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Nemo III Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Sailing Catamarans

Maximum capacity: 12-16 passengers

Advantages of travelling by sailing catamaran

Sailing on a catamaran in the Galapagos has many advantages over other forms of transport. Firstly, catamarans are more stable and comfortable than traditional monohull boats, providing a smoother sailing experience even in rough waters. Secondly, they offer more space and room, with several outdoor areas for lounging, sunbathing and enjoying the scenic views.

Catamarans also tend to have larger cabins and more modern facilities, giving guests a more comfortable and luxurious experience. They also have a shallower draft, which allows them to navigate in shallower waters, allowing for more intimate and up-close encounters with the island's wildlife.

Catamarans are more environmentally friendly, with a smaller carbon footprint, making them the ideal choice for those looking to minimise their impact on the environment. They are quieter and produce less waste, helping to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands.

All in all, catamaran sailing in the Galapagos is a unique and unforgettable experience, offering the ultimate blend of comfort, adventure and environmental awareness.

All Galapagos Cruises aboard Sailing Catamarans

What to expect from a sailing catamaran?

Sailing catamarans are designed for comfort, stability and speed on the water. They typically have two parallel hulls, providing more interior space and stability than monohull sailboats. Catamarans are known for their spacious decks, which offer plenty of room for outdoor activities and relaxation, and often have multiple lounge and dining areas. They also tend to have larger cabins and heads, making them ideal for longer trips and liveaboard cruises.

Catamarans also have a shallower draft, allowing access to shallow waters, and typically perform better in light winds than monohulls. Disadvantages include a higher initial cost, more complex rigging systems and less manoeuvrability in confined spaces. Ultimately, sailing catamarans are a good choice for those who value comfort and stability and are looking for a unique sailing experience.

Archipell Galapagos

Kasia Z.

Archipell I Galapagos Cruise

Mid Range Ship

December 2022

Thank you very much for organising my cruise so quickly. I wanted to share the feedback after my experience on the Archipel. I had the most wonderful holiday- everything was just perfect! I will start with the Archipel's crew, as thanks to them, the cruise was so exceptional. They all were just excellent at providing outstanding costumer service, showing what hospitality stands for. Whole crew was very friendly, helpful, and looked after us so well. Our guide Carlos, was a star from the very beginning. He collected us all at the airport and announced that during our stay, we will be part of Galapagos, not tourists. Calling us 'family', he really made us feel as we were welcome there. On top of being highly knowledgeable, he speaks fluently English, and has some good sense of humour as well. Carlos was very professional, and communicated frequently and honestly with us. We always knew what to bring and what to wear for activities. He takes pride in his work, and surly will be inspiration for many visitors. The atmosphere was so friendly and relaxing, no rushing, no waiting, everyone equally amazed by the beauty of the enchanted islands, and happy that we had such a cool team. The chef made us fabulous meals, and he skillfully managed to deal with special dietary requirements (there was quite a lot of it). Everything was fresh, tasty and I'm currently working out, how to come to terms with not having delicious snack, and fresh juice or hot chocolate, after every activity! Our cabins were cleaned daily, turned down in the evenings, the lounge and common area immaculate at all times. Coffee, tea, biscuits available anytime, as well as cold beer and drinks from the bar. The panga drivers, captain and every single member of the Archipel's crew was amazing. Always with a smile. Archipel had all the facilities I needed. Fortunately we didn't spend much time on the ship, as we were constantly busy with activities. The weather was great as well, which helped. Snorkeling equipment provided was of good quality, and I quickly switched my new, annoyingly foggy mask, for the one provided. Luckily Carlos sorted my mask problem out with the flame trick. I spotted a shark immediately when I put head under the water! Having the kayaks to use was also great! The itinerary for 4 days was packed with highlights of the islands. I can't believe, how many species we saw in only four days! I loved that cruise and I return to Galapagos next year for longer.

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