For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger M/C Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more; in order to offer the best service to our passengers and be aware of their needs.
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.
M/C Athala II is an Andrew Harper Hideaway cruise!
M/C ATHALA 2014 AVAILABILITY
M/C ATHALA 2015 AVAILABILITY
- 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
UPPER DECK CABINS M/C ATHALA II
The upper deck accommodates 8 passengers in 4 spacious fully air-conditioned cabins with either a queen or twin bed arrangement. These cabins can be interconnected. Each cabin is 172 sq. ft. (16 sq. m.) and has picture windows. Bathrooms are also generously sized with roomy glass walled shower and equipped with environmental-inspired toiletries.
MAIN DECK CABINS M/C ATHALA II
Main deck has 4 roomy cabins with private balcony. Each cabin is handsomely decorated and fully air-conditioned with either a queen or twin bed arrangement. Cabin size is 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m.) together with balcony. Bathrooms have a gleaming granite counter top, glass walk in shower room, fluffy towels that are neatly set and environmental-inspired toiletries.
The sun deck is magnificently comfortable, equipped with Jacuzzi and fine sun loungers. This area offers engrossing views of Galapagos and an ample space for those who wish to work out on the exercise equipment.
Is a shaded outdoor dining with bar and graceful seating. This area offers spectacular panoramic views, just perfect to go along with any delicious meal.
Ample lounge area that is handsomely decorated and equipped with air-conditions and comfy couches. This is a perfect area to grasp the daily educational briefings and discussions, led by our Galapagos Naturalists.
The indoor dining is a well designed, spacious area with scenic windows. It can accommodate up to 16 guests with first-rate meals and exceptional service.
According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites. Kayaking takes place before or after island excursions and is one of the greatest ways to enjoy the Galapagos ecosystem.
Lectures and briefings
The expedition leader and the guides 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.
Crossing the Equator
We provide an Equatorial Certificate to each of our guests that certifies they have crossed the equator. This is only available on the North Western Genovesa itinerary.
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.