Yacht Anahí

The M/C Anahí (previously known as Galapagos Journey I) has been offering fantastic itineraries to guests since 2006 when she was built in Guayaquil, Ecuador. A power catamaran, the M/C Anahí is able to visit more islands and cruise faster than any other boat in her size category. She features the highest standards of comfort, and all accommodation are either in twin or double cabins with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Additionally, the yacht has ample common areas to relax in, such as the sundeck, library, TV/DVD room, dining room, bar, lounge and Jacuzzi.

Day 1

Bachas beach: Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to the bay to get onboard Anahi Catamaran, and after lunch, you will head to Bachas Beach, where a delightful swimming beach waits for you, with a lagoon behind where you can watch native wildlife and is also a nesting area for green sea turtle form November to February. After this activity head back to the catamaran and dinner service.

Day 2

Genovesa Island and Darwin Bay: After breakfast, head to Genovesa Island also known as Tower Island, where you will go to Darwin Bay a volcanic island product of a collapsed volcanic caldera, that is also a birdwatchers destiny, where you can see frigate birds, swallow taled gulls, strom petrels and endemic Galapagos doves. In the afternoon, you will visit Prince Philips steps, and you will take a hike to overcome the steep stairs from the landing dock to the top, and once you are there, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Genovesa Island. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel or kayak from the shore of this Island. End of the day and dinner onboard.

Day 3

South Plaza and Santa Fe Island: After breakfast, head to South Plaza, where you will see one of the largest populations of Land Iguanas in Galapagos. You will also spot Marine Iguanas and hybrids of both species. You can also see a shore colony of Bachelor Sea lions. Lunch service onboard and then you will continue to Santa Fe, that begins with a dinghy boat ride across the turquoise lagoon and once in the shore you will spot one of the many sea lion colonies in Galapagos. This place is also home to Galapagos Hawks and endemic Land Iguanas, You can also practice kayaking or snorkel at this island.

Day 4

Pitt Point and Kicker rock: First activity in the morning will be a visit to San Cristobal Island, specifically Pitt Point, twhere you will see three different species of boobies and great frigate birds nesting in the same area. After this visit, you will head to Kicker Rock or León Dormido in Spanish, and take a dinghy ride around it to observe the narrow channel and the marine species that nest there. You can also practice snorkel here. Then, you will go for a walk on Isla Lobos, where you will spot blue – footed boobies and sea lions. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Day 5

Junco Lagoon and Cerro Colorado Galapaguera: In the morning, you will be transferred to the Highlands of San Cristobal Island, where you will visit El Junco Lagoon- the main water supplier of the island, and where, after a short hike will offer you the view of the entire island.Then you will head to Cerro Colorado Turtle Breeding Center, whereyou will learn about the work developed by scientists to preserve heGiant Galapagos Turtles from this Island. Then you will visit SanCristobal Interpetation Center, to learn about the natural history and colonization of the islands. End of the day and dinner onboard.

Day 6

Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay: Early in the morning head to head to Punta Suarez on Española Island, that is a basaltic cliff which forms ablowhole where water sprays high into the air. A hike to the top makesa great opportunity to take spectacular pictures. You can also watchsea lions, sea birds, Marine Iguanas, masked and blue footed boobiesamong others, and also the Española Mockingbord, endemic fromhere. In the afternoon, the yacht will take you to Gardner Bay, whichwill be a great opportunity for snorkeling and swim.

Day 7

Floreana Island: Early in the morning, head to Floreana Island, yourfirst stop will be Cormorant Point, where you will be welcomed by a small Galapagos sea lion colony. You will also see a green sand beach that contains olivine crystal, and a white coral sand beach. After lunch, you will go to Post Office bay, that was established in 1793 by British whalers to send letters to and from England, and even today, visitors have the opportunity to send letters of their own. If the weather is good you may also have the opportunity to snorkel from the beach. End of the day and dinner.

Day 8

Santa Cruz Island: Early in the morning, depart from the ship to visit Fausto Llerena turtle breeding and interpretation Center where you willlearn about the work done to maintain the species of this unique animal. Then, you will be transferred to Baltra airport to take your flight back to the continent.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Meals: From lunch on day 1, until breakfast on the final day
Acommodation with private bathroom
Excursions as listed in the itinerary, with a certifies naturalist bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
Snorkel equipment *Depending on the cruise
Drinking water, tea, coffee, snacks.

Entrance fees Galapagos: Galapagos National Park $100pp (subject to change). Galapagos transit control card $20pp (subject to change), Isabel docking fee $15pp *Depending on cruise. Santa Cruz Highland Tortoises ranch $5 * depending on the cruise. Bus ticket Baltra Airport / Itabaca Channel – $5 * depending on the cruise
International flights
Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil
Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil
Singles supplement *Depending on the cruise
Alcoholic beverages & colas (there is a bar on board)
Tips for guides and crewAny other personal expenses.