Alya: A 16 passenger luxury catamaran
Days: 6 & 5 | From: $3,800/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, kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
- 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.
- 1 Main Deck Cabin, 205 sq. ft., matrimonial bed, picture windows (please note this cabin does not feature a private balcony)
- 4 Main Deck Staterooms: 205 sq. ft., located on the Main Deck, twin or matrimonial bed, picture windows
- 4 Upper Deck Staterooms: 193 sq. ft., located on the Upper Deck, twin or matrimonial bed, picture windows
- All cabins have private bathrooms, private balconies (except for Cabin 1), individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.
Groups & Charters: This yacht is also available for private charter or for small groups of friends or family. Its 9 cabins can accommodate up to 16 people. Inquire for more details.
Available Activities (Depending On Itinerary)
- Zodiac Rides
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
- 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
- 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
The itineraries displayed here are only 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 $600 per person), gratuities
5 day cruise: $3,800 per person
6 day cruise: $4,700 per person
Children 6-11 years receive a 10% discount (1 child per 2 adults)
Single Supplement: 50%
Christmas & New Year Supplement: 50%
Charters: from $57,760 (5 day), $71,440 (6 day)
Reviews from this trip
I would highly recommend the Alya and Galapagos cruise itinerary that we did... the guide on the Alya was excellent.Frances Marlatt
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