MV Athala II
Cruise length: 6 or 8 days
Max. Passengers: 16
If you appreciate personalized attention, then the recently refurbished luxury catamaran Athala is just the thing for your Galapagos cruise. This highly acclaimed 16-passenger luxury yacht features eight incredibly spacious cabins on two decks – making it feel a like you’re cruising with new friends on a private yacht.
The Athala II’s fully air-conditioned passenger accommodations consist of eight double staterooms. Of these, four have private balconies and are located on the main deck, while the other four are located on the upper deck. All of the staterooms offer large picture windows and either queen- or twin-sized beds.
The Athala II’s upper deck features a bar and a beautiful open area for relaxation and al fresco dining (all meals are served in a buffet style with soft drinks included).The sundeck is great for watching dolphins and whales, or simply relaxing in the jacuzzi.
Capable of reaching 12 knots, the Athala II is one of the fastest ships in the islands, allowing you more time to enjoy all the marvels the islands have to offer.
In addition to daily hikes to some of the islands’ most spectacular spots, guests are invited to paddle sea kayaks, snorkel with a host of Galapagos Islands aquatic friends (penguins, sea lions and others) or simply stretch out on the beach.
Served by a crew of 10 professionals, in the evenings you can soak in the hot tub with a cold drink or attend a lecture by the ship’s expert naturalist.
The most famous, and diverse, collection of wildlife on the planet. This delicate ecosystem has very strictly controlled visitation programmes, but once you arrive, it’s like a natural wonderland. Turtles, sharks, manta rays, sea lions…there is nothing like this collection of islands anywhere else.