Routes overview Nemo I
We cruise around the remote and most exceptional islands of the archipelago, following original and flexible routes that can easily be combined. Even our shorter routes give you a good impression of this unique laboratory of evolution, visiting some of the most impressive and the out-of-the-way sites! You will keep going from one surprise in the other.
Our programs include a wide range of activities, such as guided hikes, inflatable dinghy-rides, visits to Galapagos giant tortoise breeding projects, interpretive botanic trails and visitors centers. Additional activities such as snorkelling, active sailing and sea kayaking are part of the itineraries as well. These activities depend on local conditions and will be coordinated together with the guide. Scuba diving can be booked optionally.
Our standard routes
Routes A (–– west) and B (–– east) are 7 nights naturalist cruises. Both have the built-in options to book a shorter 3 nights (A4 and B4) or a 4 nights (A5 and B5) itinerary.
Please note that during all these cruises the first and last day of the itinerary are partially occupied by traveling to Galapagos or back to the continent. When booking a longer cruise, you may experience a change of fellow passengers. In Puerto Ayora staying passengers will breakfast and unboard somewhat later than leaving passengers and spent more time in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Near Baltra you will have some free time to spend on your own on board, which is an ideal moment to relax, read a book from our library or maybe to select best photos you have taken. On these ‘passenger change days’ the afternoon excursion will be done with the passengers arriving to the yacht.
- Route A4 (– north): Our 3 nights northern route enables you to combine the sea bird colonies of North Seymour and exclusive Genovesa with spectacular volcano islets Bartolome and Chinese Hat, where you will get impressed by their creative forces.
- Route B4 (– east): Our 3 nights eastern route heads first to the far less-frequented Pitt Point, the easternmost point of the archipelago and only site where blue-footed, red-footed and Nazca boobies gather together. It returns through extraordinary Santa Fe and the popular, really not to be missed highlight of South Plaza (both with land iguanas and giant cactus trees). Your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station will be a nice introduction to this cruise, while it is conceded in the evergreen mangles of Black Turtle Cove on the north coast of Santa Cruz.
- Route A5 (– west): Our 4 nights western route visits some of the remotest corners of Galapagos. This adventurous route contains longer nightly navigation stretches, but Sailing Catamaran Nemo I is faster than average, and you will also have two relatively quiet floating nights.
- Route B5 (– south): Our 4 nights southern route combines the incredible shark canal out off the coast of Isabela with best flamingo lagoons of Galapagos, and spectacular snorkeling around Devil’s Crown. The albatross and booby colonies and marine iguanas on Española promise to be next highlight! Most elder islands of Southeastern Galapagos have azure bays and striking beaches of white coral sand, which are favorite place for large colonies of sea lions. The visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station will be a nice conclusion of your cruise.
- Route B4 (– east) + A4 (– north): Our new, quite complete 6 nights northeastern combination bundles extraordinary Santa Fe and the popular, really not to be missed highlight of South Plaza (both with land iguanas and giant cactus trees) with no less than three sea bird colonies (exclusive Genovesa, North Seymour and easternmost Pitt Point). The thriving evergreen mangles of Black Turtle Cove contrast with the barren, spectacular volcano islets Bartolome and Chinese Hat, where you will get impressed by their creative forces.
- Route A (–– west): Our 7 nights western route is a mini-expedition to the largest sea bird colonies and some of the remotest corners of Galapagos; outer islands belong often to the more exclusive places. This adventurous route contains longer nightly navigation stretches, but Sailing Catamaran Nemo I is faster than average, and you will also have two relatively quiet floating nights.
- Route B (–– east): Our 7 nights eastern route visits most popular sites of southern and eastern Galapagos, where you will keep going from one surprise in the other. This route combines the spectacular sea bird colonies of Española, largest American flamingo colonies of Isabela and Floreana with highly appreciated and not to be missed South Plaza. This varied route is characterized by relatively shorter nightly navigations and even two nights of quiet rest at fairly calm anchorage-sites.
- Route A5 (– west) + B5 (– south): Our new 8 nights combination enables you to experience the distinct characters of west (young and wild landscapes) and east Galapagos (ancient, more friendly scenery); outer islands belong often to the more exclusive places. This is your opportunity to combine sightings of unique species as flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins of Isabela and Fernandina with the tropical albatrosses of Española in only 8 nights (and of course many more highlights).