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Athala II - Southwest Galapagos Cruise 6 day/5 night
The 6-day Athala II Southwest itinerary cruises the Southern Galapagos Islands, visiting Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana Islands, in addition to top sites like Rabida, Post Office Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Station. The 16-passenger Athala II provides a intimate small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and fabulous c uisine.

This Southwest itinerary is a short version of the 8-day Athala II Espanola Cruise. Athala II features two 8-day itineraries, which can be combined into a 15-day all encompassing cruise with no repeated landing sites, or shortened to 6-day itineraries. The Southwest cruise itinerary details are listed on this page. Click on the following links to view the alternative Athala II itineraries or to go back to the main page. Please contact our Galapagos cruise experts if you have any questions.

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read more The 6-day Athala II Southwest itinerary cruises the Southern Galapagos Islands, visiting Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana Islands, in addition to top sites like Rabida, Post Office Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Station. The 16-passenger Athala II provides a intimate small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and fabulous cuisine.

This Southwest itinerary is a short version of the 8-day Athala II Espanola Cruise. Athala II features two 8-day itineraries, which can be combined into a 15-day all encompassing cruise with no repeated landing sites, or shortened to 6-day itineraries. The Southwest cruise itinerary details are listed on this page. Click on the following links to view the alternative Athala II itineraries or to go back to the main page. Please contact our Galapagos cruise experts if you have any questions.

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Day 1 - SAT - Baltra to Sombrero Chino

Day 2 - SUN - Cerro Dragon & Rabida (Santa Cruz)

Day 3 - MON - Port Villamil & Wall of Tears (Isabela)

Day 4 - TUE - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point (Floreana)

Day 5 - WED - Cerro Brujo & Isla Lobos (San Cristobal)

Day 6 - THR - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz) & Disembark


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Day 1 - SAT - Baltra to Sombrero Chino

Upon arrival to the Baltra airport, transfer to the dock and check in to your cabin. After an introductory briefing and safety drill, enjoy lunch aboard. This afternoon take a panga ride to Sombrero Chino, a small islet near the southeastern coast of Santiago Island. Its name translated to English means Chinese hat, no doubt derived from its unique shape. There are various interesting geological formations that make this island a great visit for scenic photos. It is also home to various marine species such as very colorful Aally lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Keep an eye out for different species of Darwin’s finches as well. After touring the islet, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail and delicious dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Athala II
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - SUN - Cerro Dragon & Rabida (Santa Cruz)

Wake up and enjoy breakfast before heading to Cerro Dragon. The name (Dragon Hill) stems from the fact that it was one of the few sites on Santa Cruz Island where a healthy population of land iguanas were found in 1975. After landing at a pier, a hike takes to you to a salt water lagoon behind the beach, frequented by common stilts, pintail ducks and occasionally flamingos. A short walk up the hill leads you to a land iguana nesting site, with breathtaking views of the bay. You will have the chance to go swimming from the beach after the walk.

Spend the afternoon at Rabida, a small island with red volcanic rocks surrounding a beautiful red-sand beach, where there is a colony of sea lions and a pelican nesting site. The trail leads to a salt water lagoon where shore birds can be seen. Rábida is considered to be one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos Islands, and you will also have the opportunity to go kayaking or on a panga ride.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Athala II
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - MON - Port Villamil & Wall of Tears (Isabela)

After breakfast, make a dry landing at Port Villamil on Isabela Island, the archipelago's largest island. This quaint, friendly port town is your home-base during a diverse and exciting day where choices for adventure and relaxation abound. Various activity choices including excursion to the wetlands, snorkeling, kayaking, visit to the tortoise rearing center and “Wall of Tears” and relaxing at the beach. Lunch is served between activities, midday, on board the ship.

Excursion details: The Tortoise Breeding Center was created to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species such as pigs and donkeys, as well as to educate visitors and locals about the importance of the Galapagos giant tortoise and all Galapagos species. The Wetlands of Isabela Island are located just outside of Puerto Villamil. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintail ducks, gallinules and other shore birds. The Wetlands can easily be reached on foot or bicycle via beautiful trails that wind through the swamps. The Wall of Tears is a site where a penal colony existed between 1945 and 1959. Prisoners were forced to build this wall, stone by stone, in isolation, only to be asked to tear it down again and start over. This now historical site towering at 65 feet took the lives of thousands during its construction and remains as a vivid reminder of the past.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Athala II
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - TUE - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point (Floreana)

This morning's excursion will be on Floreana Island, one of the Galapagos most famous, or shall we say, “infamous” of islands due to many strange stories regarding past settlers. There are many wonderful and diverse sites to visit including Post Office Bay and the Baroness’s Viewing Point. Marine life also abounds in Floreana’s coastal regions making it a fantastic site for snorkeling or kayaking, which you'll have time to do before lunch. Flamingos populate the island and may be seen during your visit. The Baroness’s Viewing Point is the perfect place to take in the special environment that defines Floreana, and a great spot to talk and ponder regarding the intriguing history of the Baroness and her three lovers! The next visit is to famed Post Office Bay. In the 18th century whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box; the tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

