16Small motor boatsERIC, FLAMINGOANDLETTY£-££Eric, Flamingo and Letty are three, near identical,25 metre motor yachts with capacity for 20passengers each. The guide to passenger ratio ofone to ten is amongst the best in the Galapagos.Accommodation comprises ten outside facingcabins across three decks with a mixture of twinand double berths. All cabins and the dining areaare smartly finished with teak trims, and the boatshave ample sun decks. The three vessels havestabilisers which make for comfortable cruisingand glass bottomed kayaks are available duringsnorkelling trips. Eric was the first vessel in theGalapagos to generate power through solarpanels and onboard wind turbines.BELUGA££This sleek motor vessel accommodates 16passengers in six comfortable double or twin, and two bunk bed cabins. Although a small andexclusive boat, the Beluga is surprisingly spaciousinside and has two bilge keels which are used toreduce the tendency to rock whilst sailing. Shehas two attractive connecting communal roomsthat are used as a dining room, bar and loungearea. The upper deck is a great place forsunbathing and relaxing during the day and stargazing at night. The experienced crew and guidesare some of the best available, ensuring a firstclass experience of the islands.ODYSSEY££-£££The Odyssey is a large new motor yacht whichoffers a high level of comfort and stability for aboat of its capacity. She has ten spaciousoutward-facing cabins with panoramic windowsand twin or king size beds, but she only carries 16 passengers at any one time. Internally she isfinished to a very high standard and is anattractive sight in the water, particularly when litup in the evening. Odyssey has kayaks that can be used as an alternative to snorkelling trips, anenormous sun deck that is partially covered, acosy sitting area to the rear and a hot tub torelax in whilst cruising between islands.Dolphin deck cabin, EricStandard cabin, BelugaStandard cabin, OdysseyGalapagos penguin
www.audleytravel.com/galapagos ?01993 838 635 ?Galapagos cruises17ATHALAII£££Athala II is a beautiful catamaran that wasspecifically designed and built to cruise theGalapagos. 16 passengers are looked after by afabulous crew, naturalist guide and a dedicatedcruise manager. Each of the eight cabins isspacious and smartly furnished in a modern style with large picture windows. Cabins on themain deck have small private balconies which are the perfect place to relax after excursions.The main deck also houses a dining area, separate lounge and library. The upper deck has a bar, Jacuzzi and a large al fresco dining area. The huge top sun deck is great for whale anddolphin watching or for soaking up the sun by day and star gazing by night. NINA£££Sister ship to Athala II, Nina is the most modernof the small ships we work with in the Galapagos.She carries 16 passengers who are looked afterby an excellent crew, naturalist guide and adedicated cruise manager. The eight spaciousdouble and two single-use cabins are modern indesign with large panoramic windows. Every cabin has its own private balcony, the only vesselin the Galapagos to have this feature. The largetop sun deck has a central Jacuzzi, creating awonderful retreat whilst cruising between islands.The vessel also features indoor and outdoordining, a bar area, library and separate internallounge area. CatamaransFrigate birdStandard cabin, Journey IUpper deck cabin, Athala IIPrivate balcony, NinaJOURNEYI££Journey I is an attractive catamaran capable ofcarrying 16 passengers. The large open sun deckand al fresco dining area with Jacuzzi creates avery sociable feel whilst sailing between islands.She has eight cabins in total, six of which are onthe lower main deck with twin or double bedsand picture frame windows. On the upper deckthere are two larger suites with spaciousbathrooms, panoramic windows and a sofa bedwhich can be used for a child. Journey I carrieskayaks that can be used as an alternative tosnorkelling excursions. For passengers with anymobility concerns, disembarkation of the boat ismade easier by a specially designed platform atthe rear of the vessel.