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Nemo III

Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Nemo III

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Nemo III
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Cruise the northern portion of the Galapagos archipelago on this 8-day Galapagos private cruise. Aboard the motor sailing vessel, the catamaran Nemo III, enjoy first-class amenities and exciting destinations each day on this Galapagos tour. Your adventure begins with a dry landing at the white sandy beach of Bachas Beach in Santa Cruz Island. Sail across Genovesa, an excellent spot for deep water snorkeling and exploring the vast marine life. Take a tour in the highlands, where you walk amongst giant tortoises and learn about conservation progress. Head towards Santiago Island, famous for its amazing rock formations and sea lions. Make your way around Daphne Island, taking in the beautiful shoreline, before arriving at Baltra to round up your journey.
Moreno Point, Isabela Island, GalapagosMoreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos, FlamingoLearn at the Breeding Center on your Galapagos cruiseEspinoza Point, Fernandina Island, GalapagosNemo III
  • Take a panga ride around Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Snorkel at Sullivan Bay with your private group of up to 14 guests
  • Visit the most extensive breeding colony of blue-footed boobies
  • Travel to the Charles Darwin Station of Santa Cruz and meet giant tortoises
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Baltra | Santa Cruz Island | Embark

Arrive in the Galapagos Islands via the Baltra airport and start your private adventure! 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 (dry landing). A wildlife hotspot, explore this region for several hours before returning to the board. The ship repositions at an excellent spot for deep water snorkeling and explores the vast marine life found at this northern island. After lunch on board, a wet landing at Darwin Bay occupies 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

Visit Sullivan Bay on the 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, head to Santa Cruz Island with a dry landing at Dragon Hill, with its unmistakable landscapes and marine iguanas just waiting for their photo opportunities. Deepwater snorkeling offshore is also available.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island

Head to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Take a tour in the highlands, where you walk amongst giant tortoises and learn of the conservation progress being made there. After lunch on board, enjoy the afternoon at the Charles Darwin Station located in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. It is famous for the captive breeding of giant turtles. These famous turtles are called Galapagos, and they have lived for approximately 150 years. The station was created in 1964, and it’s a place to love.

At the Charles Darwin Station, there is a Natural History Interpretation Center that manages educational programs at the service of the Galapagos National Park. This station is also an operation center for foreign scientists that go to the island to conduct special research.

Day 5: Isabela

Today is spent on the island of Isabela. Explore Moreno Point and capture photos of the unique pink flamingo that dwells there. Deepwater snorkeling completes your morning before the ship repositions during lunch to Urbina Bay. This wetland and exploration continue to reveal the unique wildlife living on Isabela as well as the flora and fauna found there.

Day 6: Fernandina | Isabela

This morning's excursion to Espinoza Point on nearby Fernandina Island. With stunning horizons and an abundance of wildlife to spot, the morning passes quickly before re-boarding your ship.  Then do some deep water snorkeling. After lunch, return to Isabela for a dry landing at Tagus Cove, unique in its flora and fauna and wildlife opportunities.

Day 7: Santiago

The morning light reveals the shores of Santiago Island, which is your destination for the day. Explore Egas Port 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 gathers with your fellow shipmates for a farewell cocktail celebration as your Galapagos cruise comes to a close. 

Day 8: Daphne Island | Baltra | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Spend the morning circumnavigating Daphne Island with its unique shoreline before disembarking for your return flight home.


Nemo III

Sightseeing from the deck.
Nemo III's bar and eating area.
People on the deck of the ship.

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or $4,875 per person based on 16 max passengers
Nemo III's cabins.
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Superior Cabin 1,2,5
Cabins 1, 2 & 5. Upper and lower berths. Private bath facilities.
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Standard Cabin 7 & 8
Cabins 7 & 8. Double bed. Private bath facilities.
Suite cabins are available aboard the Nemo III
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Superior Cabin 3,4,6
Cabins 3, 4 & 6. Double bed, sitting area, private bath facilities.

Child Discount

25% discount for children under 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Child discounts are conditional and may not apply on certain departures. Please contact us for more information.

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment is included in the cruise cost and available for your use on board.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Galapagos Park Entrance Fee: $200 per adult, $100 per child under 12 (fees of $100 per adult and $50 per child valid on arrivals through Aug 1, 2024). Payable upon arrival to the Galapagos, only in cash dollars. Subject to increase by Galapagos Park Service.
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • Wetsuits are not included but are available for rent on board - $5/day per person.


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