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Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Petrel Galápagos Cruise

Luxury that sets a new standard for Galápagos

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Petrel

6 Reviews

Luxury

What we love about the Petrel

Luxury power catamaran & great stability

2 suites available for optimal comfort

Solarium with jacuzzi

Kayaks available

Petrel
Petrel
Petrel

The Motor Catamaran Petrel redefines luxury. Her modern design brings you state-of-the-art equipment and offers greater stability than traditional vessels, whilst providing you with levels of comfort and opulence not previously seen. Petrel will take you to wonderful settings smoothly, quietly and in grand style, her twin-hull design cutting through swells in a way that single-hull vessels can’t.

With never more than 16 clients on board, Petrel’s 10-person crew ensures that you will receive unrivalled levels of service. There are superb communal areas for relaxation and entertainment, including a fitness area and a library, and a beautiful dining room and sumptuous lounge. The beautiful upper-deck sun terrace features a jacuzzi and is home to the fully stocked bar featuring local beers and quality South American wines, as well as premium spirits. Although luxurious, the ambience aboard Petrel is friendly and relaxed - the perfect environment to relax in between your on-shore adventures.

Private accommodation aboard Petrel sets a new standard for Galápagos. Every stateroom features a private balcony and stunning decor, complemented by the highest quality furnishings and equipment. For the ultimate in luxury choose one of the double suites, offering over 460 sqf of beautiful, light-filled space to call your own. All staterooms are equipped with modern, powerful showers and thoughtful touches abound such as quality hair dryers and beautiful toiletries.

Every member of Petrel’s crew has been selected to ensure that your needs are catered for, and your safety and comfort are always their priority. Petrel’s resident bi-lingual National Park naturalists will help you to make the very most of everything you will see and experience of the region’s stunning wildlife. For truly unforgettable “up-close” adventures, Petrel also carries kayaks, wetsuits and snorkelling gear - snorkelling with sea lions is an experience not to be missed.

The best way to see everything the Galápagos has to offer while travelling in total luxury, Petrel is one of the most sought-after boats on galapatours.com and recommended for those who value quality and the finer things in life. Petrel really does set a new standard for luxury in Galápagos, and we love the amazing size of the suites on board. The staff are superb and they make all their guests feel very special. Rarely for the Galápagos, this is a family-owned boat.

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Amenities on board the Petrel

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

balcony

Private Balcony

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

Travel for good: Your Each booking contributes to Ventura’s Conservation Project.

kayak

Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

triple

Triple cabins

wetsuit

Wetsuits

EN guide

English guide

children

-25% for children < 12

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

meal

All meals

Food & Drinks on board the Petrel

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Sustainable Tourism

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To protect the archipelago, all vessels in Galápagos must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern, efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution. Furthermore, The Galápagos National Park authority defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit which highlights at what day and time, as well as limiting passenger numbers.

Our commitment extends beyond the mandatory environmental standards for cruise vessels in the region: A portion of your trip price now contributes to our Conservation Project. This initiative empowers local communities to protect their territory, engage in reforestation, and prepare for long-term environmental stewardship. This way, your trip contributes to environmental protection and truly shows how travel can be a force for good! You can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Cabins categories on board the Petrel

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Matrimonial

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2

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Double matrimonial
Standard Double

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Matrimonial

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2

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Technical details of Petrel

Category
Luxury
Type
Motor Catamaran
Main Engines
2 x Yanmar
Length
35
Gross tonnage
208t
Electricity
110V
Cruising speed
10 knots
Beam
12,5
Draft
1,65
Capacity
16

Reviews of Petrel

Chris

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Great! The crew - Gustavo Barba, our Galapagos National Park Naturalist, was fantastic! He made the trip fun and interesting for a wide range of ages - from my sixteen year olds to retirees on the trip. He had a great attitude, encyclopedic knowledge and seemed to know the best spots for everything from locating mating blue footed boobies to swimming with sharks, turtles and sea lions. Our Cruise Director, Jose, was warm and friendly, and loved to share his Ecuador with all of the guests. Captain Pedro Rocafuente and his crew were remarkable, in part because they maintained the boat in an immaculate condition, seemingly all at night when we were sleeping or when we were out on the multiple excursions each day. I am already missing Chef Carlos' wonderful cooking, which highlighted many Ecuadorean dishes, and despite a very active six days, I feel I gained weight. It may be expensive, but I feel I will likely only do a trip to the Galapagos once or twice in my life and this more than lived up to our expectations. A wonderful experience made possible by the fantastic crew, naturalist and facilities available on the Petrel.

