Galapagos Islands 6 day liveaboard tour West islands Alya Catamaran

Embark on a journey through the western islands of the Galapagos archipelago with a tour program aboard the luxurious Alya catamaran. This itinerary covers significant natural destinations on Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, and Santa Cruz islands, offering sightings of unique wildlife such as flightless cormorants, massive tortoises, penguins, warblers, and marine iguanas.
Day 1: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Baltra airport. Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the boat. Welcome on board Alya Catamaran. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board Alya Catamaran

Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

We will then visit HIGHLANDS of SANTA CRUZ where we can hike, and see giant tortoises, a wonder in nature. It is recommended that you wear sport shoes and long pants. You should also bring a raincoat, hat, and sunscreen. Continue to Alya.
Day 2: Isabela island: Moreno Point & Elizabeth Bay

Moreno Point

Located on Isabela Island's north coast between the Cerro Azul and Sierra Negra Volcanoes. Punta Moreno is known for its coastal lagoons surrounded by black lava flow where you can find several bird species. The view is panoramic and includes the Galapagos' three active volcanoes, including the Cerro azule (Isabela Island), La Cumbre (Fernandina Island), as well as the Sierra Negra. Lunch.

Elizabeth Bay

It is a penguin breeding site on the island. Elizabeth Point, located on Isabela's west coast is a popular marine tourist site. Red Mangrove Cove is a popular place to see brown pelicans and flightless cormorants. Also, you can often spot spotted eagle-rays, gold rays, sea lions, or spotted rays. Dinner.

Day 3: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Fernandina Island: Espinoza point

Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

The base of the Alcedo Volcano is situated between Elizabeth Bay Tagus Cove. Wet landing. The trail is approximately 3.20 km long. We can see land iguanas and tortoises. Also, it is possible to observe red and blue lobsters. Lunch.

Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

Fernandina, which is the third largest island of the Galapagos, has just one visitor site, Espinoza Point. It's famous for its large marine iguana colonies, as well as the Galapagos Penguin, flightless cormorant and snakes. Espinoza Point is a great place to admire Fernandina's beauty and the volcano that last erupted on May 2005. Fernandina Island is the only one without mammals, and its open spaces are very fragile. We take extra care to walk with caution from January until June when the marine iguana is nesting. Dinner.

Day 4: Isabela island: Tagus Cove & Vicente Roca Point

Tagus Cove

The volcano is situated on Isabela Island, to the West of Darwin Volcano. We will come across several pirate names and inscriptions dating from the 1800s. Darwin Lake is a 9-meter deep saltwater lake that contains no fish. Birds of all kinds are common. Lunch.

Vicente Roca Point

This site has two coves and a spectacular bay. Watch out for the seahorses and sea turtles. Also, look out for the bizarre Mola-mola sunfish. Dinner.

Day 5: Santiago island: Espumilla beach & Egas Port

Espumilla Beach

Palo Santo Wood and its beach are the main attractions. The stunning landscape is also a major attraction. Lunch.

Egas Port

The black sand is formed by volcanic deposits from the Pan de Azucar Volcano. This volcano has a saltwater crater that evaporates during warm weather. In 1928-1930, there were explorations for a possible salt mine, but the decision was made that it would not be feasible. The use of woods that were endemic to the area by the workers also caused environmental damage, and so the project was abandoned. The descent into the salt mines is prohibited. Dinner.

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas beach

Bachas Beach

The beach measures one kilometer in length and is situated to the north of Santa Cruz Island.

The name was given to the site during WWII when two American barges were left on the beach. Early colonists could not pronounce barges properly, so called the area Bachas. 

Transfer out.


  • Visit the Giant tortoises in the highland scalesia forest of Santa Cruz island as they roam freely
  • Observe the flightless cormorant an icon of evolution and survival of the fittest
  • Visit the remote side of Isabela island and have the opportunity to snorkel with penguins, marine iguanas and other creatures
  • Take in the most important visitor sites of the western part of the archipelago in only 6 days
  • Spot blue footed boobies throughout your journey and admire their bright blue feet
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