Petrel Luxury Catamaran

Guests travel in comfort to the different islands, where they have up-close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales and more.  Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Petrel, the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos is emphasized with the best expert naturalist guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.

Key features:

  • Private balconies
  • Luxurious interiors
  • Ample social areas and Jacuzzi
  • Stable hull
  • Sleek and swift
  • Available Gear: Kayaks, Snorkeling Gear, Wet Suits

 

CRUISE PROGRAMS:

8-day Cruise 'A': Isabela, Fernandina & Central Islands

8-day Cruise 'B': Genovesa & Central Islands

6-day Cruise 'A': Isabela & Fernandina Islands

6-day Cruise 'B': Central & Southern Islands

5-day Cruise: Genovesa & Central Islands

4-day Cruise: San Cristobal, Española  & Floreana

Detailed day-by-day itineraries can be provided upon request. 

 

8-DAY CRUISE ‘A’: ISABELA, FERNANDINA & CENTRAL ISLANDS

DAY 1 Friday

am: Baltra Island: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

pm: North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

DAY 2 Saturday

am: Isabela - Vicente Roca Point: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

pm: Fernandina - Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

DAY 3 Sunday

am: Isabela - Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

pm: Isabela - Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

DAY 4 Monday

am: Isabela - Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.

pm: Isabela - Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

DAY 5 Tuesday

am: Isabela - Sierra Negra Volcano: On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

pm: Isabela - Wetlands:They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species. Isabela - The Wall of Tears: Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners were forced to build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.

DAY 6 Wednesday

am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.

pm: Santa Cruz - Los Gemelos: Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

DAY 7 Thursday

am: South Plaza Island: South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.

pm: Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

DAY 8 Friday

am: San Cristobal - Isla Lobos: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. Transfer to the Airport.

 

8-DAY CRUISE ‘B’: CENTRAL & GENOVESA ISLANDS

DAY 1 Friday

am: San Cristobal Island: Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

pm: San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos. San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park.

DAY 2 Saturday

am: Española - Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Española - Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

pm: Española - Suárez Point: Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

DAY 3 Sunday

am: Floreana - Cormorant Point: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Floreana - Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkelling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life.

pm: Floreana - Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

DAY 4 Monday

am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.

pm: Santa Cruz - Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

DAY 5 Tuesday

am: Santiago - Sullivan Bay: The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

pm: Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

DAY 6 Wednesday

am: Genovesa - Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

pm: Genovesa - Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

DAY 7 Thursday

am: Santiago - Puerto Egas: Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

pm: Santiago - Espumilla Beach: Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Santiago - Buccaneer Cove: Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

DAY 8 Friday

am: Santa Cruz - Carrion Point: A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks. Transfer to the Airport.

 

6-DAY CRUISE ‘A’: ISABELA & FERNANDINA ISLANDS

DAY 1 Friday

am: Baltra Island: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island. pm: North Seymour Island: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

DAY 2 Saturday

am: Isabela - Vicente Roca Point: The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

pm: Fernandina - Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

DAY 3 Sunday

am: Isabela - Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

pm: Isabela - Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

DAY 4 Monday

am: Isabela - Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.

pm: Isabela - Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

DAY 5 Tuesday

am: Isabela - Sierra Negra Volcano: On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

pm: Isabela - Wetlands:They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species. Isabela - The Wall of Tears: Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners were forced to build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.

DAY 6 Wednesday

am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.

pm: Transfer to the Airport.

 

6-DAY CRUISE ‘B’: CENTRAL & SOUTHERN ISLANDS

DAY 1 Wednesday

am: Baltra Island: Arrival to the airpor and transfer to Santa Cruz to visit the highlands before boarding. Dress appropriately for a hike.

pm: Santa Cruz - Los Gemelos: Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

DAY 2 Thursday

am: South Plaza Island: South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.

pm: Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

DAY 3 Friday

am: San Cristobal - Isla Lobos: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

pm: San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos. San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park.

DAY 4 Saturday

am: Española - Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Española - Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

pm: Española - Suárez Point: Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

DAY 5 Sunday

am: Floreana - Cormorant Point: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Floreana - Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkelling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life.

pm: Floreana - Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. DAY 6 Mon am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. pm: Transfer to the Airport.

 

5-DAY CRUISE: GENOVESA & CENTRAL ISLANDS

DAY 1 Monday

am: Baltra Island: Arrival to the airport and transfer to Santa Cruz to visit the highlands before boarding. Dress appropriately for a hike.

pm: Santa Cruz - Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

DAY 2 Tuesday

am: Santiago - Sullivan Bay: The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

pm: Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

DAY 3 Wednesday

am: Genovesa - Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

pm: Genovesa - Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

DAY 4 Thursday

am: Santiago - Puerto Egas: Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

pm: Santiago - Espumilla Beach: Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Santiago - Buccaneer Cove: Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

DAY 5 Friday

am: Santa Cruz - Carrion Point: A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks. Transfer to the Airport.

 

4-DAY CRUISE: SAN CRISTOBAL, ESPANOLA & FLOREANA

DAY 1 Friday

am: San Cristobal Island: Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

pm: San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos. San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park.

DAY 2 Saturday

am: Española - Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Española - Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

pm: Española - Suárez Point: Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

DAY 3 Sunday

am: Floreana - Cormorant Point: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Floreana - Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life.

pm: Floreana - Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

DAY 4 Monday

am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.

pm: Transfer to the Airport.

Main Deck:

2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m²

Upper Deck:

4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m²

1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

*Cabin size includes balcony


MAIN DECK

Petrel main deck

 

UPPER DECK

Petrel upper deck

 

SUN DECK

Petrel sun deck

 

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