M/Y Aida Maria

Top-notch experience in the Galapagos at a great price point

The 16 passenger Aida Maria offers a great combination of comfort, style, and economy for tours in the Galapagos. Each of the eight double cabins has a private bathroom with hot showers, air conditioning, an ample external deck to enjoy sunny Galapagos days. The M/Y Aida Maria started operating in the Galapagos Islands in 1997, with more than 20 years of experience cruising the Galapagos you know you are in safe hands!

Its design is based on efficiency and comfort with ample social areas and 8 cabins providing optimum comfort for your experience exploring the Galapagos. She takes 16 guests in double cabins with private facilities, A/C and hot water.

Departure dates for 15, 8, 6, 5, and 4-day cruises available.

Connoisseur Tip: 

The M/Y Aida Maria is a great yacht with experienced staff on board. Regarding its itineraries I would recommend taking the week-long A itinerary which visits IMHO the best islands in the Galapagos, you will get to see Floreana, Española, Floreana and the wonderful and very sought after Genovesa Island (aka bird island). If you don’t have a week to spare, you can consider the 6-day itinerary F which visits the Western islands of Isabela and Fernandina on a shorter itinerary.

Come aboard for an unforgettable experience, that won’t break the bank!

M/Y Aida Maria: 4 Day Itinerary D


Day 1:  (Thursday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 2:  (Friday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness Lookout Point

PM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown


Day 3:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Suarez Point

PM – Española Island: Gardner Bay / Gardener Islet


Day 4:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

M/Y Aida Maria: 5 Day Itinerary C


Day 1:  (Sunday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach


Day 2:  (Monday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

PM – Genovesa Island: El Barranco


Day 3:  (Tuesday) 

AM –  Bartholomew Island

PM –  Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay


Day 4:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Daphne Islands: Daphne Minor

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove


Day 5:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Center / Tortoise Breeding Center / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/Y Aida Maria: 6 Day Itinerary B


Day 1:  (Tuesday) 

AM –  Arrival at Baltra airport / Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 2:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano

PM – Isabela Island: Concha de Perla / Puerto Villamil


Day 3:  (Thursday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point

PM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay


Day 4:  (Friday) 

AM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point

PM – Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point


Day 5:  (Saturday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Egas Port

PM – Rabida Island


Day 6:  (Sunday) 

AM – North Seymour Island / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

M/Y Aida Maria: 8 Day Itinerary A


Day 1:  (Sunday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach


Day 2:  (Monday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

PM – Genovesa Island: El Barranco


Day 3:  (Tuesday) 

AM –  Bartholomew Island

PM –  Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay


Day 4:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Daphne Islands: Daphne Minor

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove


Day 5:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Center / Tortoise Breeding Center

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 6:  (Friday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness Lookout Point

PM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown


Day 7:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Suarez Point

PM – Española Island: Gardner Bay / Gardener Islet


Day 8:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

M/Y Aida Maria: 8 Day Itinerary B


Day 1:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Tijeretas Hill


Day 2:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – South Plaza Island


Day 3:  (Tuesday) 

AM –  Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 4:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano

PM – Isabela Island: Concha de Perla / Puerto Villamil


Day 5:  (Thursday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point

PM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay


Day 6:  (Friday) 

AM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point

PM – Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point


Day 7:  (Saturday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Egas Port

PM – Rabida Island


Day 8:  (Sunday) 

AM – North Seymour Island / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Aida Maria Rates

4 days

5 days

6 days

8 days

All Cabins $1690 p.p. $2440 p.p. $2575 p.p. $3295 p.p.

*Prices are subject to change. Please inquire with your Connoisseur, we can usually get better rates than the ones above mentioned.

Accommodation: 

The M/Y AIDA MARIA has 8 very comfortable double cabins located on three decks, four on the Main deck,  two on the upper deck and two on the sun deck, each cabin has upper and lower beds, private bathroom with hot showers , all cabins have the same price and are assigned on a first come first serve basis, so if you want the upper deck cabins please be the first one to make your reservation and ask for availability, however, all cabins are the same size and have the same facilities.

Amenities: 

All cabins and indoor areas are air-conditioned

Social areas: Dining room, living room, sundeck, and entertainment center.

Included

  • Accommodation on board in double cabin occupancy.
  • All meals on board according to the daily menu.
  • Drinking water, coffe, tea.
  • Visits to the islands with a licensed English speaking guide according to itinerary.
  • Transfers at airports (Baltra bus ticke is not included)

Not included

  • Galapagos islands entrance fee $100 US per person.
  • Transit control card. (TCT $20 US per person).
  • Flight Ticket from $520 USD.
  • Buses at Baltra airport ($5 US per way).
  • Isabela island entrance fee.
  • Snorkeling gear & wet suit.
  • Tips and personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic or extra drinks.
  • Everything that is not specified in the program.

• Single supplement: 80%

• Rates are per person

• Child discount for children 12 years old or younger: 20%

NOTE: Itineraries and boats might be changed due to force majeure, weather conditions, and park authorities regulations,in case of complaints they will be redirected to each boats legal representative in the Galapagos islands.

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AIDA MARIA FAQs

Can you cruise for 15 days aboard the Aida Maria?

You definitely can! You would have to join the two 8- day itineraries together and create a combined A+B itinerary for 15 days.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

M/Y Aida Maria

Trip Facts

  • Tourist Superior
  • Motor Yacht
  • 16 guests
  • 70 ft
  • 24 ft
  • 9 knots
  • 8 crew members + 1 bilingual guide
  • II/III Level
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