The Islands of the Galapagos
Rating: Prestige Price from: £3,390pp for 8 days
Mary Anne overview
With an elegant design and 1,000 square metres of sail, Mary Anne is a beautiful vessel 216 feet in length. She combines the elegance of a tall ship with the comforts of a modern motor yacht. The 3 masted barquentine was launched in 1997 and is equipped with three decks of air-conditioned cabins, accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers, so retains a small group atmosphere. All cabins have a private bathroom.
The yacht has ample social areas including the elegant wood-panelled salon, a cosy bar and a pleasant dining room. There is also a library and an entertainment centre. Most passengers opt to spend much of their sailing time on deck, watching the ever changing scenery. There is an open air seating and dining area on the sundeck. There are kayaks for passenger use. Mary Anne has on-board freshwater maker to provide fresh drinking water. The friendly crew will go out of their way to make this a memorable voyage in the Galapagos Islands.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Mary Anne is a 216 foot 3-masted barquentine sailing ship with 1000 square metres of sail. She has a cruising speed of 8 knots.
Cabins: Mary Anne has 12 cabins accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers. All cabins have private bathrooms.
Facilities & Crew: Mary Anne has a comfortable, wood-panelled lounge, separate library and entertainment centre and a cosy bar area. There is a dining room. Outside there is ample deck space and seating. She has 2 on board freshwater makers. She carries snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks, free for passengers to use. Passengers have opportunities for taking part in sailing lessons, learning to tie nautical knots and navigate by the stars and participate in cooking classes. The ship’s crew consists of the captain, first mate, engineers, 2 sailors, chef, chef’s assistant and naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Mary Anne offers 5, 6, 10, 11 and 15-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
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13 reviews from
Jon Cable (17/09/2014)
"This was a fun boat to be on - far better than some of the other cruisers we saw round the islands since it had real character. The captain and crew were a great bunch, really helpful and always on hand. The food was of mixed quality, but never poor - the chef had a tendency to overcook things and breakfasts were presented in an odd order at times!"
Jo and Mike Bassett (18/04/2013)
"A beautiful traditional three masted tall ship. Delicious food was served usually on the aft deck but on a couple of cool evenings in the dining room. Our cabin consisted of a large double bed + a single bed and a spacious en-suite shower-room. The staff were friendly and helpful and the captain only too pleased to encourage participation by willing hands. He even allowed a group of us onto the bridge to celebrate with bubbly the crossing of the equator late at night."
Evan Greenwald (02/11/2011)
"The bedding and accommodations on the Mary Anne were very good"
Gill Steinberg (17/04/2011)
"Such a lovely vessel -the prettiest one we saw! The atmosphere on board was very relaxed, staff all very pleasant and helpful. Food occasionally a bit disappointing, but absolutely delicious at other times."
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