The Galapagos Islands are one of Ecuador´s main tourist destinations. About 1000km from the country’s coastline, it has an astounding variety of flora and fauna both on land and sea. When you go into the islands, you will be nature’s guest of honor to enjoy all of it wonderful creation. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience you will not want to miss
Intense bird watching opportunities including nesting blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and tropicbirds
Explore the Bachas Beach and discovery some fascinating World War II remnants in the area.
Dive into a sensational snorkeling session at Darwin Bay and spot schools of colourful reef fish.
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Baltra Airport - Bachas
Day 2: Barranco - Darwin Bay
Day 3: Sullivan Bay - Dragon Hill
Day 4: Santa Cruz highlands - Baltra Airport
Day 1: Baltra Airport - Bachas Beach
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Bachas is the most important beach to see sea turtles, flamingos and migratory birds. Aside from all that, it’s truly a gorgeous place, its clear blue waters will invite you to swim and relax under the sun.
Day 2: El Barranco - Darwin Bay
The Prince Phillips Steps are located at the south of the Genovesa Island, a bird Paradise. It is formed by the remaining edges of a big crater that is almost completely submerged nowadays. You can access it through a gap located at the feet of the volcano. Read along and find out more about this cruise ship destination in the amazing Galapagos.
The island attracts a huge amount of birds from the ocean that go there to nest and reproduce, among this birds, there are: the big frigates, blue footed boobies, seagulls and the petrels.
The Darwin Bay is formed by a crater, it’s almost a perfect circle. It’s located in the Genovesa Island, to the north of the Galapagos Archipelago. The Bay is an anchorage place. It’s the perfect place for the breeding of some Galapagos species such as: red footed boobies, masked boobies, owls, lava seagulls, swallow-tailed seagulls, swallows and the smallest sub-species of iguanas of the islands. Don’t miss the chance to visit it during your trip on boar the cruise.
Day 3: Sullivan Bay - Dragon Hill
Sullivan Bay is a site of great geological interest. It is located at the south-east side of the Santiago Island and the landing in here can be made both in the rocky shore (dry landing) and in the white sand beach (wet landing). It takes approximately an hour and a half to complete the entire path.
Going to the northwest of the island of Santa Cruz, we find Dragon hill. The reason for its interesting name comes from way back in 1975, because it was one of the only places on Santa Cruz where Land iguanas were in healthy condition. The preservation of these lands iguanas has been going for decades, in fact, there are no dogs in this area in an attempt to protect the iguanas from being attacked.
In the lagoons in this site, there is shrimp (Artemia salina) which serves as food for flamingos; and depending on the season is more abundant so the population of these birds is larger. However, in very rainy seasons these lagoons become very sweet causing the crustacean populations to decrease and resulting in shorebirds scarcity as well.
Day 4: Santa Cruz Highlands - Baltra Airport
Santa Cruz is one of the beautiful islands you can visit during your luxury cruise aboard the Nemo II. It’s the second biggest island in the Galapagos and it’s located at the center of the whole islands.
The Highlands of the island has an exuberant vegetation, great leafy trees and tasty edible fruit. Read along and you will find information about the places you cannot miss to see during your time in Santa Cruz Highlands.
In the afternoon, transfer to Baltra Airport.
Departs - Selected Dates (listed below)
S/C Nemo III: Ship Cabins
Cabin 5 & 8 provides double bed (only for couples)
Cabin 7 has two single beds
Cabins 1 & 2
Two single lower beds
Cabins 3,4 & 6
1 Lower double bed and 1 upper single bed.
On board the Nemo III galapagos islands cruise you will enjoy several features, including a Jacuzzi to relax in on the sundeck. For accommodations on your Nemo III Galapagos cruise, you will have a double cabin with a private bathroom and extra space to store your luggage. The accommodations have been recently renovated adding that touch of extra comfort to your Nemo III Galapagos vacation.
Ship Deck Plan
Name: Nemo III.
Category: First Class.
Capacity: 16 Passengers.
Guide: Naturalist english speaking guide.
Crew: 6 members: 1 Captain, 1 Helmsman, 1 Sailor, 1 Machinist - Biker, 1 Bar Man - Cabinero, 1 Cook.
Loa: 23 mts.
Beam: 11.40 mts.
Draft: 1.50 mts.
Fresh water capacity: 2.000 lts.
Electricity: 12 V, 110 V, 220 V.
Engines: 2 engines / 200 HP.
Pre/post cruise transfers
Activities as specified
All meals during this voyage
Use of kayak and snorkelling equipment
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable