South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Mary Anne Galapagos Cruises

The 16-passenger S/S Mary Anne is a spacious and truly romantic sailing ship that cruises the Galapagos Islands majestically. If you are seeking an exquisite sailing experience in the Galapagos, the Mary Anne is the ship for you. 

The Mary Anne operates two unique 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined for an all-encompassing 15-day cruise. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations’ Galapagos small ship cruise experts for information on which of the Mary Anne Galapagos cruises is best for you. Our award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Galapagos Islands and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline. 

A Galapagos cruise aboard Mary Anne combines enjoyable sailing, simple comforts and delicious meals with amazing up close wildlife experiences. Ample deck space encourages guests to relax and take in the sights as the Mary Anne cruises gracefully through the Galapagos archipelago. Talented naturalist guides bring you into intimate contact with the unique creatures and ecosystems of the Galapagos. Spend time ashore hiking among albatross, kayaking with marine iguanas, snorkeling with sea lions, Zodiac cruising to remote ecosystems or perhaps just relaxing on a crescent beach. The Mary Anne is a great choice for travelers interested in a Galapagos cruise by comfortable sailboat. 

Because the winds and currents in the Galapagos Islands are unpredictable, the S/S Mary Anne will raise her sails as much as possible but may also travel under motor power to reach the next destination on her Galapagos cruise. 

On the Western Galapagos Islands itinerary, help the crew hoist the sails (if the winds permit) to explore where astute dolphins, whales and deep-sea creatures head to the wild seaward shores and spend a full afternoon searching for awe-inspiring mammals, an unusual itinerary addition, but a beloved activity. Discover some of the most fascinating and best kept destinations in the world: lands that evoke in their geology the beginning of time. Head to backwater lagoons to enjoy the flamingo’s courtship performances, watch flightless cormorants feeding their young at their nests and swim with sea turtles, penguins, sea lions and hundreds of tropical fish all while exploring on a classy, nautical sailing ship. 

On the Eastern Galapagos Islands itinerary, sail through the charismatic islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Bartolome, Chinese Hat, South Plaza, Santa Fe and Espanola to encounter dramatic cliff edge landscapes teeming with seabirds and booby nesting sites that showcase in real life the everyday trials of the survival of the fittest. Subtle differences in wildlife and geology make each of the islands in the Galapagos archipelago unique, from those with green sand to islands fringed in powdery white, from colonies of sooty-toned iguanas to those fire-red, from finches that in one site crush their food with heavy beaks to those that, only a brief sail’s distance away, delicately tap their narrow bill on wood to grab a bite.

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