Island hop around the Galapagos Islands from Bachas Beach to Santa Cruz onboard the Nemo III

Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador
Sailing, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip



This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 30 April 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2015 - 30 April 2016

While ambling along the cobbled streets of Quito, why not take a rest in the central plaza of the Old Town. This is one of the best spots in the city to do a bit of people watching while getting a taste of some tangy ceviche.
After an early morning flight to the Galapagos Islands, get straight into the adventure around Las Bachas. Check out the breeding grounds of the pacific green turtle, meet a swarm of marine iguanas sunbathing on warm rocks or take a refreshing dip in the ocean. Choose to lie on the white sandy beach for an afternoon of relaxation, head to the lava rocks in search of the colourful Sally lightfoot crabs or acquire a snorkel to view some marine life from a different perspective.
Cruise toward Genovesa and spot dolphins jumping in the Nemo III’s wake. Follow the Prince Philip’s Steps to spot the widest array of birdlife the islands has on offer, including storm petrels who are rarely seen during the day. Later, head to Darwin Beach for a snorkel among sea lions, manta rays, turtles, moray eels and a rainbow of fish.
Take a stroll along the blackened Pahoe-Hoe lava, which hardened black in 1897 after a volcano eruption on James Island. Geologically rich, this is a very interesting place to spot iguanas, crabs, sea lions and even the odd penguin. Later, head to Cerro Dragon to view the distinct birdlife that inhabits the lagoon landscape of Santa Cruz.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about the scientific discoveries made around the islands. Better understand the conservation efforts being made around the island to protect the wildlife and landscape, then come face-to-face with the fascinating giant Galapagos tortoises. After a final glimpse of the Galapagos’ incredible wildlife around Puerto Ayora, catch a flight back to Quito for a final group meal.
Farewell the group and leave Quito with a wealth of knowledge and plenty of great memories.
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5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Minibus, Motorised catamaran, Plane
Hotel (2 nights), Motorised Catamaran (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Bachas Beach Visit
  • Cerro Dragon
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Darwin Beach
  • Sullivan Bay
  • The Barranco - Isla Genovesa


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Important notes

1. Price includes Quito - Galapagos return flights.
2. Compulsory Galapagos park entry fee US$100 and Transit control card fee US$10 (subject to change) are payable locally to the relevant government authorities. ** Please note that effective from 01 March 2015, the transit card fee will increase to US$20 **
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4. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for.

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Glimpse of Galapagos - Northern Islands - (Nemo III) , April 2015