WHY THIS TRIP
The Aida Maria is a small, comfortable, 16-passenger Galapagos yacht that offers good value for those prioritizing the experience of the islands over luxuriousness. Each of the eight double cabins, while small, is air conditioned and has a private bath and hot shower. There is a dining area/bar for relaxing indoors, and several external decks for enjoying sunny Galapagos days. The professional crew and your certified naturalist guide will enhance your Aida Maria Galapagos Islands Cruise experience and understanding of Galapagos’ unique natural history.
On the Aida Maria Galapagos Islands Cruise, you will visit two different island sites each day for walks with your naturalist guide who will explain the differences in plants and animals at each stop. You will also have opportunities to snorkel each day, as well as ample time to relax on the beach and to enjoy the amazing flora and fauna of the Galapagos. You will also visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about the natural history of the islands, and to see tortoises.
The Aida Maria offers 15-day, 8-day, 6-day, 5-day, and 4-day itineraries, all with ample time to explore the wonders of the Galapagos onshore and while snorkeling.
LOCAL OPERATOR: AIDA MARIA TRAVEL
Aida Maria Travel has been providing world class naturalist cruises for more than 30 years. The company’s roots stem from when the current owner’s grandfather arrived in the islands in the 1940s. Now with a new fleet of boats, which include the First Class Yacht Eden, Premium class Aida Maria, and Tourist Class Rumba, Aida Maria Travel offers tours around the Galapagos for all budgets. For our clients with special interests we have implemented a new line of first class products, the S/C Valkiria and M/Y Maverick to cover multi-activity adventure tours and a mixture of the natural wonders of the Galapagos with the local culture.
Our fleet offers a great variety of options for naturalist and special interest cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Nature, adventure and supreme comfort will be always part of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.