GALAPAGOS mary anne - First Class Yacht



Mary Anne Galapagos Islands



MARY ANNE with almost 1000 square meters of sail is the best option for sailing lovers.

This barquentine was launched in 1997. Guests can enjoy a genuine sailing experience and see the wildlife on the Galapagos Islands.

The Mary Anne was designed according to all established conservation parameters; therefore Mary Anne will not damage the environment.



Facilities:All double cabins with private bathroom and air-conditioning, wood paneled lounge with bar area, Sundecks with seats on deck and outside bar, Water maker.
14 double cabins with private bathroom and air-conditioning
Guest Accommodation: 16 passengers during 2006



Galapagos Mary Anne Galapagos Yacht Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 1997
L.O.A.: 216 feet
L.O.D.: 177 feet
L.O.W.: 119 feet
Beam: 25.90 feet
Draft: 16.7 feet
Height Above WL: 118 feet
Max. Speed: 15 knots
Cruise Speed: 8 – 12 knots
Sail Area: 3,018.33 square feet (920 square meters)
Fuel Capacity: 23 Tons
Water Capacity: 10 Tons
Holding Tank: 12 Tons
Passenger Decks: 3
Electric Power Supply: 220 V / 110 V

Navigation Equipment

HF radio
Automatic pilot
Depth sounder
GPS Navigator
VHF marine radio
VHF marine transceiver

Safety Equipment:

Two 20 passenger life rafts with all regulation safety equipment, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), central smoke and fire detector systems

Crew: Captain, first mate, engineer, 2 sailors, cook and assistant, cabin attendant and one expert bilingual naturalist guide

Public Areas

The three decks that are related to your activities on board are:

The Sun Deck, where the bridge, open air dining table and kayaks are located,

The Main Deck where the dining room, galley, library and TV with video equipment
are located,

The Cabin Deck where all the passengers’ cabins are located.




Galapagos Mary Anne Itinerary - Wednesday to Wednesday










Galapagos MARY ANNE full, detailed and day by day Itinerary FULL CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Arrival Baltra and South Plaza Island

Baltra is a small island off the north coast of Santa Cruz. You will be escorted to the jetty to board the yacht for your eight day cruise. The first landing is at South Plaza Island. With a width of 130m and a length of 800m this is one of the smallest islands in the archipelago and home to a large colony of sea-lions and a small cactus forest populated by land iguanas that feed on the Opuntia pads and fruits. Swallow-tailed gulls, tropicbirds and shearwaters nest along the cliff edge.

DAY 2:

Española Island (Hood): Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez

The island of Española is the most southerly in the archipelago, and reputedly one of the oldest; estimates range between three and five million years. The first landing takes place at Gardner Bay a white-sand beach inhabited by sea lions and mockingbirds, and an islet just off the coast makes for excellent snorkelling. The second landing is at Punta Suarez where trails thread their way over lava rocks dotted with the nests of blue-footed boobies and waved albatross. Sea lions and marine iguana bask in the sun and close to the waters edge a blow-hole forces water up to 30m in the air.

DAY 3:

Santa Cruz: El Chato Tortoise Reserve. Charles Darwin Research Station.

Santa Cruz the most populated of the islands. The island’s capital Puerto Ayora has a lively main street running along the edge of the bay. Restaurants, hotels, cafes and shops run the length of the main street. Your first port of call after Puerto Ayora will be the Chato Tortoise Reserve. Along with the gentle giants the reserve is home to pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers, finches and frigate birds. This part of the highlands is also riddled with lava flows allowing you to quite literally venture into the island. Return to Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in the afternoon where you can meet the islands most famous inhabitant George the giant tortoise.

