WHY THIS TRIP
The Mary Anne is a lovely 3-masted Galapagos sailing ship owned and guided by the longest-running operator in the Islands. This striking vessel is one of very few sailboats in the Galapagos and the nearly one thousand yards of sail add to her graceful appearance. But the trip is more than just aesthetics — the Mary Anne has earned a top-notch reputation for great itineraries, highly-trained guides, and attention to detail.
The vessel is 216 feet long and provides spacious accommodations throughout. The common areas and cabins have the feel of a classic sailboat with wood paneling and nautical touches. The ample deck space is a lovely place for relaxing and watching the scenery pass by — or even go whale watching or star gazing with your guide. Inside, there is a complete bar, dining area, and lounge. Although originally built for much larger groups, the Mary Anne now accommodates 16 passengers in double and single cabins. Each cabin has a porthole window, private bathroom, and air conditioning (helpful during the warmest months of December, January, and February).
Each day in the Galapagos on the Mary Anne Galapagos Sailing Cruise, you’ll be exploring the Islands on foot with your naturalist guide and in the water snorkeling. There’s not a lot of down-time since the focus of the trip is seeing the stunning wildlife and landscapes in the most remote and fascinating areas of the Galapagos. Each day’s activities is designed to illuminate the Islands’ unique history of geology, wildlife diversity, and plant life.
The Mary Anne does not split up her 8-day itineraries into shorter 4- and 5-day cruises, which means there’s no stopping in the middle of the cruise to pick-up or drop-off passengers at the airport. You therefore have a consistent group of fellow travelers and minimize cruising transfer time, so you can see even more of the Islands.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ANGERMEYER CRUISES
The Angermeyers have made tourism in the Galapagos a family tradition, offering pioneer charter visits for adventurous foreigners that date back to the very first days of the National Park’s foundation. With a lifetime of profound knowledge and experience as to how this wonderful natural world can be best appreciated, Angermeyer Cruises have also perfected the art of cruise comfort through a long history and passion for boat building and sailing.
Angermeyer’s belief is that tourism, conservation and social responsibility go hand in hand, feeding off of each other and can only thrive individually if equally accounted for. Andando Tours, and sister companies Humboldt Expeditions and Angermeyer Cruises, are proud to play an active role in promoting environmental awareness and participating in the sustainable development of the communities the companies work in.