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Aida Maria Motor Yacht

General Information

M/Y Aida Maria

The Aida Maria yacht is an excellent option for an inexpensive cruise in the Galapagos islands. The Aida Maria carries 16 passengers in 8 double cabins with bunk beds, all with private bath, hot water and air conditioning. Ample common spaces and deck areas provide a good level of comfort for its class. Family owned and operated, the Aida Maria yacht maintains a good reputation for service and cruise quality at a reasonable price, and offers a variety of itineraries from 4 to 15 days.

Technical Information

Classification: Tourist Superior
Number of Passengers: 16
Accommodations: Eight air conditioned double cabins with bunk beds, private bathroom and hot/cold water.
Features: Dining area, living room, bar, entertainment center, sundeck.
Crew: 7 + 1 English speaking naturalist guide
Diving offered: No
Length: 19.5 m
Beam: 5.4 m
Speed: 9 knots
Engines: 2 John Deere 165 HP
Built / Renovated: 1995 in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos.
Construction Type: Wood hull
Safety and Navigation Equipment: 2 life rafts for 12 passengers each, rapid escape equipment, fire system, respiration equipment, fire extinguishers, security plans and procedures. VHF radio, EPIRB, portable VHF radios, HF radio with DSC, Navtex, radar responder, Hunter (DMS), radar, GPS, compass.
Energy: 2 60 kW Generators; 110V/220V
Water Capacity: Watermaker 80 gal/hour
Certifications and Other: SGS, Galapagos Quality Certification (Gold Seal)

Route Map

Itinerary

Galapagos yachts all operate on a 14 day (2 week) circuit. This circuit is broken into shorter itineraries which can be combined; cruises can be as short as 4 days and as long as 15 days.

Starting or ending days are highlighted in the 15 day cruise itinerary (day 1 and day 15 have the same activities); passengers arriving on these days will do the afternoon activity and passengers departing on these days will do the morning activity.

The Aida Maria begins its 15 day itinerary every other Sunday, offering itineraries of 4 days (starting day 5), 5 days (starting day 1), 6 days (starting days 5 and 10), and 8 days (starting day 1 or day 8), with combinations of up to 15 days.

All cruise itineraries listed below are subject to change or modification due to Galapagos National Park regulations, airport restrictions, weather conditions, or other circumstances beyond the control of Eos or the yacht operators. They are listed as a service to provide general information as to which places in the Galapagos are typically visited by each yacht cruise.

Itineraries for 2013:

15 day circuit

Operation Days: Sunday - Sunday

DAY 1 Arrive Baltra - Bachas
DAY 2 Genovesa: Darwin Bay - El Barranco
DAY 3 Bartolomé - Santiago: Sullivan Bay
DAY 4 Daphne - Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon
DAY 5 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - Highlands
DAY 6 Floreana: Post Office Bay - Mirador de la Baronesa - Punta Cormorant - Devil's Crown
DAY 7 Española: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay - Islote Gardner - Islote Osborn
DAY 8 San Cristobal: Leon Dormido - Interpretation Center - Isla Lobos
DAY 9 Santa Fe - Plazas
DAY 10 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - El Chato - Highlands
DAY 11 Isabela (Puerto Villamil): Humedales - Wall of Tears - Breeding Center
DAY 12 Isabela: Punta Moreno - Elizabeth Bay
DAY 13 Isabela: Caleta Tagus - Fernandina: Punta Espinosa - Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
DAY 14 Santiago: Puerto Egas - Rabida
DAY 15 North Seymour - Baltra airport

 
8 days "A"

Operation Days: Sunday - Sunday

DAY 1 Arrive Baltra - Bachas
DAY 2 Genovesa: Darwin Bay - El Barranco
DAY 3 Bartolomé - Santiago: Sullivan Bay
DAY 4 Daphne - Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon
DAY 5 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - Highlands
DAY 6 Floreana: Post Office Bay - Mirador de la Baronesa - Punta Cormorant - Devil's Crown
DAY 7 Española: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay - Islote Gardner - Islote Osborn
DAY 8 San Cristobal: Leon Dormido - Interpretation Center - San Cristobal Airport

 
8 days "B"

Operation Days: Sunday - Sunday

DAY 1 Arrive San Cristobal - Isla Lobos
DAY 2 Santa Fe - Plazas
DAY 3 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - El Chato - Highlands
DAY 4 Isabela (Puerto Villamil): Humedales - Wall of Tears - Breeding Center
DAY 5 Isabela: Punta Moreno - Elizabeth Bay
DAY 6 Isabela: Caleta Tagus - Fernandina: Punta Espinosa - Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
DAY 7 Santiago: Puerto Egas - Rabida
DAY 8 North Seymour - Baltra airport

 
6 days "E"

Operation Days: Thursday - Tuesday

DAY 1 Arrive Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands
DAY 2 Floreana: Post Office Bay - Mirador de la Baronesa - Punta Cormorant - Devil's Crown
DAY 3 Española: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay - Islote Gardner - Islote Osborn
DAY 4 San Cristobal: Leon Dormido - Interpretation Center - Isla Lobos
DAY 5 Santa Fe - Plazas
DAY 6 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - Baltra Airport

 
6 days "F"

Operation Days: Tuesday - Sunday

DAY 1 Arrive Baltra - El Chato - Highlands
DAY 2 Isabela (Puerto Villamil): Humedales - Wall of Tears - Breeding Center
DAY 3 Isabela: Punta Moreno - Elizabeth Bay
DAY 4 Isabela: Caleta Tagus - Fernandina: Punta Espinosa - Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
DAY 5 Santiago: Puerto Egas - Rabida
DAY 6 North Seymour - Baltra airport

 
5 days "C"

Operation Days: Sunday - Thursday

DAY 1 Arrive Baltra - Bachas
DAY 2 Genovesa: Darwin Bay - El Barranco
DAY 3 Bartolomé - Santiago: Sullivan Bay
DAY 4 Daphne - Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon
DAY 5 Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station - Depart Baltra

 
 

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