The Nemo motor-sailing catamaran is a fantastic option for anyone looking for an affordable, unique and adventurous way to cruise the Galapagos islands.

The catamaran double-hull design means the vessel is exceptionally stable in the water (making for a smoother cruise), and the design of the cataraman means you are always up-close with the ocean and with nature. With a maximum of only 14 passengers per cruise (compared to 16 which is the more common size for smaller yachts) you will benefit from a great passenger:guide ratio, and the catamarans sails are hoisted when the weather permits to create a fantastic sailing experience to complement your Galapagos cruise. A great choice for anyone who loves adventure, the outdoors and nature.

Nemo Itinerary Map

Itinerary A4: 4 Day Cruise (Central + Northern Islands) - from £1220pp

Departs every 14 days.

Day 1 (Mon) AM: Flight to the Galapagos Islands / PM: Wildlife watching on North Seymour Island

Day 2 (Tue) AM: Visit Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island / PM: Prince Phillip's Steps on Genovesa Island

Day 3 (Wed) AM: Experience the beauty of Bartolome Island / PM: The iconic Chinese Hat islet

Day 4 (Thu) AM: Spotting Giant Tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Itinerary B4: 4 Day Cruise (Central + Eastern Islands) - from £1220pp

Departs every 14 days.

Day 1 (Fri) AM: Flight to the Galapagos Islands / PM: Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island

Day 2 (Sat) AM: Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island / PM: Urbina Bay and Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal Island

Day 3 (Sun) AM: Wildlife spotting on Santa Fe Island / PM: South Plazas Island

Day 4 (Mon) AM: Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Itinerary A5: 5 Day Cruise (Central + Western Islands) - from £1840pp

Departs every 14 days.

Day 1 (Thu) AM: Flight to the Galapagos Islands / PM: Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island

Day 2 (Fri) AM: Lava trails at Punta Moreno on Isabela Island / PM: Elizabeth Bay 

Day 3 (Sat) AM: Punta Espinosa on Fernandina Island / PM: Urbina Bay on Isabela Island

Day 4 (Sun) AM: The black beach of Puerto Egas / PM: Espumilla Beach and Bucaneer Cove on Santiago Island

Day 5 (Mon) AM: The volcanic island of Daphne Major / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Itinerary B5: 5 Day Cruise (Central + Southern Islands) - from £1840pp

Departs every 14 days.

Day 1 (Mon) AM: Flight to the Galapagos Islands / PM: Las Bachas beaches on Santa Cruz Island

Day 2 (Tue) AM: Shark spotting at Las Tintoreras / PM: Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Centre

Day 3 (Wed) AM: The flamingo lagoon at Punta Cormorant / PM: Visit historic Post Office Bay on Floreana Island

Day 4 (Thu) AM: Admire the birdlife at Punta Suarez on Espanola Island / PM: Snorkelling at Gardner Bay

Day 5 (Fri) AM: Giant Tortoise Reserve in the Santa Cruz Island highlands / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Extended Cruises: 7 Days / 8 Days / 9 Days / 11 Days / 12 Days / 15 Days

nemo 150Longer cruises of 7 days (itinerary B4+A4), 8 days (itinerary A4+A5 or itinerary B5+B4), 9 days (itinerary A5+B5), 11 days (B4+A4+A5), 12 days (A4+A5+B5) and 15 days (all itineraries) are available by combining the various itineraries. If you would like a combined itinerary please contact us for further details and prices.

Detailed Itineraries: Please contact us for detailed itineraries of these or any of our other Galapagos cruises.

Options: These cruises can be booked by themselves, can include flights and services on the Ecuador mainland, or can be combined with any of our other holidays in South America.

Nemo CatamaranPrices Include: The Galapagos cruise, all excursions with a naturalist guide, all food during the cruise including water, tea and coffee, the INGALA Galapagos Transit Control Card, transfers to/from the airport in the Galapagos, and 100% financial protection.

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together in a shared standard cabin and are subject to availability. Single person supplement may apply.

Prices Do Not Include: The Galapagos National Park Entry Fee (payable on arrival in the Galapagos airport, currently US$100 although subject to change), flights to / from the Galapagos (see below), alcoholic drinks, tips and additional personal expenses during the cruise.

Go Andes ATOL LogoFlights to the Galapagos Islands - £500pp: Flights between the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuador mainland (either Guayaquil or Quito) when booked with us cost £500 per person (economy-class) and we can include these flights for you if required - just let us know. Any flight-inclusive package holiday booked through us would be ATOL-protected through our ATOL license. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:


  • Class: Mid-range
  • Vessel Name: Nemo I (the formal registered name is M/SC Nemo Martinica)
  • Type: Motor Sailing Catamaran
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Year of Construction: 1996, renovated 2014
  • Capacity: 14 passengers
  • Crew: 6 crew members (captain, pilot, sailor, engineer, chef, barman / waiter) and 1 multi-lingual naturalist certified guide
  • Cabins: 7 cabins with private bathrooms (2 x matrimonial double cabins, remainder are bunk-style twin cabins) plus additional cabins for guide, captain and crew.
  • Social Areas / Services: This catamaran is known for its spacious out-door social areas on the top deck, providing seating, reading and relaxation areas as well as an outdoor eating area. Nets are positioned hanging between the two hulls for additional relaxation space just above the sea. Indoor social areas include indoor lounge, inside bar, small library containing books on the Galapagos Islands, TV and DVD-player, 110v electricity, free tea, coffee and water.
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The Nemo I Catamaran has three decks. The lower deck contains all the cabins which are located at sea level bringing extra stability (in addition to the stability expected from a catamaran). The main deck is home to the Nemo's internal communal areas where you will find a comfortable lounge and bar (also home to a TV and DVD player). The top deck is reserved for the impressive external social areas, which include an outside dining area, the sun terrace and the sun-nets that hang over the waves giving a true sense of adventure to your cruise.

Nemo Deck Lower Deck
Nemo Deck Main Deck
Nemo Sun Deck
Nemo Galapagos Cataramaran
Nemo Galapagos Catamaran Deck
Nemo Galapagos Catamaran Deck
Nemo Galapagos Catamaran Dining Area
Nemo Galapagos Catamaran Indoor Social Area
Nemo Galapagos Catamaran Cabin