|Length:||145 feet / 44 meters|
|Beam:||22.1 feet / 7 meters|
|OnBoard:||(Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 2 x 16 person open sea life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishing system, and sprinkler system throughout the vesse. Safety Onboard equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations|
|Electricity:||110-220 Volts 50Hz|
|Construction:||Camper & Nicholsons: South Hampton, England|
|Motor:||8 cylinder - Twin Deutz - 500 bhp ea.|
|Generators:||2 Caterpillar 75W ea.|
|Accommodations:||-2 Master Suites on Albert Deck - A deck -2 Twin or Queen Suites on Albert Deck - A deck -2 Double Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck -3 Twin or Queen Premium Staterooms on Carolina Deck|
|Navigation Equipment:||All equipment meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard: 1x 25 and 1 x 20 man life craft, Foruno, 2 GPS, Sonar, 2 naval radars, Fire detection and prevention systems, Water Desalinate System|
|Crew:||9 crew members plus 2 naturalist guides (on a full ship) & 1 cruise director.|
|ITINERARY 8D/7N - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY|
|SAT||AM||Arrive to Baltra Island|
|PM||Daphne Major Islet.|
|SUN||AM||Santa Fe Island|
|PM||South Plaza Island.|
|MON||AM||Tower Island: Prince Phillip's Steps|
|PM||Tower Island: Darwin Bay.|
|TUE||AM||Fernandina Island: Punta Espinosa|
|PM||Isabela Island: Urbina Bay.|
|WED||AM||Isabela Island: Tagus Cove|
|PM||Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca|
|THU||AM||Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach|
|PM||Santiago Island: James Bay.|
|FRI||AM||Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research St.|
|PM||Santa Cruz: Highlands, Lava Tunnels.|
San Cristobal: Interpretation Center
Depart for Mainland Ecuador.
|ITINERARY 8D/7N - (02)SATURDAY TO SATURDAY|
|SAT||AM||Arrive to San Cristobal Island|
|PM||San Cristobal - Isla Lobos & Kicker Rock.|
|SUN||AM||Española (Hood) Island - Punta Suarez|
|PM||Española (Hood) Island - Gardner Bay.|
|MON||AM||Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness View Point|
Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Champion Islet.
|TUE||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill|
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Highlands / Puerto Ayora.|
|WED||AM||Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach|
|PM||Santa Cruz Island: Chinese Hat.|
|THU||AM||Rabida Island: Jervis|
|PM||Santiago (James) Island: Sullivan Bay.|
|FRI||AM||Bartolome Island: Pinacle Rock & Overlook|
|PM||North Seymour Island.|
Black Turtle Cove
Depart for Mainland Ecuador.
Jan1/Aug26 - Dec 11-31
Aug 27 - Dec 10
Jan1/Aug25 - Dec 15-31
Aug 25 - Dec 15
- All meals, guides & activities throughout cruise.
- Soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea throughout the cruise.
- Use of snorkeling equipment & wetsuits.
- Roundtrip Galapagos Airfare.
- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee.
- Gratuities & Tips to Crew and Staff.
- INGALA Transit Control Card.
- Bar consumption onboard.
- Personal expenses.
Our trip went very smoothly and we had an amazing time. The Hotel Vieja Cuba was charming, staff attentive and breakfast delicious. Also the Aida Maria and its crew were great, as well as the food. Our nature guide Ruben was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for booking us this terrific trip. We do hope to return to see more of the Galapagos and I will contact you.
Cruise went perfect.
The guide Franklin was fabulous. Crew looked after us 24/7...really good. Food was varied and interesting. We couldn't have gone without the wetsuits and Franklin took all respoonsibility for mailing them back.
Thank you for all your help and direction. The only thing I didn't know was how rough the sea was and I had to up my doses of motion sickness meds to cover it.
Updated - May-2018