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Petrel – Luxury Galapagos Catamaran

Galapagos luxury catamaran cruise aboard the PetrelThe best way to see the Galapagos Islands is on board a luxury cruise, and the newly built Petrel is a proud addition to our Galapagos fleet. Guests travel in comfort to the different islands, where they have up-close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales and more. The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. 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, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.

As one of Ecuador’s leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

Amenities & Services

  • ✔ Private Balconies
  • ✔ Luxurious interiors
  • ✔ Ample social areas and Jacuzzi
  • ✔ Outstanding visitor sites
  • ✔ Stable hull
  • ✔ Kayaks
  • ✔ Snorkeling gear
  • ✔ Wet suits


2018 Rates

4 days
5 days
6 days
Fri-Wed & Wed-Mon
8 days
Staterooms $3245 $4375 $5245 $6880
Suites $3500 $4715 $5670 $7475
Charter Rates (16 people max) $48,470 $65,310 $78,400 $102,690

* All rates are in $US and per person

Please Note:
  • All rates are in US dollars and subject to change at any time
  • Single supplement = 50%
  • 25% discount for children under 12
  • Some dates excluded
  • Kayaking, Snorkeling gear and wetsuits included



Petrel Galapagos Catamaran itinerary


Deck Plan

Petrel Galapagos Catamaran - Sun deck


Petrel Galapagos Catamaran - Uper Deck


Petrel Galapagos Catmaran - Main deck


Year of construction: September 2015

Type: Power Motor Catamaran

Length: 108 ft (33 m) Beam: 39 ft (12 m) Draft: 5 ft (1,40 m)

Gross tonnage: 170 tons

Capacity: 16 passengers


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

Sun Deck: Jacuzzi (Please check with your Guide and Quality Control Manager for our Jaccuzi schedules.)

*Cabin size includes balcony

Main engines: Yanmar engines

Max speed: 14 knots

Water maker: 2000 Gallons / day

Exterior: GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)

Crew: Captain Bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide Quality Control Manager 8 other crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Chef, Sous Chef, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Barman, Housekeeper)

Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard: 2x 20-man life raft Navtex 2 GPS Depth Sounder 2 naval radars Fire detection and prevention systems etc.

Available Gear: Kayaks, Snorkeling Gear, Wet Suits

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