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Athala II

Athlala II / Celebrity Xploration Luxury Galapagos Catamaran Cruise & Tour

Athala II Galapagos Catamran cruise
The Athala II / Celebrity Xploration is one of the most luxurious yachts in Galapagos… For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration 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.

The Celebrity Xploration offers spacious and comfortable, fully-air conditioned accommodations and personalized attention. This beautiful catamaran is equipped with 8 double staterooms of which 4 have private balconies and are located on the main deck and 4 located on the upper deck; all the staterooms offer large picture windows and either queen or twin bed configurations.

The Celebrity Xploration’s upper deck features a bar and a beautiful open area for relaxation and al fresco dining. The sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax in the Jacuzzi.

The dining area can be found on the main deck, along with a really comfortable lounge. All meals are served as a buffet style with all soft drinks included.

As one of Ecuador’s leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

Amenities & Services

  • ✔ Private Balconies
  • ✔ Large Suites Available
  • ✔ Excellent Itinerary
  • ✔ Quality Control Manager
  • ✔ Kayaks on board

Rates Include

  • ✔ All shore excursions
  • ✔ All meals while onboard
  • ✔ All soft drinks and juices onboard
  • ✔ Welcome cocktail
  • ✔ VIP lounge on outbound flight from Galapagos
  • ✔ Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
  • ✔ Complimentary use of wet suits
  • ✔ Complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar in Deluxe Staterooms

2018 Rates (rates may vary depending on availability)

Celebrity Xploration
Low Season
Regular Season
8 days / 7 nights

Elite Ocean View /
Junior Suite with Veranda

$5950 /
$2000 /
Charter Rates

8 days / 7 nights

$91,700 $95,450

* All rates are in $US and per person

Please Note:
  • All rates are in US dollars and subject to change at any time
  • Single supplement for double cabin = 50%
  • 25% discount for children under 12 sharing a cabin with an adult (Easter, Christmas & New Years dates excluded)
  • Fuel Tax = $200 US per person
  • Low Season Rates apply for Jan 2 & 9 departures, Aug 27 – Sept 3 & Oct 8 – Dec 10 sailings
  • 6 day cruise rate does not include private transfer from Puerto Ayora to Baltra Airport



pdf 7 night with Genovesa (Tower) Saturday to Saturday

pdf 7 night with Espanola (Hood) Saturday to Saturday


Deck Plan



Queen or Twin bedded cabins
Private bathroom
Air conditioned

ATHALA / Cabin 3 - Twin / 6414


Construction: 2007
Category: Luxury class
Type of Vessel: Motor Catamaran
Length: 98/ 30,00 m
Beam: 37 feet / 11 m
Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 m
Gross Tonnage: 317 tons
Capacity: 16 passengers
Cabins: 8 cabins each a minimum 175 square feet
Main Engines: 2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
Electric System: 2 X 60 kw generators (IMO)
Speed: 13 knots
Water Capacity: minimum 3200 gallons
Water Maker Capacity: 2000 gallons / day
Material Construction: Fiber glass
Interiors: Wooden flooring
Exterior: Mature Teakwood flooring
Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide III
Navigation Equipment: 2x 17 MEC 24 naval radars, Navned sonar, GPS
Communication Equipment: SSB M802 & VHF M402S radios, SART responders
Fire Equipment: Fire detection throughout vessel, 2x Self activating CO2 engine room extinguishers, 24x 10lb powder extinguishers, 4x 9ltr foam extinguishers, 6x 20lb CO2 extinguishers, 3 firehoses and pumps etc.
Life Saving Equipment: 2x 20-man lifecraft, 2x 10-man zodiacs 25HP Outboard motors, first aid kit, breathing equipment EEBD, EPIRB, flares etc

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