Galapagos
Islands
Soft Adventure
Trip Style
First Class
Cruise Category
DATE DAYS ITINERARY PRICE
Dec 18 – 22 5 B5 USD $ 2832
Dec 18 – 25 8 B USD $ 4232
Dec 22 – 25 4 B4 USD $ 1936

KEY FEATURES

  • The S/C Nemo Galapagos Cruise (Nemo I) is a first-class motor sail catamaran
  • Daily excursions to different islands in 2 itineraries (North and South)
  • Galapagos expert certified guide
  • Cabins with private bathroom

S/C Nemo Galapagos Cruise (Nemo I) Description:

The ingeniously designed salon, the vast cockpit and the unique exterior surface make the Catamaran S/C Nemo I an exceptional cruising boat. Built by Dufour shipyard and imagined by JOUBERT-NIVELT, it was nevertheless the designer Jacques PIERRE JEAN whose final touch gifted the Nemo I with its particular ambiance.

Accommodation & Distribution:

The S/C Nemo I has 7 cabins: two double cabins (each one with one double bed), and 5 cabins (each one with twin beds; two single upper – lower berths). The cabins are equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom and hot water.

Technical Specifications 
Construction   Dufour & Sparks. 1996
Capacity 14 passengers
Length  24.9m / 83ft
Width   10m / 33.34ft
Draft   1.40 m / 4.6 ft
Main sail   1400 sq ft / 130 meters squared
Engines   2 x 130 HP
Electric voltage   12 V, 24 V, 220 V
Cruising speed   10 knots
Navigation Instruments   Autopilot, GPS, Radar
Water maker   200 L/h / 60 g/h
Security 2 Life rafts. 1 EPIRB. 1 SART. 2 Waterproof VHF. 20 Life vests.
Aditional equipment  Fans, deck shower, TV and VCR, PAL/SECAM, HI-FI CD player, radio and tapes, snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks, and zodiac


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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - A

MONDAY – MONDAY – EVERY 14 DAYS TO GENOVESA & THE REMOTE WEST
MONDAY Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.
Pm: North Seymour island – is an uplifted (different to volcanic origin) island and so is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.Watch your step, as the boobies don’t worry much about where they nest, and you might just step on one. The trees are dotted with male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies by inflating their bright red skin flaps (seasonal activity). They sometimes fly in the air to call more attention to themselves. There’s a circular path that takes you through the island to a beautiful, rocky shore where the waves crash with a silvery-blue color.
TUESDAY Am: Genovesa Island:  Darwin Bay -This bay has origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels Yellow-crowned, black-crowned and lava herons, and yellow warblers can be seen in the area.Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing red-foots nesting in the mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves and swallow-tailed gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.
Pm: Genovesa Island: El Barranco – is located at the southern part of Darwin Bay and it is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. Passengers will climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern side. There is a big population of Nazca boobies and red-footed boobies in the trees; storm petrels and short-eared owls have found the ideal place for nesting in the lava flows.
WEDNESDAY Am: Bartolomé island – is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as: Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island.It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles exist and at the base of the pinnacle, as well as a very small colony of Galápagos penguins.
Pm: Sombrero Chino – This is a small islet (1 sq km) located just off the southeastern tip of Santiago Island. It is a recent volcanic cone, shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from north side. On the west side lava formations may be observed, formed under the sea and raised upward, this is why coral heads are found on the lava. This is an excellent visit for interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. The landscape is covered by sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins
THURSDAY Am: Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island is the largest and one of the youngest islands in the Galapagos archipelago. We land in Puerto Villamil, which has the third largest population in Galapagos with approximately 3000 habitants. We head up to the highlands from Puerto Villamil to Sierra Negra slope, and later we will do some hiking on uneven terrain until we arrive to the Sierra Negra volcano rim. Sierra Negra is the second widest crater in the world. From this viewpoint, you have fantastic sights to the 6 x 5 -mile-wide crater, the rest of the volcanoes, and Perry Isthmus, a 12 Km wide lava field. From here we can hike to Chico Volcano to watch the striking lava formations, examples of the geological occurrences that have created the Galapagos Islands.
Pm: Wet Lands (Humedales) & Galapagos Tortoises Breading Center, Arnoldo tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center is where giant tortoises are reared on Isabela. It is located 1.5 kilometers from Puerto Villamil, this important center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela. Here you can learn about the processes of reproduction and breeding. In total there are about 300 tortoises of all size between juveniles and adults. Isabela Island is the only island in the world which has 5 different species of these giant reptiles.
FRIDAY Am: Isabela Island: Punta Moreno – is located on the north coast of Isabela Island between the volcano Sierra Negra and the Cerro Azul volcano. The trail runs along a pahoehoe lava flow (solidified lava in the form of an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons. Its main attractions are several species of birds which can be found around the lakes and mangroves.
Pm: Isabela Island: Bahia Urbina – Urbina Bay is located along the west coast of Isabela, between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. It is close to the base of the Alcedo Volcano. The coastline has undergone a major uplift in 1954, which caused the shore to expand three quarters of a mile out. Here you will be able to find corals, shells, and many other calcareous organisms exposed above water. Urbina Bay is home to large and colorful land iguanas and giant tortoises of the Alcedo Volcano population. A lot of Darwin finches can be seen as well.
SATURDAY

