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MC Athala II
by Eclipse
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SHIP PROFILE


ABOUT THE MC ATHALA II - in their own words:

The MC ATHALA II is perfect for those in search of a comfortable adventure in the Galapagos. Experience comfort and service as can be found on the MV Eclipse, elevating the Athala II experience to a new level of Galapagos adventure standards.

ACCOMMODATIONS  - click here for complete details
Eight ample, comfortable cabins with large picture windows, four of which have a balcony.

SOCIAL AREAS

SUN DECK
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.

AL FRESCO DINING
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.

MAIN LOUNGE
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.

INDOOR DINING
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

ACTIVITIES

KAYAKING
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 & BRIEFINGS
The expedition leader and the guides will give nightly lectures about the islands, in addition to briefings on the next day’s activities.

SNORKELING
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.

WHALE WATCHING
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.

FAST FACTS

Year of construction  totally refurbished by Eclipse October 2011
Type  luxury motor catamaran
Length  98 feet
Beam  37 feet
Draft  4.6 feet
Gross tonnage  320 tons
Capacity  16 passengers
Accommodations  4 upper deck cabins and 4 main deck cabins with private balcony (min 175 sq feet)
Main engines  2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
Max speed  12 knots
Electricity  110 volts AC / 60 Hz
Water maker  2000 gallons / day
Exterior  mature teakwood flooring
Crew  10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide
Safety & Navigation  All equipment meets / exceeds the international SOLAS standard; 2x 20-man life craft, Navnex,
2 GPS, sonar, 2 naval radars, fire detection and prevention systems