Cruise the northern portion of the Galapagos archipelago on this 8-day Galapagos cruise. Aboard the motor sailing vessel, the catamaran Nemo III, enjoy first class amenities on board and exciting destinations each day on this Galapagos tour.
Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island Day 2 : Genovesa Day 3 : Santiago - Santa Cruz Island Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island Day 5 : Isabela Day 6 : Fernandina - Isabela Day 7 : Santiago Day 8 : Daphne Island - Baltra
Arrive in the Galapagos Islands via the Baltra airport. After a transfer to your ship, the Nemo III, settle in and experience a boat drill. Lunch on board while your sailing catamaran relocates to Santa Cruz Island for a dry landing at Bachas Beach. Walk this white sandy beach and enjoy snorkeling from the beach, before returning to your ship for your evening meal and briefing with your naturalist.
Day 2 Genovesa
Awake this morning near the shores of Genovesa. After a hearty breakfast on board, disembark at Prince Philips Steps (drylanding). A wildlife hotspot, explore this region for several hours before returning to board. The ship will reposition at an excellent spot for deep water snorkeling and explore the vast marine life found at this northern island. After lunch on board, a wetlanding at Darwin Bay will occupy your afternoon. Explore the mangrove swamps and enjoy more snorkeling opportunities in the shallow water before returning to the ship for the evening.
Day 3 Santiago - Santa Cruz Island
Disembark this morning at Sullivan Bay on this island of Santiago. Wander the lava rock fields while your naturalist points out the unique wildlife who live here. Snorkeling from the beach is also an option. During lunch on board relocate to Santa Cruz Island and disembark with a dry landing at Dragon Hill, with unmistakable landscapes and marine iguanas just waiting for their photo opportunities. Deep water snorkeling off shore will also be available.
Day 4 Santa Cruz Island
Disembark this morning in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Take a tour to the highlands where you will walk amongst the giant tortoise and learn of the conservation progress being made here. After lunch on board you will enjoy the afternoon at the Breeding Center Fausto Llerena, continuing your education about the rehabilitation of these amazing creatures.
Day 5 Isabela
Today will be spent on the island of Isabela. Explore Moreno Point and capture photos of the unique pink flamingo who dwells there. Deep water snorkeling will complete your morning before the ship repositions during lunch to Urbina Bay. This wetlanding and exploration will continue to reveal the unique wildlife living on Isabela as well as the flora and fauna found there.
Day 6 Fernandina - Isabela
This mornings excursion is to Espinoza Point on nearby Fernandina Island. With stunning horizons and an abundance of wildlife to spot, the morning will pass quickly before reboarding your ship to reposition to prime deep water snorkeling. After lunch, return to Isabela for a dryalnding at Tagus Cove, unique in it's flora and fauna and wildlife opportunities.
Day 7 Santiago
The morning light reveals the shores of Santiago Island, which will be your destination for the day. Explore Egas Point this morning with its amazing rock formations and sea lions lounging about. Snorkel the nearby shallow water before returning to the ship for lunch. Spend the afternoon snorkeling in Buccaneer Cove. This evening gather with your fellow ship mates for a farewell cocktail celebration as your Galapagos cruise comes to a close.
Day 8 Daphne Island - Baltra
Spend the morning circumnavigating Daphne Island with its unique shoreline before disembarking for your return flight home.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.