Petrel Cruise Ship, Galapagos

  • from US$ 685 / day
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Travel in comfort to the Galapagos aboard the Petrel luxury catamaran. Newly constructed in 2015, the Petrel offers year-round adventure cruises to the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Cruises range from 4 - 8 days, giving you the most flexibility for your Galapagos adventure, with departures on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Itineraries can also be combined to create a mega-cruise. Knowledgable bi-lingual guides will share their passion of the area as you explore North Seymour, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and much more. Some itineraries include hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano to be rewarded with stunning views, snorkeling with spectacular marine-life at Isabela Island, and getting up close with playful sealions and their cubs at Isla Lobos.

Topside the Petrel catamaran has all the amenities you would expect from a luxury ship. Designed with comfort and stability in mind, she caters to just 16 guests in 9 cabins, ensuring a more personalised service. Each of the cabins features a private en-suite bathroom, AC, double or twin beds, ample storage and living space plus a private balcony. For relaxation guests can choose the spacious sun-deck with loungers and hot tub and al-fresco bar with dining area, or enjoy the AC in the indoor lounge and dining room.

Let the 11 experienced crew of the Petrel catamaran help you to create a vacation to remember. Trips to the Galapagos fill up fast, so call us or book online today to reserve your space today.


Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, Snorkel Gear, Kayaks

Excluded: Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos*, Galapagos National Park* Entrance Fee - $100*, Galapagos Transit Control Card - $20*, Tips to the crew, Alcoholic beverages, Plastic bottled beverages (*Subject to change). Buses from Baltra airport to Itabaca or Caleta dock and vice versa will cost US$ 5.00 per person per way.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Onboard kayaks
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Tub
  • Observation deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • A la carte

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Petrel Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2015
  • Length 115 ft (35 m)
  • Beam 41 ft (12.5 m)
  • Cruising speed 10 KNots
  • Engines 2 x Yanmar Diesel Engines 400HP@1950rpm
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Freshwater maker 2000 Gallons / day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares