Pintail Ducks, Common Stilts and other bird species. A short walk inland, offers a great view of the bay and a nesting site for Land Iguanas, many of which were repatriated back to Cerro Dragon by the Charles Darwin Research Station, after their near-extinction due to feral dogs and cats.

Activities: Hiking 1.5 mi. Snorkelling
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Coastal lagoon with variety of water birds: Herons, Stilts, Pintail Ducks, Oystercatchers, Flamingos. Giant Cactus, Land Iguanas, Darwin Finches, Mockingbirds. Snorkel: Parrotfish, Puffers, Snappers, Sea Turtles.

Wednesday
Mosquera This tiny islet, nestled between Baltra and North Seymour islands is a beautiful long narrow beach with a large population of Galapagos Sea Lions. As with other areas in Galapagos this area has been geologically uplifted. A great opportunity for swimming and snorkelling off the beach.

Activities: Wet landing. Short walk along the beach (0.5 Mi). Snorkel.
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Galapagos Sea lion colony, Lava Gulls, Herons. Snorkel: Sharks, Rays, Parrotfish, Angelfish.

Santa Cruz – Punta Carrion  This visitor site has no trail and no landing. A dinghy tour will give you opportunities to see Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies, Pelicans and frigatebirds. At Punta Carrion you can snorkel from the boat to see a variety of fish, rays and possibly the harmless White-Tipped Reef Sharks.

Activities: Boat tour. Kayak and Snorkelling
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Galapagos Sea Lions, Brown Pelicans, Boobies. Snorkel: Sea Lions, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, White tipped Reef Sharks.

Thursday
South Plaza is the best island for observing Land Iguanas, along with Cactus Finches, Tropic Birds and Sea Lions. One of your first stops will be through a small “forest” of Prickly Pear Cactus. The walk along the sea cliffs is a wonderful experience, with Galapagos Shearwaters and Red-billed Tropicbirds gliding by. Towards the end of the walk is a bachelor Sea Lion colony, with a battle-scared collection of old bulls in various states of recuperation or total retirement!

Activities: Hike (1.5 mi / 2 ½ km)
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Land Iguanas, Sea Lion colony, Galapagos Shearwaters, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies, amazing landscape with cliffs.

Santa Fe  This is the oldest of the Galapagos islands. Its paradisiacal bay offers great possibilities to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. A hike inland offers a great chance to see a species of Land Iguanas (Conolophus pallidus) which is endemic to Santa Fe Island. In the same area you’ll also see a forest of giant prickly pear cactus. After your visit you can swim and snorkel.

Activities: Hiking, Snorkel
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Santa Fe Land Iguanas, Sea Lion colony, Galapagos hawks, Mockingbirds, giant prickly pear cactus (the tallest in Galapagos). Snorkel: Sea Lions, Reef Sharks, Parrotfish, Surgeonfish.

Friday
aaaaa Arrival at the airport in Galapagos.

Española (Hood)  This island is one of the highlights of any visit to Galapagos. Espanola is the southernmost island in the Galapagos, and is also one of the oldest. Numerous Sea Lions are seen here, plus hundreds of Marine Iguanas basking on the rocks. Espanola’s Marine Iguanas are unlike other Galapagos Marine Iguanas thanks to their bright colouring. Espanola is home to thousands of nesting seabirds all year, including Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Frigatebirds.  Between late March and December the Waved Albatross, perhaps the most spectacular of Galapagos birds, returns to Espanola by the thousands to perform their amazing mating dance and produce the next generation. Almost the entire population breeds on this island during this time, and they spend the rest of the year at sea. 

Gardner Bay  This beautiful bay is nested between Gardner islet and the beautiful coral sand beach in Española. You will visit a spectacular white sand beach, home to one of the largest Sea Lion colonies in the islands, where you can also see endemic Española Mockingbirds and with some luck, Galapagos Hawks. 

Activities: Snorkelling and kayaking. Short hike along the beach (0.6 mi / 1km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: White sandy beach, Sea Lion colony, Mockingbirds Galapagos Hawks. Snorkelling: colourful fish, Sea Lion nursery.

Punta Suárez  Regarding the amount of wildlife, this one of the best trails in the whole islands. Despite the difficult terrain, the walk is an absolute marvel, as from the beginning to the end you will see large quantities of Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, Galapagos Hawks and during most of the year, Waved Albatross. There are spectacular views of flying birds from the cliffs.

Activities: Hike (1.9 mi  / 3 km)
Difficulty:
Difficult, rocky terrain.
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Española Mockingbird, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albatross, Red-billed tropicbirds, lava lizards, Galapagos Hawk, Blue-footed Boobies, blow hole, amazing landscape.

