The best way to see the Galapagos Islands is, arguably, on board of a luxury cruise, and the in 2015 built Petrel is definitively one of the best options. 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 Petrel catamaran offers a true luxury Galapagos cruise and certainly one of the best ways 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 Galapagos experience will be marked by comfort and stability, the catamaran outfitted with spacious cabins with private balconies, ample social areas, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi.

On the main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft²  and 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft².

On the upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² and 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft²


Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%


Click to see every day in detail

AM: Arrival to the airport Baltra and Excursion to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. On the hike you have the possibility to observe the Galapagos Giant Tortoise in its natural habitat.

PM: Cruise to the arid north Seymour Island. You can observe Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds and while snorkeling rays, reef shark and garden eels.

Meals: lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Vicente Roca Point at Isabela Island. On this point of relatively young and volcanically active island you can observe spectacular sea life like for example seahorses, sea turtles, and the fascinating Mola-mola (sunfish).

PM: Cruise to Espinosa Point at Fernandina Island. You hike along a colony of marine iguanas and sea lions and reach the impressinve nesting site oft the Flightless cormorant. You might also spot the Galapagos Hawk and possibly some penguins.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Tagus Cove at Fernandina Island where ships have been landing since 1800. Hike up and enjoy great view over Lake and Volcano Darwin. Watch out for penguins and Flightless Camilas. You also visit the mangrove beach Punta Tortuga.

PM: Visit to Urbina Bay at the base of the Alcedo volcano. On hikes you may observe iguanas, Giant Tortoises and hawks. While snorkeling you can spot turtles, rays, tropical fish.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Elizabeth Bay at the west coast of Isabela Island. With the dinghy you visit the many small islets where you can spot penguins and Blue-footed Boobies. This area is perfect for snorkeling and under water you can observe schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.

PM: Visit to nearby Moreno Point with its amazing variety of bird species like Flamingoes, Gallinules, Pintail ducks, etc. In the tide pools you can spot green sea turtles or White-tip Sharks.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Visit to the recently in 2005 active volcano Sierra Negra. You can observe up to 7 species of finches and a varied vegetation and enjoy spectacular view.

PM: Visit to the Wetlands outside Puerto Villamil. On hikes on a path through lagoons, swamps and mangroves you can spot some unique bird species such as Common Stilts, Whimbrels, White-Cheeked Pintails, and Gallinules.

Afterwards you visit the Isabela Breeding Center where Galapagos Tortoises are bred and later released.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Santa Cruz Island and visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

PM: Transfer to the airport for your national flight to the continent.

Meals: Breakfast on board


  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Regular soft drinks and juices, Champagne reception
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks and wetsuit

starting from

$ 3675,- p.p.


*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

Deck plans of the Petrel Luxury yacht

Alternative Tours

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  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
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Interested? Read more about the M/C SEASTAR JOURNEY – LUXURY.

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  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
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Common areas include a jacuzzi, a huge sun deck, bar and lounge. Kayaks are also available for use.
Your Cormorant cruise combines first-class quality with competitive pricing, making your Galapagos experience an affordable luxury.

Interested? Read more about the M/C CORMORANT – LUXURY.

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  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
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After a long day snorkeling and visiting the islands, guests will be able to relax in the spacious interior lounge with a cold drink. Irresistible meals created fresh from locally grown ingredients by the professional chef will be served in the al fresco dining area.

The Endemic, like almost all of the newest small Galapagos yacht cruisers, will have two hulls instead of one. This design allows for much more space than traditional single-hulled vessels, meaning more room in suites and luxurious, comfortable common areas.

What are you waiting for? The Galapagos Endemic is waiting to take you on the trip of a lifetime!

Interested? Read more about the M/C GALAPAGOS ENDEMIC – LUXURY.

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  • a great way to discover the amazing Galapagos Islands
  • starting from US$ 2859,- p.p.

The Nemo Galapagos cruise is a perfect boat if you’re looking for a more adventurous cruise. It is a small motor and sailing catamaran that offers a very unique experience of discovering the Galapagos Islands. With its capacity of only 14 passengers, it offers an intimate way of traveling. The catamaran will make for a more tranquil and enjoyable ride than the larger yachts.

The catamaran provides cosy small cabins, welcoming social areas and the delicious food. You will also be able to enjoy showers with hot or cold water according to your preferences. It can get quite hot on the Galapagos Islands. However, you don’t have to worry about that since the cruise has air conditioner.

Of course a naturalist guide will be aboard with you and show you the incredible wildlife of the Islands during your Nemo Galapagos cruise

Interested? Read more about the M/C NEMO II – STANDARD.

Consider as you reserve:

My own cabin:

Single supplement fee: 100%

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; Galapagos National park entrance fee US$100,- per Person (to be paid in cash at arrival at the airport in Galapagos); Transit Control Card US$20,- per Person (to be paid in cash at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil); meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.