16Ship Type: Sailing Vessel
The only schooner in the Galapagos
and the only ship to offer a truly nautical experience!
If you love the open seas but hate the sound of engines, look no further than the S/S Mary Anne
Galapagos cruise ship. Boasting three masts and a 216-foot length, this elegant 24-passenger barquentine is not only the most appropriate ship for exploring these islands but also for those who want to get close to nature.
Launched in 1997, S/S Mary Anne is rigged with 1000m2 of canvas sails which she takes delight in hoisting. The vessel has a steel hull and tall masts, so it's sturdy enough to offer full sails. Under sail, you don't need to worry about engine noise or vibrations from being on an engine-powered ship. This allows for some amazing encounters with marine life like dolphins or even whales in the wild waters of the Galapagos! Imagine enjoying your morning coffee as these majestic creatures swim alongside you—definitely an experience like no other.
The boat is also a popular choice for solo travelers because it offers six single cabins with no single supplement fees.
The nine-member crew and Galapagos Naturalist Guide on board ensure that guests have a luxurious and educational sailing trip with plenty of opportunities to observe wildlife up close and in its natural habitat.
In March 2020, S/S Mary Anne underwent a 10-week dry dock in Peru
, where the ship was completely renovated, including the common areas and cabins.