Saturday
Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Station The Charles Darwin Research Station offers a great chance to learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the islands wildlife. For some visitors (depending on the time of year) this is the only time to see Giant Tortoises and certainly the closest range opportunity. It is also a great chance to see the Tortoise Rearing Centre.

Activities: Walking
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Giant Tortoises, Land and Marine Iguanas, Mockingbirds, Darwin Finches.

(EAST ITINERARY ENDS - WEST ITINERARY BEGINS)
Cerro Messa – Santa Cruz Cerro Messa is a private ecological reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz with many forest paths filled with endemic Galapagos vegetation, with an impressive and deep sink hole crater. The chance to watch White Cheeked Pintail Ducks, rails, stilts and Frigatebirds who are usually present in the lagoon here. The reserve also offers the opportunity to see mockingbirds, flycatchers, warblers, Galapagos Doves and Darwin’s finches. With luck you will also be able to see some of the population of Giant Tortoises that live in the reserve, which are geographically isolated from the main population of Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. (This nature reserve is a great example of a private initiative trying to work and protect the fragile Galapagos ecosystem alongside the Galapagos National Park).

Activities: Short hike (1.2/2km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Interesting vegetation, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Doves and sometimes Giant Tortoises.

Sunday
Floreana - Punta Cormorant At Punta Cormorant you will walk on an olivine beach (a mineral known for its olive-green quality, that is found in meteorites, the moon and mars as well as on earth), visit a large lagoon where Great Flamingos sometimes nest, and walk over to Flour Beach, a beautiful white sandy beach to look for Green Sea Turtle nests.

Activities: Hike (1.2 mi/2km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: An easy walk along a coastal lagoon where Flamingos are often found, along with Stilts and Ducks. White sand beach.

Floreana – Devil’s Crown  One of the highlights of this area is snorkelling at Devil’s Crown, a partially submerged crater teeming with Parrotfish, Wrasse, Surgeonfish, and Damselfish among many other varieties of tropical fish.

Activities: Snorkel
Difficulty:
Moderate. Strong current.
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: One of the best snorkelling sites in the islands, but a strong current can be a challenge for very inexperienced snorkelers. Sea Lions, Reef Sharks, Sea Turtles, Hammerhead Sharks, Rays, many fish.

Floreana - Post Office Bay  The famous Post Office Bay is where people leave their mail to be picked up and delivered by others in the “post office” barrel—a time-honoured tradition begun by whalers more than two hundreds of years ago.

Activities: Short hike (less than 0.2 mi / 0.3km), lava tunnel & snorkelling
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Barrel Post Office, lava tunnel inland (difficult access), nice sandy beach.

Monday
Santa Cruz – Highlands The highlands of Santa Cruz are home to fascinating geological features, like lava tubes and the twin sinkhole craters of Los Gemelos, which are home to some 300 different fern species as well as a forest of Scalesias, a relative of sunflowers. This is an excellent area to look for some elusive endemics like the Woodpecker Finch (one of only a few bird species in the world to use tools), Small Tree Finch, Vegetarian Finch and Galapagos Rail. The highlands of Santa Cruz are one of the best places to see Giant Tortoises in the wild.

Activities: Hike (0.9 mi / 1 ½ km)
Difficulty:
Easy . Moderate
Type of Landing:
Highlights & Animals: Pitt craters, Scalesia Forest, Darwin finches, Warblers, Flycatchers.

Santa Cruz – Tortuga Bay  Tortuga Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos islands. To get there you have a walk for ½ hour (2,2 km or 1,3 mi) from the town of Puerto Ayora, on  a very interesting trail which will allow you to experience a typical Palo Santo and Giant Cactus forest; an ideal environment to look for several species of Darwin Finches, Mockingbirds and Galapagos Flycatchers. What you will see upon your arrival is a gorgeous coral-sand beach with turquoise waters and sand dunes, where sea turtles nest (hence the name!). The larger beach  is 1 km (0,6 mi) long and usually has big waves, so most visitors prefer to continue their walk to a smaller beach located on a very protected bay surrounded with mangroves, which is ideal for families and water activities. It is in this sheltered beach where it is possible to kayak (if kayaks are a programmed part of your visit) to look for reef sharks, rays, sea turtles and pelicans. If you have time, you can also take a short walk which goes through a forest of giant Prickly-pear Cactus, where it is possible to find Marine Iguanas, Blue-footed boobies and gulls.

Important tip…. Make sure you bring plenty of sunblock and water for this visit, as there is not much shade during the entire visit!

Activities: Hike to the small beach is 7 km / 4 mi, round trip. Kayaking (if part of program), bird watching, swimming.
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Palo Santo, Giant Cactus dry forest, Darwin Finches, Warblers, Flycatchers and Mockingbirds during the hike. Blue-footed boobies, Pelicans, Marine Iguanas, Sea Turtles and reef Sharks at the beach.

