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 taledgulls, strom petrels and endemic Galapagos doves. In the afternoon,you will visit Prince Philips steps, and you will take a hike to overcomethe steep stairs from the landing dock to the top, and once you arethere, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Genovesa Island. You will alsohave 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 bothspecies. 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 threedifferent species of boobies and great frigate birds nesting in the samearea. 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, where you will learn about the work developed by scientists to preserve he Giant Galapagos Turtles from this Island. Then you will visit San Cristobal 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 a blowhole where water sprays high into the air. A hike to the top makes a great opportunity to take spectacular pictures. You can also watch sea lions, sea birds, Marine Iguanas, masked and blue footed boobies among others, and also the Española Mockingbord, endemic from here. In the afternoon, the yacht will take you to Gardner Bay, which will be a great opportunity for snorkeling and swim.

Day 7

Floreana Island: Early in the morning, head to Floreana Island, your first 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 will learn about the work done to maintain the species of this unique animal. After lunch, you will be transferred to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, up to a private farm, where giant tortoises roam freely. You will also visit one of the many lava tunnels existing in the area. At the end of the day head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

Day 9

Isabela Island: Early start and breakfast. The first visit will be to Tintoreras Islet, located south of Puerto Villamil at Isabela Island,where you will spot species like sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, among others, you will also visit two beaches, the first full of sea lions, and the second one, surrounded by mangrove, where marine iguanas reside. After this visit, you will head to Sierra Negra Volcano, specifically the crater, where it will be possible to observe some fumes and explore the landscape. After lunch, you will visit The Wetlands to see various endemic wetland birds. Return to the catamaran for dinner and rest.

Day 10

Moreno Point and Elizabeth Bay: Early in the morning visit Moreno Point in the north coast of Isabela, between volcanoes Sierra Negraand Cerro Azul, through a trail of solidified lava until a coastal lagoon where you will see several species of birds. During theafternoon you will go to Elizabeth Bay, the excursion has no landing point. You will visit the Marielas islets, and see the most importantpenguin colony and a cove that is surrounded by red mangroves where you will observe sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, brown pelicans and sea lions. End of the day and dinner.

Day 11

Urbina bay and Tagus Cove: Early in the morning the yacht willtake you to Urbina Bay, one of the recent examples of geological uplift in the Galapagos, specifically to the base of Alcedo Volcano, where you will see land iguanas, giant Galapagos turtles, and marine iguanas. During the afternoon head to Tagus Cove in the west coastof Isabela Island, to see the Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorant and other seabirds. Then go to a hike along the trail to the top of the cliff where you can view Darwin Lake and uplifted lake, and catch a glimpse of Darwin and Wolf Volcanoes.

Day 12

Espinoza Point and Vicente Roca Point: Early in the morning, visitEspinoza point in Fernandina Island, that is one of the youngest andmost active volcano in the Galapagos, and where you will see large groups of marine iguanas, sea lions and flightless cormorants. Afterlunch, you will head to Vicente Roca Point, remains of an ancientvolcano lay here, and you can also see blue footed boobies,flightless cormorants and fur sea lions.

Day 13

Santiago Island and Rabida Island: Early in the morning, you will visit Puerto Egas, a beach located at the west side of Santiago Island, its main attractive is the black sand beach. After lunch youwill go to Rabida Island, its main attractive is the red color of therocks and sand, due to the volcanic material that lies there. A short walk along a trail will lead you to a coastal lagoon behind the beach, where you will observe finches, doves and mockingbirds, and also a colony of flamingos.

Day 14

Chinese Hat and Bartolome Island: Early in the morning you will visit the volcano islet of Bartolome, which offers some of the greatest landscapes and panoramas of the entire Archipelago. You will have to climb the stairs to the view on top of the island called Pinnacle Bay to take amazing pictures and admire the view. You can also practicesnorkel here. During the afternoon, you will head to Chinese Hat a volcanic cone, that forms an islet of the rocky coast of Santiago andwhere a small colony of Galapagos penguins have settled. You will also see Galapagos sea lions, and marine iguanas are also present in this place. You can also practice deep water snorkeling. After lunch, In thelate afternoon, return to the catamaran and dinner.

Day 15

North Seymour: Early navigation to Seymour Island, where you will walk through a trail and see colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate birds. After this visit, you will be transferred to the 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.