GALAPAGOS ABOARD THE S/Y MARY ANNE
South America
Countries Visted: Galapagos Islands
6 days / Trip Code: GAL211
$3125.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
As you sail through the charismatic Southern 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.

This Adventure Includes:
- Transfers to and from the S/Y Maryanne and airport
- Accommodations and all meals - fine dining - Suites are available upon request
- Guided hikes on each island throughout the itinerary - professional guides & lectures
- Use of all snorkeling equipment

This Adventure Does Not Include:
- Air ticket to the Galapagos Islands
- GALAPAGOS TRANSIT CONTROL CARD
- $10 per person fee that must be paid at the Quito or Guayaquil Airport before
check - in.
- Entrance Fee to the Galapagos National Park
- Beverages
- Tips

Service Level:
Four Star Level (The Four Star service level features deluxe suite, 4 star accomodations. Some meals may be provided. Programs feature private guides and customized personal adventures.)

Physical Demand Rating:
1 (Very Easy)

Departure Info:
The displayed itinerary is for the 6D/5N Program
Call us for specific departure dates, promos, availability or a private charter.

Additional Trip Notes:
- Single Supplement: Call our office for shared cabin rates and supplement
- Children under 12 - 15% discount - 1 child per 2 adults
- Overnight in Quito or Guayaquil required.
- No Fuel Surcharges

Adventure Type:
Adventure Cruises, Adventure Honeymoon, Family Explorer

Budget: $2501 ~ $5000

Days: 6

Day 1
ARRIVAL TO THE GALAPAGOS - BOARD
AM:
Arrival and first taste of the Islands
PM:
Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the S/S Mary Anne; set sail for Mosquera Islet. After a leisure lunch, we will step ashore (wet landing) onto a beautiful white coralline beach, home to the largest Galapagos sea lion colony in the archipelago. We end the day at Punta Carrión for introductory snorkelling in shallow waters.

Day 2
PLAZA SUR
AM:
Dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the Archipelago, colourful 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.
PM:
Arrive at Santa Fe (wet landing) where we will be looking 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.

Day 3
ISLA CRISTOBAL
AM:
Wet landing onto Cerro Brujo, one of the most scenic white sand beaches of the Galapagos. Black-necked Stilt and White-cheeked Pintail, the only native duck of the Islands, can be found on a picturesque brackish lagoon.
PM:
Wet landing onto Punta Pitt; we'll hike up to a spectacular viewpoint and watch seabirds riding the thermals: Red-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Great Frigatebird, among others.

Day 4
ESPANOLA
AM:
We will spend the day in fantastic Española, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas, and the intrepid Española Mockingbird.
PM:
Punta Suárez (dry landing) is a spectacular walk into the intimacies of life at sea, with 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, we walk up to an amazing viewpoint of the famous blowhole.

Day 5
FLOREANA
AM:
We spend the day on Floreana, legendary homestead of infamous Baroness Boise Bosquet de Wagner Whereborn. Wet landing onto the olivine beaches of Punta Cormorant; we will be seeking Greater Flamingos on our way to another special beach with the finest sand you’ll set your foot on, a sea turtle nesting ground where sharks and rays also visit regularly. We end the outing on a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown, an key snorkelling site.
PM:
After lunch we will visit Post Office Bay (wet landing), where you can drop your postcards in the barrel as the whalers did centuries ago.

Day 6
SANTA CRUZ - DEPART ISLANDS
AM:
Dry landing at Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Islands, from which we will visit the wet forests of the highlands in hopes of finding giant tortoises (seasonal). Who would have expected it to be so lush and green on these supposed arid islands? Itinerary A comes to an end as we bus ride back to Baltra airport.

NOTE: Passengers ending their trip on this day will be transported by bus to the airport at Baltra. We offer additional tourist packages for passengers who want to spend more time at Puerto Ayora. Passengers starting their trip on this day will be transported from Baltra to Puerto Ayora by bus. A certified guide will accompany passengers at all times.


Pre-Trip Travel Information:
Planning for your vacation requires research and fact gathering. Please take a look at the Essentials page and the Guidebook icon located at each country home page Our mini guidebook page to each destination provides general information, facts, what to expect, weather & season facts and some helpful tips to make your trip more enjoyable.

Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

For More information, please review our Term & Conditions link
60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


Required Deposit Per Person:
$500.00

Deposit Note:
$500.00 per person required to reserve space. Per operators guidelines

Trip PDFs:
5D/4N: ITINERARY C
6D/5N: ITINERARY B
MARY ANNE ON BOARD ACTIVITIES
MARY ANNE SPECIFICATIONS

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