Alya: A 16 passenger luxury catamaran
Days: 6 & 5 | From: $3,995/per person
The Alya offers 9 comfortable cabins, as well as many social areas aimed at your comfort and relaxation. The itineraries combine hiking, snorkeling, beach and kayaking.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.
This Alya has 9 cabins, 8 of them with private balcony. 4 cabins in upper deck and 5 in main deck, all the beds can be double or twin. Private facilities in each cabin include: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board and safe box. On-board amenities include: social areas such as the library, DVD service, dining room, bar with a variety of drinks and a sundeck with a panoramic Jacuzzi.
Construction: completed in 2017
Type: Luxury Motor Catamaran
Length: 105 feet (32 meters)
Beam: 43 feet (13 meters)
Draft: 5.6 feet (1.70 meters)
Engines: 2 Cumming Motors 350 HP
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Electric Power: 110V and 220V
Main Deck: One 205ft² / 19m² double cabin. Four 215ft² / 20m² double cabins with private balcony. Dining room and Lounge
Upper Deck: Four 172ft² / 16m² double cabins (all with private balcony).
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 8 members + 1 bilingual guide
Safety and Navigation: Life vests, GPS, Sonar, Naval radars, Fire detection and prevention systems.
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (5 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Bartholomew Island
Chinese Hat / Mosquera
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
Itinerary B (6 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Santa Cruz Highlands
Isabela: Moreno Point / Elizabeth Bay
Urbina Bay (Isabela) / Espinosa Point (Fernandina)
Isabela: Tagus Cove / Punta Vicente Roca
Santiago: Espumilla Beach / Egas Port
Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
Itinerary C (6 days)
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour
South Plaza / Santa Fe
San Cristobal: Interpretation Center / Lobos Island
Española: Gardner Bay / Suarez Point
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Alieri Hill
Santa Cruz Highlands / Return to Mainland
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 6 and 5 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 16, in 9 cabins
Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, kayaks and paddle board
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities
5 day cruise: $3,995 per person
6 day cruise: $4,731 per person
Children 11 years and under receive a 10% discount (1 child per 2 adults)
Single Supplement: 50%
Christmas & New Year Supplement: 25%
Charters: from $55,450 (5 day), $67,500 (6 day)
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From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.
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