Athala Motor Catamaran

16 passengers

From: $3,985 (6d/5n)
From: $4,655 (8d/7n)

Key Features:

  • Built exclusively for Galapagos cruising
  • Many common areas and Jacuzzi
  • Luxurious private rooms
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Fully carbon neutral cruise

Overview:

The luxury catamaran Athala II was specifically designed to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. The elegant design provides enhanced comfort, superior speed, and excellent stability while meeting all the latest safety standards.

The Athala II is unrivalled in its presentation of the generous accommodation and amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. All cabins on board have air conditioning and feature portrait windows (not portholes). The main deck rooms also have the additional luxury of a private balcony.

2013 ITINERARIES
6 DAY CRUISE – NORTH WEST ITINERARY
Sat. AM Baltra arrival and transfer to boat
PM Mosquera Islet
Sun. AM Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM Bartholomew Island
Mon. AM Isabela: Urbina Bay
PM Isabela: Tagus Cove
Tue. AM Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Wed. AM Santiago:Egas Port
PM Santiago: Espumilla Beach
Thu. AM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Transfer to Baltra Airport
6 DAY CRUISE – SOUTH WEST ITINERARY
Sat. AM Baltra arrival and transfer to boat
PM Chinese Hat Islet
Sun. AM Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
PM Rabida Island
Mon. AM Isabela: Villamil Port
PM Isabela: Wall of Tears
Tue. AM Floreana: Baroness Viewing Point
Post Office Bay
PM Floreana: Cormorant Point & Champion
Wed. AM San Cristobal: Witch Hill
PM San Cristobal: Kicker Rock / Lobos Island
Thu. AM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Baltra Airport

Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.

Main Deck

main deck Athala Motor Catamaran

Upper Deck

upper deck Athala Motor Catamaran

Lower Deck

lower deck Athala Motor Catamaran

Sun Deck

sun deck Athala Motor Catamaran

 

Technical Specifications

Year of construction: April 2007
Type: luxury 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
Accommodation:
  • Main deck:
    • 4 main deck cabins with private balcony
  • Upper deck:
    • 4 upper deck cabins (min. 175 sq. feet)
Main engines: 2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
Max speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 volts AC / 60 Hz
Water maker: 2000 gallons / day
Exterior: Mature teak wood flooring
Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide
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.
ATHALA CRUISE PRICES 2013
Description 8 days 6 days
High Season
Upper deck cabin $4,945 $4,245
Main deck cabin with balcony $5,145 $4,445
Low Season
Upper deck cabin $4,655 $3,985
Main deck cabin with balcony $4,855 $4,185

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* All prices are per person in US dollars.
* Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Information:

  • Low Season: Jan 05 & 12 departures and Aug 31 to Sept 14 & Nov 02 to Dec 14
  • Private transfer with guide from Puerto Ayora to the airport in Baltra on Thursday 1 Pax $140 1 2-3 Pax $80 1 4-7 Pax $50 1 8-14 Pax $30 net per person
  • During peak season Easter (March 23-30), Christmas (Dec 21-28) and New Year (Dec 28-04 Jan) short sailings are permitted, however 7 nights prices regular season plus a surcharge of $400 per person apply

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from 25% discount over the gross rates on all departures except March 23 and Dec 21
Rates include:

  • All shore excursions with English speaking guides
  • All meals while onboard
  • All soft drinks and juices onboard
  • VIP lounge at Baltra airport on outbound flight from Galapagos
  • VIP lounge at Quito or Guayaquil airport on flights to Galapagos
  • Complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar in all cabins
  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
  • Complimentary use of 3mm “shorty” wet suits
  • Sharing transfer between the airport in Baltra and the dock upon arrival & departure on Saturday
Not included:

  • Fuel Surcharge $200 net per person for 5 & 7 night cruises
  • Air tickets to and from the
  • Galapagos Islands Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100 per adult 1 $50 per child under 12
  • Tourist Transit Card TCT $10 per person
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
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