Am: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza – Fernandina is the third largest island in the archipelago and the site Espinoza Point is located at the northeastern tip of the island. Just across Tagus Cove, is a visitor’s site where various unique species of Galapagos can be seen. Marine iguanas conglomerate in larger groups than in any other island. They bask around in the sand, swim near the shore and sometimes block the way at the landing dock. Among the unique species found here, is the flightless cormorant. A bird that, due to the lack of predators, evolved differently; it’s wings, tails and feet progressively adapted for swimming. To see these birds, is to witness evolution happening right in front of you. You can observe the flightless cormorants and penguins very closely.
Pm: Punta Vicente Roca

SUNDAY Am: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas its a black beach is located at the west side of the island and is its main attraction. Volcanic tuff deposits have favored the formation of this special black sand beach. This site is called Puerto Egas, because there was an attempt of the company of Hector Egas to start the exploitation of salt. It failed, because the price of salt in the continent was very low and did not justify its exploitation in Galapagos. Thus the project was abandoned.
Pm: Santiago Island: Caleta Bucanero – Espumilla beach is located at the northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. During the last presence of the “El Niño phenomenon”; one of the two lagoons of this site underwent a process of sedimentation, thus causing the disappearance of a representative colony of flamingos. The main attraction is the palo santo forest. The beach is an important site for nesting marine turtles. At the nearby Buccaneer Cove we have a great snorkeling opportunity.
MONDAY Am: Daphne Islet – Daphne Major is a volcanic island just north of Santa Cruz Island and just west of Baltra Island. It consists of a tuff crater rising 120 m. above the sea. An intensive study of Darwin’s finches has taken place here by the biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant. Their results have been supporting strongly Darwin’s theory of evolution. We are not allowed onto the island. Daphne offers a big variety of other birds including Galápagos martins, blue-footed booby, Nazca booby, short-eared owls, red-billed tropical birds and magnificent frigate birds.Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - B

