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  • Petrel

Petrel: A sleek 16 passenger luxury catamaran

Days: 8, 6, 5 & 4 | From: $3,410/per person

The Petrel is an elegant 16-passenger ship with spacious cabins, each of which has its own private balcony. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with a comfortable lounge, ample social areas, and a sun deck with Jacuzzi. All excursions are led by a top-quality naturalist guide; excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

The Petrel has 2 Main Deck Double Staterooms (323 ft² / 30 m²), 2 Main Deck Suites (463 ft² / 43 m²), 4 Upper Deck Double Staterooms (323 ft² / 30 m²), and 1 Upper Deck Single Stateroom (151 ft² / 14 m²). All cabins have private facilities and balconies.

All cabins have private bathroom, balcony, individual climate controls, and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.


Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 2015
Type: Power Motor catamaran
Length: 108 ft. / 33 mts.
Beam: 39 ft. / 12 mts.
Draft: 5 ft. / 1.4 mts.
Engines: Cummins QSM 11 / 400 HP
Max speed: 14 knots
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Quality Control Manager, plus 8 crew members

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Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A (8 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Saturday
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Punta Espinosa (Fernandina)

Sunday
Isabela: Tagus Cove / Urbina Bay

Monday
Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Punta Moreno

Tuesday
Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano / Wetlands or The Wall of Tears

Wednesday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Twin Craters

Thursday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Friday
Isla Lobos / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (8 days)

Friday
Arrive to San Cristóbal / Interpretation Center or La Galapaguera

Saturday
Española: Gardner Bay or Osborn Islet / Suarez Point

Sunday
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Post Office Bay

Monday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Tuesday
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Pinnacle Rock (Bartholomew)

Wednesday
Genovesa: Darwin Bay /El Barranco

Thursday
Santiago: Egas Port / Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer Cove

Friday
Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (4 days)

Friday
Arrive to San Cristóbal / Interpretation Center or La Galapaguera

Saturday
Española: Gardner Bay or Osborn Islet / Suarez Point

Sunday
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Post Office Bay

Monday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Return to Mainland

Itinerary A (6 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Saturday
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Punta Espinosa (Fernandina)

Sunday
Isabela: Tagus Cove / Urbina Bay

Monday
Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Punta Moreno

Tuesday
Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano / Wetlands or The Wall of Tears

Wednesday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (5 days)

Monday
Arrive to Baltra / Highlands

Tuesday
Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Pinnacle Rock (Bartholomew)

Wednesday
Genovesa: Darwin Bay /El Barranco

Thursday
Santiago: Egas Port / Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer Cove

Friday
Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (6 days)

Wednesday
Arrive to Baltra / Highlands

Thursday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Friday
Isla Lobos / Interpretation Center or La Galapaguera

Saturday
Española: Gardner Bay or Osborn Islet / Suarez Point

Sunday
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Post Office Bay

Monday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Return to Mainland

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Trip length: 8, 6, 5, and 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 9 cabins

Prices 2019:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, & kayaks

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities

Stateroom Prices:

4 day cruise: $3,410 per person

5 day cruise: $4,595 per person

6 day cruise: $5,510 per person

8 day cruise: $7,225 per person

Suite Prices:

4 day cruise: $3,675 per person

5 day cruise: $4,950 per person

6 day cruise: $5,950 per person

8 day cruise: $7,850 per person

Children 12 years and under receive a 25% discount (1 child per 2 adults, minimum age: 7 years)

Single Supplement 50%

Charters: from $50,890 (4 days), $68,575 (5 days), $82,320 (6 days), $107,825 (8 days)

For departures Apr 12-22 & Dec 21-Jan 5 there is a peak season per person surcharge of $160 (3 night cruise), $230 (4 night cruise), $290 (5 night cruise), or $420 (7 night cruise). No children discounts apply and the single supplement is 100%

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • Overall, the trip was amazing. Every detail was thought through and we loved both the Galapagos and the highlands.
    Robyn Spencer
  • Natalie in Quito and Harry on the Petrel were both friendly, knowledgeable and energetic.
    John Salzman

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