Celebrity xploration

The Celebrity Xploration one of the most comfortable small boats in the Galapagos.




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Celebrity Xploration

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Celebrity Xploration (formerly known as Athala)  was designed and built for sailing in the Galapagos Islands. She accommodates just 16 passengers in a high degree of comfort and the crew provide a personal yet professional service.

Celebrity Xploration was completely refurbished in 2011 and boasts the highest levels of comfort. The 8 cabins are divided between 2 decks. They are all spacious, air conditioned and have  en-suite facilities. They have large picture windows and 4 of the cabins have private balconies.

The social areas are spread across the main and upper decks. Between them they provide a dining room, lounge, bar and outdoor seating and eating area. Above the upper deck, the sun deck is equipped with loungers, chairs and a jacuzzi, and has both shaded and open areas. This is a great place to enjoy island and ocean views by day and admire the stars at night.

celebrity xploration HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accommodates 16 passengers
  • Purpose-built Galapagos catamaran
  • Large sun deck with open and covered areas and a jacuzzi
  • Spacious, en-suite cabins, 4 with balconies
  • Open air bar and dining area
  • Comfy lounge with TV, DVD player and music system

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Itinerary A – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. SAT: Fly to Baltra. Panga ride to Mosquera Island
  2. SUN: Santiago: Sullivan Bay. Barolome
  3. MON: Isabela: Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove
  4. TUE: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa. Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
  5. WED: Santiago: Puerto Egas and Espumilla Beach
  6. THU: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station and Highlands
  7. FRI: Genovesa: El Barranco and Darwin Bay
  8. SAT: North Seymour. Depart Baltra

Itinerary B – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. SAT: Fly to Baltra. Panga ride to Sombrero Chino
  2. SUN: Santa Cruz: Cerro Dragon. Rabida
  3. MON: Isabela: Puerto Villamil and Wall or Tears
  4. TUE: Floreana: Baroness Viewpoint / Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant and Champion
  5. WED: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo and Kicker Rock / Lobos Island
  6. THU: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station and Highlands
  7. FRI: Espanola: Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay
  8. SAT: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove. Depart Baltra





Athala deck plan

There are 4 cabins on the main deck (numbers 1 to 4), fo 20 square metres, all en-suite and with windows, minibars and a private balcony. Bathrooms have a range of toiletries. These cabins are located near the lounge and dining room. They can be configured as 2 twins or 1 king size bed.


There are 4 cabins on the upper deck (numbers 5 to 8), each 16 square metres in area. They can also be configured as twins or king beds, have minibars, windows and en-suite bathrooms with toiletries. They are near the outdoor dining area.




Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 2007
Type: Motor catamaran
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation: Main Deck: 4 cabins with balconies; Upper Deck: 4 cabins. All have private bathrooms and are air conditioned.
On Board: Dining room, lounge and library on the main deck, bar and outside dining area on the upper deck, there are loungers and a jacuzzi on the sun deck. She carries snorkelling equipment and wetsuits.
Maximum speed: 12 knots
Crew: 10 + guide

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