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Mary Anne Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise

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Mary Anne Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise
The Mary Anne's Eastern 8-day small ship cruise itinerary allows you to walk along unspoiled white sand beaches where Galapagos sea lions bask in the sun and marine iguanas crawl out of the sea to dry off on the sun-baked lava rocks. As you sail through the charismatic Eastern Islands you will encounter dramatic cliff edge landscapes teeming with seabirds, booby nesting sites that showca se in real life the everyday trials of the ‘survival of the fittest’, and the subtle differences in wildlife and geology that 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.

There are two Mary Anne 8-day/7-night itineraries to choose from. When combined, they create a 15-day/14-night comprehensive itinerary with no repeated landing sites. The Eastern Islands itinerary is listed in detail on this page. Click on the following links to view the alternate itinerary or go back to the Mary Anne home page. Please contact our Galapagos cruise experts if you have any questions.

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read more The Mary Anne's Eastern 8-day small ship cruise itinerary allows you to walk along unspoiled white sand beaches where Galapagos sea lions bask in the sun and marine iguanas crawl out of the sea to dry off on the sun-baked lava rocks. As you sail through the charismatic Eastern Islands you will encounter dramatic cliff edge landscapes teeming with seabirds, booby nesting sites that showcase in real life the everyday trials of the ‘survival of the fittest’, and the subtle differences in wildlife and geology that 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.

There are two Mary Anne 8-day/7-night itineraries to choose from. When combined, they create a 15-day/14-night comprehensive itinerary with no repeated landing sites. The Eastern Islands itinerary is listed in detail on this page. Click on the following links to view the alternate itinerary or go back to the Mary Anne home page. Please contact our Galapagos cruise experts if you have any questions.

Mary Anne Western Islands Galapagos Cruise
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Day 1 - SAT - Baltra to Black Turtle Cove

Day 2 - SUN - Genovesa Island

Day 3 - MON - Bartolome & Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Day 4 - TUE - Rábida & Cerro Dragon

Day 5 - WED - Bachas Beach & Punta Carrión (Santa Cruz)

Day 6 - THU - Plaza Sur & Santa Fe

Day 7 - FRI - Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay (Española)

Day 8 - SAT - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)


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Day 1 - SAT - Baltra to Black Turtle Cove

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, board Mary Anne and 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - SUN - Genovesa Island

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. Follow this to the Prince Philip Steps (dry landing), and climb the edge of a cliff where Frigatebirds, Nazca Boobies, and Red-footed Boobies nest. Seek out the impressive Red-billed Tropicbird amidst Galapagos Storm Petrels.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - MON - Bartolome & Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

Begin with a dry landing at Bartolome 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 neighboring Santiago and many other central islands in the distance. After, head across to Sullivan Bay (dry landing) in Santiago to walk over a recent lava flow, including very fresh pahoehoe lava formations, lava bubbles containing crystallized minerals, and pioneer plants. Along the shoreline, you may find Galapagos penguins and herons going after small fish.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - TUE - Rábida & Cerro Dragon

Wet landing onto Rábida’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 brown pelicans nesting on salt bushes that fringe the beach. After, head across to Cerro Dragón on Santa Cruz’s north-west shore (dry landing); to visit a saltwater lagoon, home to Greater Flamingos, Black-necked Stilts, and White-cheeked Pintails. Further inland explore a fantastic land iguana nesting site.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - WED - Bachas Beach & Punta Carrión (Santa Cruz)

Bachas Beach is a visiting site of Santa Cruz and consists of two beaches located at the northeastern coast of the island. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer and has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategic point to protect the Panama Channel. The name “Bachas” comes from the local pronunciation of the word barges.

After a leisure lunch, hop on board a dinghy to take a panga ride around Punta Carrión to take in the beautiful landscape and observe the wildlife. End the day with snorkeling in these shallow and colorful waters.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - THU - Plaza Sur & Santa Fe

Begin with a 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. Later, arrive at Santa Fe (wet landing) to look 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - FRI - Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay (Española)

Make a dry landing at Punta Suárez for a spectacular walk into the intimacies of life at sea. See nesting sites of Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, as well as the fascinating breeding rituals (April to December) of Waved Albatross. Lined with neon-colored marine iguanas (January) and lazy Galapagos sea lions, a walk leads to an amazing viewpoint of the famous blowhole. Spend the rest of the day in fantastic Española, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas and the intrepid Española Mockingbird.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Mary Anne
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - SAT - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

Visit the Fausto Llerena breeding station, located at the Charles Darwin Research Station, created in 1964. Here, see tortoises from different islands. This is the former home of "Lonesome George," the last of the Pinta Island tortoises. The animals are found in large semi natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure an easy view for the tourists. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be "repatriated"), and adults. After this visit take a bus to Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 7:00am-9:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm-5:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are available for free aboard Mary Anne. Wet suits are available for rent and are recommended from June to December. If interested, please advise your adventure coordinator upon booking.
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1       May 31 - Jun 07, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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2       Aug 09 - Aug 16, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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3       Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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4       Sep 06 - Sep 13, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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5       Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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6       Oct 04 - Oct 11, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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7       Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Standard Cabin - $4385

Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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8       Nov 01 - Nov 08, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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9       Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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10       Nov 29 - Dec 06, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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11       Dec 13 - Dec 20, 2014Mary Anne$4385View Details
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Mary Anne can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. As is true for most sailboats, cabins aboard the S/S Mary Anne are smaller and most have bunk beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, closets, porthole windows and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two cabins (#9 and 10) are designed as double cabins with only a lower double bed and no upper berth.
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Included

All accommodations aboard, Galapagos cruise including all meals and soft drinks while aboard, an experienced Galapagos Islands naturalist guide, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks, and Quito or Guayaquil city tour (upon request).

Exclusions

All airfare and airport transfers; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult, $50 for children under 12 years old. This can be paid directly onboard [cash only] or it is included in our INCLUSIVE PACKAGE TOURS); Galapagos National Institute Migration Control Card (US $10 per person); departure tax ($40.80); gratuities; alcoholic and bottled beverages; wetsuit rental fee ($25 per week); other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind. A fuel surcharge may apply. Christmas and New Year’s holidays (from December 20th to January 3rd) have an additional 10% surcharge of the published rate.

Room Configuration

There is no single supplement for solo travelers (subject to availability).

Families & Children

The S/S Mary Anne features some rooms that can accommodate triples. An adult must accompany children under 18 years old. Children under 6 years of age are not recommended on this cruise. No child discount available.

Payment & Cancellation

A cruise deposit of $700 per person is required at the time of booking. For land packages a deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
121+ days - $250 fee
120 to 61 days - 30% penalty fee
60 days or less - 100% penalty fee

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Extended Itinerary Pricing

A 15-day Galapagos Mary Anne itinerary is available by combining the ship's 8-day itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.
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