After lunch, visit Cormorant Point and Champion Islet with snorkeling and a panga ride. A great site for bird-watching, Cormorant Point has a large lagoon where everything from Flamingos to stilts and pintail ducks can be observed. The beach nearby is also quite special and known as the “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Athala II
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - WED - Cerro Brujo & Isla Lobos (San Cristobal)

Located on the north coast of San Cristobal Island, this eroding tough cone offers a fantastic landscape as well as wonderful swimming, snorkeling and panga ride experiences. Cerro Brujo’s gorgeous beach is also home to many sea lions and it’s also the first coast where Charles Darwin first stepped foot on the archipelago! This afternoon head for Isla Lobos, named after its large colony of sea lions (also called “lobos,” or wolves in Spanish), passing by Kicker Rock Islet en route. Usually visitors may have close encounters with sea lion pups, especially while snorkeling, at Isla Lobos. However, this small islet offers much more including blue footed boobies, frigates and even a glimpse at the second type of sea lion species found in Galapagos: the fur sea lion.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Athala II
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - THR - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz) & Disembark

Land at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will gain insight into the huge efforts being made by scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. After a quick yet informative visit, take an escorted transfer to the Baltra airport for departure back to the mainland.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 7:00am-9:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm-5:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive Ecuador 2 days prior to their Galapagos cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to swim, kayak and snorkel; no previous experience required. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag), kayaks and shortie wet suits are provided on the Athala II. According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites with a maximum number of 8 passengers in 4 double kayaks.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       Sep 13 - Sep 18, 2014Athala II$4250 - $4450View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4250

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4450

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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2       Sep 27 - Oct 02, 2014Athala II$4250 - $4450View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4250

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4450

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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3       Nov 08 - Nov 13, 2014Athala II$4250 - $4450View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4250

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4450

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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4       Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2014Athala II$4250 - $4450View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4250

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4450

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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5       Dec 06 - Dec 11, 2014Athala II$4250 - $4450View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4250

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4450

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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6       Jan 03 - Jan 08, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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7       Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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8       Jan 31 - Feb 05, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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9       Feb 14 - Feb 19, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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10       Feb 28 - Mar 05, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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11       Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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12       Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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13       Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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14       May 09 - May 14, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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15       May 23 - May 28, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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16       Jun 06 - Jun 11, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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17       Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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18       Jul 04 - Jul 09, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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19       Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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20       Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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21       Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2015Athala II$4750 - $5000View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4750

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $5000

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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22       Aug 29 - Sep 03, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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23       Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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24       Nov 07 - Nov 12, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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25       Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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26       Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2015Athala II$4500 - $4750View Details
Upper Deck

Upper Deck - $4500

Upper Deck cabins 5, 6, 7 and 8 are approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These cabins can be interconnected which is perfect for friends or families. Upper deck staterooms are accessed by an exterior door and have immediate access to an exterior walkway and observation deck on the stern.
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Main Deck with Balcony

Main Deck with Balcony - $4750

Cabins 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located on main deck and feature a small covered balcony. Having a balcony is unique in the Galapagos Islands and these cabins stand out because of it. The interior portion of the room measures approximately 175 square feet and can be configured with two twin beds or a queen bed. These staterooms are accessed from an interior hallway on the main deck that provides immediate access to the dining room and lounge.
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Included

Accommodations aboard the Athala II; all shore excursions with English speaking guides; meals, soft drinks and juices on board; welcome cocktail; VIP lounge at Baltra airport on outbound flight from Galapagos; use of snorkel equipment; use of 3mm "shorty" wet suits; complimentary one-time fully stocked mini bar; shared transfers between Baltra airport and dock upon arrival and departure on Saturday or shared transfer between Puerto Ayora and the airport in Baltra upon departure on Thursday.

Exclusions

Fuel Surcharge $200 per passenger ($400pp for 14-night); $20 Puerto Villamil tax; International airfare; Airfare from mainland Ecuador; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult, $50 for children under 12 years old, cash only); Galapagos National Institute Migration Control Card (US $10 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind.

Room Configuration

Travelers can book a double room at 1.5X the double rate for Staterooms aboard Athala II. There are no triple cabins available.

Families & Children

Minimum child age is 7 years old. Children under 12 receive a discount of 25% (not available on holiday departures) if sharing a cabin with an adult. Families traveling with children under 12 can be accommodated in select cabins. These cabins have a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable bed. Children booked in double cabin for single use pay the adult rate.

Payment & Cancellation

A nonrefundable cruise deposit of $1,000 per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. For cancellations received 60 days or less prior to departure, the full trip price will be applied as the cancellation penalty. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply; contact AdventureSmith for details.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Extended Itinerary Pricing

A 15-day Galapagos Athala II itinerary is available by combining the ship's 8-day itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing. If booking a 15-day cruise and one part is high season and the other is low season, then high-season rates will apply.
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Galapagos Cruise Package

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Most Galapagos cruise travelers will require pre- and post-cruise accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador. We have created this Galapagos Cruise Package to give travelers an easy, cost-effective way to book the most popular land package we offer.
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Athala II

Athala II

The 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy, small yacht atmosphere. This motor catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos.
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