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Lonesome George



A 16-passenger catamaran offering opportunities for diving as well as island visits, with a lovely covered dining deck.

Lonesome George

Price from: £2,685pp for 8 days

Alya offers 4,5 and 8 day cruises in the Galapagos Islands, and is a spacious and elegant catamaran that makes a comfortable home.

Unlike most other vessels she provides opportunities for diving at selected sites as part of the standard itinerary, as well as offering specialist dive itineraries. The 8 passenger cabins are arranged on the main and lower decks. The accommodation is compact and great attention has been paid to the clever use of space. There are wardrobes and open shelves for storage and each has an efficient en-suite shower room. There are double rooms and twin rooms with bunk beds, and all cabins have either a window or a skylight to let in natural light.

Social areas include a lounge with a TV, DVD player, music system and collection of reference books. Most meals are served on the upper deck where an awning provides shade from the sun. There are also open deck areas including the mesh bow, for relaxing. There is snorkelling equipment on board, free for passengers to use during the cruise.

Diving is offered subject to a minimum number of 4 dives per cruise, which can be 2 passengers making at least 2 dives each or 1 passenger making 4 dives, and needs to booked and paid for in advance. This charge includes the use of diving equipment.

Lonesome George key features

  • Modern, purpose-built catamaran
  • Compact en-suite cabins
  • Large covered deck for al fresco meals
  • Opportunities for diving
  • Lounge with TV, DVD and reference books

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Itinerary A – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. MON: Fly to Baltra. Mosquera Channel for diving or snorkelling
  2. TUE: Bartolome. Punta Bartolome and Cousins Rock for diving or snorkelling
  3. WED: Santiago: James Bay. Albany Rock for diving or snorkelling
  4. THU: Sombrero Chino. Pinzon: Dumb Islet for diving or snorkelling
  5. FRI: Santa Cruz: El Chato. Eden Islet or Ballena Bay
  6. SAT: North Seymour. South Plaza
  7. SUN: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo and Punta Pitt
  8. MON: Santa Cruz: Punta Carrion or Daphne Major. Depart Baltra

Itinerary B – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. MON: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
  2. TUE: Cabo Marshall or Coca Dock or Ciudad de las Mantas for diving or snorkelling. Isabela: Punta Albemarle
  3. WED: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa. Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca for diving or snorkelling
  4. THU: Albany Rock for diving. Rabida
  5. FRI: Santa Cruz: El Chato. Santa Fe for diving or snorkelling
  6. SAT: Floreana: Punta Cormorant or Champion for diving or snorkelling, Baroness Viewpoint and Post Office Bay
  7. SUN: Kicker Rock for diving or snorkelling. San Cristobal: Tijeretas Hill and sea lion colonies
  8. MON: Santa Cruz: Punta Carrion or Daphne Major. Depart Baltra

Diving is offered subject to weather conditions and for experienced divers (minimum 10 open water dives) only. There is an additional charge for diving.

Each 8-day itinerary is made up of a 4-day and a 5-day cruise. Lonesome George also offers specialist liveaboard diving cruises.

There are 8 cabins arranged over 2 decks. On the lower deck there are 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with bunk beds. 2 of the Lower deck cabins have windows, and the 2 at the bow have skylights.

On the main deck there are 2 triple cabins each with a double bed and a bunk bed, and 2 double cabins. Main deck cabins have windows.

All cabins have an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water, a wardrobe and wooden racks for storage, and power points.

Technical Specifications

Year of construction:2014
Type:Motor and sail catamaran
Capacity:16 passengers
Accommodation:8 cabins in total made up of 2 triples, 4 twins and 2 twins. There are 4 cabins each on the lower and main decks. All are en-suite.
On Board:There is a lounge, bar and library with TV, DVD player and music system. The deck has open areas and covered sections, and ample space for outdoor dining. There is a net strung between the two hulls at the bow where you can lay and watch the scenery. There is a platform for embarking and disembarking, and this is used on diving cruises. Lonesome George carries diving equipment and snorkelling equipment, the latter available at extra charge.
Maximum speed:10 knots
Crew:6 including a naturalist guide plus a divemaster (or 2 divemasters for 9 or more divers).

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