Tuesday
Isabela Measuring over 1800 square miles, and accounting for over half the land surface area in Galapagos, at about 80 miles in length, the seahorse shaped Isabela Island is the largest in the Galapagos. Isabela is formed from six separate volcanoes (Alcedo, Cerro Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf). Being the largest islands, it has many visitor sites, covering a large diversity of ecosystems, from barren lava flows to evergreen lush forests.

Punta Moreno  With dramatic seascapes and one of the best sunrise areas in the Galapagos, the visit to this site begins with a dinghy ride along the beautiful rocky shores where shore birds, Penguins, cormorants and herons can be spotted. The barren lava fields lava fields host a surprising amount of wildlife due to the presence of many sink holes with are home to Flamingos, Stilts and Pintail Ducks.

Activities: Hike (1.2 mi / 2km) Snorkelling, dinghy ride
Difficulty:
Moderate / Difficult
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Flamingos, Gallinules, Pintail ducks, Sea turtles, Reef sharks, Penguins.

Elizabeth Bay  Located on the west coast of the Isabela, no landings are permitted here, but it makes for a beautiful dinghy ride. This is one of the best areas to see Galapagos Penguins as they prefer the cooler waters found on western Isabela. Flightless Cormorants and Marine Iguanas are common and often seen basking in the sun on rocks along the shore. As you then enter a narrow cove lined with large Red Mangrove trees, you will see Marine Turtles, Rays and shore birds.

Activities: Two-hour dinghy ride
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Mangrove forest, Sea Turtles, Penguins, Rays, Herons, Sea Lions.

Wednesday
Urbina Bay In 1954, almost 4 miles of coastal seabed dramatically uplifted about 15 ft exposing the sea floor and killing thousands of fish and turtles. This then, vegetation has largely colonized the area but many signs of the uplifting can still be observed. This area is now a nesting site for Land Iguanas and occasionally, giant tortoises coming from the moist uplands. This is a good trail to see Darwin finches and it is not rare to see Galapagos Hawks.

Activities: Snorkelling, dinghy ride & hike, 2 trails: short (0.6 mi / 1 km), long (1.9 mi / 3km)
Difficulty:
Easy (short trail) / Difficult (long trail) 
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Land Iguanas (the biggest in Galapagos), Hawks, uplifted coral reef, Giant Tortoises. Snorkelling: Turtles, Rays, tropical fish.

Punta Espinosa  Punta Espinosa, is a truly spectacular visitor site and a real highlight for any visitor to the Galapagos. A narrow strip of land extending out from the base of the Fernandina Volcano, it is home to the largest colonies of Marine Iguanas in the Galapagos. You will also have the chance to see Flightless Cormorants here, sea lions, and Galapagos Hawks often perch on the mangrove trees looking for prey. Along the coast, tidal pools provide a perfect environment for invertebrates and shorebirds, such as Oystercatchers, Plovers, Turnstones and Whimbrels.

Activities: Hike of approx (1.2 mi / 2 km). Snorkel.
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry but sometimes slippery at low tide
Highlights & Animals: Sea Lion colony, Flightless Cormorant, vast numbers of Marine Iguanas, Sea Turtles, Sally-lightfoot Crabs, shorebirds, Herons. Snorkel: Penguins, Marine Iguanas feeding underwater, Cormorants, Sea turtles.

Thursday
Tagus Cove The walk will take you up the slopes of the Darwin Volcano, along the edge of a salt water lagoon to a small hill from which you will see spectacular views of the northern lava fields of Isabela. Most of the fauna will be observed during a dinghy ride along the coast, with dramatic colours and beautiful tuff formations, Blue-footed Boobies, Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Pelicans and shorebirds.

Activities: Long uphill hike, Snorkelling, dinghy ride, Kayak.
Difficulty:
Moderate
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Darwin Finches, lowland native vegetation, beautiful landscapes, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Blue-footed boobies, Darwin Volcano & Lake.

Vicente Roca Point  Beautiful volcanic scenery , amazing lava intrusions and huge sea cliff make this place one of the most scenic in the Galapagos. Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies sit along the cliffs whilst Flightless Cormorants stay along the shoreline and if you are lucky you will see Penguins in the water. The upwelling of cold water currents have created an abundance of marine life here, making for great snorkelling.

Activities: Dinghy ride, snorkel.
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Spectacular landscapes, Sea Turtles, Blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants. Snorkel: Sea turtles, Penguins, Gorgonians and other invertebrates.

Friday
James (Santiago) – Playa Espumilla This tawny beach is a favourite nesting ground of Green Sea Turtles. There is a trail going inland with some very large Palo Santo trees where a number of land birds can be seen, including the Vermillion Flycatcher, the Galapagos Dove, Darwin Finches and Galapagos Mockingbirds. The beautiful sandy beach is a great place to swim and has some great mangrove areas.

