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Galapagos Islands Journey with Berg Adventures International – Luxury Boats

Catamaran Athala II

The new luxury Catamaran Athala II was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. The elegant design provides more comfort, superior speed, excellent stability and meets all the latest safety standards.

The Athala II is unrivalled in offering the generous comfortable accommodation and amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. You are sure to find the layout, furnishings, food and crew to be at an excellent standard. Catamaran Athala II

All cabins on board are deluxe, with well-appointed private bathroom, water, air conditioning, wall to wall carpeting. All have ocean views with large portrait windows (not portholes). All cabins are a minimum 175 square feet and the main deck rooms have the additional luxury of a private balcony.

The main deck also boasts the dining area and a separate comfortable lounge area complete with plasma TVs, lap tops, DVD player, stereo and library.

The upper deck has a well-stocked bar, Jacuzzi and a beautiful open teak deck area for relaxation, alfresco dining and barbeques.

The huge sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. In the evenings there is no better place for star gazing.

You have a crew of 10 + 1 naturalist guide. The crew is friendly, full time, experienced and highly professional. Your guide is guaranteed to be bilingual (minimum fluent English and Spanish) and of the highest standard.

Fine On-Board Dining

We always receive great reviews about the food on board. There is a varied menu onboard, including international and local cuisines, designed to accommodate a variety of dietary needs including vegetarians. There is always a choice and at least one vegetarian option. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Usually breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner served a la carte. Light snacks, tea and coffee are served between meals. Meals are served in the dining area with the exception of some lunch buffets and barbeques that are served al fresco on the upper deck.

Sample Menu


Fruit salad


Muesli or cereals

Freshly baked breads

Selection of jams & marmalade

Selection of cheeses

Eggs cooked to your liking

Selection of juices

Selection of teas

Freshly brewed coffee



Garden salad with grapefruit segments and mango vinagrette


Choice of:

Prawns with Coconut Sauce served in Coconut Shell

Turkey Breast in Mushroom Sauce or Spring Rolls

Served with plantain bala and fresh salad


Crushed frozen naranjilla on a forest fruit base

Lemon tuille topped with grapes, melon and prickly pear


Barbecue on the Upper Deck

Seasonal Seafood, Fillet Steak, Chicken, Chorizo

Served with aubergine, carrots, zuquini, corn, sautéed grains, cheese sauce and salad


Fruit tartlets

Please note that this is only a sample menu. Our menu is subject to change at short notice due to supply issues or other operational matters.


Water on board is perfectly safe to drink. We use reverse osmosis to produce fresh water but to be 100% safe we recommend that our guests only drink the bottled water which is complimentary


Water and sodas are complimentary. There is a fully stocked bar on board offering a range of fine wines, cocktails, spirits and other alcoholic beverages. There are crew members to serve you your drinks but feel free to serve yourself if you wish.

Your Crew

Your crew is dedicated to providing you a friendly, efficient and professional service that will make your visit to Galapagos a very enjoyable, pleasant and memorable experience.

Your guide, captain and crew are highly experienced and trained to satisfy your requirements to make your stay a first class occasion.

All crew members are residents of the Galapagos Islands and all are fully qualified in all the requisite emergency, first aid and survival procedures.

Deck Plans

Athala II Main Deck

Main Deck

Athala II Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Athala II Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Athala II Lower Deck

Lower Deck

Boat Specifications

Year of construction: 2007

Type: luxury motor catamaran

Length: 98 feet / 30 mts

Beam: 37 feet / 11 mts

Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 mts

Gross Tonnage: 317 tons

Capacity: 16 passengers

Accommodation: 4 upper deck cabins (min. 175 sq. feet), 4 main deck cabins with private balcony

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, 2 GPS, sonar, 2 naval radars, Navnex, fire detection and prevention systems.