Petrel Galápagos Cruise
Luxury that sets a new standard for Galápagos
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Petrel
What we love about the Petrel
Luxury power catamaran & great stability
2 suites available for optimal comfort
Solarium with jacuzzi
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.
Dates & Prices on board the Petrel
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Amenities on board the Petrel
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
-25% for children < 12
Sundeck with jacuzzi
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.
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.
But at Galapatours we like to go even further: We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. 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.