Activities: Hiking (1 mi- 1,6km), Snorkelling and swimming at the beach
Difficulty:
Easy / Moderate
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Lowland Forest, Galapagos Hawk, Darwin Finches. Snorkelling.

James (Santiago) – Bucaneer Cove  This is the place were Darwin landed and built his base camp on his visit to James. It is a geological marvel since it offers wonderful scenery and chances to see both new and old ash formations. There is no landing site, so visit here can be only done either by dinghy or kayak. During the dinghy ride you might see Blue-footed Boobies, Brown Noddy, Galapagos Fur Seals and Swallow-tailed Gulls.

Activities: No landing. Boat tour along the coast. Kayak and Snorkelling
Difficulty:
Easy
Type of Landing: No landing
Highlights & Animals: Sea birds, scenery, snorkel, spectacular rock formations.

James – (Santiago) - James Bay (Puerto Egas)  This was the island where Charles Darwin spent the majority of his land visits in Galapagos. At James Bay, the Fur Seal Grottos provide great chances to get close views of both Fur Seals and Galapagos Sea Lions in a series of rocky pools. This visit also provides some of the best opportunities for tide-pooling in the Galapagos, and chances to see shore birds such as Plovers, Sandpipers, Herons and Oystercatchers. The snorkel from the beach is excellent.

Activities: Snorkelling, hike (1.2 mi / 2km)
Difficulty:
Easy / Moderate
Type of Landing: Wet landing
Highlights & Animals: Galapagos Fur seals, Galapagos Sea Lions, tidal pools and “grottos”, Galapagos Hawk, Oystercatchers, Marine Iguanas, finches. Snorkelling: Reef Sharks, Turtles, Rays, nice underwater formations.

Saturday
North Seymour A great variety of Galapagos wildlife is provided in the loop trail on this small island. The highlight of your visit here will be the largest colony of Magnificent and Great Frigatebirds in the Galapagos as well as a colony of Blue-footed Boobies. In addition there are Sea lions, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, and a few secretive, but very large Land Iguanas..

Activities: Hiking(1.5 mi/2.2 km), Snorkelling & dinghy ride
Difficulty:
Moderate / Difficult
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals:Land & Marine Iguanas, Frigatebirds, Blue-footed Boobies, Sea Lions, sea birds. Snorkelling: Rays, Reef Shark, fish, Garden Eels
After this final visit, you will be transferred to Baltra's airport for your flight back to the mainland, or you could continue your Galapagos adventure with a stay in one of the inhabited islands.

Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the times or nature of your visits. Your guide will always endeavour to have the best itinerary for you within these constraints.

Deck Plan / Spec

Mary Anne Deck Plan

Facilities

A comfortable and open lounge area decorated in rich wooden-paneling, cozy bar area, main sundeck with open-air seating area, library and entertainment centre with a 38” plasma TV, wet-bar and kayaks.

Crew

Captain, first mate, engineer, 2 sailors, chef, chef assistant and licenced naturalist guide.

Snorkelling

Snorkel equipment free, wet suits for hire $25 per week.

Equipment

  • HF Radio, VHF/DSC marine radio,
  • Automatic pilot,
  • Depth sounder AIS,
  • GPS Navigator,
  • RADAR,
  • 1 Scania engine,
  • 4 generators,
  • 2 water makers,
  • 3 life rafts with capacity for 25 and 1 raft with capacity for 20 passengers complete with safety equipment,
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB),
  • SART, central alarm with smore an fire detectors, life jackets and fire extinguishers

Dimensions

  • Length: L.O.A.* 216 feet / 65.8 meters
  • L.O.D. * 172 feet / 52.5 meters
  • Beam: 25.9 feet / 7.9 meters
  • Draft: 16.7 feet / 5.09 meters
  • Speed: 8 knots Rig: Barquentine
  • Sail Area: 9.902 square feet / 920 square meters
  • Electricity: 220 V 50Hz / 110V 60 Hz

Some history!

Fiddi Angermeyer the owner of the Mary Anne has been a real pioneer in the Galapagos Islands’ tourism industry, running a top-class family enterprise based on sound ethical principals with over 30 years in the cruise industry in Galapagos. The yacht has ISM: International Safety management as well as Smart Voyagers certification for social and environmentally friendly operations.

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  • Local suppliers wherever possible.

Top Local Guides

  • Guides make the difference between a good and an outstanding holiday.
  • Hand-picked by our team as the best in the business to share their love of Galapagos and Ecuador.

Fully Protected

  • All flight inclusive trips are ATOL protected.
  • 24/7 emergency UK contact number whilst abroad.
  • Established since 1998.