DAY 4:

North Seymour Island; Chinese Hat Island

Cruise to this small, arid island enlivened nevertheless by large colonies of sea-lions, marine iguanas and swallow-tailed gulls. A trail leads through mangroves past one of the Galápagos' principal nesting sites for blue-footed boobies and frigate birds. Later visit Chinese Hat, a miniature volcano that is shaped like a Chinese coolie hat. There are tortuous lava formations, spatter cones, lava tubes and lava Cactuses struggling to grow in the scarce soil. Colourful sally light-foot crabs flee from the crushing waves on the shore, and the underwater schools of fish, manta rays and sharks.

DAY 5:

Isabela Island: Punta Tortuga Negra, Tagus Cove. Fernandina Island Punta Espinoza.

Isabela Island: the largest in the archipelago and made up of a chain of five active volcanoes, each with its own species of giant tortoise. Your first port of call is Punta Tortuga, a long slip of beach surrounded by mangroves - home to the tool-using Mangrove Finches which is endemic to the island. The beach, used as a nesting sight for turtles, provides good views of Fernandina volcano.

Just south of Tortuga Negra Tagus Cove named after a British warship which anchored here in 1814, is reached by panga taking you to a small crescent of beach just below the cliffs. Here there is an opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions and as with many sites blue footed boobies are in abundance. Fernandina is the youngest and most active volcanic island in the Galápagos, with eruptions taking place every few years. Its steep flanks are streaked by successive lava flows, only a few of which are old enough to support vegetation. At the landing point in Punta Espinosa marine iguanas endemic to the island can often be seen gathering here in their thousands. Other wildlife on the island includes flightless cormorants, penguins and sea lions.

DAY 6:

James (Santiago) Island: Puerto Egas. Rabida Island.

James Island: dotted with pinnacles and cliffs. The dark sands at Puerto Egas on James Bay are inhabited by sally light-foot crabs. There is also a visit to Espumilla Beach with golden sands and mangrove lagoons. From here you make the short crossing to Rabida consists of a cluster of steep-sided, coalescing domes, flows, and cones, some of the rock is over a million years old. A salt pond formed between these cones attracts flamingos which feed exclusively on the brine shrimp.

DAY 7:

James Island: Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé Island

Land on a white coral sand beach on James Island and walk over lava that flowed less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galápagos. The short crossing is made to Bartolomé Island (located just off Sullivan Bay) where a short stroll via a wooden walkway takes you to a high point with views of the island's strange lava "moonscape" and the sea sculpted Pinnacle Rock, covered with Galápagos penguins and marine turtles.

DAY 8:

Mosquera Island

Mosquera Island Baltra Located between North Seymour and Baltra this small island is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Created by geological uplift the island is flat, in contrast to the conical shape of the volcanically formed islands. Mosquera is a great place for visitors to wander without the typical restrictions on the other islands. It's ideal for snorkelling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying the animal life. Later, disembark and board your flight back to the mainland.

The Galápagos Islands are serviced by two airports. In the event that one of the airports is closed for maintenance cruises will be organised accordingly. The cruise itineraries have to be lodged with the port authorities months in advance, but all are subject to change without notice. These changes are often small, and may simply imply a change of sequence or substitution of one island or location for another. In these circumstances no compensation will be paid where a Galápagos itinerary differs from that confirmed.

The Galápagos Islands are on the equator, but the tropical heat is tempered by ocean breezes. You may require a light sweater for the evening and between NoveWELCOMETOGALAPAGOSr and March there is a slight chance of rain. In August and SepteWELCOMETOGALAPAGOSr you may experience garua (mist), but the rest of the year the skies should be clear and sunny, but we suggest that you take a waterproof. Please note that: The National Park prohibits the introduction of any kind of seeds, fruits, vegetables or food to the Galápagos Islands. Galápagos National Park personnel check all passengers' luggage in Quito, Guayaquil and Galápagos airports to ensure that none of these products are introduced to the islands. For comprehensive information on seasonal weather conditions, what to bring and Galápagos National Park rules and regulations please consult your briefing dossier.
During your cruise all meals are included (bar consumption must be paid for on board).
Please note: Credit cards are not accepted on board.


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