Derek S.

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Großartiges Schiff Die Kabinen sind sehr geräumig, alle mit eigenem Balkon. Das Essen wird in Buffet-form präsentiert und schmeckte immer fantastisch. Das Schiff wurde exzellent besetzt von Marvin und seinem Team, alle waren sehr professionell und hatten Ahnung,von dem was sie taten. Die Reiseführer Harry und Morris waren absolut spitze. Falls jemand darüber nachdenkt auf die Petrel zu gehen, kann ich das demjenigen nur empfehlen! Für etwas mehr Geld bekommt man eine großartige Leistung und viele Tagesaktivitäten geboten. Am Abend kann den Luxus an Bord genießen und den Sonnenuntergang vom eigenen Balkon aus mitverfolgen. Quelle: https://goo.gl/QHrZDL

Annie

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Wonderful Time In A Wonderful Place We were very pleased with the boat, crew and fellow passengers. Morris was a very knowledgable guide and accomplished photographer/underwater videographer, as well as friendly and excellent english spoken. Carlos did a great job bartending and serving meals and spoke english well also. Almost all of the crew we had contact with could communicate at least somewhat in english and were very friendly/helpful. We had a great mix of people aboard (22 to 60's) from various countries/locations. Food was plentiful and varied. Our favorite were the two barbecue lunches on the top deck including the last lunch of grilled fish, octopus, lobster and prawns plus baked potatoes, salad, etc. After each excursion there was generally fresh juice and a snack waiting as well, such as chicken wings, empanadas, fried yucca with honey, etc. We did Itinerary A which went to many locations on Isabela island, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, North Seymour, Santa Fe and San Cristobal. Saw a wide variety of animals including blue footed boobies, sea lions, many types of iguanas, penguins, dolphins, rays, etc. Snorkeling 4 or 5 times was our favorite. Snorkeled with penguins, sea lions (santa fe had whole colony swimming with us), rays, sharks, dolphins, turtles. Galapatours also helped us with some information beforehand (what to bring, cultural differences etc), which made the trip completely perfect. I highly recommend the Petrel cruise!

Don

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Best Trip Ever Linda and I have returned from our trip. This was our best trip ever. The crew were all great; helpful, cheerful and informative. Eduardo was the director and very special. The guide, Harry, was terrific. And the ship was top-notch. We'd like to thank you for all your help. Also, thanks to galapatours. Everything went very smoothly for the whole time. Best Regards, Don

cpanczner

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Eine wundervolle Erfahrung Meine Frau, unsere Zwillinge und ich buchten eine sechs-Tages Kreuzfahrt in den Süden. Es war eine fantastische Erfahrung - wandern, schnorcheln und Kayak Touren, es war alles dabei. Ich werde nie wieder vergessen, wie wir mit Seelöwen um die Wette schwammen und die Schildkröten im Wasser beim verspeisen von Algen beobachteten. Es mag zwar teuer sein aber die Galapagos Inseln besucht man nur ein oder zwei Mal im Leben. Eine tolle Zeit, die uns die Besatzung, der Guide und die Extras an Bord der Petrel erst ermöglichten. Quelle: https://goo.gl/a7GLSR

Ann Arbor

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Eine gute Mischung Abenteuer und Entspannung Die Reise hat uns sehr gefallen. Der Reiseleiter Morris verfügte über großartiges Wissen und konnte super Englisch. Auch Carlos, der Kellner, und der Rest der Besatzung konnte hervorragend mit uns kommunizieren. Alle waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. An Bord gab es eine gute Mischung aus Passagieren zwischen 20 und 60 Jahren aus aller Welt. Das Essen war abwechslungsreich und es wurde großzügig aufgetischt. Nach jedem Ausflug gab es frische Fruchtsäfte und einen Snack, wie Chicken Wings, Empanadas usw. Die Galapagos Inseln sind ein wunderbarer Ort auf Erden. Falls Sie planen dort hin zu reisen, genießen Sie es. Quelle: https://goo.gl/NJZTPw

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