Petrel Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent boat comfort

“Swimming with the turtles Exploring the islands”

DENNIS S, United States United States
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  • Beautiful catamaran with luxury amenities
  • All cabins feature ocean views and private balconies
  • Ample social areas and Jacuzzi
  • Stable hull for added comfort

Gliding across the sparkling waves lapping the shores of the fascinating Galapagos Islands, the M/C Petrel takes after its namesake in many ways. A custom-built cutting-edge catamaran for sailing in the Galapagos, the M/C Petrel smoothly and quietly navigates the archipelago while its 16 passengers relax in its spacious social areas and observation decks. It hosts 9 generous staterooms, each with its own en-suite and sumptuous king-size or twin beds. Passengers will enjoy the trip of a lifetime in one of the world's most pristine destinations.

The expert chefs and kitchen staff prepare international cuisine and Ecuadorian delicacies at every meal. Golden Galapagos specializes in customized cruises for discerning clients, ensuring that the extraordinary endemic wildlife, stunning island landscapes, and colorful abundance of life beneath the waves are the focus of every activity. At the same time, the luxury catamaran provides every comfort for its guests.

An experienced multilingual guide is always on board the M/C Petrel, accompanying passengers on excursions and during downtime to talk about the islands’ history and geography, their endemic wildlife, and the activities on offer. Guests enjoy different activities at each visitor point, including snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and many others!

The M/C Petrel offers many exclusive features, including a fully-stocked bar offering refreshing signature drinks and international spirits on the top deck - the perfect place to enjoy cool beverages with 360-degree views of the surrounding islands and wildlife. It also features an al-fresco dining area, ideal for enjoying an open-air barbecue and a stunning Galapagos sunset.

Book online today to reserve your space aboard the Petrel Catamaran.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Soft drinks, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Stand Up Paddleboard.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (100 USD), National Park Fees (100-200 USD), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages.

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

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2015
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 115 ft / 35 mts
  • Deck area 216 ft2 / 20 mts2
  • Beam 41 ft / 12 mts
  • Top speed 20 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 Knots
  • Engines 2x Yanmar Diesel Engines 400HP@1950rpm
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Water capacity 3000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 3300 gallons
  • Freshwater maker Hydracell

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Petrel Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • United States United States
An adventure of a lifetime

Swimming with the turtles Exploring the islands

Recommended for
1. the guide, Carlos was fantastic 2. Snorkeling 3. Luxuray on board