The Petrel is a nine-cabin catamaran that welcomes up to 16 guests on luxury cruises throughout the Galapagos. With itineraries of four, five, six, and eight days, the Petrel offers a wide range of routes, allowing you to explore the parts of the archipelago that most entice you.
Life Aboard The MC Petrel Galapagos
As you board the Petrel, you are instantly surrounded by elegance. Suddenly, you are in a comfortable, sophisticated space that encourages you to connect with nature while also spoiling you while all the hallmarks of an upscale holiday.
Imagine waking up in your air-conditioned cabin, complete with modern décor and plush linens, and stepping out on your private balcony. It’s the perfect spot to sip a cup of coffee and listen as the wildlife around you rises for the day. Grab your camera and head to the partially-shaded sun deck. With a bit of luck, you may be able to snap a photo of a frigatebird as they escort the ship to your next destination.
Breathe in the warm sea air as you settle into the Jacuzzi for a relaxing soak. In the evening, enjoy Ecuadorian and international dishes, complete with a glass of wine. No matter where you are on the ship, you will have the attention of 11 crew members, including a concierge, who will work to make your holiday a success.
Excursions From Your Petrel Cruise Galapagos
With six different itineraries, ranging from four to eight days, the Petrel offers a more extensive range of options than many other boats in the area. A stop at Galapaguera on San Cristobal Island, which is included in several routes, is a chance to observe warblers, mockingbirds, and giant tortoises. At Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island, spot Nazca and red-footed boobies and get a peek at hammerhead sharks.
Visit Buccaneer Cove and see how sea turtles dig nests and lay eggs in the sandy beach. For many guests, a stop at Puerto Egas on Santiago Island is a highlight of their time in the Galapagos. Here, you may see fur seals and sea lions along with rays, marine iguanas, and reef sharks. Every activity is led by a naturalist guide, who will ensure your safety and share expert knowledge of the Galapagos’ flora and fauna.
Focus On Social Responsibility
The team behind the Petrel Catamaran is dedicated to protecting the ecosystem and culture of the Galapagos through careful exploration. In this spirit, the Petrel operates in an environmentally-conscious manner while also providing opportunities to local people and communities, and providing high-quality service to every guest.
Thanks to its twin hulls, the Petrel catamaran is a smooth-sailing, stable ship that will put even first-time cruisers and those with seasickness feel at ease. And, solo travelers will appreciate the single cabin. Whether you are a wildlife lover or looking for an exciting getaway, a Petrel cruise is an unforgettable experience.
Suites & Cabins
Enjoy the extensive Staterooms with huge windows allowing natural light to flow into the room. You can also enjoy the privacy of your own terrace while enjoying the oceanic views. The room features a safety deposit box, a spacious wardrobe to fit all your items.
The Petrel Suites come with a large panoramic view of the ocean and a private balcony. It also features an ensuite living room, a large wardrobe, and a safe deposit box. The bathrooms are equipped with a hot shower ensuring you enjoy a refreshing shower.