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Aida Maria

Aida Maria Description

Entirely handmade, the Aida Maria is a 16 passenger yacht with deep family roots in the Galapagos since the 1930’s. An experienced captain and friendly crew make for a great experience onboard, accompanied by the various open areas to relax and enjoy the Galapagos atmosphere; the dining room, sundeck, entertainment center, and living room.

Aida Maria Cabins

Accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 8 different double cabins located throughout the sundeck, main deck and lower deck. Each is equipped with a complete and private bathroom, and hot showers.

icon Prices from: US$1750
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: Budget
  • Type: Small Yacht
  • Year built: 1719
  • Departures: Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 4, 3 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance

Full Tecnical Details

Main Deck


Upper Deck


Sun Deck


Cruise Speed: 9 knots
Crew: Captain, naturalist multilingual guide, 2 sailors, chef, mechanic, bartender.
Main engines: 2 carterpillar of 125 HP
Generators: 2 electricity generators 110v
Water Capacity: 2200 gallons
Diesel capacity: 1500 gallons
Navigation & Safety Equipment:
  • 2 motor dinghies with capacity for 12 guest
  • 2 inflatable liferafts for 12 guests
  • Beacon radio
  • Fire system
  • Life jackets
  • Radar GPS
  • Echo ounder

Prices

Aida Maria Prices

2020 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin $ 3,413 $ 2,438 $ 1,750
Charter $54,600 $39,000 $28,000

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Aida Maria

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Sun AM San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Wed AM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species. Read more...
Thu AM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Fri AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Sat AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Sun AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
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Sun AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Mon AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Tue AM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Fri AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.
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Sun AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Mon AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Tue AM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Fri AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Wed AM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species. Read more...
Thu AM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Fri AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Sat AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Sun AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Sun AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Mon AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Tue AM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Wed AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Sun AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Fri AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Thu AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Fri AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Sat AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
Wed AM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species. Read more...
Thu AM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Fri AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
Sat AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Sun AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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Hi Gabriela,

Oh my goodness, what an amazing time we had. Everything was organised so well. I cat tell you how much i appreciated all of your support both prior to going away and during all the flight (...)

Suzi Rees
UK, July 2019
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Good Morning Maria,

I arrived few hours ago, I spent times in the rainforest also, that’s why I just arrived at Montreal.

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Alain
Canada, April 2019
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Maria,

We just wanted you to know that we had a fantastic time in the Galapagos. And we wanted to thank you for assisting us with our trip. Your service was top notch!

Thank you

John & Aggie

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John & Aggie
USA, March 2019
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Hello Maria,

We had an amazing trip in the Galapagos! Thanks for everything, I really appreciated you answering my questions quickly by e-mail in the weeks before we left. Everything was perfect in the (...)

Alexandra
Canada, 2018
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Fernanda,

"Thanks a lot it was everything perfect. Aida Maria was a nice boat and the tour was beautiful.

I will come back.

Best regards,

Filippo

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Filippo
Italy, August 2018
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Fernanda,

Everything was perfect; we couldn't have been any happier with the cruise or the hotel in Santa Cruz. This was the best vacation we've ever taken; everything ran so smoothly, and the Galapagos (...)

Kelly Connelly
USA, July 2018
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Hola Ivonne,

I spent 4 days / 3 nights on board the Aida María in August 2015 and loved every second of it. The crew was very pleasant and our guide really great (also had very good English). Food on board (...)

Oliver
Germany 2105
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Hi Maria,

I would just let you know that we had a wonderful trip to Galapagos.

Everything worked really well.

Thank you very much for your help and assistance.

Best
Andreas

Denmark
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Andreas
Denmark 2014
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Hi Christian,

This was the best trip I've ever taken! Thank you so much for all your help. The crew and the boat were fantastic and our guide, Christian Salvador, was called in at the last minute as our (...)

Cheryl
USA 2012
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Jorge,

Our trip was incredible!!!! our guide Ruben was very knowledgable (with great english) and it was nice to know that the islands were actually his home and where he grew up. the rest of the crew was (...)

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