Explore Galapagos on a 8 day boat trip on board the Nemo I catamaran


Everyday you wake up in a different bay, anchored in calm waters and ready to explore a different trail. Each visitor site is rich in wildlife, on this trip you can encounter waved albatross, marine iguanas, red pouched frigate birds and dancing blue footed boobies. It is possible to swim with sea lions, turtles, rays and with some luck penguins. The Nemo I is a small yet cozy sailing - catmaran that carries only 12 guests, offering an non-intrusive approach to Galapagos touring.
Day 1: Baltra Island & North Seymour Island
Transfer to the yacht after arrival at the Baltra airport.

North Seymour Island

Navigation and lunch service to Seymour Island North of Baltra Dry landing. Nature walk in North Seymour
It is approximately 2.25 km (1.25 mi) long and crosses the island's inland before reaching the coast. The trail crosses the inland of the island and explores the rocky coast. It also passes Blue-Footed Boobie colonies. Magnificent Frigatebird is a large, black bird that has a wide wingspan and a hooked beak. It is fast and excellent at vision. The large, red pouch at the necks of Frigatebirds is a signature feature. Boobies have a fascinating relationship with Frigates. The nesting area of North Seymour Bluefooted Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds is the same.

Guide briefing. Welcome cocktail. Navigation to San Cristobal Island and dinner service
Day 2: San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock, Lobos Island & Witch Hill
Breakfast service. Dry landing. Nature walks and more wildlife watching Deep-water snorkeling.

Kicker Rock

Others see it as a sleeping sea lion or Leon Dormido in Spanish. Some people refer to it as a sleeping sealion, or Leon Dormido in Spanish. You can also spot marine iguanas and Galapagos sharks while snorkeling around Kicker Rock. If you're lucky, you might even spot hammerhead sharks. Apart from the amazing underwater view, you can often see blue-footed boobies or masked boobies along with frigatebirds on the cliffs. If luck is on our side, you may even spot hammerhead sharks. These options can vary depending on when you depart from the Galapagos tour.

Lobos Island

Lobos Island is known for its fur sea lions population and sea lions. There will be nesting areas for the great Frigatebird as well as a few blue-footed boobies. The breeding center will explain, in simple terms, the natural phenomena that created Galapagos Islands. This is the geology, as well as the natural processes that led to these amazing islands.

Witch Hill

Lunch service and navigation to Cerro Brujo Panga boat exploration rides. Wet landing. * Nature walk Deep-water snorkeling Cerro Brujo was one of Charles Darwin's first stops. It is a stunning white sand beach with brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and sea lions. Cerro Brujo, an onshore version nearby Kicker Rock is a striking, eroded tuff con.
Kicker Rock is not a landing site. These rocks, also known as Leon Dormido, are found off the coast from San Cristobal. This channel is formed by two vertical rocks that rise 500 feet above the ocean. The natural monument is a popular spot for cruises because of the numerous Tropicbirds Frigates and Boobies in the air. The almost crystal clear waters beneath the sea offer an amazing display of colorful tropical fishes and invertebrates.

Guide briefing. Navigation to Espanola Island and dinner service
Day 3: Española Island: Osborn Islet, Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay & Suarez Point
Breakfast service. Dry landing. Nature walk at Espanola Island Suarez Point

Osborn Islandt

Osborn Islet can be found to the southeast from Gardner Bay, close to Espanola Island. The visit is a peaceful panga ride, which will take us on a relaxing tour that will allow us enjoy the views and many species of the area. Landing is not permitted at this location. Henry Fairfield Osborn was the name of the islet. He was a true lover and advocate for nature and animals. After he had visited Galapagos, William Beebe named the islet.
There are many species of fish in the area, including parrotfish and sea lions, butterflies fish, corals, and green pencil urchins. Because the waters are calm, this site is great for snorkeling or swimming amongst the abundance of marine life.

Gardner Bay

Suarez Point is 45 minutes away by boat from Gardner Bay. The beach is white sand and the colony of sea-lions can be found here. There are many options for scuba diving and swimming here. You will find both resident and migrant wildlife, including colorful Marine Iguanas and Espanola Lava Lizards. Also, you'll find Swallow Tailed Gulls and Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Hawks and a variety of Finch. You can snorkel at Osborn Islet and take a panga ride on Gardner Islet.
Lunch service. Panga boat exploration rides to Gardner Bay. Wet landing. Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet. Nature walk. Deep-water snorkeling Swimming.

