Petrel

Deluxe Luxury aboard the Petrel! 

Cruising on board a luxury cruise is truly the best way to see and experience the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos!

The M/C Petrel is a beautiful luxurious modern catamaran, where you will experience total comfort as you travel from island to island and have close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales, penguins, lizards and so much more!

The M/C Petrel is one of the newest catamarans in the Galapagos. It was named after a sea bird common to the Galapagos, the Petrel like its namesake is; elegant, swift and silent at sea. Being a motorized catamaran means you will not have to worry about instability during your travels and will have more time to enjoy the spacious cabins, comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. The remarkable Natural History of the Galapagos is emphasized aboard the Petrel, with hand-picked guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology and have great people skills.

The Petrel gives you a choice of 6 itineraries ranging from a 4-day introduction to the Galapagos to a 15-day all-inclusive trip of the Galapagos Islands.

Connoisseur Tip: 

Both week-long itineraries aboard the Petrel are fantastic. They are the classic itineraries that visit either the Western Islands or the North and Southeastern Islands. Either itinerary will provide a perfect Galapagos experience.  If you don’t have a week to spend in the islands, I would recommend the 6-day A itinerary which visits the islands of Isabela and Fernandina in style.

Follow the Petrel and get to know the Galapagos Islands in style, comfort, and luxury!

M/C Petrel: 4-day – B Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Galapaguera


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet

PM – Española Island: Osborn Islet


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

PM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Center / Tortoise Breeding Center / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Petrel: 5-day – B Itinerary


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

PM – Bartholomew Island


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

PM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps


Day 4:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Egas Point

PM – Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove


Day 5:  (Friday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Carrion Point / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

M/C Petrel: 6-day – A Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  North Seymour Island


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

PM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

PM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay

PM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point


Day 5:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano

PM – Isabela Island: Wetlands / Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center


Day 6:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Petrel: 6-day – B Itinerary


Day 1:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters


Day 2:  (Thursday) 

AM – South Plazas Island

PM – Santa Fe Island


Day 3:  (Friday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island

PM – San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Galapaguera


Day 4:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet

PM – Española Island: Suarez Point


Day 5:  (Sunday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

PM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 6:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Petrel: 8-day – A Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  North Seymour Island


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

PM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

PM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay

PM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point


Day 5:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano

PM – Isabela Island: Wetlands / Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center


Day 6:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters


Day 7:  (Thursday) 

AM – South Plazas Island

PM – Santa Fe Island


Day 8:  (Friday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

M/C Petrel: 8-day – B Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center / Galapaguera


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet

PM – Española Island: Osborn Islet


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown

PM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Center / Tortoise Breeding Center

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 5:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

PM – Bartholomew Island


Day 6:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

PM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps


Day 7:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Egas Point

PM – Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove


Day 8:  (Friday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Carrion Point / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Petrel 2020 Rates

Petrel Luxury Galapagos Yacht 2020 Rates

*Prices are subject to change. Please inquire with your Connoisseur, we can usually get better rates than the ones above mentioned.

Accommodation:

Main Deck: 2 Suites 463 sqft, 2 DBL Staterooms 323 sqft

Upper Deck: 4 DBL Staterooms 323 sqft, 1 Single Stateroom 151 sqft

Sun Deck: Jacuzzi

*Cabin size includes the private balcony

Included

  • All shore excursions
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • Soft Drinks
  • Champagne reception
  • Complimentary fruit platter
  • Galapagos National Park certified Guide
  • Use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits
  • Kayaks

Not Included

  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos (*Subject to change)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee, 100 (*Subject to change)
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card, $20 (*Subject to change)
  • Tips to crew
  • Alcoholic beveragesPlastic bottled sodas

Important Information:

• Single supplement: 50% and 100% in high season dates

• Discounts for children do not apply during high season

• Please keep in mind that for individual booking, children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the tour

• Discount for children under 12 years old ( 1 child per 2 adults ): 25%

• HIGH SEASON CONDITIONS : Easter ( April 12 -22 ), Christmas and New Year’s (Dec. 21 – Jan 5): surcharge for 8D/7N $420 / 6D/5N $290 / 5D/4N $230 / 4D/3N $160

• Please check with your Connoisseur for charter rates during Easter ( April 12 – 22 ), Christmas and New Year’s (Dec. 21 – Jan 5)

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PETREL FAQs

Is the Petrel a first class yacht?

No, the M/C Petrel is one of the most luxurious catamarans sailing the Galapagos Islands at present. We consider it a Luxury Connoisseur Class catamaran.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Motor Catamaran
  • Luxury-Class
  • 16 guests
  • 108 ft
  • 39 ft
  • 10 knots
  • 9 Crew members + 1 cruise director + 1 bilingual guide
  • II/III Level
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