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Moreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Northern Islands

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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra | Santa Cruz Island | Embark
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 | Disembark

Highlights

  • Take a panga ride around Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Snorkel and kayak at the sheltered coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay
  • Visit the most extensive breeding colony of blue-footed boobies
  • Travel to the Charles Darwin Station of Santa Cruz and meet giant tortoises

Ship

Nemo III

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Bachas Beach
  • Baltra
  • Daphne Island
  • Dragon Hill
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Genovesa
  • Highlands
  • Isabela
  • Punta Moreno
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Moreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos Enjoy ample snorkel opportunities on your Galapagos cruise Moreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Flamingo Learn at the Breeding Center on your Galapagos cruise Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
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Day 1 Baltra | Santa Cruz Island | Embark

Arrive in the Galapagos Islands via the Baltra airport. 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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Deep water snorkeling off shore will also be available.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Head to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Take a tour in the highlands where you will walk amongst giant tortoises and learn of the conservation progress being made there. After lunch on board you will enjoy the afternoon at 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.
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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This mornings excursion 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.  Then do some deep water snorkeling. After lunch, return to Isabela for a dry landing at Tagus Cove, unique in it's flora and fauna and wildlife opportunities.

Day 7 Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning light reveals the shores of Santiago Island, which will be 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 gather with your fellow ship mates 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.
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Nemo III

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Per person starting at
$4,500
Nemo III's cabins.
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Standard Twin Cabins
Cabins 1, 2 & 5. Upper and lower berths. Private bath facilities.
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Standard Matrimonial Cabin
Cabins 7 & 8. Double bed. Private bath facilities.
Suite cabins are available aboard the Nemo III
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Suites
Cabins 3, 4 & 6. Double bed, sitting area, private bath facilities.

Child Discount

20% 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.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • 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.

Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • 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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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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