Athala

Exterior image of the Athala II.
Athala II's buffet and dining area.
Relax in the Athala II's lounge.
Unique and gourmet food aboard the Athala II.
Athala II's sun deck and jacuzzi.
Athala II's beautiful dining room.
Athala II's outdoor buffet and dining area.
Snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Eastern Islands
Enjoy this 6-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos. Enjoy the unique green sand beaches of Cormorant point, the flamingos of Floreana, and friendly interactions with playful sea lions. Make friends with the gentle giant tortoises at the …
  • 6 days
  • $4250 - $5800 USD
Ship:
Athala
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Rabida, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Puerto Villamil, Humedales and Wall of Tears, Baltra, Post Office Bay, …
Seal relaxing in a chair.
Islands Circumnavigation
Take a cruise on this 15 day voyage that covers all the magnificent wonders the Galapagos has to offer. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, swimming with friendly sea lions, and encountering Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, flightless …
  • 15 days
  • $8900 - $10250 USD
Ship:
Athala
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, North Seymour, Rabida, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, …
A giant turtle from the Galapogos.
Northern Islands
Experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern islands on this 8 day adventure! Travel from beautiful Mosquera, to wildlife-rich Genovesa, snorkel around the famous Pinnacle Rock, and explore a multitude of destinations in between. …
  • 8 days
  • $4950 - $5800 USD
Ship:
Athala
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, North Seymour, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, …
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
Southern Islands
This Galapagos cruise takes you to more than just the highlights of the southern islands. This cruise gives you 8 days of exploration and adventure! Kayak and snorkel in crystalline waters, traverse picturesque volcanic landscape, and observe fascinating …
  • 8 days
  • $4950 - $5800 USD
Ship:
Athala
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Rabida, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Puerto Villamil, Humedales and Wall of Tears, Baltra, Daphne Island, …
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
Western Islands
Embark on this exciting 6 day tour of the Galapagos' wild west! Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. These islands are rich with an abundance of …
  • 6 days
  • $4250 - $5800 USD
Ship:
Athala
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, …

The elegant catamaran 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. The 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. Guests aboard the Athala are sure to find the layout, furnishings, cuisine and professional crew to provide the most excellent of standards.

Accommodations on board the Athala
All cabins on board are deluxe, with well-appointed private en-suite bathroom facilities, water, air conditioning and wall to wall carpeting. All have ocean views with large portrait windows (not portholes). All cabins are a minimum 175 square feet and the main deck rooms have the additional luxury of a private balcony.

Dining Information
Guests will enjoy the varied menu onboard, including international and local cuisines, designed to accommodate a variety of dietary needs including vegetarians. Options are always present with at least one vegetarian option. Special needs are gladly accommodated.

For a typical day, breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner served a la carte. Light snacks, tea and coffee are served between meals. Meals are served in the dining area with the exception of some lunch buffets and barbecues that are served al fresco on the upper deck.

Water and sodas are complimentary to the passengers on board the Athala. There is a fully stocked bar on board offering a range of fine wines, cocktails, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.

Amenities on board the Athala
In addition to cabins, the main deck also boasts the elegant dining area and a separate comfortable lounge area complete with plasma TVs, lap tops (No internet service), DVD player, stereo and library.

The upper deck has a well-stocked bar, a Jacuzzi and a beautiful open teak deck area for relaxation, alfresco dining and barbecues. The huge sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. In the evenings there is no better place for star gazing.

Guests of Athala enjoy a crew of 10, including a dedicated Cruise Manager, plus an excellent Naturalist guide. The crew is friendly, full time, experienced and highly professional. The Naturalist guide is guaranteed to be bilingual (minimum fluent English and Spanish) and of the highest standard, providing an exceptional Galapagos experience, whether on or off the yacht.

Snorkeling equipment is complimentary. Wetsuits are available free of charge, but please request in advance.

Athala II's Cabins.
Upper Deck
Four larger upper deck cabins without balconies. Twin or matrimonial beds and private baths.
Athala II's Cabins.
Main Deck Balcony
Four main deck cabins with balconies. Twin or matrimonial beds and private baths.
Athala II deck plan.