- year built
- crew members
- 216 feet
- 25.9 feet
- 17 feet
- cruising speed
- 8 knots
The 16-passenger S/S Mary Anne, launched in 1997 and renovated in 2019, is an elegant first-class vessel perfect for those who love to travel by sail. Escorting guests throughout the Galapagos archipelago with nearly 1,000 square meters of canvas sails, she majestically takes to the waves with comfort and style. Embrace the pleasures of life at sea on this precious 3-masted barquentine, the only of her kind in the Galapagos Islands.
Mary Anne Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Mary Anne review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Galapagos experts have been aboard the Mary Anne firsthand. Please read our Mary Anne review below then contact our experts to compare the Mary Anne with other small cruise ships, yachts and catamarans offering Galapagos cruises.
Choose the Mary Anne if you’d like to navigate the Galapagos Islands under full sail. Designed specifically with environmentally friendly operations in mind, Mary Anne is ideal for travelers seeking a spacious and educational nautical cruise. Single travelers love this cruise because there is no single supplement and a good chance of getting their own room. While there may be more luxurious vessels sailing the Galapagos, the Mary Anne offers plenty of room for her 16 guests on a ship that could fit 24. Crew members welcome your help when the captain yells, “Hoist the sails!” and you will find plenty of places to relax and listen to the call of sailors as the ship glides through water with wind in her sails.
Common Areas Aboard Mary Anne
The vessel features a wood-paneled, comfortable lounge area with cozy bar as well as ample sun decks with plenty of deck seating, which is perfect for relaxing, watching wildlife and occasional al fresco dining. Tour the bridge with the captain and crew who may share secrets of ocean travel. The main deck is complete with a dining room, library and entertainment center.
Activities & Sailing Aboard Mary Anne
Mary Anne’s speedy and elegant design sails the Galapagos Islands with legendary square rigger tradition, sailing only when the winds cooperate. Because of her size, structure and almost 1,000 square meters of sail, she is a fast sailing yacht, perfect for exploring the Galapagos up close and in the company of certified naturalist guides.
Aboard Mary Anne, enjoy an introductory orientation on the principles of sailing, providing a jump-start into this fascinating tradition. Learn about naval knots and how to tie them, hoist the sails and capture the wind, join a cooking extravaganza with top chefs or enjoy fantastic island legends in the words of true Galapagueños. Mary Anne carries kayaks and landing crafts for intimate explorations of the Galapagos Islands; and stargazing under sail amid the largest ocean on the planet is the ideal opportunity to learn and experience constellations from the seafarers who read them every night.
Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Mary Anne
S/S Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 tastefully furnished cabins (6 double and 6 single). Of the 6 double cabins, 4 are designed with 1 double lower berth and 1 single upper berth, and 2 (cabins #9-10) offer solely lower berths. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the Mary Anne are smaller. All guest accommodations are located on the cabin deck and offer private bathrooms with hot water