Summary

Destinations: South America
  • 10 Days From
    R 84700
  • Trip code: WGP
  • Activity: Wildlife Holidays, Marine Wildlife, Birdwatching
  • Min age: 16
  • Group size: 4 - 16
Leisurely

The enchanted world of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran

The extraordinary archipelago of the Galapagos left a lasting impression on Darwin and is likely to do the same for you. Travell on board the Nemo III, a First Class Motor Sail Catamaran, and explore this enchanted world, characterised by stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. Step over snoozing Sea lions, watch the courting rituals of Blue-footed boobies or snorkel with turtles, sharks and rays.

Key information
  • Travel by internal flight, catamaran and minibus
  • Island walks and snorkelling excursions included
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Min. age 16 years
  • 7 nights on board the Nemo III in en suite, air-conditioned cabins, 2 nights comfortable hotel 
Activities
  • Travel by internal flight, catamaran and minibus
  • Island walks and snorkelling excursions included
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Min. age 16 years
  • 7 nights on board the Nemo III in en suite, air-conditioned cabins, 2 nights comfortable hotel 
Highlights
  • Spend seven nights on-board a First Class Motor Sail Catamaran exploring the Galapagos Islands
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles
  • Experience the fantastic on-board service with an expert naturalist guide
  • Small group – a maximum of 16 clients on board.
What's included
  • Food

Highlights

  • Spend seven nights on-board a First Class Motor Sail Catamaran exploring the Galapagos Islands
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles
  • Experience the fantastic on-board service with an expert naturalist guide
  • Small group – a maximum of 16 clients on board.

Dates & Pricing

 
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08 Nov 2019
17 Nov 2019
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R 84700
 
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06 Dec 2019
15 Dec 2019
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03 Jan 2020
12 Jan 2020
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R 89100
 
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17 Jan 2020
26 Jan 2020
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31 Jan 2020
09 Feb 2020
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14 Feb 2020
23 Feb 2020
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R 89100
 
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28 Feb 2020
08 Mar 2020
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13 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
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R 89100
 
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27 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020
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R 89100
 
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10 Apr 2020
19 Apr 2020
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R 89100
 
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24 Apr 2020
03 May 2020
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R 89100
 
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08 May 2020
17 May 2020
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R 89100
 
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17 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020
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R 89100
 
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28 Aug 2020
06 Sep 2020
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R 89100
 
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11 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
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R 89100
 
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25 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
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R 89100
 
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09 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
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R 89100
 
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23 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
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R 89100
 
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06 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
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R 89100
 
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04 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
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R 89100

Reviews

Accommodation

Catamaran - Nemo III

The Nemo III is a First Class Motor Sail Catamaran with an outside lounge and dining area, an inside lounge/bar area and a spacious sun deck, perfect for relaxing and observing the incredible Galapagos landscape. There are three Superior cabins with one single upper bed and one lower double bed, two Comfortable cabins with two single lower beds, and three Standard cabins, two with double beds and one with two single lower beds. All cabins have air conditioning and en suite bathrooms - as this is a catamaran, cabin space is limited and some of the cabins are accessed by a small wooden staircase since they are below deck. Beach towels are provided and there are also two sea kayaks on board for passenger use.

Please note that a lot of the travelling between islands is done overnight, so some cabin noise and movement should be expected.

Boat specifications:

First Class Motor Sail Catamaran 16 passenger capacity with 3 superior cabins, 2 comfortable cabins and 3 standard cabins.  Crew: 6 + 1 naturalist guide  Length: 21.88m  Beam: 10.39m 2 Engines

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Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners are included. 

Meals onboard the Nemo III are included and will be served in a buffet style. There is a wide choice of food available, including vegetarian options.

Alcoholic drinks are available on board (approx. US$4 per beer, US$30 for a bottle of wine, around US$7 for selected cocktails) and the crew request that you do not bring your own alcohol with you. Drinking water, tea and coffee is freely available at no additional charge.

Should you have specific dietary requirements it is essential that you inform us at least 2 weeks prior to your departure.

Is this trip for you?

This trip has been graded 1 (Leisurely) with a Safari Rating of 5.

It is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and those with an interest in history or geology. Though you do not need to be particularly fit, you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the Galapagos islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. The ability to withstand high temperatures and to swim will maximize your enjoyment. Due to local regulations in the Galapagos we have specific time slots for making our landings and site visits. There is usually very little disruption to the schedule, but this can mean little room for deviation in the event of poor weather or other circumstances.

Each day will feature a mixture of walking, snorkelling and exploring the islands by boat. To get closer to the designated landing sites on each of the islands we disembark the Nemo III into small pangas (motorised dinghys). Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, the panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop where you can disembark without getting wet. However, in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. The leader will always advise conditions prior to leaving the Nemo II and it is possible to skip any particular excursion if you would rather relax on board the boat.

There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with Sea lions, rays, turtles, Marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be either one or two snorkelling sessions.

Snorkelling in the Galapagos does not require any special skills, however, at times you will be snorkelling in open water where there are fairly strong currents. Before going into the water, the guide will evaluate the strength of the currents and the general condition of the sea to make sure they are right for this to be a safe and enjoyable activity. The dinghy will remain very close at all times; if you get tired or feel like coming out of the water you only have to raise your arm and they will come to pick you up so you can rest for a while before going back in or stay in the dinghy until it is time to return to the boat. Snorkelling equipment (snorkel, fins and masks) is provided, however, is advisable to wear a wetsuit which not only protects you from the cold but also makes floating much easier without as much effort.

We offer Galapagos cruises in conjunction with our Ecuadorian partners, and Exodus participants will join an international group, not all of whom have booked through Exodus. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. 

Please note that there is limited mobile reception in the Galapagos (apart from on the inhabited islands) and no wifi on board the Nemo III.