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Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Central Galápagos Cruise

5 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Petrel

From USD 4,820

Central Galápagos Cruise

5 Days, Max. 16 passengers

6 Reviews

Luxury Ship

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A 5-day Expedition Cruise

6 Reviews

Luxury Ship
The Trip Highlights

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

A bird lover's paradise: Hiking on Genovesa

Green Turtles nesting at Espumilla Beach

Giant Tortoises in the wild on Santa Cruz

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Unrivalled space and decor

Kayaks available

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Petrel! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Genovesa, breathtaking dinghy rides, stunning views and close encounters with the most iconic birds of the Archipelago await you. Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and many more species can be seen here. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: Petrel

  • THE luxury motor catamaran in Galápagos - newest in the Galápagos fleet, superb stability;
  • 2 suites available for the ultimate in comfort;
  • Sun deck with jacuzzi;
  • Kayaks available.

Newest in the Fleet One of the newest vessels cruising in the Galápagos, 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 des … Read more about Petrel

Amenities

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

balcony

Private Balcony

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

single bed

Single cabin without supplement

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

scuba diving

Scuba outing possible

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

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

Food & Drinks

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.

Petrel Galapagos Cruise
Santiago
Bartholomew

Reviews

Chris

Luxury Ship

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.

Luxury Ship

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

Luxury Ship

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

Luxury Ship

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

Luxury Ship

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


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