Home » 8 Day Nemo III: North Galapagos Islands
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. If you are interested in booking a tour to explore these islands, your ideal option would be to take a cruise aboard Nemo III. A cruise of the islands is an amazing and total experience. It gives a perfect balance between being comfortable and the ability to be close to what the islands can offer in both wildlife and nature.
Duration: 8 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. Dragon hill consists of a path along three different environments in just 1,600 m in length. Therefore, the variety of this small but rich in nature place will have visitors in awe during their visit.
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.
The Charles Darwin Station is located in Puerto Ayora, on the Santa Cruz Island. It is famous for the captive breeding of giant turtles. These famous turtles are called Galapagos and they live for approximately 150 years. The station was created in 1964 and it’s a place you definitively will love. In the Charles Darwin Station, there is a Natural History Interpretation Centre that manages educational programs at the service of the Galapagos National Park. This station is also an operation centre for foreign scientists that go to the island to conduct special research.
Moreno Point is a visit place where it’s not permitted to land. It is used only to take small speedboat trips to observe the wildlife unique to this place. It’s a bay that is located in front of the narrowest site of the Isabela Island: the Perry isthmus, where there’s a water entry that has basically formed a bay within a bay, with calmed waters that are protected and surrounded by mangle which makes it a perfect place for sea turtles. It’s truly a spectacle of nature.
Urbina Bay is located on the west side of the Isabela Island in Alcedo volcano. The landing spot is in a little wet beach of black sand, this can be difficult when there are strong waves. The road begins from the beach, it’s round and open and due to that, it is possible to walk outside the path suggested by the Galapagos National Park. It’s a great place to explore.
Espinoza Point is located in the Fernandina Island, the youngest of the Galapagos’ archipelago and the most volcanically active. It has an incredible combination of aridity and amazing wildlife. Due to the fact that it doesn’t have any introduced mammals, Fernandina has a unique environment with the biggest density of marine iguanas and the sea lions share their habitat with crabs and hawks. This is a place you will surely enjoy during your cruise trip.
Tagus Cove is located to the west of the Darwin volcano in Isabela Island. It once was the favourite place for pirates and whalers. Because of that there’s a traditions that has stand since that age: the naming of ships. At the beginning of the walk, on the way up, after the stairway, there’s a little cove where you can find inscriptions from the 1800s.
Egas Port, also known as James South Bay, is located at the northwestern side of Santiago Island. It is a fascinating place to visit due to the great volcanic activity it had in the past. This place is one of the most famous on the Galapagos archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see gorgeous ruins.
One of the most famous traits of Santiago are its landscapes of volcanic origin. It is completely uninhabited and it is not suited for crops. It’s also known as San Salvador Island, in honour of the first island discovered by Columbus. It is a great place to see due to the fact that it had a great volcanic activity in the past and because of that, it’s especially interesting for those who love geology and volcanoes. There are many places to visit in this island, and one of the most famous is the Buccaneers Cove.
The Daphne Islands (Major and Minor) are two little volcanic islands. Daphne Major is made of a tuff crater, it doesn’t have any trees on its surface and its coastline elevates 120 meters from the sea level. It is right at the north of Santa Cruz’s main island.
It’s one of the most famous Galapagos Islands due to the fact that a couple of scientists of Princeton University (The Grants) have been going to the island for 30 years now to study the birds, especially the boobies. As a result, they have been able to observe evolutionary processes. This gained them and the location worldwide recognition.
Transfer to the airport.
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