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San Cristobal Island : Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center | Santa Fe island | South Plaza island | Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station - Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Highlands | Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano - The Wetlands - Moreno Point - Elizabeth Bay | Fernandina Island : Espinosa Point | Vicente Roca Point | Santiago Island : Egas Port - Rabida | North Seymour island.

$ 3149

$ 3399

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San Cristobal Island: Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center | Santa Fe island | South Plaza island | Santa Cruz Island : Charles Darwin Station - Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Highlands | Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano - The Wetlands - Moreno Point - Elizabeth Bay | Fernandina Island : Espinosa Point | Vicente Roca Point | Santiago Island : Egas Port - Rabida | North Seymour island.
In short, the answer is time. Upon reaching these volcanic isles, the first generation of reptiles and marine birds had millions of years to adapt. Specific evolutionary traits include a notch in tortoises’ shells that allows them to fully extend their necks to reach more fruit. Vampire finches drink blood from the blue-footed booby. But don’t worry – they don’t mind! During scarce periods of food, some Marine Iguanas can shrink their body mass by up to 20% – usually during weather phenomena such as El Niño. Even from island to island, each section is unique unto itself. What might be considered the apex predator on one island may be breakfast on another. Darwin’s theory has surmised that time transformed small and primitive creatures into the unique beings they are today

Itinerary & Travel activities

8 days trip
7 nights
Galapagos islands map for cruises
DAY 1 – Sunday

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

PM»San Cristobal Island : Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center

Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard Aida Maria  Yacht. Welcome  briefing.

San Cristobal Interpretation Center

After lunch, we visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the origin and colonization of the island, their native species and the conservation efforts that have been made to preserve them.  Return to the yacht for dinner.

DAY 2 – Monday

AM»Island : South Plazas

PM»Island : Santa Fe

South Plazas

We disembark at South Plazas Island where you can find various species of land iguanas, and swallow-tailed gulls. Weather permitting we may swim or snorkel here too.

Santa Fe

After lunch head to Santa Fe, a great place to watch and swim with sea lions. This place is also the home to endemic species such as the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake and a variety of finches. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.

DAY 3 – Tuesday

AM» Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station
PM» Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

Charles Darwin Station

Disembark at Puerto Ayora to visit Charles Darwin Research Station to observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, and learn about the efforts of scientists, researchers and volunteers to conserve Galapagos Wildlife.


After lunch, take a bus to visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz and El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. You can also explore the reserve´s lagoon and lava tunnels. Return to the yacht and dinner.

DAY 4 – Wednesday

AM»Isabela Island : Sierra Negra Volcano

PM»Isabela Island : The Wetlands

Sierra Negra Volcano

Our first visit in the morning will be to Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island; this is a large shield volcano at the South eastern end of Isabela Island in the Galapagos that rises to an altitude of 1124m. We trek up to see the impressive old lava flows inside the caldera.

The Wetlands

In the afternoon after lunch, you will go to visit the wetlands, a mangrove area with small brackish water lagoons that create the perfect environment for a small type of shrimp that serves as the food for the island’s flamingos.

DAY 5 – Thursday

AM»Isabela Island : Moreno Point

PM»Isabela Island : Elizabeth Bay

Moreno Point

Early in the morning visit Moreno Point in the north coast of Isabela, between volcanoes Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul, through a trail of solidified lava until a coastal lagoon where you will see several species of birds.

Elizabeth Bay

During the afternoon we go to Elizabeth Bay, the excursion has no landing point so we travel by zodiac. You will visit the Marielas islets to see the most important penguin colony and a cove that is surrounded by red mangroves where you can observe seas turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

DAY 6 – Friday

AM»Fernandina Island : Espinosa Point

PM»Isabela Island : Vicente Roca Point
Espinosa Point

The day begins when you disembark at Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, a site rich in wildlife, such as sea lions, penguins, flightless cormorants, crabs & herons, living in the native mangrove forest. This site is also home to one of the largest populations of marine iguanas.

Vicente Roca Point

In the afternoon we visit Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island), this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. You will also have the opportunity to see penguins, blue footed boobies and Nazca boobies.

DAY 7 – Saturday

AM»Santiago Island : Egas Port

PM»Island : Rabida
James Bay

First activity of the day will be a wet landing at James Bay, also known as Puerto Egas. An easy walk takes you to observe iguanas and sea lions along the coast line. We may also swim or snorkel here.


In the afternoon, we head to Rabida Island, where lavas rich in iron have turned the sand red. There is a Galapagos sea lion nursery, and nesting area for brown pelicans. We may also practice snorkeling at the beach. End of the day and dinner.

DAY 8 – Sunday
AM»Island : North Seymour – Transfer to Baltra Airport
North Seymour

Early in the morning we visit North Seymour to see the various species of birdlife that inhabit the island, such as blue footed boobies and frigate birds. Afterwards we land at Puerto Ayora and are transferred to Baltra Airport to take your flight back to the continent.

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Cruise price details


Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Price per person in USD:
Cabin types:
Entire Boat price in USD:
Bunk beds cabin

Departure guaranteed:

Places available:

Max guests:

12 Guests
4 places


Dining area
Reading Material
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box
110v Electricity point in cabin
TV/DVD and library – Communal
Emergency Satellite Phone

Inclueded in the price

Briefings & lectures
Accommodation with private bathroom
Full board
Fuel Surcharge
Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
Cabin towels
Beach towels
Wetsuit for rent
Excursions to the islands
Naturalist Guide

Not inclueded in the price

Government Taxes
Galapagos Airfare
National Park Entry Fees
Weights & Weightbelts
Departure Taxes
Alcoholic Drinks
Snorkeling Equipment

Extra services

Transfers airport – base – airport

Available Cruises


April 21, 2024


April 28, 2024


The 16-passenger Galapagos Aida Maria Yacht offers a great combination of comfort and style without sacrificing the savings account! Each of the eight air-conditioned double cabins has a private bathroom with a hot and cold water shower. On board, there is a spacious deck to enjoy the sunny Galapagos days. An experienced naturalist guide will lead all of your land excursions, which are well organized into four, five, or eight-day itineraries. The Aida Maria offers a great value for a reasonable price.


Classic Standard boat


62.5ft, 19.53m


17.2ft, 5.36m

Diving possible:



8 + guide

Chef on board


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  • On day 1 there is only time for an afternoon visit to be included; similarly, on the final day, there is only a brief morning visit. The reason for this is to connect with the Galapagos flight arrivals and departures at the airport.
  • Contact us for information about which itineraries will run on different dates through the year, and to check tour availabilities. We often have special Galapagos offers too!
  • All yacht information is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change by the yacht operator or Galapagos National Park authority. Published prices may be subject to change without prior notice