The Alya, a mega-catamaran of luxury class built to provide tours of the Galapagos Islands, is luxurious. The shipyards in Guayaquil were responsible for her design and construction. Alexis Gordillo was the owner and his family participated in all aspects of construction and decoration. This boat will be available for regular sailings in 2021. Despite the pandemic, Alya is still a popular option for travelers who want to escape the city to the enchanted island.
Alya Galapagos Catamaran Cruise programsTravelers have the option of a four-, five- or eight-day stay onboard Galapagos Yacht Alya catamaran Galapagos Yacht itineraries Visit the main islands and visitor sites of the Galapagos archipelago. It is possible to combine itineraries, and take part in 12- or 13-day loops that do not repeat sites. The itinerary offers snorkeling and nature walks on a daily basis. Other activities include nature lectures, sea kayaking, and zodiac tours.
Each program is meticulously designed and passes through different stages. Islands Santa Cruz Island. Isabela Island. San Cristobal Island. Santiago Island. Bartholomew Island. Floreana Island. Lobos Island. South Plaza Island. North Seymour Island. There are many exciting and interesting excursions that take you to some of the most popular tourist sites such as Elizabeth Bay, Darwin Bay or Moreno Point, Charles Darwin Station or San Cristobal Interpretation Center.
Alya Catamaran infrastructureIt is very spacious for a boat with 16 passengers. After a day of sightseeing, guests can relax on the sundeck or in the library while they watch a movie from the DVD collection. During navigation, dolphins can be seen swimming right in front of your boat if you are seated on the bow. This is very common in the western islands programs. Gastronomy aboard reflects Ecuadorian cuisine. Interactive experiences include the annual lobster festival, which is held between July and November when the crustaceans are in season. All dietary requirements can be met by the onboard chef, who also offers vegetarian, vegan, and other options.
The nine comfortable cabins offer the opportunity to relax at night in one of eight private balconies. This is the ideal place to take in the sunsets and sunrises while still feeling the ocean breeze and privacy. Each cabin has its own bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning, safe, and other amenities. Alya has been elegantly and tastefully decorated throughout the property.
Alya Catamaran servicesAlya's eight crew members, as well as a bilingual certified naturalist guide, ensure guests a safe and enjoyable trip through the Galapagos Islands. Good guides can make a trip memorable and once-in-a lifetime. This is where The Alya stands out. It offers a unique training program that enables its guides to not only give information but also to engage in meaningful conversations with guests. They are inspired to help protect the planet and its natural wonders. This is part the company's commitment to sustainable tourism and awareness programs.
Alya Catamaran facilities
The Main Deck is where you will find the living room. These are its main characteristics:
- Artist style decoration
- Cozy area
- Coffee Station & Bar
- Panoramic Windows
- Entertainment centre
The Mydas App is available to guests. It offers many interesting functions, including movies and documentaries as well as travel recommendations and rules for Galapagos National Park. The app also includes a daily itinerary.
The Alya Galapagos Island Catamaran has a sundeck with comfortable cushions, an observation area and cocktail tables. Its highlight is the relaxing jacuzzi. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Enchanted Islands from the sundeck every second of your trip. The bar is also a great place to have soft or alcoholic drinks.
You will also find Al Fresco Area here, which is an outdoor dining area.
A comfortable dining area is located on the main deck. There are 2 tables that can seat 9 persons each. Guests, Captain, and guide can enjoy the delicious dishes prepared by our chef.
The dining room offers the following facilities:
- Vegetarian and vegan food options
- Buffet style breakfast and lunch
- Two menu options available for dinner:
- 2 Water and Coffee Stations
- 1 cappuccino station
- Exclusive molten glass decoration
You can also find the bar on the main deck. This is the perfect place to enjoy local and international cocktails. It measures 30m2 in area and has panoramic windows and elegant tableware.
Alya Catamaran CabinsThe Luxury Class Cruise features 9 cabins that are comfortable and have a unique design. There are 4 cabins on top deck, 5 on the main deck, and 4 on the upper deck.
Each cabin boasts a panoramic view of the ocean and unique decorations. Each cabin comes with its own bathroom that offers eco-friendly amenities such as soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and towel hanger. Each cabin is luxuriously equipped with large closets, feather pillows and cotton sheets, coldhot hot water, air conditioning, an internal phone, a safe, and a loudspeaker. Except for the Matrimonial Cabin, they have a private balcony.
King Size Cabin
King Sizes cabins can be found on both the upper and main decks. This cabin comes with a convertible bed, as well as all the amenities listed above.
The upper deck houses twin cabins. This cabin comes with all the amenities and convertible beds mentioned above.
One Matrimonial Cabin is available on the Main Deck of the Alya Galapagos Catamaran. The cabin comes with all the amenities and a matrimonial mattress. There is no private balcony due to the cabin's location on the main deck.
ActivitiesThis ship is a unique experience that you will never forget Activities It can be adapted for all types of travellers.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is a great place to snorkel. Galapagos is one of the top 10 places to snorkel around the globe. You can enjoy this activity with our naturalist guides.
These are some of the most beautiful places to snorkel:
- Fernandina Island, Punta Espinoza
- Isabela Island – Tagus Cove
- Tower Island - Prince Phillip's Steps
- Floreana Island, Devil's Crown
- Bartolome Island, Pinnacle Rock
Kayaking is the ideal sport for those who are seeking adventure and responsible tourism. You can enjoy this sport in the Galapagos Islands at any time of year, as the climate is pleasant, dry, and warm.
Panga Rides are also known for the Dinghy Rides. You can ride on an inflatable zodiac through the water. You can also get a closer look at the marine life on the islands. This is a very common activity in Galapagos Archipelago because it is the only way to board the cruise ships and get to the tourist sites.
Natural selection is a phenomenon that occurs everywhere in the world. But it is more obvious than the Galapagos Islands. Some of the most incredible natural selections are found in Galapagos Islands. Wildlife Species such as:
- Galapagos land Iguana
- Sea lions
- Marine iguana
- Galapagos giant tortoise
- Darwin's finches
- Frigate birds
- Blue-footed boobie, Flightless cormorants, and many more
When you're not on the ship, hiking in the archipelago with fellow travelers is a popular activity. There are many hiking options on the inhabited islands that you can take your time.
This is one new activity that can be done in the waters surrounding the archipelago. Because of the calm waters in the Pacific Ocean, it is a pleasant sport that you should try while visiting Galapagos. This activity is available on the Alya Galapagos Cruise.