The 14-passenger Nemo I Galápagos Sailing Catamaran offers an adventurous cruising experience in the Galápagos Archipelago. There are a few really unique things about the Nemo I. It only has capacity for 14 travelers (most boats hold 16 or more), so it’s smaller and more personal. Most of the cabins have bunk beds, and the only windows in the cabins are portholes. However, there is plenty of common space outside, so you won’t be spending much time in your cabin. And there is a large net between the two hulls where you can relax and try to spot underwater wildlife.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ANDEAN TRAVEL COMPANY
Andean Travel Company was set up in 2001 as a tour operator specialized in Incoming Tourism and focused on providing unique itineraries and services that surpass expectations of the most demanding customers. Strong foundations based on respect and cooperation have ensured a steady growth of the company, both in size and reputation. Nowadays, Andean Travel Company arranges all services for travelers from around the world so they can enjoy and get to know the diversity of the vast destinations that South America has to offer.
The main compromise for Andean Travel Company is to work in the field of sustainable tourism and interact with communities in conservation projects, coaching it’s members and sharing their knowledge about preservation of natural resources. With that in mind the company offers this approach as part of the interaction with the local communities in lodging conditioned to serve with high quality services and strong conservation policies, ensuring the decimation of unfavorable impacts on the nature surroundings.
Nemo 1 was great. The tour was fantastic and the eco-adventure wonderful. The captain and all the staff were wonderful and took great care to make our adventure a safe and amazing one. The snorkels (mostly twice a day) were fantastic, and sometimes a bit more ‘athletic’ than anticipated with the current to contend with. There was so much beauty and wonder to be enjoyed. The only unfortunate part was our particular guide (Ivan) was gruff and even rude to several of the guests the first few days, actually bringing a few to tears. This was extremely disappointing, as this was a trip of a lifetime, (and not cheap!) and I expected (and paid for) a more gracious and accommodating host! I understand he is not the ‘regular’ on this beautiful ship.
The boat was incredible, small but confortable and with a great atmosphere. Crew was polite and efficient. No words to describe the trip: from snorkling with the sea lions to tracking and visiting the turtles, everything was superb.
Will & Cornelis –
Amazing trip with a great boat and a fantastic staff.
The whole day there is so many attention of all the guest’s. The breakfast, lunch and dinner where great, fresh fruit drinks the whole day. We are so glad that we make the choice of de Nemo 2. A stable boat!! not to big, cozy for 10 to 14 people.
The snorkel tours & hikes where wonderfull.
Thanks for the Galapagos experience….
Will Dekker & Cornelis van Berge
Curacao ( Netherlands Antilles )
December 5 till 12th (Posted on 1/9/11)