The Aida Maria offers an 8-day cruise Sunday to Sunday, a 5 day cruise from Sunday to Thursday and a 4 day cruise from Thursday to Sunday.

Day 01 Sunday:

Flight to Galapagos - Baltra/Bachas

Day 02 Monday:

Plazas Islands - Santa Fe

Day 03 Tuesday:

Española Island (Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay)

Day 04 Wednesday:

Floreana Island

Day 05 Thursday:

Santa Cruz/Charles Darwin Station - Highlands

Day 06 Friday:

James Bay - Rábida

Day 07 Saturday:

Bartolomé - Sullivan

Day 08 Sunday:

Seymour North - Baltra - flight back to Quito

Note:

  • The 8 day tour can also be shortened to a 5-day cruise.
  • The 5 day tour departs on Sundays
  • The 8 day tour departs on Thursdays and Sundays

Included

All meals on board (breakfast B, lunch L, dinner D), Galapagos cruise, Guided excursions, Briefings and lectures, Bottled water on cruise ship, airport to dock transfers in the Galapagos islands.

Not Included

Use of snorkeling equipment, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities, personal expenses. Local Roundtrip airfare: Quito / Galapagos / Quito $400, Galapagos park tax $100, Ecuador international departure tax $40, hotel nights in Quito or Guayaquil, airport transfers in mainland Ecuador, Airfare to Ecuador is extra.

Additional information

Pricing: U.S. Dollars
Departures: Every Thursday and Sunday all year round.
Meeting and departing: Quito or Guayaquil. You must plan to arrive at least 1 day before cruise and will have to depart at least 1 day after, airline connections do not allow for direct international flight connections to the Galapagos islands.

Advantages
The privacy of a smaller yacht is unparalleled, service and food are much better than on the larger ships, the Aida Maria offers great value for the money, a smaller boat docks closer to the islands, a smaller boat allows for more flexibility, no lines or cues waiting for dinner or landing on the islands.

Disadvantages
Less people to socialize with than on larger vessels, less stability and more movement than on larger vessels, people prone to seasickness are better off on a larger vessel.

Aida Maria
The Aida Maria is a 16 passenger, 66 feet, tourist superior motor yacht

She offers good accommodation, service, food, private bathrooms, air conditioning and experienced naturalist guide for your adventure in the Galapagos Islands. The 8 day itinerary is designed as a continuous itinerary while offering the options of 4 and 5 day possibilities.
This yacht offers good value for a reasonable price.

Length: 66 Ft.
Beam: 19.5 Ft.
Engines: 2 Caterpillar of 125 HP, 2 electricity generators 110 V.
Water Capacity: 2200 Galons
Fuel: 1500 Gallons of diesel

Navigation and Safety Equipment:

2 Motor dinghies with capacity for 12 guests, 2 inflatable life rafts for 12 guests, beacon radio fire system, life jackets, radar, GPS, echo sounder.

Accommodation:

8 Double cabins with private bathrooms, Air conditioning, sundeck, comfortable bar and lounge areas, TV and VHS.

Crew:

Captain, naturalist multilingual guide, 2 sailors, chef, mechanic and bartender.

Aida Maria
The Aida Maria offers an 8-day cruise Sunday to Sunday, a 5 day cruise from Sunday to Thursday and a 4 day cruise from Thursday to Sunday.
  
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