The Alya yacht is a luxury-class catamaran offering fascinating Galapagos cruising on a selection of 5 and 6-day itineraries around the islands. With 9 beautifully designed cabins, personalized onboard service, and fantastic indoor and outdoor social areas, your expectations of cruise comfort and relaxation will surely be surpassed. Certified guides will introduce you to the most breathtaking Galapagos sites with thrilling complete itineraries combining hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
The Jewel Of Galapagos
Unique and exclusive design features can be found in every detail of the 16-passenger Alya catamaran, throughout the cabins and social areas. The boat’s molten glass decorations are inspired by the natural harmony and colors of the sky, sea, and earth that you will see as you cruise the enchanting waters of the Galapagos archipelago.
In the dining room area, the most delicious menu of local and international dishes is cooked by professional chefs. There are plenty of opportunities for post-dinner relaxation as well, in the jacuzzi, lounge, or just enjoying a drink from one of the catamaran’s two bars.
All of the nine spacious yet cozy en-suite cabins have ocean views, eight of which also boast stunning private balconies, so you can feel in the midst of nature at every point of your navigation, and may even spot dolphins and manta rays playing in the water from the comfort of your room. The other cabin, despite not having a balcony, is comfortably one of the best options for solo travelers in the islands, being equally spacious with a large matrimonial bed, and yet no single supplement is applicable.
Explore The Islands
The Alya’s eight crew members and bilingual, certified naturalist guide will make your journey through the Galapagos Islands a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Their expert knowledge of the islands, waters, flora, and fauna that makes the Galapagos National Park such a singular destination is unparalleled. The guides will introduce you to many endemic species of plants and animals as you take part in authorized hikes through these protected lands.
No trip to these islands is complete without joining the wildlife in the water and getting a close view of the turtles, fish, sea lions, and dolphins in their natural habitat. The boat is equipped with high-quality snorkeling equipment and wetsuits as well as kayaks, dinghies, and paddle-boards, so you can tour the crystal clear sea any way you choose.
Home Away From Home
Sharing this adventure with just 16 guests onboard the Alya catamaran will make for an enriching and enjoyable voyage that you will never forget. The luxurious and comfortable social areas on the boat are the perfect place to share your experiences with your fellow travelers and make new friends. After the day’s excursions, you can settle in for a movie night in the lounge, sign in to the all-new Mydas App, which offers onboard entertainment such as movies, digital books, and educational material, or swap stories over a delicious meal and a signature cocktail.
As well as your time spent exploring the islands, kayaking through the clear waters, and birdwatching from Alya’s sundeck, the friendly crew and experienced cruise director aim to make your trip even more enjoyable with cooking classes, theme nights, and personalized service to make you feel completely at home.
Suites & Cabins
All standard cabins (#2-9) come with air conditioning and beds with feather pillows and cotton sheets for your comfort, plus spacious closets and safe for your valuables. Their ensuite hot shower bathrooms are equipped with all the necessities you'll need, from shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hairdryer, to bath and hand towels. 8 of the 9 cabins have twin convertible beds and private balcony.
The Alya single cabin (#1) is equipped with a convertible bed, private bathroom, spacious closets, feather pillows, cotton sheets, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryer, internal phone, safe and loudspeaker. This cabin is available with no single supplement for solo passengers or additional travelers who are part of odd-numbered groups and families.