Alya Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent boat comfort

“Food and attentiveness!”

Heather Z, United States United States
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  • Choice of 4 itineraries
  • Fully-stocked bar and jacuzzi

The beautiful Alya luxury catamaran offers year-round small-ship cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Social areas are tastefully decorated with inspiration from the Galapagos Islands to immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings. The large indoor lounge and fully-stocked bar are the perfect places to catch up with new friends after a day of adventuring or enjoy a drink while relaxing in the jacuzzi on the sundeck, which also has comfortable loungers. The onboard chef will prepare a variety of delicious fare of local and international cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, and dinner is table service with a choice of thoughtfully created dishes. Special dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice.

The Alya catamaran has 9 comfortable cabins featuring modern amenities and comforts in your home away from home. All staterooms feature ocean views, private en-suite bathrooms, luxury toiletries, a safety deposit box, and charging ports. Most cabins also have a private balcony for added relaxation.

The Alya offers a choice of 4 different itineraries exploring the best areas of the Galapagos Islands. Days are filled with exploration, getting up close with the curious Galapagos wildlife, including penguins, turtles, sea lions, and a variety of extraordinary birds. Activities include hiking to stunning viewpoints, snorkeling, panga rides, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.

The experienced crew and knowledgeable naturalist guide will help to create the trip of a lifetime. Book online today to reserve your space aboard the Alya luxury catamaran.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (60 USD per trip), National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Wine with Dinner.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2017
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 31.5 m
  • Deck area 23.8 m2
  • Beam 12.50 m
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Freshwater maker yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Alya Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Heather Z
  • United States United States

Food and attentiveness!

Recommended for
Tour Guide, Crew and Service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter G
  • United States United States
Value for your money

How attentive and friendly everyone was to our needs

Recommended for
How hard the crew worked to please you, the food, the boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Terry B
  • United States United States
Absolutely amazing trip!

Swimming with Sea Lions, chasing a pod of dolphin in the zodiac, viewing giant tortoises!

Recommended for
The activities, the captain putting us in the middle of a pod of dolphin, swimming with sea lions.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Benjamin H
  • United States United States
Lovely boat, beautiful cabin, good food, great crew.

The limited times in the water were the highlights. I wish there had been more of that. But flamingoes and al the other things on land were great too. It's just that I wish there had been more of a balance between land and water.

Recommended for
Excellent exposure to wildlife, high degree of safety, beautiful, clean facilities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ellie F
  • United States United States
Amazing cruise!

Crew and naturalist are amazing! Beautiful boat. Amazing animal encounters. Great itinerary.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, food, the stars!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christine W
  • United States United States
I could not have had a better experience!

Amazing staff! We were well cared for! The itinerary was jam packed and it exceeded my expectations. Highly organized and flawless! Food was amazing! Cabin and boat constantly cleaned.

Recommended for
1) The Guide 2) The Crew 3) The activities
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Amin K
  • Canada Canada


Recommended for
Food, snorkeling and staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dieter M
  • Germany Germany

The snorkeling tours were awesome

Recommended for
Great staff, awesome cabin, great program
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tracey B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bucket list tick

Everything was amazing, we saw lot's of wild life, the trips were all good and the itinerary although it was intense, it worked well. The crew were all very attentive and caring. Take plenty of $$$$$.. the drinks are very expensive

Recommended for
Amazing wildlife, very friendly staff, comfortable
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter D
  • Belgium Belgium
Great experience with good friendly crew with service mind and very knowledgeable guide.

During our C itinerary we were living in animal planet in the excursions. Swimming and playing with sea lions and sea turtles. Talking with albatros. Every day healthy great food. Friendly crew and very good guide. Comfortable cabin and other facilities. Very much recommended.

Recommended for
Professional service minded crew, great chef, wonderful experiences with excursions.