Nemo I, Galapagos Cruise A5 ex Santa Cruz to Daphne

4 Night Cruise sailing from Santa Cruz to Daphne aboard Nemo I.

Departure date: 19 September 2019
Embark port: Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Cruise line: Andean Travel Company
Ship: Nemo I

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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
19/09/19 Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
20/09/19 Punta Moreno (Isabela), Galapagos
20/09/19 Isla Isabela, Galapagos Island
21/09/19 Punta Espinoza, Fernandina
21/09/19 Isabela Island (Punta Vicente Roca), Galapagos Islands
22/09/19 Puerto Egas (Santiago), Galapagos Islands
22/09/19 Playa Espumilla, Santiago, Galapagos Is
23/09/19 Daphne Island, Galapagos
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

Cruise Description

4 Night Cruise sailing from Santa Cruz to Daphne aboard Nemo I.

The Nemo I (also known as the Nemo Martinica) is a 14-passenger sailing catamaran, offering a unique cruising experience in the Galapagos Archipelago. The catamaran was designed and built in France by Dufour & Sparks.

On this catamaran you will experience the Galapagos Archipelago to its fullest. Most social areas are open deck spaces where you will constantly enjoy the most spectacular views of the islands and their volcanic rock formations. These areas include various lounges and catamaran netting at the front. Meals are served in the indoor and outdoor dining areas. When weather conditions permit we can turn off the engines and raise the sails, navigating silently through one the world’s natural wonders.

The rich and spectacular Galapagos wildlife is the most important aspect of every naturalist cruise, but not the single and only factor that paints Holiday memories for the rest of your life. MS/C Nemo I contributes truly to a comfortable and pleasant stay as well. We follow fascinating routes in a more adventurous way, accompanied by an excellent naturalist guide, including time to unwind from the well-filled excursion program. Our chef will pamper you with a rich breakfast buffet, snacks, exquisite warm lunch and dinner served in buffet style. During your cruise you can fully enjoy the unrestrained ambience and personal service on board.

Highlights of this cruise:

Punta Moreno
Punta Moreno is located on the western shore of Isabela Island, the largest of the Galapagos islands, located at the western edge of the archipelago. Isabela island has active volcanoes including Volcan Cerro Azul and Volcan Wolf. It also boasts rich animal, bird and marine life.

At Punta Moreno Galapagos penguins and shore birds are frequently seen. Visitors can walk through jagged black lava rock which forms craters and crystal tide pools -some surrounded by mangroves. Here visitors will see small blue lagoons, pink flamingos, blue herons, and Bahama pintail ducks. Brown pelican can also be seen nesting in the green leaves of the mangroves.

Punta Espinoza
Punta Espinoza is located on Fernandina Island, the youngest and most volcanically active island of the Galapogos Archipelago.

It has an amazing combination of barrenness with lots of wildlife and can be considered to be one of the most pristine and beautiful places on our planet.

Having no introduced mammals, Fernandina Island has a unique setting with the highest density of marine iguanas, sea lions share their habitat with crabs and hawks.

Punta Espinoza is a narrow ledge of lava and sand that extends from the base of the volcano to the sea. It is located north-east of Fernandina, the third largest island in the Galapagos. Punta Espinoza is crossed by a canal from Tagus Cove.

Named in honor of King Ferdinand, who sponsored the voyage of Columbus, Fernandina has an area of 642 square kilometres and a maximum height of 1,494 metres.

This narrow strip of land is where hundreds of marine iguanas congregate in large groups. The famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island as well as penguins, pelicans and sea lions.

Different types of lava flows can be observed. There are also mangrove areas. It is an ideal place to observe the lava cactus growing on such young lava and survive with little water.

The active volcano here is one of the world's most active. The last recorded eruption occurred in Fernandina in May, 2005 and lasted three days. The biggest eruption was in 1968, where two thirds of the floor of the caldera collapsed inwards to a depth of 300 metres.

Daphne
Daphne Major is a volcanic island just north of Santa Cruz Island and just west of the Baltra Airport in the archipelago Colon, commonly known as the Galápagos Islands. It consists of a tuff crater, devoid of trees, whose rim rises 120 metres above the sea. Though easily accessible to most visitors to the Galápagos, the national park service has highly restricted visits to this island, and it is primarily used for scientific research.

Visitors to the island will view a variety of birds including Galápagos Martins, Blue-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Short-eared Owls, Red-billed Tropicbirds and Magnificent Frigatebirds. Visitors can also hike the steep trail to the rim of the crater.

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