MONDAY – MONDAY – EVERY 14 DAYS ISABELA & SOUTHEASTERN GALAPAGOS
MONDAY Am: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.Pm: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach – These two small beaches are found to the West of Black Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels>. The other beach is longer, but it has two old barges that were abandoned during World War II, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategically point to protect the Panama Channel.
TUESDAY Am: Isabela Island: Tintoreras is a small bay on an islet, located 5 minutes on a inflatable dinghy ride from Port of Villamil, which permits the visitor to observe the Whitetip reef sharks. There is a colony of sharks that can often be seen resting in the lava canal. In addition to the sharks there are sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays in the beautiful, calm turquoise waters.Pm: Isabela Island: Arnoldo tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center is where giant tortoises are reared on Isabela. It is located 1.5 kilometers from Puerto Villamil, this important center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela. Here you can learn about the processes of reproduction and breeding. In total there are about 300 tortoises of all size between juveniles and adults. Isabela Island is the only island in the world which has 5 different species of these giant reptiles.
WEDNESDAY Am: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown this site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintails and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: ‘The Green Beach’ (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the ‘Flour Sand Beach’ which is made up of coral. After our visit of Cormorant Point we will continue with our yacht to the nearby islet known as Corona del Diablo (Devil’s Crown), where we can enjoy some great snorkeling.Pm: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay Historically, Post Office Bay is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. Since this time it has been used by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists.We will continue to the north of the island and ascend to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful view from the Baroness Lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
THURSDAY Am: Española Island: Suarez Point his rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.Pm: Española Island: Gardner Bay Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here you may also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
FRIDAY Am: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands Galapagos Tortoises Farm Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild tortoises, both roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the Tortoise Reserve. The road to the highlands leaves from Bellavista, a small village located at a 15 minute drive from Puerto Ayora and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone. With clear weather (unpredictable) this area affords beautiful scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery all year round. Here you will visit the Twin Craters, which are two pit craters. You will visit as well a local ranch where we can observe the Giant tortoise specie of Santa Cruz Island in its natural habitat. After our Highlands visit, we will return to Puerto Ayora and the yacht.PM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The Breeding and Rearing area of the scientific center are definitely a worthwhile visit.
SATURDAY AM: San Cristóbal Island: Pitt Point, at the far eastern end of San Cristóbal is Punta Pitt. Disembarking onto the small beach, visitors are confronted by the strong stench and cacophony of barking sea lions. This is a bachelor colony, and most are exhausted from fighting and mating. A steep gully leads up the cliff to a breeding ground for Boobies of all three varieties: Red-footed, Blue-footed and Nazca. It’s the only place in the Galapagos where you can see all three species nesting together. Two species of Frigate-birds are also present, as are swallow-tailed gulls and storm petrels. The view of sea lions from the top of the cliff over the beach is magnificent, as are the contours of the barren, wind-eroded peaks of the island. The trail across the Punta Pitt site offers a closer look at the hardy vegetation that manages to thrive in this volcanic wasteland. From salt-bush and spiny shrubs next to the beach the trail leads up to an area of Palo Santo trees, big yellow-green shrubs, tiny cacti and, in the dry season, carpets of red sesuvium.PM: San Cristóbal Island: Witch Hill, the primary attraction of this site is the coral sand beach. It is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Witch Hill is the remains of a tuff cone. It is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. Captain Fitzroy climbed to the top of the hill to scout out reefs. It has an impressive landscape, where it is often possible to see coastal and migratory birds, including pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. At times the lagoon is completely dry and deposits of salt may be found in the bottom. The people of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used to use the lagoon as a salt mine.
SUNDAY AM: Santa Fe Island located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift, which explains why it is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of land iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well as giant prickly pear cactus. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes.PM: South Plaza Island is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found on other islands. Throughout the island there are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow Tailed Gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: Audubon shear-waters, red-billed tropical birds, frigate birds and brown pelicans
MONDAY AM: Black Turtle Cove this little cove is located at the northern side of Santa Cruz Island, this is a red mangrove lagoon very calm and quiet which makes it an ideal place as nursery for many sharks and rays. Its crystal waters permits to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black tipped reef and hammer heads sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. There are no landing sites so the visit is done by zodiac. Sea turtles are frequently seen and sometimes they are seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters. Pelicans and herons are also seen in this area.Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

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4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS - A4

MONDAY – THURSDAY – EVERY 14 DAYS
MONDAY AM: This morning you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport.

PM: After welcome aboard Sailing Catamaran Nemo I, check-in, lunch and the safety-drill you will make your first landing at North Seymour for a guided walk through the large seabird‘s colonies, following a circular loop (easy level; 2km/1.25 mi/about 2hrs). Before dinner your naturalist guide will give the first daily briefing, and the captain and his crew will present and share a welcome toast.

Navigation: About midnight we will lift the anchor and sail to Genovesa. Depending on the sea state we will navigate about 5:30 hrs north.

TUESDAY AM: Today’s full program includes two longer walks, snorkeling and optional sea kayaking. After early breakfast and a wet landing at the sheltered beach of Darwin Bay you will go for a guided walk (moderate level; about 3km/2mi). Enjoy a snack aboard before snorkeling (alternatively: sea kayaking).

PM: Around lunch-time we will sail to nearby Prince Philip’s Steps, close to the entrance of the broken caldera. There you will make a guided walk through cliff top seabird colonies (moderate level; about 3km/2mi).

Overnight navigation: Nemo I will lift the anchor short after dinner, and navigate about 5 hours, heading back south in the direction of Santiago (and anchoring at Bartolome).

