P 20 From Arica (Chile) to the Galápagos Islands (Isla Santa Cruz)
We embark in Arica, the northernmost city of Chile, aboard the Anne-Margaretha. The sails are hoisted and with the wonderful winds, will look as perfect as fresh linen.
The nutrient-rich Humboldt Current attracts a lot of fish, including birds and whales, such as the (blue) whale, sperm whales etc.
Lots of birds fly along with us, and from time to time young birds who veered off course will join us on deck. Once a young grey footed booby hitched a ride on our bowsprit for days. We finally gave him a helping hand, and off he flew!
On this part of the Pacific you can encounter the most exotic animals, such as manta rays, sea turtles …
Once while fishing at dusk, we lost the battle for a fresh fish to a large squid….
With a lovely breeze when we often set all sails including the spinnaker, we’ll sail to the Galápagos Islands in about two weeks. Upon arrival, you can stay a few days on board to explore the area. Of course you can make your stay here as long as you want. Line up a room before your stay on the island of Santa Cruz. There are many hotel possibilities, but they book up quickly!
Date: 1-17 May 2018
On board: May 1 at 12:00 pm
Off board: May 17 before 12:00 pm
Number of days: 17
Price: € 1,450 / € 1,550 * p.p. in a two-person cabin
* The higher price for a double cabin with private shower and toilet.