Suarez Point

Suarez Point is located at the western tip Espanola. It offers spectacular wildlife viewing, including Sea Lions, Sea Birds, and the largest Marine Iguanas in the Galapagos. This is one the most beautiful places in the Galapagos. It is home to a wide range of wildlife. There are numerous Sea Lions, large, colorful Lava Lizards, and Marine Iguanas along the beach. Follow the trail to the edge of the cliff and you will see Masked Boobies nesting in the rock formations. Just a short distance from the trail is a Blue-Footed Boobie nesting area.

Guide briefing. Floreana navigation and dinner service
Day 4: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay & Mirador De La Baronesa
Breakfast service. Visit Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Champion Islet. Baroness Viewpoint. Wet landing. Nature walk* Possible activities: shallow water snorkeling, kayaking, panga boat exploration rides.

Cormorant Point

Cormorant Point has two beaches. On the shore, you'll find a sandy beach with a green color. This is due to the olivine crystals that are silicates, magnesium, and iron. You will then follow the trail to the lagoon, where you can see Pink Flamingoes as well as other shorebirds making their home. You will see cracks in the mud at this lagoon. These cracks are not due to dryness, but are actually flamingo footpaths. You can also see Large-Billed Flycatchers and Small-Ground Finches. Continue the walk to another beach, known as "Flour Beach", which is made up of fine white sand particles. You can see ghost crabs and rays swimming in the water. You can even snorkel or go swimming if you have the time and weather permits. You can also go on a panga ride up to Champion Point or kayaking at Baroness Viewpoint.

Post Office Bay

Lunch service. Panga boat ride to Post Office Bay. Wet landing. Nature walks. You can snorkel from the beach. The Post Office Barrel was established by British whalers in 1793 to send letters from England. The tradition has been carried on over the years and visitors can still drop by to pick up letters without stamps to be transported to distant destinations. This site is rarely visited except for its human history. The wooden post barrel was established by Captain James Colnett, a whaling captain. It was built in 1793. Whaling was a large industry at the time, so ships would often be gone for two years. These ships often stopped at the Galapagos Islands. After rounding the cape, outbound ships would drop off their letters and return home to mail them. Over the years, thousands of ships stopped at Post Office Bay to receive and send mail. Many people have left a memorial sign with driftwood or other materials to remember their trip. Graffiti is only allowed in this area of the Galapagos.
Post Office Bay is where you'll land. You will pass the sun-kissed sea lions as you approach. The guide will collect a few letters from the group at the post barrel. The letters are then taken home by the traveler to be mailed to the recipient. Visitors can also send their own letters. The remains of the Norwegian Fishing Village, a commercial fishing operation that was established in 1926 but abandoned several years later, are also available. A group of Norwegians, with hopes of riches, established a fishing and canning business on $900 each.
Mirador de la Baronessa Their difficult life in the Galapagos and some misfortunes forced them to abandon their dreams. It is a beautiful site with a rich history. It is well-known by letters that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner, referring to John Treherne's "The Galapagos Affair", loved this area. She spent many hours there learning about the vessels that approach the island. The ruins of the House of the Baroness, also known as the House of the Baroness, can be found within walking distance (30m).
If the weather and time permit, you might be able to snorkel from the beach again.

Guide briefing. Navigation to Santa Cruz and dinner service
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands & Charles Darwin Station

Highlands

Breakfast service. Dry landing. Visit the private estate. This reserve is the best place to see the enormous turtles of Santa Cruz Island. They can be viewed from close range.

Charles Darwin Station

Lunch service. Dry landing. Visit to Charles Darwin Scientific Station & Breeding Center. This is a great way to learn about the islands and their formation. Learn about the raising of the Galapagos turtles and meet Jorge, the famous single turtle. On weekends, the Scientific Station hosts many visitors to its beach.
Guide briefing. Navigation to Santa fe and dinner service
Day 6: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island
Breakfast service. Navigation to Santa Fe Wet landing. Nature walks. Deep-water snorkeling

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island is home of one of the most stunning coves in the Galapagos. It is located in the southeast part of Galapagos and is 2 1/2 hours away from Santa Cruz, 3 hours from San Cristobal. Santa Fe was created by an uplift, rather than a volcano. This gives the island a flat surface instead of the conical shape that is typical for other islands. A panga boat ride through the beautiful turquoise lagoon is the first step to Santa Fe. Once you arrive at the Galapagos, you will be introduced to one of the many colonies of sea lions. While bulls vie for beach master, cows enjoy the sun. It's quite an amazing sight! You can easily approach Galapagos Hawks by following the loop trail that runs around the island. Santa Fe is home of the endemic Land Iguanas. These iguanas, which are large and beige-to-coconut brown in color, resemble small dinosaurs. The cove below is stunning when you reach the summit.

