The Alya vessel will ensure you a smooth and comfortable experience to the Eastern Islands of Galapagos. Over 4 unforgettable days, you will encounter sea lions, marine iguanas, rare footed boobies and many more. Choose from a range of land and water activities such as hiking and trekking, and snorkelling alongside Galapagos' friendly sea lions and turtles
Learn about the history of volcanic origins on Galapagos' Islands
Experience the natural beauty and scenery that Galapagos has to offer
Meet the inhabitants of the East islands, including rare red and blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, sea-lions, sea turtles and many more
Make the most out of this journey with a range of water and land activities such as snorkelling and hiking
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: San Cristobal Island
Day 2: Isabela Island
Day 3: Española Island
Day 4: Santa Cruz
Day 1: San Cristobal Island
As you arrive to San Cristobal airport, check in to reception at airport and a friendly staff will transfer you to the ship. Welcome aboard Alya, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink and lunch. The first stop will be to the Interpretation Center, located in the Main Port. The Center is the most modern and sophisticated architectural space destined for the natural interpretation of Galapagos, where you can learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of the species, the history of the human settlements. We will then return to the ship for dinner.
Day 2: Brujo Hill - Pitt Point
Brujo Hill offers an excellent landscape, where you can see the famous Kicker Rock (geological formation), the southern part of Upper San Cristobal and the coast adjacent to Cerro Brujo. The lagoon is the perfect place for bird-watching. Lunch will be served at noon.
In the afternoon, we will visit Pitt Point, the only site in the Galapagos Islands where you can watch the three species of boobies and two species of frigate birds nesting in the same area. The reason is that there is enough food in this location, so there is no competition between them. The blue footed boobies nests in the interior (rare in the cliffs), red-footed boobies nest on bushes and masked boobies nest in the cliffs. Another added attraction is the presence of sea lions. Dinner will be served as we return to the ship.
Day 3: Espanola Island (Suarez Point– Osborn Islet)
Suarez Point has a high percentage of endemism due to its isolation and lack of gene flow with species from other islands. Here, you will encounter marine iguanas that have a turquoise color with red in the breeding season. Also, there are opportunities to see a variety of mockingbirds and lava lizards. Darwin's finches are considered endemic to this island. Lunch will be served at noon
Gardner Bay is our next stop. This is a wet landing with activities including short hikes, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of the sea lion colony. The Galapagos sea lion is an extraordinary animal that does not fear the presence of humans, rather, it is curious and playful to humans. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of these sea lions relaxing on the beach and basking in the sun. Dont miss the chance to swim with these beautiful creatures if you decide to snorkel. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel alongside sea turtles, tropical fishes, marine iguanas and more!
As the day comes to an end, we will return to the ship and dinner will be served.
Day 4: Santa Cruz & Carrion Point
Carrion Point is located in Northeastern Santa Cruz, we will navigate around this point which will provide you opportunities to see various sea birds nesting on the rock cliffs. In the afternoon, we will say our farewells and have our friendly staff transfer you out to the airport to complete your journey.
Departs - Selected dates (listed below)
This new Catamaran offers 9 comfortable cabins, 8 of them with private balcony.
Upper deck consists of 4 cabins
Main deck consists of 5 cabins
All the beds can be double or twin.
Each cabin is equipped with:
Telephone for internal communication on board
Bar with a variety of drinks
Sundeck with bar.
* Our complete itineraries are developed for the benefit of our passengers, who will have the opportunity to combine hiking, snorkeling, beach and kayaking; our professional guides will introduce you to the most relevant sites on each island.
Ship Deck Plan
Type: Superior First class motor Catamaran
Construction: Guayaquil 2017
Length: 31,50 m
Beam: 12.50 m
Draft: 1.70 m
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 8 members + 1 bilingual guide
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Engines: 2 Cumming Motors 350 HP
Water capacity: 2.500 gallons
Diesel capacity: 2.500 gallons
Electric power: 110V and 220V