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Athala Catamaran in the Galapagos Islands
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Athala Luxury Catamaran

Facilities & Accommodation

The new luxury Catamaran Athala was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. The Catamaran design provides spacious accommodation, superior stability and meets all the latest safety standards. You are sure to find the layout, furnishings, food and crew to be at an excellent standard.

All 8 rooms on board are deluxe standard, each being spacious with superb furnishings, private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, large portrait windows (not portholes). All main deck rooms have the additional luxury of a private balcony.

The main deck also boasts the dining area and a separate comfortable lounge area complete with plasma TVs, DVD player, stereo and small library. The upper deck has the bar, Jacuzzi and a beautiful open teak deck area for relaxation, alfresco dining and barbeques. The sundeck is great for soaking up the sun between island excursions and star gazing in the evenings.

There is a crew of 10 + 1 naturalist guide. Your crew is warm, friendly, full time, experienced and highly professional. Your guide is guaranteed to be bilingual (minimum fluent English and Spanish) and of the highest standard.

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Additional Information

Its size and speed allows Athala to go further and visit more islands than other vessels. With unparalleled stability you are guaranteed a tranquil and relaxed cruise. We challenge you to find a luxury vessel with a better combination of stability, spacious accommodation and high quality furnishings at a more competitive price.

2014 prices per person (except charter)

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Accommodation 8 Days 6 Days
Upper (High Season) US$ 5199 US$ 4499
Main with Balcony (High Season) US$ 5399 US$ 4699
Charter (High Season)    
Accommodation 8 Days 6 Days
Upper (Low Season) US$ 4949 US$ 4249
Main with Balcony (Low Season) US$ 5149 US$ 4449
Charter (Low Season)    

USA: 1 877 4367512Enquire now

Low Season Rates apply for Jan 05 & 12 departures and Aug 31 to Sep 14 & Nov 02
to December 14 saillings.

 

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Above prices include:
    All shore excursions with English speaking guides
    All meals while onboard
    All soft drinks and juices onboard
    VIP lounge at Baltra airport on outbound flight from Galapagos
    VIP lounge at Quito or Guayaquil airport on flights to Galapagos
    Complimentaryone-time fully stocked minibar in all cabins
    Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
    Complimentary use of 3mm "shorty" wet suits
    Sharing transfers between the airport in Baltra and the dock upon arrival & departure on Saturday
  • Above prices do not include:
    Fuel Surcharge $200 USD per passenger
    Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
    Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD100,00 per adult / USD50,00 per child under 12 years
    Tourist Transit Card TCT at USD10,00 per person (adults and children)
    Guide and crew gratuities
    Alcoholic beverages
    For 5 Night Cruises Only: Private Transfer from P. Ayora to the airport in Baltra on thursday 1 Pax US$ 150 /2-3
    Pax US$ 75 / 4-7 Pax US$ 45 / 8-14 Pax US$ 28 per person
    Fuel Surcharge is an additional charge imposed by local authorities.
  • ADDITIONAL NOTES
    Prices apply for all 2012 5-& 7-night itineraries
    Prices are in US Dollars, per person for 5 night (Saturday - Thursday) & 7 night (Saturday - Saturday) cruises
    Short cruises are subject to availability
    For short cruises taken during high season dates (Easter, Christmas & New Year), 7 night prices apply
    Charter price is in US Dollars for 5 or 7 night cruises for up to 16 passengers
    No discounts apply if a charter is booked with less than 16 passengers
    Charter price, air tickets, National Park fee, and TCT prices are subject to change in the event of circumastances
    beyond our control
    * Charters are not permitted during Easter, Christmas and New Year departures
    * Charters require a signed charter agreement between both parties
    Cruise prices, Air tickets, Fuel Surcharge, National Park fee and TCT prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control
  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
    Single Supplements are assessed as follows: 1.5 x the above rate

Itinerary

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8-days Itinerary with Española
Saturday-Saturday:
SAT Am Baltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Pm Sombrero Chino Island The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. »Read more
SUN Am Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. »Read more
Pm Rábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. »Read more
MON Am Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil
A small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding Station Created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species. »Read more
TUE Am Floreana Island: Baroness' Observatory
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland features of Floreana Island. »Read more
Am Floreana Island: Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. »Read more
Pm Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. »Read more
Pm Floreana Island: Champion Islet
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. »Read more
WED Am San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. »Read more
Pm San Cristobal Island: Isla Lobos This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. »Read more
THU Am Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. »Read more
Pm Optional Afternoon Activities
FRI Am Española Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. »Read more
Pm Española Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. »Read more
SAT Am

Daphne Island
A popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches. »Read more

Baltra island-Transfer to the airport

NB. Itineraries are subject to National Park regulations and can be modified without previous notice.

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8-days Itinerary with Genovesa
Saturday-Saturday:
SAT Am Baltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Pm Mosquera Island The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. »Read more
SUN Am Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. »Read more
Pm Bartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins. »Read more
MON Am Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. »Read more
TUE Am Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. »Read more
WED Am Santiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. »Read more
Pm Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. »Read more
THU Am Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. »Read more
Pm Optional afternoon activities
FRI Am Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip's Steps
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. »Read more
Pm Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. »Read more
SAT Am North Seymour Island Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. »Read more
Baltra island-Transfer to the airport

NB. Itineraries are subject to National Park regulations and can be modified without previous notice.

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6-days Galapagos Itinerary North & West
Saturday-Thursday:
SAT Am Baltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Pm Mosquera Island The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. »Read more
SUN Am Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. »Read more
Pm Bartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins. »Read more
MON Am Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. »Read more
TUE Am Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. »Read more
WED Am Santiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. »Read more
Pm Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. »Read more
THU Am

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. »Read more

Baltra island-Transfer to the airport

NB. Itineraries are subject to National Park regulations and can be modified without previous notice.

Click here to e-mail us | Request / booking form

6-days Galapagos Itinerary South & West
Saturday-Thursday:
SAT Am Baltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Pm Sombrero Chino Island The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. »Read more
SUN Am Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. »Read more
Pm Rábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. »Read more
MON Am Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil
A small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches. »Read more
Pm Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding Station Created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species. »Read more
TUE Am Floreana Island: Baroness' Observatory
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland features of Floreana Island. »Read more
Am Floreana Island: Post Office Bay
A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. »Read more
Pm Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. »Read more
Pm Floreana Island: Champion Islet
A small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. »Read more
WED Am San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. »Read more
Pm San Cristobal Island: Isla Lobos This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. »Read more
THU AM

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. »Read more

Baltra island-Transfer to the airport

NB. Itineraries are subject to National Park regulations and can be modified without previous notice.

Click here to e-mail us | Request / booking form