Galapagos
Islands
Every Saturday
Departures
Soft Adventure
Trip Style
Luxury Cruise
Cruise Category

KEY FEATURES

  • The M/C Athala II Galapagos Cruise  is a luxury catamaran – ensuring stable and comfortable cruising
  • Main deck cabins with private balcony
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor areas including al fresco dining to make the most of the scenery
  • Dedicated cruise director and top naturalist guide allow a personalized Galapagos cruise experience
  • Certified Smart Voyager seal approved by Rain-forest Alliance ensuring an Eco-friendly voyage

M/C Athala II Galapagos Cruise Description:

The Luxury Catamaran Athala was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style.The elegant design provides more comfort, superior speed, excellent stability and meets all the latest safety standards. The Athala is unrivaled in offering the generous, comfortable accommodation and amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. All cabins on board are deluxe, with well-appointed private bathroom, water, air conditioning and wall to wall carpeting. All have ocean views with large portrait windows (not portholes).

Key Features: Built Exclusively for Galapagos Cruising Many Common Areas and JacuzziLuxurious Private Rooms Bilingual Naturalist Guide Fully Carbon Neutral Cruise

Customer Reviews: “The crew really catered to the guests and genuinely seemed to care about all of us and how well our vacation was going. The boat, the crew, the amenities were superb.” “Crew were exceptional, the boat was beautiful and very comfortable and the itinerary excellent. We would like to give especially high praise to the crew of the Athala. In many ways they made this trip exceptional for us. In particular, please pass along our warmest regards and sincere thanks to Omar, Freddy, Camilo and Martin. They truly stood out as exceptional and are a major part of why we would recommend the Athala to other travelers. They were truly amazing.”

Technical Specifications 
Vessel built  April 2007
GRT  320 tons
Capacity  16 passengers
Overall Length  98 feet / 30 mts
Beam  37 feet / 11 mts
Draft  4.6 feet / 1.40 mts
Speed  12 knots
Water Maker  2000 gallons / day
Main and auxiliary engines  2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
Electricity  110 volts AC / 60 Hz
Safety & Navigation  All equipment meets / exceeds the international SOLAS standard: 2x 20-man life craft, Navnex, 2 GPS, sonar, 2 naval radars, fire detection and prevention systems etc etc.

1

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - ESPAÑOLA

SATURDAY – SATURDAY
SATURDAY Am: Baltra Island airport arrival and transfer to boat

Pm: Sombrero Chino Island.

SUNDAY Am: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill.

Pm: Rabida Island

MONDAY Am: Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano hike

Pm: Isabela Island: Wetlands /Wall of Tears

TUESDAY Am: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness V. Point

Pm: Floreana Island: Champion Islet / Cormorant Point

WEDNESDAY Am: San Cristóbal Island: Witch Hill

Pm: San Cristóbal Island: Lobos Island

THURSDAY Am: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands (Natural reserve with giant tortoises)

Pm: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station

FRIDAY Am: Española Island: Suarez Point

Pm: Española Island: Gardner Bay

SATURDAY Am: Dapphne Island

Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

2

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - ESPAÑOLA

SATURDAY – THURSDAY
SATURDAY Am: Baltra Island airport arrival and transfer to boat

Pm: Sombrero Chino Island.

SUNDAY Am: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill.

Pm: Rabida Island

MONDAY Am: Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano hike

Pm: Isabela Island: Wetlands /Wall of Tears

TUESDAY Am: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness V. Point

Pm: Floreana Island: Champion Islet / Cormorant Point

WEDNESDAY Am: San Cristóbal Island: Witch Hill

Pm: San Cristóbal Island: Lobos Island

THURSDAY Am: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands (Natural reserve with giant tortoises)

Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.


3

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - GENOVESA

SATURDAY – SATURDAY
SATURDAY Am: Baltra Island airport arrival and transfer to boat

Pm: Mosquera Islet

SUNDAY Am: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Pm: Bartolomé Island: Pinnacle rock

MONDAY Am: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Pm: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

TUESDAY Am: Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point

Pm: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

WEDNESDAY Am: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Pm: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach

THURSDAY Am: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands (Natural reserve with giant tortoises)

Pm: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station

FRIDAY Am: Genovesa Island: El Barranco

Pm: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

SATURDAY Am: North Seymour Island

Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.


4

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - GENOVESA

SATURDAY – THURSDAY
SATURDAY Am: Baltra Island airport arrival and transfer to boat

Pm: Mosquera Islet

SUNDAY Am: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Pm: Bartolomé Island: Pinnacle rock

MONDAY Am: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Pm: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

TUESDAY Am: Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point

Pm: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

WEDNESDAY Am: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Pm: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach

THURSDAY Am: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands (Natural reserve with giant tortoises)

Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

 


NOTE:
 Cruise Itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Above prices include:

All shore excursions with English speaking guides
All meals while on board
All soft drinks and juices on board
Welcome cocktail
Complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar & snacks in all cabins
Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
Complimentary use of 3 mm “shorty” wet suits
Sharing transfer between the airport in Baltra  island and the dock upon arrival & departure on Saturday
Sharing transfer between Puerto Ayora and the airport in Baltra island upon departure on Thursday
VIP lounge at the airport in Baltra on outgoing flights

Above prices do not include:

 Fuel Surcharge $200 net per person for 5 & 7 night cruises
 Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands (* All air tickets for our cruises on board the MC Athala must be issued through Athala office.
 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100
 Tourist Transit Card TCT $20 per person (adults and children)
 Guide and crew gratuities
 Alcoholic beverages
 Medical  & Travel Insurance

Additional Notes:

*  Prices apply for all 2016 itineraries
*  Prices are in US Dollars, per person for 5 night (Saturday – Thursday) & 7 night (Saturday – Saturday) cruises
*  Short 5-night cruises are subject to availability
*  During peak season Easter (March 28-April 04), Christmas (Dec 19-26) and New Year (Dec 26-Jan 02) short 5-night sailings are permitted, however 7-night gross prices REGULAR season plus a surcharge of $400 NET per person apply.
* Cruise prices, Air tickets, Fuel Surcharge, National Park fee and TCT prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control.
* Private transfers from Puerto Ayora to the airport in Baltra are available at an extra cost:
1 Pax $150 pp / 2-3 Pax $100 pp / 4-7 Pax $80 pp / 8-14 Pax $50 net per person – please contact us

Single Supplements:

* Single Supplements are assessed as follows: 1.5 x the above rate

Triple Occupancy:

* Triple cabins are not available at the moment.

Children Policies:

* Children are accepted from the age of 7 years old on wards.
* Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from 25% discount over the gross rates on all departures except Easter (March 28-April 04), Christmas (Dec 19-26) and New Year (Dec 26-Jan 02) cruises
* Children booked in double cabin for single use pay the adult rate

Athala II Galapagos Cruise
Athala II Galapagos Cruise - Cabin
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Athala II Galapagos Cruise - Balcony View
Athala II Galapagos Cruise - Dinning

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