Explore the Galapagos archipelago aboard the catamaran Nemo III on this 8-day cruise to the southern and eastern islands. Enjoy the convenience of small ship cruising while experiencing the first class amenities on board.
Day 1 : Baltra - North Seymour Day 2 : San Cristobal Day 3 : Espanola Day 4 : Floreana Day 5 : Santa Cruz Island Day 6 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe Day 7 : Bartolome - Chinese Hat Day 8 : Mosquera - Baltra
Arrive in the Galapagos via the Baltra airport. After transferring to your ship, settle in and experience a boat drill exercise. Enjoy lunch on board while repositioning to North Seymour. This dry landing starts a walk along the rocky shores and through the natural landscapes, spotting wildlife along the way. Return to the ship for your dinner and welcome cocktails.
Day 2 San Cristobal
The morning will bring you to the shores of Lobos Island where you will find the fabled blue footed boobie, among other fascinating creatures. Later experience deep water snorkeling at Kicker Rock, which offers some of the Galapagos best deep water marine spotting. After lunch on board, land on San Cristobal Island at Brujo Hill, a wide stretch of sandy beach to explore.
Day 3 Espanola
Espanola is your destination for the day. After breakfast on board, hop off at Gardner Bay for some deep water snorkeling before exploring this sandy shore on foot. The afternoon brings you to Suarez Point, a rocky shore perfect for exploration and wildlife spotting.
Day 4 Floreana
Floreana and her many attractions are the plan for today. This morning explore Cormorant Point and Champion Islet before returning to the ship for lunch. Champion Islet offers excellent deep water snorkeling. This afternoon disembark at Post Office Bay, a unique location full of rich archipelago history. Take the opportunity to snorkel from the beach here as well.
Day 5 Santa Cruz Island
Disembark this morning in Puerto Ayora and take a tour to the highlands, where you will walk amongst the giant tortoise as they roam in natural habitats. Continue your education this afternoon at the Breeding Center Fausto Llerna, further exploring the amazing rehabilitation and conservation projects for these stunning creatures.
Day 6 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Explore South Plaza this morning, with her unique landscapes of cacti and marine wildlife. Santa Fe this afternoon offers plenty of opportunity to come close to the mighty sea lion, while strolling the white sandy beaches and shallow water snorkeling opportunities from the shore.
Day 7 Bartolome - Chinese Hat
Begin your morning with deep water snorkeling off the shores of Bartolome, then explore this island on foot. Walk the steep walkways to the top, rewarded by an amazing vista shaped by volcanic forces long ago. During lunch you will reposition to Chinese Hat, another unique rock formation unmistakable in shape. Deep water snorkeling off the shores here will complete your day, followed by an evening farewell cocktail celebration on board.
Day 8 Mosquera - Baltra
Explore one final island this morning with an early morning walk at Mosquera before returning to the Baltra airport for your return flight home.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!