Mary Anne Cruise Ship, Galapagos

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The SS Mary Anne offers amazing small-ship Galapagos cruises. She is a beautiful 52m sailing ship with over 1000m2 of canvas sails. This 3-masted schooner is one of the only ships in the Galapagos that can sail with no engine support. When possible, navigating by sail means a peaceful journey with no engine noise, tempting whales and dolphins to swim alongside the ship.

Catering to a maximum of 16 guests, the S/S Mary Anne Galapagos offers 6 double and 6 single cabins. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water and are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth, and two cabins have lower berths. Because the SS Mary Anne was built for 24 guests but caters to a maximum of 16, there is plenty of space to relax. Guests can choose the sun deck with open-air seating or the bridge to enjoy the fresh sea air. The dining room, kitchen, lounge with entertainment area, and library are on the main deck. Meals can also be served al-fresco to enjoy the stunning Galapagos views and sunsets. Enjoy international and local Ecuadorian cuisine with freshly sourced ingredients.

S/S Mary Anne offers two exciting Galapagos expedition itineraries to choose from. The Galapagos Naturalist guide on board will ensure an exciting and educational cruise with fantastic wildlife encounters. On the 'Galapagos West' itinerary, guests can explore Santiago, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Fernandina to have amazing encounters with Sea Lions, Penguins, and amazing snorkeling. On the East itinerary, points of interest include Darwin Bay, Santa Fe, Gardner Bay, and Bartolome, with lava bubbles and penguins!

The SS Mary has no supplement on single cabins, so guests traveling alone can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos and make friends that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss this exciting adventure; book online or call us today to secure your space.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD), Local Flights.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Deck Plan SS Mary Anne floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1977
  • Length 66m/216ft
  • Beam 7.8m/25.9ft
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Mary Anne Reviews

  • 7.7 Good
  • 6 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.3
  2. Crew
    7.0
  3. Food
    8.7
  4. Activities
    8.7
  5. Value
    7.0
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nebojsa M
  • United States United States
Unforgettable trip on a real sale boat

Itinerary exposed us to almost all animal and plant species that the Galapagos islands can offer.

Recommended for
Beautiful ship with lots of deck space and relative stability in rough seas. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Fellow passengers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • john C
  • United States United States
Great crew, fantastic destination, pretty decent ship

Seeing all the animals was great, Crew was very friendly and helpful, safety seemed important. Snorkeling gear good, shorty wetsuits were $25 for week and needed. October weather fair as expected, seas a bit rough. The arrival airport transfer arrangements were quite disapppointing, cobbled together on the spot after a long wait with no contact person available. There was supposed to be an excursion last day, but guide had a flight that required leaving boat at 7 AM. Food basic/bland but well prepared. Able to accommodate different diets. I had low expectations for the sailing portion and these were met. Before leaving, I noticed last minute deals for half of what I paid for trip.

Recommended for
Destination, knowledgeable guide, great crew
  • 4.4 Review score
  • James S
  • United States United States
Old ship navigates the Galápagos Islands

Way to see and explore the natural beauty and animals of Ecuador. A long lens camera is a must! The Mary Anne is a super old sailboat whose sails only go up twice in a week. The first and last days were a wash as the boat was not ready and the crew did not want to do an excursion on the day of departure (100% were on their cell phones calling and checking messages). Passengers were from UK, USA and Europe but it was a very old group. Based on the very rich price and dumbed down excursions, I cannot recommend.

Recommended for
Ship kept to itinerary though excursions were dumbed down for the out-of-shape seniors; if you love meat, the food is great — as a vegetarian, it was not good (think meat substitutes); friendly crew but not a single one spoke English!!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Dawn H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Magical experience

Visiting the Galapagos is the most extraordinary experience. We snorkeled 1-2 times a day, swimming with penguins, sealions, sharks, giant turtles, rays, and all kinds of beautiful fish. On land, the birds and iguanas and tortoises were amazing and everywhere. And we visited one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen.

Recommended for
Wildlife, guide, natural beauty
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tsz Wang T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
This tirp is amazing

This trip can see many animals , sea lion , blue foot booby , turtles , very attractive

Recommended for
Food , Crew , Guide
Origin: US