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Athala II

For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more.

This Motor Catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style.

The Athala II offers spacious and comfortable, fully-air conditioned accommodations and personalized attention like only Athala's cruise directors can offer. She is equipped with 8 double staterooms of which 4 have private balconies and are located on the main deck and 4 located on the upper deck; all the staterooms offer large picture windows and either queen or twin bed configurations.

The Athala II's upper deck features a bar and a beautiful open area for relaxation and al fresco dining. The sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax in the Jacuzzi. In the evenings there is no better place for star gazing. The dining area can be found on the main deck, along with a really comfortable lounge. All meals are served as a buffet style with all soft drinks included.

The naturalist guide will give nightly lectures about the islands, in addition to briefings on the next day’s activities. According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites with a maximum number of 8 passengers in 4 double kayaks. Kayaking takes place before or after island excursions. Most of the snorkeling activities take place before or after island excursions, so that you will not miss the hikes. It is an optional activity while the rest of the passengers stay on board or on the beach. If you would like to learn about the equatorial night skies, your guide will be happy to join you for stargazing on the Sun Deck (December to April). Whale watching is seasonal and best experienced while the humboldt current reaches the Galapagos. Although sightings are not guaranteed, with a keen eye and some luck you may see some whales during your cruise, especially between June and September.

Itineraries
VIP has carefully selected a variety of Galapagos itineraries featuring the finest ships and yachts in the archipelagos, providing you with a cruise in comfort and the best selection of wildlife activities available to explore the natural beauty and wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Activities you can enjoy during your Galapagos adventure include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, beach combing and many more. You will also visit various islands and sites such as lava fields, island trails, giant tortoise reserves, the Darwin research center, marine sites and breeding farms.

Click on each itinerary below to see which islands, excursions and activities are planned for am & pm day-by-day, departures & prices:

Itineraries 2014


>> Athala II - 8 Day with Espanola
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Chinese Hat
One of the least visited sites, Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) has sp... more

SunAM
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Islan...
The Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) visitors’ site was established by th... more

PM
Rabida Island
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically... more

MonAM
Villamil Port, Isabela

PM
The Wall of Tears, Isabela Is...
From 1945-1959, a penal colony hosted prisoners who were forced to ... more

TuesAM
Baroness Lookout / Post Offic...
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland f... more

PM
Cormorant Point, Floreana Isl...
This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as c... more

WedAM
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Is...
One of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin, Cerro Brujo is a ... more

PM
Lobos Island
he name of this island means ¨Sea Lion Island¨. This appropriately ... more

ThurAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Highlands, Santa Cruz Island
Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a... more

FriAM
Suarez Point, Española Island
Hood Mockingbird, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albatross, Red-billed tropic... more

PM
Gardner Bay, Española Island
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding sit... more

SatAM
Daphne Island
The National Park service restricts visitors allowed to visit Daphn... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Any Cabin - Low Season$4655price quote
Any Cabin - High Season$4950price quote


>> Athala II - 8 Day with Genovesa
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Mosquera Island
Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour, this reef ... more

SunAM
Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
The Sullivan Bay lava field has a variety of interesting patterns m... more

PM
Bartolomew Island
The best known of Bartholomew’s features is the tuff cone known as ... more

MonAM
Urbina Bay, Isabela Island
The waters of Urbina Bay are a good place to see turtles and rays a... more

PM
Tagus Cove, Isabela
Named after a British warship which anchored here in 1814, this cov... more

TuesAM
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Is...
Punta Espinoza is a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine... more

PM
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela I...
Here the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves wi... more

WedAM
Egas Port, Santiago Island
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small sal... more

PM
Espumilla Beach, Santiago Isl...
This large coffee-coloured sand beach is just north of the prized f... more

ThurAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Highlands, Santa Cruz Island
Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a... more

FriAM
El Barranco, Genovesa Island
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of... more

PM
Darwin Bay Beach, Genovesa Is...
The beach is a coral beach where a 750m trail takes you through mor... more

SatAM
North Seymour Island
Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebir... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Any Cabin - Low Season$4655price quote
Any Cabin - High Season$4950price quote


>> Athala II - 6 Days North & West
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Mosquera Island
Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour, this reef ... more

SunAM
Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
The Sullivan Bay lava field has a variety of interesting patterns m... more

PM
Bartolomew Island
The best known of Bartholomew’s features is the tuff cone known as ... more

MonAM
Urbina Bay, Isabela Island
The waters of Urbina Bay are a good place to see turtles and rays a... more

PM
Tagus Cove, Isabela
Named after a British warship which anchored here in 1814, this cov... more

TuesAM
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Is...
Punta Espinoza is a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine... more

PM
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela I...
Here the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves wi... more

WedAM
Egas Port, Santiago Island
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small sal... more

PM
Espumilla Beach, Santiago Isl...
This large coffee-coloured sand beach is just north of the prized f... more

ThurAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Any Cabin - Low Season$3990price quote
Any Cabin - High Season$4245price quote


>> Athala II - 6 Days South & West
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Chinese Hat
One of the least visited sites, Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) has sp... more

SunAM
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Islan...
The Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) visitors’ site was established by th... more

PM
Rabida Island
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically... more

MonAM
Villamil Port, Isabela

PM
The Wall of Tears, Isabela Is...
From 1945-1959, a penal colony hosted prisoners who were forced to ... more

TuesAM
Baroness Lookout / Post Offic...
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland f... more

PM
Cormorant Point, Floreana Isl...
This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as c... more
Champion Island, Floreana
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkelling and diving a... more

WedAM
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Is...
One of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin, Cerro Brujo is a ... more

PM
Lobos Island
he name of this island means ¨Sea Lion Island¨. This appropriately ... more

ThurAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Any Cabin - Low Season$3990price quote
Any Cabin - High Season$4245price quote


 
       
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Capacity: 16 passengers
Length: 98 feet / 30 mts
Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 mts
Gross tonnage: 320 tons
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide
 



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