WEDNESDAY AM: Today’s full program is largely dedicated to volcanism. Wake-up during an early morning dinghy-ride along the barren shoreline. After breakfast it is not yet too hot to climb the stairs of Bartolomé’s Summit Trail, which is rewarded with panoramic views (guided walk, moderate level; about 800m/0.5 mi; 114m/375ft altitude difference). Next you can refresh and explore the fantastic shallow water snorkeling spot at the foot of Pinnacle Rock (alternative: walking around or relaxing on the beach).

PM: During lunch Nemo I navigates to Chinese Hat (about 1hr), where you can snorkel again. Learn more about Galapagos’ fascinating geology during the late-afternoon walk on this typical volcano-islet (easy level; about 0,7 km/0.5 mi).

Navigation: While sailing to Puerto Villamil (Isabela, about 7hr) you will have dinner dinner. We will anchor in the sheltered harbour just after midnight, where you can enjoy a fairly quiet sleep.

Additional options scuba-diving: Bartolome or Cousin Rocks (both advanced)

THURSDAY AM: After an early breakfast it’s time say goodbye and to leave the yacht. You will travel by inflatable dinghy and private bus from the pier of Puerto Ayora into the highlands. In the agricultural zone you can see Galapagos giant tortoises in the wild before continuing to the airport.

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4 Days/3 nights B4

FRIDAY – MONDAY – EVERY 14 DAYS
FRIDAY Am: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.PM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The Breeding and Rearing area of the scientific center are definitely a worthwhile visit.
SATURDAY AM: San Cristóbal Island: Pitt Point, at the far eastern end of San Cristóbal is Pitt Point. Disembarking onto the small beach, visitors are confronted by the strong stench and cacophony of barking sea lions. This is a bachelor colony, and most are exhausted from fighting and mating. A steep gully leads up the cliff to a breeding ground for boobies of all three varieties: red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca. It’s the only place in the Galapagos where you can see all three species nesting together. Two species of frigate birds are also present, as are swallow-tailed gulls and storm petrels. The view of sea lions from the top of the cliff over the beach is magnificent, as are the contours of the barren, wind-eroded peaks of the island. The trail across the Pitt Point site offers a closer look at the hardy vegetation that manages to thrive in this volcanic wasteland. From saltbush and spiny shrubs next to the beach the trail leads up to an area of Palo Santo trees, big yellow-green shrubs, tiny cacti and, in the dry season, carpets of red sesuvium.PM: San Cristóbal Island: Witch Hill the primary attraction of this site is the coral sand beach. It is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Cerro Brujo is the remains of a tuff cone. It is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. Captain Fitzroy climbed to the top of the hill to scout out reefs. It has an impressive landscape, where it is often possible to see coastal and migratory birds, including pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. At times the lagoon is completely dry and deposits of salt may be found in the bottom. The people of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used to use the lagoon as a salt mine.
SUNDAY AM: Santa Fe Island located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift, which explains why it is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of land iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well as giant prickly pear cactus. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes.PM: South Plaza Island is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found on other islands. Throughout the island there are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow Tailed Gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: Audubon shear-waters, red-billed tropical birds, frigate birds and brown pelicans
MONDAY AM: Black Turtle Cove this little cove is located at the northern side of Santa Cruz Island, this is a red mangrove lagoon very calm and quiet which makes it an ideal place as nursery for many sharks and rays. Its crystal waters permits to observe large groups of white-tip reef, black tipped reef and hammer heads sharks, schools of golden rays and spotted eagle rays. There are no landing sites so the visit is done by zodiac. Sea turtles are frequently seen and sometimes they are seen mating in the mangrove-lined waters. Pelicans and herons are also seen in this area.Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

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5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS -A5

THURSDAY – MONDAY- every 14 days
THURSDAY AM: This morning you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport.

PM: After welcome aboard S/C Nemo I, check-in, lunch, and the safety-drill you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station as an introduction to Galapagos and get some free time to stroll through the cosy town of Puerto Ayora.

Overnight navigation: Before dinner your naturalist guide will give the first daily briefing, and the captain and his crew will present and share a welcome toast.

Navigation: The anchor will be lifted early for this route’s longest navigation to Moreno Point on Isabela, about 12 hours in southwestern direction.

