Galapagos expedition cruises


A motorised catamaran, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Class: Luxury
Style: Motor catamaran
Passengers: 18 maximum
Length: 115 ft
Cruising speed: 10 knots

Cabin prices: ££££

Introducing 'Petrel'

The Petrel was designed for comfort and stability and is fitted with 9 spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, jacuzzi, library, bar and fitness area. All cabins have a private bathroom. Some cabins have a private balcony and those that don't have picture windows.

Petrel offers 3 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 9 possible cruise choices.

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Starts on alternate Fridays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at Baltra Airport
Baltra Quay
North Seymour Island
2Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Espinoza (marine)
3Tagus Cove
Urbina Bay
4Elizabeth Bay
Punta Moreno
5Puerto Villamil
Sierra Negra Volcano
The Wetlands
Wall of Tears
Puerto Villamil
6Puerto Ayora
Charles Darwin Research Station
Los Gemelos (The Twins)
Puerto Ayora
7South Plaza
Santa Fe
8Lobos Island (Land)
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Depart from San Cristobal Airport
Itinerary map for Petrel 'A 7 Nights' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Galapagos penguin
Blue-footed booby
Magnificent frigatebird
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Lava gull
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'Petrel'


Petrel cabin Galapagos Petrel Suite

Galapagos Petrel Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: double bed only

Petrel cabin Galapagos Petrel Twin Cabin

Galapagos Petrel Twin Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 7

Bed configuration: twin beds only


Petrel deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 3)

Petrel deck Upper deck

Upper deck

(Deck level: 2)

Petrel deck Sun Deck

Sun Deck

(Deck level: 1)

Private balcony

Luxurious interiors

Ample social areas and Jacuzzi

Outstanding visitor sites

Stable hull

Sleek and swift



Snorkeling Gear

Wet Suits


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Other technical information

Year of construction: September 2015 Type: Power Motor Catamaran Length: 115 ft (35 m) Beam: 41 ft (12.5 m) Draft: 5.4 ft (1,65 m) Tonnage: 208 tons Capacity: 16 passengers Accommodation: 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: 2 x Yanmar Diesel Engines 400HP@1950rpm Power generators: 2 x John Deere Genset 70kw@1800rpm Cruising speed: 10 knots Water maker: 2000 Gallons / day Exterior: GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer) Crew: Captain Bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide Cruise 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 e


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Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

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