Home » 4 Day Nemo III: North Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are one of Ecuador´s main tourist destinations. About 1000 km 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 honour to enjoy all of it wonderful creation. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience you will not want to miss.
Duration: 4 Days
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing on-board 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.
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.
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.
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 centre 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.
Cabin 5 & 8, one double bed (for couples only), air conditioning, private bathroom & reading light.
Cabin 7, two single beds, air conditioning, private bathroom & reading light.
Cabin 1 & 2, two lower single beds, air conditioning, private bathroom & reading light.
Cabin 3, 4 & 6, one lower double bed and 1 upper single bed, air conditioning, private bathroom & reading light.