The 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more, all for your Galapagos expedition cruise adventure. 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'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. The sundeck is also the ideal place r 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 comfortable lounge. All meals are served as a buffet style with all soft drinks included.
Each of the upper deck cabins averages 175 square feet (16 square metres) and features two picture windows so that guests may enjoy spectacular Galapagos views. All cabins, including those on the main deck, use 110 Volts, while 220 Volt electrical outlets are only available in the lounge and al fresco area. The spacious bathrooms consist of a shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and amenities created especially for the boat.
Each of the main deck cabins average at 215 square feet (20 square metres). Each cabin has a private balcony where you can enjoy undisturbed views of the stunning scenery.
The indoor dining is an elegant venue with scenic windows and an ample walk-through access to the buffet. Here you can delight over the cuisine and enjoy a sociable ambiance.
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.
The naturalist guide will give nightly lectures about the islands, in addition to briefings on the next day’s activities.
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).
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.