Alya Galapagos Catamaran
Luxury Galapagos Cruises
From $3800 USD

Alya Galapagos Catamaran

Categories: Luxury Galapagos Cruises, Catamarans, 16 Max, $800 & Over
Galapagos - Ecuador
4 - 15
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  • Private Balcony to enjoy unique sunsets
  • Jacuzzi in upper sundeck with panoramic views
  • Single and double kayaks available on board
  • Outstanding and far reaching 6 day itineraries
  • Stable catamaran for smooth sailings
  • Convertible cabins, twin or double bed
  • Cabin #1: eligible as single with no supplement
From $3800USD
The Alya Luxury Galapagos Catamaran is an impressive 105-foot megayacht built-in 2017, a newer ship amongst the Galapagos fleet. Enjoy your stay in one of nine spacious cabins, eight of which have outdoor balconies to relax and enjoy your own private view of phenomenal Galapagos landscapes. The larger social areas of the Alya Galapagos Catamaran include a large upper deck solarium for soaking in the rays of the equatorial sun, a tastefully furnished indoor lounge for relaxing and socializing, and a spacious dining room with plenty of tables to savor your three exquisite meals served daily. Within the dining room, there is an unlimited supply of snacks, coffee, and tea 24/7. Other unique spaces not found on all cruises include the library and media center to keep you entertained throughout your journey.

Stunning Cabins of the Alya Galapagos Catamaran
The nine cabins of the Alya Galapagos Catamaran are enormous and fully stocked with every luxury and commodity you need. The two large windows provide a fantastic everchanging view of the Galapagos, with a thick shade curtain for those times you need a quick cat nap during the day.  The Alya provides each room with a reusable water bottle for every guest, all toiletries you could need for your stay, a hairdryer, and of course outlets for all your electronics to charge. All staterooms include private bathrooms, cold/hot water, air conditioning, safe box, and additional amenities.

The Crew of the Alya Galapagos Catamaran
The Alya Galapagos catamaran contains an eight-person crew ready to assist you at every step of the way. This 5-star assistance begins the moment you reach the airport and doesn’t end until you are checked for your departure. The bilingual, certified naturalist guide creates a safe and enlightening adventure through the Galapagos Islands. With the incredible ratio of crew members to guests, you will never be in need.

The Chefs of the Alya Galapagos catamaran craft masterful dishes during your entire stay. Enjoy a mix of international and national cuisine that will have you raving to your friends when you get back home. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, the chef will meet your needs and cook up a delicious meal. Your onboard yacht manager, who acts as a hotel manager, will make sure your stay is up to the luxury standard of this cruise class. If you need anything, they will be at your beck and call to improve your experience in any way possible.

Onboard Jacuzzi
The Alya Galapagos Catamaran includes a superb whirlpool on the upper sun deck, perfect for heating up between snorkeling excursions. The Catamaran also includes TWO bars, one upper deck and the other below. This means a refreshing fruit juice, ice-cold beer, or tropical cocktail can be ready for you in moments.

Fantastic Itineraries
The Alya Galapagos yacht has various carefully crafted itineraries, allowing you to choose between almost any region of the Galapagos of interest. Whether you desire to see Galapagos penguins, the blue-footed booby, or the Goliath Galapagos tortoises, the world is your oyster. Daily excursions include fascinating nature hikes, snorkeling, beach walks, and kayaking.

Bonus Features
Coming down for a special occasion? Whether it is your honeymoon or a birthday, the Alya Galapagos Catamaran staff will do everything to make that day truly extraordinary. Just make the request, and the staff can whip something up or work with a request.

Do you have children? Children under 12 get a 20% percent discount, making this yacht cheaper for the family. Moreover, choose side-by-side rooms, and convert the cabins to double or twin beds. This Catamaran is all about making your stay on the Alya Galapagos Catamaran stress-free.

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Alya Inclusions & Exclusions

Accommodation, use of onboard facilities
All meals, water, coffee & tea
All activities as listed
Certified bilingual naturalist guide
Snorkel equipment & wetsuit rental
Transfers in galapagos

Park fee & TC card: $120
Round flight (mainland-galapagos-mainland)
Alcoholic & soft drinks
Personal expenses
Travel / medical insurance

Alya Features, Decks & Notices

Alya General Details

Main Cabins
Cabins: 5
Main Cabins
Main Deck
Upper Cabins
Cabins: 4
Upper Cabins
Upper Deck

Cabin Specifications

  • Cabins:
    9 staterooms
  • Single:
  • Bunkbeds:
  • Twin/double:
  • Convertible:
  • Triple:
  • Interconnected:
  • Suite:
  • Bedding:
    Double or Twin
  • Sharing:

Cruise Technical Specifications

  • Vessel type:
    Motor catamaran
  • Year built:
  • Length:
    32m / 105f
  • Beam:
    13m / 43f
  • Max speed:
    12 knots
  • Crew:
    8 + guide
  • Capacity:
    16 guests
  • Engine:
  • Decks:
    4 decks
  • Balconies:

Cruise Safety & Navigation

  • ABC Fire Extinguishers
  • ACR radio
  • All required navigation equipment
  • Depth sounders
  • FURUNO Radar
  • GPS
  • Lifeguard vest
  • VHF - DSS radio

Cruise Facilities

Cruise Surcharges

Children Aboard Cruise
  • Minimum age:
    6 years old
  • Eligible age:
    Under 12 years old
  • Eligible disount:
  • Restriction:
    between 6 and 11 years old
Expenses Aboard
  • Bar:
    Cash and credit card accepted
  • Tipping:
  • Wetsuit rental:
  • Souvenirs:
  • Internet:

Cruise Notices

  • Xmas & New year surcharge 50%
Itineraries, inclusions and exclusions are subject to change by the galapagos national park, or vessel/s management.

