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.
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.
- 5 days from $3,500 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
- 6 days from $4,400 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
- 5 days from $3,800 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
- 6 days from $4,700 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.
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