Lunch service. Dry landing. Visit South Plaza. * Nature walk Deep-water snorkeling

South Plaza Island

South Plaza's dry landing is the first step. The island is surrounded by a rocky trail that circles it. It displays a combination of coastal and dry vegetation zones. South Plaza is home to one of the most extensive populations of Land Iguanas anywhere in the Galapagos. Once you land, the iguanas are everywhere. These iguanas are larger than the average yellow-brown land iguana and eat the fruits and pads of the prickly cactus. South Plaza also houses Marine Iguanas that live along the coast, and Hybrid Iguanas. Their fathers are Marine Iguanas while their mothers are Land Iguanas. The walk continues along the sea cliffs and you will often see Swallow-tailed Gulls as well as Frigatebirds. Red-billed Tropicbirds. Brown Pelicans. Blue-Footed. Masked Boobies can also be seen. A colony of Bachelor Sea Lions is visible just below the shore.

Guide briefing. Navigation to the Chinese Hat and dinner service
Day 7: Chinese Hat Islet & Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Breakfast service. Deep-water snorkeling. Bartolome. Dry landing. Nature walk*

Chinese Hat Islet

Visit Chinese Hat, a small island located just southeast of Santiago. The island's unique shape is reflected in its name. It is worth visiting by those who are interested in its unique landscape. It is centrally located, but it is not the most visited site in the region. Chinese Hat has been restricted by the National Park Service. Only multi-day cruises of 14 or fewer passengers are allowed at this location. The landing site is located on a crescent-shaped, white sand beach that is home to Sea Lions as well as Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Sombrero Chino's trail explores the volcanic origin of this island, which is one of the most prominent in the region. It is extremely fragile and can break apart when people walk on it. These breaks cause sharp outcroppings, so it is important to wear sturdy walking shoes. On the island, you will find patches of Pahoehoe Lava and cracked lava. Although the path doesn't take you up to the red rust sides that make up the Chinese Hat, but it does allow for spectacular views of the waves below. Snorkeling near Chinese Hat can cause a stir. White-tipped sharks, Galapagos Penguins, and Sea frequent this area.

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Lunch service. Santiago Island. Wet landing at Sullivan bay. * Nature walk* Deep-water snorkeling
This fascinating volcanic site was named for Bartholomew James Sullivan who was the first lieutenant aboard HMS Beagle which brought Charles Darwin to the Galapagos. This stunning landscape is made up of two eroded scoria volcanic cones that were engulfed in a recent (in geoological terms) pahoehoelava flow. It is one of the most beautiful in the world. Although the lava flow is more than 170 years old, its isolation on the island has made it look much younger.

Guide briefing. Farewell cocktail. Navigation to Santa Cruz Island and dinner service
Day 8: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove & Baltra Island
Panga boat ride to Black Turtle Cove*. Breakfast service. Check out at 8 AM and depart for the airport
*A morning panga boat ride will take you to Caleta Tortuga (also known as Black Turtle Cove). This sight does not have a landing. It can be found on Santa Cruz Island's north side. You will need a panga boat (motorized kayak) to get there. It has a mangrove swamp, where you can see marine turtles nesting in certain seasons. You may also spot sharks and rays.

Included

  • Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
  • All meals on board, snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
  • Accommodation in standard cabin / bunk with private bathroom and air conditioning
  • Assistance 24/7 during the trip

Not Included

  • Air tickets to / from Galapagos from / to Quito, Guayaquil or combined route
  • Entrance to the Galapagos National Park US $ 100 p.p. (cash in the Islands)
  • Galapagos Control Card US $ 20 p.p. (at the airport before check-in)
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks on board; personal expenses, extras and tips guide and crew (cash)
  • Rent of snorkeling equipment and wet-suits on board (in cash)
  • Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
  • Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program

Highlights

  • Swim with turtles, sea lions, tropical fish, manta rays and even penguins
  • Walk on a volcanic island that looks like an upturned Chinese Hat
  • Paddle through a mangrove surrounded cove and spot mating sea nurtles and reef sharks
  • Hike by the blowhole at Punta Suarez and spot hundreds of nesting Nazca boobies
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