FRIDAY AM: After breakfast first we make an inflatable dinghy-ride along the shoreline, followed by a ‘dry landing’ (with footwear) and a guided hike that crosses the crumbling, pitch black lava fields of Moreno Point (moderate level; about 2km/1.25mi). After a snack snorkeling is planned. 

PM: While having lunch we will cross the Bolivar Channel for the last time, back to Isabela’s west coast. At the geologic interesting site of Urbina Bay you will make a second guided walk, and you can snorkel as well.

SATURDAY AM: After breakfast and a dry landing the guided morning walk (easy/moderate level; about 2km/1.25 mi) runs over the lava tongue of Espinoza Point. After a snack we will bring you to today’s snorkeling site.

PM: Punta Vicente Roca

Overnight navigation: Before dinner we will start our 10 hour’s navigation around the north cape of Isabela to Santiago (crossing the equator two times).

SUNDAY AM: After breakfast you will make a guided walk along the coastline (easy level) to the fur seal grottos. Back on board we will provide a snack before snorkelling.

PM: At lunchtime we will navigate 12km/7 mi/45 min north to Espumilla Beach. After a wet landing (bare feet) at the beach a guided walk leads uphill and land inward (easy level; about 2km/1.25 mi). Afterwards you can make a dinghy-ride (or alternatively sea kayaking) along the coastline.

Overnight navigation: Before dinner SC Nemo I will continue along the north coast of Santiago to Daphne Major, where we will arrive after about 4 hrs for a relatively quiet floating night sleep.

MONDAY AM: Daphne Major & Transfer to Baltra airport

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5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS -B5

MONDAY – FRIDAY – every 14 days
MONDAY Am: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.Pm: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach– These two small beaches are found to the West of Black Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, but it has two old barges that were abandoned during World War II, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategically point to protect the Panama Channel.
TUESDAY Am: Isabela Island: Tintoreras: Whitetip Reef Shark Chanel-Tintoreras is a small bay on an islet, located 5 minutes on a dinghy ride from Port of Villamil, which permits the visitor to observe the whitetip reef shark. There is a colony of sharks that can often be seen resting in the lava canal. In addition to the sharks there are sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays in the beautiful, calm turquoise waters.Nearby hundreds of marine iguanas can be observed, as Las Tintoreras; is one of their main breeding sites. On the nearby sandy beaches, sea lions play and relax in the sun. This is one of Isabela is the most beautiful visitor sites.Pm: Isabela Island: Arnoldo tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center is where giant tortoises are reared on Isabela. It is located 1,5 kilometers from Puerto Villamil, this important center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela. Here you can learn about the processes of reproduction and breeding. In total there are about 300 tortoises of all size between juveniles and adults. Isabela Island is the only island in the world which has 5 different species of these giant reptiles.
WEDNESDAY Am: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown -This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-cheecked pintails and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: The Green Beach (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the Flour Sand Beach; which is made up of coral.After our visit of Cormorant Point we will continue with our yacht to the nearby islet known as Corona del Diablo (Devil’s Crown), where we can enjoy some great snorkeling.Pm: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay – Historically, Post Office Bay is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. Since this time it has been used by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists.We will continue to the north of the island and ascend to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful view from the Baroness Lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her House. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo
THURSDAY Am: Española Island: Suarez Point – This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.Pm: Española Island: Gardner Bay – Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here you may also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
FRIDAY PM: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station – Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The Breeding and Rearing area of the scientific center are definitely a worthwhile visit.This excursion will be accompanied by another guide, while your naturalist guide will visit the highlands with those passengers that stay longer on board.Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

NOTE: Cruise Itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Above prices include:

Transfers in Galapagos.
Accommodation in double cabins.
All meals during the cruise.
Professional Bilingual Guide.
Visits & Excursions according itinerary.
Purified water, coffee and tea available during the cruise.

Above prices do not include:

Local flight to/from Galapagos
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$ 100.00
Galapagos Transit card: US$ 20.00
Soft & alcoholic Drinks
Services not indicated
Medical & Travel Insurance
Tips

Important Notes:
 
♦  All rates per person in US dollars.
♦  Single Cabin Supplement:  additional 100%
**  Note: Single travelers are allowed to book a twin cabin to share with another traveler of the same sex in order not to pay single supplement. 
♦  Ask for charter departures
♦  Children under 12 years old – 20% discount
♦  Rates are subject to change in the event of local tax increases or other unforeseen circumstances.
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