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GPS Athala by Eclipse view.jpg (52318 bytes)   GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
MC Athala II
by Eclipse
2014 Itineraries 2015 Itineraries
Deck Plan
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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.

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Eight ample, comfortable cabins with large picture windows, four of which have a balcony.

One time, fully stocked mini-bar in the cabin as well as a welcome bottle of champagne and a fruit basket.

Deck Plan

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Spacious social areas including a large dining room, lounge with modern technology for presentations and al fresco area with outdoor bar.

Large sundeck with plenty of lounge chairs, new Jacuzzi and newly installed retractable awnings to provide shaded areas.

There is a dedicated cruise director on board for every cruise.

Delicious and varied gastronomy catering to practically all preferences. Non-alcoholic beverages included throughout the cruise.

Eco-oriented: Currently in the process of obtaining Smart Voyager certification, beginning with a complete waste-water treatment plant and including biodegradable soaps and shampoos for guests and use of biodegradable cleaning materials on board.


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