WHY THIS TRIP
The Anahi Galapagos Catamaran has a top-notch crew, a variety of itineraries, comfortable accommodations, and reasonable pricing for a first class cruise. Consistently a great choice for families or couples who want a bit more room and a few more creature comforts but want to avoid the massive cruise ships.
The Anahi Galapagos Catamaran is a spacious and comfortable base from which to explore the enchanted Islands. But this trip isn’t just about comfort; you’ll be discovering diverse Islands and snorkeling sites every day with your certified, bilingual naturalist guide. Built in 2006, the Anahi Galapagos Catamaran has been a reliable, professional, and fun trip for Galapagos travelers.
There are a number of itinerary options offered aboard the Anahi, but you’ll have a varied and fascinating experience whether you do a 4-day or a 12-day cruise. Those looking for a shorter cruise or one that visits the southeastern Islands should consider doing all or just part of Itinerary B2. This itinerary takes you to highlights like Española, Genovesa, and the San Cristobal highlands where you’re likely to see loads of blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, giant iguanas, waved albatross, and giant tortoises.
Those looking for an 8-day-only cruise should consider the B1 Itinerary which visits Bartolome, Isabela, Fernandina, and North Seymour islands. On these Islands, you’re likely to see penguin colonies, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, and flightless cormorants. For those who don’t want to compromise, you can do a longer 11-, 12-, or 15-day cruise that combines these two itineraries.
Each day will be filled with activities, mostly led by your naturalist guide and some done on your own. Typically, you’ll embark on two walks with your guide each day at different sites where they will explain and interpret the natural world around you. There are also many opportunities to snorkel each day to discover the underwater marine life of the Islands. There will also be time to explore a bit on your own by kayak (where permitted) to observe sea birds and other animals while paddling.
The Anahi was designed to ensure their cruises were equal parts expedition and vacation. Each cabin is above deck with either double or twin beds (no bunk beds!), a picture window and private bathroom. Two upper deck suites offer even more space and windows to observe the passing landscape. And with the Anahi’s ample deck space, outdoor jacuzzi, lounge areas, and al fresco dining, you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out and relax.
LOCAL PROVIDER: LATIN TRAILS
For more than 22 years Latin Trails has specialized in custom adventures and special-interest travels in South America for small groups and families. The trips designed by Latin Trails provide travelers the opportunity to listen, see, feel, smell and taste the destinations of South America. Travelers get those experiences on both land and water, where the company operates sustainable local trips across South America but specializes in Inca Trail treks in Peru and cruise ship adventures in both the Galapagos Islands and the Peruvian Amazon.