4 day Galapagos north islands boat trip Nemo III

An expedition trip to the Galapagos archipelago's north. This includes exploring the lava fields at Sullivan bay and the incredible birdlife on Genovesa Island. Other hikes will bring you into close contact with giant tortoises or land iguanas. You can swim with turtles, sea lions and rays. This is a 4 day adventure packed trip. The Nemo III is a comfortable sailing catamaran that can accommodate 16 people in 8 twin cabins. It also has private facilities and 6 crew members.
Day 1: Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Transfer to the yacht after arrival at the Baltra airport.

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

Welcome cocktail Lunch service and navigation to Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz
Wet landing. Nature walks. Snorkeling.
"Spanglish", which means "barges", is the name of this area. They were destroyed off the coast during World War II. This is a popular landing spot. There's a lovely swimming beach with a lagoon behind and a longer beach that can be used for wildlife watching and walking. There are often great blue herons in the saltwater lagoon behind, as well as small waders like semi-palmated and plovers. Both beaches are great nesting places for green sea turtles. They leave footprints in the sand at the back of the beach from November through February. There is plenty of space to explore the beach at your leisure.
Guide briefing. Navigation to Genovesa Island and dinner service
Day 2: Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´S Steps (El Barranco) & Darwin Bay
Breakfast service. Dry landing. Nature walk. Prince Phillip's Steps.
Deep-water snorkeling

El Barranco

This is also known as El Barranco bird island. It's a strenuous walk up a steep cliff where nesting seabirds such as tropicbirds and red-footed bobies can be found. The trail takes us through Palo Santo forest, passing red boobies as well as great Frigatebirds.
Lunch service. Wet landing. Nature walks. Scuba diving.

Darwin Bay

Darwin bay is the caldera from a collapsed volcano. It is a short walk to a coral beach. If you are looking for more action, there is an optional walk that crosses lava rock. The path offers stunning views of the cliffs and ample opportunity to capture the incredible bird life. This path may allow you to see species such as red-footed and swallow-tailed birds, Nazca boobies and large ground finches.

Guide briefing. Farewell cocktail. Navigation to Santiago Island and dinner service
Day 3: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Breakfast service. Panga boat ride to Sullivan Bay. Wet landing. Take a nature walk. Snorkel from the beach.
This bay is known for its wide, Pahoehoe-style rope lava flows.
It's a great place to see the differences between lava flows and their characteristics.

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Lunch service and navigation to Santa Cruz Visit to Dragon Hill. Wet landing. Nature walks. Deep-water snorkeling
Cerro Dragon is located in the northwest part of Santa Cruz Island. Its name comes from the fact that Cerro Dragon was the only place on the island where land iguanas could be found in a healthy condition in 1975. After being examined, the iguanas were taken to a facility that was specifically designed to keep them in captivity. This allowed them to be protected from wild dogs, feral domestic animals and other domestic animals. The first specimens were born in 1979 and were then transported to Venice. Numerous iguanas reproduced on the island and were then repatriated to Dragon Hill in 1990. There are plenty of shrimp in the lagoons which serve as food for the flamingos. However, the shrimp are more plentiful at certain times of year, so the population is higher.

Guide briefing. Dinner service

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands, Rancho Primicias & Charles Darwin Station

Breakfast service. Visit Santa Cruz Highlands. Dry landing. Check out and airport transfer.

Santa Cruz's highlands are home to incredible areas of vegetation. Visit the private estate, "Las Primicias". This reserve is the best place to see the giant turtles of Santa Cruz Island. They can be viewed from close range.


  • In just 4 days you will tick of the most important bird sightings in the Galapagos Islands including red footed boobies
  • Walk on lava and explore the crevaces that formed at Sullivan bay at Santiago island
  • Snorkel with sea turtles, sealions, rays and reef fish at the white sand bachas beach
  • Hike past the lagoon and encounter the land iguanas at dragon hill
  • Visit the giant tortoises in the wild as you walk in the farmlands on Santa Cruz island
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