Destination Area: South America & Galapagos Islands
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Mary Anne


Baltra Island, Galapagos on October 10, 2020


Baltra Island, Galapagos on October 17, 2020

$4,980 per person.

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The eastern Galapagos itinerary focuses in the older islands of the Archipelago, where you will find dream-like landscapes, and be marveled by bird and amphibian species that are endemic (this means this animals can only be found here and nowhere else on the planet) to each of the islands.

Mary Anne is a steel-hulled 3-masted barkentine, built in 1997 specifically to voyage in the Galapagos Islands. She was designed within establ ...

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  • Get the most out of expert guides who will lead you through some of the most extraordinary nature preserves
  • Walk along pristine beaches amidst Galapagos sea lions
  • Notice blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas
  • Watch your step because trails are dotted with these creatures
  • Notice nesting sites of the Galapagos albatross from April to December
  • Good place to observe endemic land birds namely Darwin’s finches/ Galapagos doves/ and Galapagos hawks
  • Watch an impressive blowhole from our position high on the cliffs.

The Galapagos Islands, born of a fortuitous volcanic "bubbling" beneath the ocean floor several million years ago, there is virtually every interaction between these islands and those who’ve washed up on their shores has been special. Home to extraordinary creatures, land of pirates, murder mysteries and mysterious curses, Galapagos, today, fascinates those who visit in ways so inexplicable that one could easily argue there isn’t a place like it on the planet.

The Galapagos Islands continue to hold a foreboding relevance, as we strive to preserve their fragile environments. As you sail through the charismatic Galapagos 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.

Baltra Airport (arrival)
Baltra Galapagos, also known as South Seymour Island, is a small island located right in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, between North Seymour Island and the large island of Santa Cruz. It has an area of only eight square miles. Baltra Island has one of only two airports serving the Galapagos islands, and most visitors will arrive at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island before continuing on to further travel in the islands. Baltra Galapagos is separated from Santa Cruz by a narrow stretch of water called the Itabaca Canal.

Black Turtle Cove
The main attraction to the cove is marine life with white tipped sharks, turtles, golden mustard rays, blue herons and pelicans.

A great place to anchor overnight. Viewing is done from the boat since there is no landing place.

Darwin Bay
Darwin Bay is formed by a crater, is almost a perfect circle. Located on Genovesa Island, north of the Galapagos Archipelago. Darwin Bay, a place of anchorage, was once a crater that collapsed. This site is excellent for the reproduction of some species of Galapagos such as red-footed boobies, masked boobies, owls, gulls, lava, swallow-tailed gulls, terns and storm marine iguana subspecies of smaller islands.

El Barranco
El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps is a steep, rocky path leading to a high cliff face. This site is home to santo vegetation, red footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, swallows and Galapagos doves.

Bartolome Island
Bartolome, Island, Galapagos Islands

Just off Isla San Salvador’s Sullivan Bay coast, the tiny islet of Isla Bartolome is among the younger of the Galapagos Islands. With a total land area of just 1.2 sq km, this island offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the archipelago. One of the most famous landmarks in the Galapagos can also be found here, Pinnacle Rock, which is among the most frequently photographed vistas of this volcanic island chain.

Sullivan Bay

Rabida Island
Though Rabida Island is uninhabited, visiting here is a must to enjoy the intriguing natural beauty and wildlife of the area. Make a wet landing on the unusual red sand beaches here, to see sea lion colonies flourishing amidst hundreds of nesting pelicans. This island offers some of the best views of these wonderful birds in their natural habitat. Another sight not to be missed is the saltwater lagoon found here, where vast numbers of brightly colored pink flamingo's can be seen lazying around male sea lions that have been ousted from their groups.

Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island)
This island hosts frigate birds, Galapagos sea lions, Galápagos tortoises, blue and red footed boobies, tropical birds, marine iguanas, dolphins, swallow-tailed seagulls. Its vegetation includes Calandrinia galapagosa, Lecocarpus darwinii, trees such as Lignum vitae, Matazarna. In the waters nearby are sharks, rays, and lobsters.

