Liveaboard Review

Mary Ann - Review 2022

Experience the most authentic expedition in the Galapagos Islands with Mary Anne! The amazing ship, however small in its 52 meter (171 feet) stretch, offers actual sailing involvement. It has over 1000 m² of canvas sails and since it has no engine support, guests are encouraged to participate in the raising of sails. It is a unique cruising experience as the skilled Mary Anne crew members are more than willing to share their knowledge and skills during the expedition. This schooner also features a fully airconditioned indoor salon, majestic sun decks, elegant dining areas, and spacious diving platforms. It will truly be a grand Galapagos experience with Mary Anne!

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many divers said that the Mary Anne offered 3 large common areas,the bar, library and dinning room. which was great for socializing with guest.
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    Many people were happy with the buffet tables the chef presented to the passengers.
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    Several divers commemorated the diving instructor on showing them the sea life and taking them to hidden spots.
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    Some people stated that the itinerary was well planed out and that they were busy for the whole seven day journey.
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    The staff was also a highlight of the trip as they were very engaging and friendly.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome divers said that the anchor made a lot of noise when it was pulled up when they started moving in the evening.
  • check-markA couple of people noted that in the evening there was a scarcity of activities to occupy the time.

Where to book:


Where to book:

Diving on the Mary Ann in Galapagos

Mary Anne houses 12 spacious cabins, 6 of which are double while the other 6 are single cabins but installed with an upper and lower berth, which makes it suitable for 24 guests. However, Mary Anne only allows a maximum of 16 guests so that guests will have plenty of space for themselves on board.

The beautiful Mary Anne is complemented by experienced crew members that will make the guests’ Galapagos adventure truly memorable. It has no support engine, which means Mary Anne sails peacefully with no engine sounds!

The indoor lounge is fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern entertainment systems, which include a flat-screen television, stereo, DVD player, theatre-quality speakers, a computer, and a mini-library. Everyone’s stay in the lounge is made comfortable with the large sofas installed. The lounge, together with the kitchen and the dining area are situated on the main deck.

Sun decks are also available for guests who would like to bask in the sun, feeling the relaxing breeze of the sea around. It is an open area with a partially shaded part, equipped with luxury sun loungers, tables, and chairs. The lounge bar is also located here, a perfect spot to relax.

The dive deck is spacious and has a platform available. It is installed with the necessary facilities for water adventures, featuring freshwater showers, large equipment storage, hanging area for wet suits, charging ports, and so many more! Wet suits and snorkeling gear are also available onboard.

Safety is never compromised by Mary Anne, no matter how small it is. This beautiful yacht is installed with internationally accredited safety and navigation systems, including life rafts, life vests, alarm and fire fighting systems, oxygen, and materials for first aid.


Mary Anne houses a total of 12 cabins, 6 of which are double cabins installed with double beds, while the other 6 are single cabins installed with double-decker beds, making it suitable to house a total of 24 guests. However, Mary Anne gives priority to the guests’ comfort, which is why it only allows a maximum of 16 guests aboard.
All cabins are equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathroom facilities, ample storage spaces, a dresser, air-conditioning units, and safe storage for the valuables. They feature large windows to allow views of the pristine Galapagos waters while inside the cabin.


The dining area is located on the main deck, just adjacent to the indoor lounge and kitchen. The dining area has a warm ambiance, but elegant in away. Luxurious dining tables and chairs are perfectly paired with the delicious dishes from international cuisines that are served.


Mary Anne has 9 skilled crew members to assist guests with their Galapagos adventure. Guests may choose from the Galapagos West itinerary, which includes a visit to Santiago, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz, Floreana and Fernandina to have amazing encounters with sea lions, penguins and amazing snorkeling sessions. The Galapagos East itinerary, on the other hand, is a trip to Darwin Bay, Santa Fe, Gardner Bay, and Bartolome, which features lava bubbles and penguin viewings!

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