Alya

The Alya is a luxury motor catamaran built in 2017. All 9 cabins have panoramic windows, 8 have a private balcony to enjoy glorious sunsets. All the stylish cabins have private bathrooms, hair dryer, air-conditioning, internal telephone, and a safe deposit box. The Alya’s leisure facilities include a dining room, two well-stocked bars, a library and new entertainment App with movies and documentaries, and a sundeck with a Jacuzzi. There is a well-stocked bar and water, coffee and a cappuccino station. The bilingual naturalist guide will help with briefings and evening talks on the wildlife.  There are non-stop activities from guided hiking, snorkelling to kayaks.

Join a four-, five-, or eight-day cruise around the enchanted Galapagos, home to much wildlife unique to the archipelago. From gigantic tortoises and iguanas to small penguins and blue-footed boobies. Explore the islands, each one different, such as San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and Fernandina. Enjoy activities like snorkelling with sea lions, strolling on pristine beaches, kayaking, and getting close to all the creatures. Whether you’re exploring on dry land, or under the water, there is never a dull moment.

Discover the grandeur of the Galapagos with the friendly and professional crew of The Alya.

 

Itineraries

 

The 5-day central-western tour aboard the catamaran Alya gives a quick view of a variety the Galapagos Islands. Includes the seabirds of Genovesa Island, marine iguanas of Santiago, snorkelling with sea lions at Bartolomé.

Thu am: Arrive Baltra
pm: Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove, turtles, rays, sharks, herons

Fri am: Genovesa – Darwin Bay, frigatebirds & boobies
pm: Genovesa – Prince Philip Steps, seabirds & sharks

Sat am:
Santiago – Sullivan Bay, lava flows, cactus, lizards
pm: Bartolomé – viewpoint and hawks

Sun am: Chinese Hat – penguins, marine iguanas
pm: Mosquera Islet – sealions, shorebirds

Mon am: Charles Darwin Research Station, baby tortoises
Transfer to Baltra Airport, departure

 

B Western Islands – 6 days / 5 nights

This 6-day itinerary visits the large scenic volcanic islands of Isabela and Fernandina. You get to see the rare penguins and flightless cormorants, many marine iguanas and a chance to see tortoise in the wild on Santa Cruz.

Mon am: Arrival to Baltra Airport
pm: Santa Cruz – Highlands, tortoises in the wild

Tue am: Isabela – Moreno Point, lava and rare plants & finches
pm:
Isabela – Elizabeth Bay, mangroves, penguins, turtles, herons

Wed am: Isabela – Urbina Bay, marine & land iguanas, cormorants
pm: Fernandina – Espinosa Point, marine iguanas, sealions

Thu am: Isabela – Tagus Cove, historical anchorage & finches
pm: Punta Vicente Roca, scenic dinghy ride and seabirds

Fri am: Santiago – Espumilla Beach, crabs, mockingbirds and finches
pm: Santiago – Port Egas James Bay, tidepools and fur seals

Sat am:
Santa Cruz – Bachas Beach, iguanas, flamingos
Baltra airport departure

 

C Eastern and Southern islands – 6 days / 5 nights

See iguanas and seabirds on Seymour and Plazas. Española, the most southern point of the archipelago, is home to albatross and unique marine iguanas. Floreana has great snorkelling and historical sites.

 

Sat am: Baltra airport landing
pm: North Seymour – sealions, iguanas & seabirds

Sun am: South Plazas – Land iguanas & seabirds
pm: Santa Fe – Giant cactus and hawks

Mon am: San Cristobal – Interpretation Centre
pm: San Cristobal – Lobos Islet, sealions & seabirds

Tue am:  Española – Gardner Bay, sealions & mockingbirds
pm:  Española – Punta Suarez, Albatross & boobies

Wed am: Floreana – Cormorant Point, Flamingos, Devils Crown snorkel
pm: Floreana – Alieri Hill, highland forests and finches

Friday am: Santa Cruz, highlands and tortoises
Baltra airport departure

Itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations or by request of the National Park.

 

Deck plans

 

 

Pricing

  • 5 days from $3,150 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
  • 6 days from $3,900 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees

Includes: all meals, tea coffee and drinking water, guided excursions, snorkel equipment & wetsuits, use of kayaks & paddleboards, beach towels

Excludes: domestic flights, park fees & transit card, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, insurance.

Above rates are per person for sharing a cabin, please contact us for single prices. Discount for children (6 – 11 years) 10% if share a cabin with parents.

INSPIRED? EACH JOURNEY WE CREATE IS UNIQUE AND DESIGNED ENTIRELY AROUND YOU. FILL OUT YOUR DETAILS HERE TO GET STARTED...

"Our guide's genuine love and enthusiasm for the island really shone through. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends or travelling with you again."

J John & J Palin

"A trip to the Galapagos is a unique experience and has left us with so many wonderful memories"

D & M Mercer

"Thank you for all your help and care in advising on and arranging this most memorable adventure for us. It was a fascinating, extra-ordinary utterly enjoyable experience"

A Tennant

“The Galapagos tour was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help organising. I had expected it to be incredible, but as you know, the wildlife and scenery still blows everyone away. The crew were brilliant, and the guide so knowledgeable. It was truly a treat to spend a week on board, and humbling to spend time in such a magical place."

M Welch...

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