The impressive Anahi catamaran accommodates a maximum 16 passengers and is a great option for a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Its first class team will guide you on this 4 day eastern island cruise featuring some of the highlights of the Galapagos islands, including it's unique wildlife and landscape
Snorkeling and kayaking opportunities in some of the most spectacular Galapagos beaches
Enjoy this comfortable, stable, spacious, luxurious and fast catamaran built for a cruise in the Galapagos Islands
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: San Cristobal Airport - San Cristobal: Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill
Day 2: Espanola: Punta Suarez -Gardner Bay
Day 3: Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Devils Crown - Post Office Bay, Baroness Lookout
Day 4: Charles Darwin Station - Departure
Day 1: Tuesday
AM: San Christobal Island
Upon arrival at San Cristobal travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands and to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless prepaid), and $10 for the INGALA card which is an identity card that you need . Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor. Motorized rafts, called „Pangas‟ will transport you to the M/C ANAHI and our crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.
PM: Interpretation Centre
The Galápagos National Park Interpretation Centre has a series of
interactive exhibits providing information about the history and
biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands. The self-guided walking tour will
take you through the history of the Islands in the context of nature,
humankind and conservation.
The route from Puerto Baquerizo follows the signs marked for El Progresso. This small town was established as a penal colony in 1888 by Manuel Cobos. The prisoners were treated a slaves and developed a sugar cane and coffee plantation. The steep road narrows as it climbs the sides of the extinct volcano. At the summit visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the El Junco Lagoon. Rainwater and condensation have collected in the caldera for hundreds of years creating this haven for frigatebirds. The lake supplies water both for the people of the island and for many of the tourist boats. Hiking around the lake offers views of practically the entire island including San Joaquin Hill the island’s highest point.
Day 2: Wednesday
AM: Suarez Point, Española Island
This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.
PM: Gardner Bay, Española Island
Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
Day 3: Thursday
AM: Cormorant Point, Floreana Island
This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It is situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.
Devil’s Crown, Floreana Island
The Devil’s Crown, located just off Punta Cormorant, offers some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos. In fact, the only way to see the Crown is by water; it is termed a Marine Visitor Site, and no landings are allowed. Sometimes referred to as Onslow Island, this is an almost completely submerged volcano, and erosion has transformed the cone into a series of jagged peaks; as a result, this site really does look like a devil’s crown.
PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout, Floreana Island
Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that wasplaced in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
Day 4: Friday
AM: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island
Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.
After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport on Baltra Island for your flight to the mainland.
Departs - Selected dates (listed below)
SHIP DECK PLAN
8 cabins with ocean view, lower beds, air conditioning, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box and closet
Lounge and bar area
Entertainment room with TV and DVD
Capacity: 16 passengers
Speed: 10 knots
Social areas: Lounge, Bar area, Jacuzzi, Solar deck, Entertainment room with TV and
DVD, Reclinable chairs outside,Dinning room table, Games, Bar
Equipment: One 48 miles Radar; Echo sounder; GPS; One VHF radio; Epirb; Magnetic compass; 2 Rigid life rafts for 15 passengers each; 30 SOLAS life jackets; fire & smoke
detectors; complete fire system; 2 Zodiac rafts for 10 persons each.
Safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations.
Navigation and Astronomy classes
Lectures on biology, geology, evolution and other Galapagos subjects
Level III Natuarist guides
Whats not included?
Air tickets to / from the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos National Park entry fee $100 per adult / $50 per child under 12