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Galapagos Petrel Cruise

Petrel Catamaran

Petrel Yacht Description

Her speed, comfort, luxurious interiors and excellent itinerary make Petrel perfect for your Galapagos Cruise Adventure. All cabins boast the luxury of a private balcony and the new stability system ensures the smoothest of rides. She is the fastest, sleekest and most stable catamaran cruising the Islands.

Guests have the choice of eating in the elegant indoor dining area or outside in al-fresco style. Petrel boasts a comfortable lounge area and library complete with plasma TVs, lap-tops, DVD player and stereo.

The huge sundeck features the Jacuzzi and is great for watching whales and dolphins or to simply relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. In the evenings there is no better place for star gazing.

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Petrel Key Features

  • Modern and comfortable
  • Luxurious Interiors
  • Great Galapagos Itinerary
  • Twin-hulled for a stable, smooth ride
  • Elegant restaurant & social areas
  • Jacuzzi

See these other luxury yachts similar to the Cormorant: Ocean Spray, Grace, Integrity

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Petrel Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person (except charter) starting at:

STATEROOMS $ 7,225 $ 5,510 $ 4,595 $ 3,410
SUITES $ 7,850 $ 5,950 $ 4,950 $ 3,675
CHARTER $ 107,825 $ 82,320 $ 68,575 $ 50,890

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Prices in US Dollars
Single supplement 50%
Fuel Surcharge:
* Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.
* Prices per person, based on a double occupancy
* Please keep in mind that for individual bookings, children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the tour.

* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.


Rates include:

  • All shore excursions
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • All soft drinks and juices
  • Champagne reception
  • Complimentary fruit basket
  • Top Galapagos National Park Guides
  • Use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits

Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee ($100)
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Tips to crew
  • Alcoholic beverages

Petrel Itinerary

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Petrel Photos

Petrel Cruise

Petrel Galapagos Cruise

Petrel Social Area

Petrel Sun Deck

Petrel Suite

Petrel Suite

Petrel Suite

Petrel Suite

Petrel Suite

Petrel Twin Cabin

Petrel Twin Cabin

Petrel Twin Cabin

Petrel Cabin Bathroom

Petrel Bathroom

Petrel Lounge

Petrel Lounge

Petrel Social Area

Petrel Social Area

Petrel Dining Room

Petrel Dining Room

Petrel Bridge

Petrel Bridge

Petrel Deck Plans & Specs

Petrel Main Deck

Petrel Main Deck

Petrel Upper Deck

Petrel Upper Deck

Petrel Sun Deck

Petrel Sun Deck

Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 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
  • 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)
  • 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 etc.


Petrel Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:


Maddy and I have settled back into life in Connecticut after our wonderful visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos.

The big surprise for us was how truly remarkable the Galapagos islands are. We are glad we got to see both the Eastern and Westernislands and, if we were again planning a visit to the islands, we would do nothing different.

Certainly we would not change our travel agent! Everything went smoothly, with only minor disruptions: A bus that wouldn't start, a ferry that slowed to a crawl. Thanks very much for all of your careful and thoughtful arrangements.

I have shared our experiences with two friends so far (Cabot Jaffee and Grant and Audrey MacDonald) and informed them of the quality of your work. I hope something positive comes of that for you.

Good wishes and muchas gracias,

Al and Maddy Lesure,
Greenwich, CT

USA, April 2018

Dear Mr. Vela,
we are pleased to let you know about our travel experiences to Galápagos and ​the Selva.

One thing to mention before all: Your tour guide, Mr. Harry Jiménez, is of very high value for your company. He is highly educated, speaks fluently English and most important, has a profound knowledge of all kind of local and global conditions. And what makes him more valuable: he is always very cool and pretty funny, too. We always had the impression that he didn't feel like doing a job, but more so that he felt like being on vacation for himself. Very relaxed!

In general this also counts for the first crew on the ship, who, without any exceptions, was like having fun all the time. Special thanks to Mr. Marvin, who was always trying to do his best possible for the passengers. (A very nice and helpful guy!)

Thanks also to your super well organized airport-hotel and vice versa services. No complaints at all!

Your tour guide, Mr. Edwin, in the Amazon Lodge, also was a special kick for us. We've had a lot of fun with him. (Despite rain and mud!)

All in all a very nice trip which we will keep in good memory.

However, to give you some recommendations: The food on the ship very often could be of better quality. Other passengers were very badly complaining about it. Mi wife and I do not want to spoil our vacation by complaining about the meals. Therefore we simply eat less or nothing, before fussing around and ruining our tour.

Again, thank you very much for letting us have this super nice vacation!

Sincerely yours,
Soraya & Egon Nacke

April 2017
2 guests

Maria, thank you for helping us plan our trip to Galapalos. It was a wonderful
adventure. We only had 1 day in Quito but we made the most of it with the 5 hour tour you arranged for us. The Petrel was the perfect choice for our 8 day Galapalos cruise. We could not have been happier with your services. You were always quick to respond to all of our questions and needs. All of the transfers and transportation was handled just as promised. Thanks again for making this a trip of a life time.

Greg and Barbara Levin

October 2016
Country: USA
Tour: Petrel Yacht + Quito City Tour

Hi Francisco,

The trip organized by you was fabulous. All the connections were perfect, your communications were appropriate and helpful, and the tours and accommodations were as described. We would recommend you highly.

Lois Polatnick

December 2015

2 guests

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