Small ship Alya cruising through the blue water of the Galapagos.
Social area on top deck aboard Alya with hot tub and lounge chairs.
Two set tables in dining room aboard Alya.
Lounge aboard Alya with couches, windows, and big screen tv.
Double Cabin aboard Alya with large bed and large windows.
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year built
crew members
105 feet
43 feet
5.6 feet
cruising speed
12 knots

Please note that the Alya is not actively sailing any cruises listed with Adventuresmith Explorations. Contact us for current information on this ship and comparable options, or browse all of our small Galapagos cruise ships to filter by ship size and ship type.

Elegant and inviting, the Alya is one of the newest catamaran yachts sailing the Galapagos Islands. Comfortable lounge areas throughout, indoor and outdoor lounge areas and a beautiful teak Sundeck with a Jacuzzi create an atmosphere of pristine luxury. The Alya is tastefully decorated and all eight of her cabins feature private balconies. Enjoy all the Galapagos Islands has to offer by utilizing the onboard snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and sea kayaks.

Alya Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Alya review includes a deck plan, photos and a detailed description of the small ship. Our Galapagos experts have been aboard the Alya firsthand. Please read our Alya review below then contact our experts to compare the Alya with other small cruise ships, yachts and catamarans offering Galapagos cruises.

Choose the Alya for a refined vacation, combining an intimate atmosphere with fun daily activities. The cabins are large and the common areas are generous, making this 105-foot catamaran feel endless. Tall windows in every room offer natural light while modern décor emphasizes rich tones and opulence. Plenty of cushioned benches, indoor and outdoor tables, chairs and couches offer privacy for couples, singles and families alike.

Common Areas Aboard Alya

The luxurious Alya features design elements that make her feel inviting and bright. Wooden floors and metallic accents create a modern home feel, and the ship’s no-shoes policy preserves the Alya’s cleanliness and protects her polished floors and finished teak outer decks. The Main Deck has a fine dining room, bar, lounge area with TV, selection of DVDs and library, and access to the outdoor porch area. The Upper Deck features an al fresco dining area and bar. The enchanting Sun Deck is a spectacular place to watch the panoramic views go by from the chaise loungers, couches or Jacuzzi tub.

Activities Aboard Alya

A panga ride transports passengers from the ship to islands with ease. Guests also have access to snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and sea kayaks to further explore the Galapagos Islands while off the ship at no additional cost.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Alya

All cabins feature comfortable double beds that can be converted into twins, air-conditioning, private bathrooms, plenty of space for your belongings, safety deposit boxes, speaker and telephone for internal communication on board. All of her eight cabins (Cabins 2-9) feature private balconies.

Double Cabin aboard Alya with large bed and large windows.

Cabins 2, 3, 4 and 5 are 215 square feet and located on the Main Deck. Cabins 6, 7, 8 and 9 are 172 square feet and located on the Upper Deck. The balcony is included in total square footage.

Deck plan of the Alya showing three different decks.
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