Customers Reviews 5 Reviews

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Bonnie Lucas
My trip to the Galapagos was everything I had hoped it to be -The wildlife-cruises-weather-travelling companions-organisation, Ricky helped me organise and book two separate cruises and I would highly recommend him! He was always prompt in answering any questions I had and resolving a few problems, Thank you Ricky for your help and enthusiasm and professionalism! The 2 cruises were from different companies and class of service-but both were very positive in perhaps different ways. Food, crew and itineraries were great, Daily activities were intense, tiring but wonderfully satisfying -snorkling sometimes twice a day plus hiking everyday with a small group of people and excellent guides meant seeing all the wildlife we had wanted. Trip of a lifetime!
Denise Thorlund
We had a wonderful time. The whole trip was great and according to plan with very few minor inconveniences. We loved La Casona de la Ronda, very nice place with great staff. We also really enjoyed the Alya, 6 days was perfect for the first time seeing the Galapagos’. The Staff was great and we enjoyed the tours. We really appreciated everything you did to help us put together this trip, it is now one of our all time favorite trip. Thanks again, Denise
Patrick Schockaert
We had a supergood holiday in Galapagos ! Alya was top ! We had a very professional, nice and funny crew team and excellent kitchen and chef, great room, we enjoyed the activities and were able to join a nice group of visitors on the cruise. We truly enjoyed the fauna and flora. Unique! We were happy to see also that tourism comes back to those living and working in Galapagos. We advice our friends now to go there. Also allow me to take this opportunity to thank you, as you work very professionally . You arranged, re-arranged (due to covid) and supported and advised us so that we feel very relaxed on the trip. We will certainly recommend greengotravel as organisation. A small detail…the last day ended already at 10 am at the airport. There was no snorkling anymore that day, so, that was maybe the only ting that surprised us, but again, the trip, staff, crew , the activities , were excellent level! Patrick has started to make a video of this trip. So we will be able to keep enjoying for years ! Thanks again for all your support in these hectic covid times, Wish you and family all the best and good health for 2022! Kindest regards, Patrick and caroline
Eric Lake
Angel, Sorry for the delay in my reply – everything was fantastic! Everything went very smoothly, the boat and staff were terrific, and of course the islands were really amazing. Thanks for everything! Eric
Michael Malter
My wife and I just had the most wonderful cruise ever on the Alya. We spent 4 fantastic nights cruising the Galapagos Islands and have nothing but the highest marks to give to the Alya and its crew. Everything was perfect! We celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday on the Alya and I couldn’t have picked a better vacation anywhere else in the world. It was more of a sail on a large and prestigious yacht than it was your typical ocean cruise. Our cabin was large and extremely comfortable as was our bathroom and kingsize bed. The crew kept the boat in immaculate condition and the A/C was wonderful. Our cruise director Michel was adorable, professional and a pure delight to be around. She kept us well informed on everything we needed to know on the entire trip. She even had our cabin decked out with balloons, streamers and a bottle of Chilean “Reservado” cabernet sauvignon with towels shaped like a birthday cake upon our return from a nature hike. The food was exquisite and every meal was better than the one before. All 16 passengers sat at 2 tables of 8 and everyone changed up the seating so as to meet and get to know everyone new at each sitting. Each day saw at least one and sometimes 2 snorkel adventures in the pristine blue Pacific as well as 2 nature and geographical walks. We had the pleasure of having Edgar Vargas as our tour guide. His knowledge and passion of the islands was impeccable and his friendly personality made our time spent with him a real treat. The crew that kept the boat running and the guys that sailed the two dingys were friendly and professional. This was a cruise that we never wanted to end but unfortunately it did after 5 days and 4 nights of never ending fun and adventure. We spent the last 2 days of our trip to Ecuador exploring the Island of Santa Cruz which included a trip to the Charles Darwin Research Center in Puerto Ayora and spent the next day at a fantastic and gorgeous swim beach of Tortuga Bay. Our last night we had a $35 dinner on a closed off street in downtown Puerto Ayora which included Ahi tuna that was caught only hours before as well as shrimp that was absolutely delicious. The dinner price also included a glass of red wine and a tall bottle of Ecuadorian Pilsiner beer. Our last night was as perfect as was our journey on the Alya. I would highly recommend a trip on the Alya. It was the trip of a lifetime and it could’t have anymore perfect. If anyone is thinking about the Alya and has any questions, please feel free to contact me.