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Galapagos Islands Cruises

TRACING DARWINS FOOTSTEPS
  • Athala Galapagos Cruise
  • Athala alfreco dining
  • White-tipped reef shark
  • Athala panga ride
  • Athala sundeck
  • Athala twin cabin
  • Galapagos Penguin
  • Athala dining room
  • Athala Catamaran
  • Athala snorkelling
  • Blue-footed Booby
  • Athala dining
  • Athala twin cabin
  • Athala twin cabin
  • Galapagos Albatross
  • Athala bathroom

Athala CATAMARAN

The Athala yacht is a luxury catamaran that combines all of the comforts and amenities (e.g. Jacuzzi) of a larger yacht with the relaxed exclusivity of a small vessel. It sits proudly among the very best yachts that operate at the Galapagos Islands. The social areas have a very comfortable and homely feel with attention to detail, some rooms have private balcony, and adjoining rooms are available for families (if requested in advance). Another real plus is the presence of a cruise Director aboard to ensure extra smooth running of the trip and 4 double kayaks available for use!

From 2012 the Athala will operate an alternating Galapagos itinerary both of which are interesting options, and it is also possible to combine itineraries into a longer 15 day Galapagos cruise.

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ATHALA Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 98 Feet
  • Beam: 37 Feet
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew: 11 including guide and cruise director
  • Level of guide: II or III
  • Capacity: 16 passengers

Snorkelling / Diving

  • Snorkelling: Equipment (mask, snorkel, flippers, short wetsuit) included.
  • Diving possible: no

Accommodation

  • Number of cabins: 8 twin / double cabins with lower beds
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes

ATHALA YACHT GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2014

6 DAYS - SOUTH & WEST
SAT Baltra, Sombrero Chino
SUN Santa cruz: Cerro Dragon, Rabida
MON Isabela: Wetlands, Tortoise breeding centre, Wall of tears, Puerto Villamil Beach
TUE Floreana: Baroness lookout, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Champion
WED San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo, Isla Lobos
THU Charles Darwin Station, Baltra
6 DAYS - NORTH & WEST
SAT Baltra, Mosquera
SUN Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
MON Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove
TUE Fernandina: Punta Espinosa, Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
WED Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach
THU Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, Baltra
8 DAYS - ESPAÑOLA ITINERARY
SAT Baltra, Sombrero Chino
SUN Santa cruz: Cerro Dragon, Rabida
MON Isabela: Wetlands, Tortoise breeding centre, Wall of tears, Puerto Villamil Beach
TUE Floreana: Baroness lookout, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Champion
WED San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo, Isla Lobos
THU Santa cruz: Charles Darwin Station, Highlands
FRI Espanola: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
SAT Daphne Mayor, Airport
8 DAYS - GENOVESA ITINERARY
SAT Baltra, Mosquera
SUN Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
MON Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove
TUE Fernandina: Punta Espinosa, Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
WED Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach
THU Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, Highlands
FRI Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps, Darwin Bay
SAT North Seymour, Baltra

The two 8-day Galapagos itineraries can also be combined into a 15 day cruise - please consult with our sales staff before booking to be sure which itinerary will operate for your Galapagos cruise date.

2014 ATHALA YACHT PRICES PER PERSON
Low Season Regular Season
6 days $4,250 upper deck, $4,450 lower deck with balcony $4,500 upper deck, $4,700 main deck with balcony
8 days $4,950 upper deck, $5,150 lower deck with balcony $5,200 upper deck, $5,400 lower deck with balcony

5 day rate does not include the final transfer from the yacht to the airport - please ask our sales staff for instructions if you would like to make this journey by yourself, or for the extra fees that the yacvht operator will apply for a private transfer with guide.

In 2014 there is an additional fuel surcharge payable of $200 per person for 6 or 8 days cruise / $400 for 15 days.

Low season rates apply to Jan 05 & 12, Aug 31, Sep 14 and all Nov 02 to Dec 14 departures. Regular rates will increase for peak dates (easter, xmas, new year).

Athala Deck plan

Important Note: We are more than happy to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking - just let us know. But please be aware that but the final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator so Happy Gringo cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.

PAST CLIENT ATHALA YACHT FEEDBACK

“WOW – what an amazing week, what a fabulous cruise – everything far exceeded my expectations and left me wishing to return to the Galapagos islands again someday.” (Alice Carper, Canada)

* Prices may increase if Galapagos yacht operators put prices up for certain popular dates (especially July / August)
or other Galapagos agencies sell their charter spaces to us at higher prices.

* All boat information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the yacht owner or Galapagos National Park authority.