Just around 390 by 1,900 feet, the small sandy island of Isla Mosquera is located in the channel between Isla Baltra and Isla Seymour. Among the smaller islands of the Galapagos Archipelago and with no visible walking trails, exploration here is not easy, so most tourists stick to just strolling on the lovely beach with its amazing sea lion colonies.

Formed by a geological uplift, the island itself is very flat and consists of a thin elongated stretch of white sand, tide pools and rocks. Ideal for snorkeling, swimming and enjoying the underwater marine beauty of the Galapagos, the waters off the coast of Isla Mosquera is a great place to spend an afternoon. Take a walk on the beach, and catch a glimpse of the Brown Pelicans and Boobies that sit here amid the forever playful sea lions.

Punta Carrion
Santa Cruz (Punta Carrión) In this visit, we will have the opportunity to do snorkeling, or watch a wide variety of fish, manta rays and white pointer sharks, which are harmless.

Plaza Sur
Plaza Sur is the southern partner of two small crescent-shaped islands that lie just a few hundred meters off the east coast of Santa Cruz. The northern island is used for scientific purposes only. South Plaza is one of the smallest yet richest islands in the archipelago. Only 130 meters wide (426 feet), it was formed from uplifted seabed, giving it a titled tabletop quality. Our landing is in the channel between North and South Plaza, where the island tilts toward the water.

The approach makes for a lavishly colorful sight! The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. The rocks have grown thick with green seaweed in places, speckled with bright orange “Sally light foot” crabs. Further up the shore a carpet of scarlet Sesuvium succulents serves as ground cover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow-gray land iguanas sit beneath, waiting patiently for pears to drop.

Santa Fe Island
Home to one of the most beautiful coves in all the Galapagos, Santa Fe is located in the southeastern part of Galapagos. Santa Fe was formed from an uplift (rather than a volcano) giving the island a relatively flat surface rather than the typical conical shape of the other islands.

Goats were eradicated in 1971, and Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species, which have bounced back from the outside threat. They include the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Snake, rice rats, a variety of finch and the Galapagos Mockingbird.

Visits to Santa Fe begin with a panga ride across the lovely turquoise lagoon. Once ashore you are brought into contact with of of the many sea lion colonies in the Galapagos. Bulls vie for the right of beach master while cows laze in the sun.

Gardner Bay - Espanola Island
On the northeastern shore of Hood Island, Gardner Bay offers a magnificent long white sandy beach, where colonies of sea lions laze in the sun, sea turtles swim offshore, and inquisitive Hood mockingbirds boldly investigate new arrivals. Your Galapagos cruise yacht will be anchored just a few hundred feet away. You will be lured into the turquoise water for a swim, but just a little further off-shore, the snorkeling by Tortuga Rock and Gardner Island offers peak encounters with playful young sea lions and large schools of surprisingly big tropical fish, including yellow tailed surgeon fish, king angelfish and bump-head parrot fish. Sleepy white-tipped reef sharks can be seen napping on the bottom and sometimes Hammerhead sharks in a near by location.

Islet Gardner
Gardner Bay is located on the eastern side of Espanola Gardner Bay in the Galapagos. The island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world's 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with many sea lions. The rocky shores make this site a perfect place for diving and snorkeling.

Islet Osborn
Osborn Islet is near Espanola in the Galapagos and is a great place to observe sea lions, parrot fish, butterfly fish, coral and possible red lipped bat fish. This is also a great spot to see green pencil urchins.

Punta Suarez (Espanola Island)
The southernmost island, Española, is one of the richest wildlife locations in the Galapagos. Located on the western tip of Española is Punta Suarez. A 1.5 mile hike provides incredible views along the cliffs, through Blue Footed Booby colonies and a beach with sea lions and marine iguanas. It is also home to a magnificent blowhole that can shoot water 50 to 60 feet in the air, providing amazing opportunities for spectacular pictures.

Charles Darwin Station (disembark)
You're departing a unique biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation.

Baltra Airport (return)
Baltra Galapagos, also known as South Seymour Island, is a small island located right in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, between North Seymour Island and the large island of Santa Cruz. It has an area of only eight square miles. Baltra Island has one of only two airports serving the Galapagos islands, and most visitors will arrive at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island before continuing on to further travel in the islands. Baltra Galapagos is separated from Santa Cruz by a narrow stretch of water called the Itabaca Canal.

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