Athala II Catamaran

The M/C Athala II is an outstanding catamaran that combines adventure with comfort for its 16 passengers. 8 & 6 day Cruises. 

The M/C Athala II is an outstanding catamaran that combines adventure with comfort for its 16 passengers. 8 & 6 day Cruises. 

In addition to an indoor dining room and lounge, the Athala II provides ample outdoor space, including a large sun deck, an open-air bar and an al fresco dining area, where you can take in the islands’ spectacular scenery.

The main lounge provides a relaxed atmosphere for reading, socializing or watching documentaries and movies. The comfortable seating is ideal for the nightly briefings and lectures given by the naturalist guide who brings this complex region to life and illuminates your time in the Galapagos. There is also a small boutique, which carries a selection of T-shirts, books and Athala II apparel, as well as toiletries and other convenience items.

One of the most popular areas on board is the Sun Deck, ideal for stargazing, soaking in the Jacuzzi, or relaxing in the comfortable sun loungers. It is the best seat in the house for wildlife viewing - an excellent spot for whale and dolphin sightings. For the more active passengers the Sun Deck is also equipped with two exercise machines.

Athala Staterooms

Athala II offers accommodation in eight stylishly decorated cabins, equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view picture windows. The spacious cabins have either a queen or twin bed arrangement, and all twin beds can be converted to king-size beds upon request. The well-appointed bathrooms include biodegradable toiletries, as well as the complimentary use of bathrobes. All cabins come with a complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar, and they are serviced three times a day.

  • Main Deck Cabins: Situated on the Main Deck, near the lounge and dining room, these cabins feature a private balcony.
  • Upper Deck Cabins: Located near the al fresco dining area, our Upper Deck cabins are ideal for families, since Cabins 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 have interconnecting doors.

Exterior

Interior

Itinerary

Saturday

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Mosquera Island
The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

Sunday

Morning: Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay
The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

Evening: Bartholomew Island
Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.

Monday

Morning: Isabela Island - Urbina Bay
Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Evening: Isabela Island - Tagus Cove
An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

Tuesday

Morning: Fernandina Island - Espinosa Point
A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Evening: Isabela Island - Vicente Roca Point
The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

Wednesday

Morning: Santiago Island - Puerto Egas
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

Evening: Santiago Island - Espumilla Beach
Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. 

Thursday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
Baltra
Transfer to the Airport.

Saturday

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Sombrero Chino Island
The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Sunday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill
A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.

Evening: Rabida Island
A bird-watcher's delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Monday

Morning: Isabela Island - Puerto Villamil
A small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches.

Evening: Isabela Island - Tortoise Breeding Station
Created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.

Tuesday

Morning: Floreana Island - Baroness' Observatory
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.
Floreana Island - Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Evening: Floreana Island - Cormorant Point
Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
Floreana Island: Champion Islet
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Wednesday

Morning: San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo
A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Isla Lobos
This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

Thursday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
Baltra
Transfer to the Airport.

Saturday

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Sombrero Chino Island
The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Sunday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill
A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.

Evening: Rabida Island
A bird-watcher's delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Monday

Morning: Isabela Island - Puerto Villamil
A small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches.

Evening: Isabela Island - Tortoise Breeding Station
Created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.

Tuesday

Morning: Floreana Island - Baroness' Observatory
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.
Floreana Island: Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Evening: Floreana Island - Cormorant Point
Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
Floreana Island: Champion Islet
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Wednesday

Morning: San Cristobal Island - Cerro Brujo
A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Evening: San Cristobal Island - Isla Lobos
This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

Thursday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora
The economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc.

Friday

Morning: Española Island - Suarez Point
Suarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

Evening: Española Island - Gardner Bay
Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Saturday

Morning: Daphne Island
A popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.
Baltra
Transfer to the airport.

Saturday

Morning: Baltra Island
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Evening: Mosquera Island
The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

Sunday

Morning: Santiago Island - Sullivan Bay
The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

Evening: Bartholomew Island
Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.

Monday

Morning: Isabela Island - Urbina Bay
Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Evening: Isabela Island - Tagus Cove
An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

Tuesday

Morning: Fernandina Island - Espinosa Point
A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Evening: Isabela Island - Vicente Roca Point
The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

Wednesday

Morning: Santiago Island - Puerto Egas
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

Evening: Santiago Island - Espumilla Beach
Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Thursday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Evening: Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora
The economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc.

Friday

Morning: Genovesa Island - Prince Phillip's Steps
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Evening: Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay
A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

Saturday

Morning: North Seymour Island
Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
Baltra
Transfer to the airport.

Technical Specifications

  • Year of construction: 2007
  • Category: Luxury class
  • Type: Motor catamaran
  • Length: 98 feet / 30 m
  • Beam: 37 feet / 11 m
  • Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 m
  • Gross Tonnage: 320 tons
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Cabins: 8 cabins each a minimum 175 square feet
  • Main Engines: 2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
  • Max Speed: 13 knots
  • Water maker capacity: 2000 gallons / day
  • Interiors: wooden flooring
  • Exterior: Mature Teakwood flooring
  • Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide III
  • Navigation equipment: 2x 17 MEC 24 naval radars, Navned sonar, GPS

Features

Category
Luxury
Type
Motor Catamaran Small Yacht
Capacity
16
Departure day
Saturday
Cruise Length
6 days 8 days
Rack Rate (8D/7N) from
$ 5.750

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