The Galapagos petrel is a large, long-winged bird that floats on air currents. Swift and elegant, it makes no noise while flying over the sea. And just like its namesake, the 115-foot, luxury catamaran Petrel will impress you from the moment you step aboard with its speed, sleekness of style, stability and noise-reduction capability. 

Built in September 2015, the Petrel is one of the newest and fastest catamarans cruising the Galapagos Islands today. Its up-to-the-minute technology and state-of-the-art stability system ensure the smoothest of rides. 

The Petrel accommodates 16 passengers in two, 463-square-foot suites with king beds; six, 323-foot staterooms with twin beds that can be converted into one king size; and one, 151-foot, single stateroom. All cabins have large windows, wood flooring in warm colors, bathrooms and private balconies, where you can quietly reflect on the striking, changing scenery. 

On the main deck, at the forward part of the ship, you’ll find a library. A comfortable lounge, dining room and porch are located at the stern. The upper deck holds the captain’s cabin, the bridge, an outdoor bar and several tables. Flat-screen TVs, laptops, a DVD player and stereo are always ready for your enjoyment.

The Petrel’s top sundeck is where you’ll want to unwind by taking in the extraordinary and exquisite views from your lounge chair, your stool at the bar or your seat in the soothing Jacuzzi. It also has a grill, which means that not only does this tier serve as the best place on the Equator for sunbathing, it’s eminently suitable for a grilled chicken and langostino lunch. During the days, you’ll find the sundeck to be the perfect station for watching whales and dolphins. In the evenings, it’s a stellar spot for stargazing. 

Your activities off the Petrel will be just as well catered: kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits are supplied so that your encounters with the marine wildlife will be exceptionally up close and personal.  

Swift, sleek, stable and silent. Choose the Petrel for your Galapagos adventure, and your travels will be inspired by the soaring bird whose name is carried on your boat’s bow.

Are you interested in booking this yacht? Please contact one of the following IGTOA Member Companies to get started:

International Wildlife Adventures


International Wildlife Adventures offers tours and cruises to some of the world's best places for viewing and photographing wildlife, nature and traditional cultures. IWA is committed to providing the best quality and value poss...

Phone: 206-463-1943

Fax: 206-463-4081

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ROW Adventures


ROW pioneered land-based sea kayaking in the Galapagos. We also are specialists in Galapagos cruise or hotel-based explorations of the islands. Distinctively different Galapagos options as well as whitewater rafting and other Ec...

Phone: 1-800-451-6034

Alternate: 208-765-0841

Fax: 208-667-6506

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Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours


Galapagos is our ONLY destination. We lived there, and continue to maintain very close contacts with key people in the tourism and conservation communities. Let us help you design your own personal Galapagos cruise experience ba...

Phone: +1 (613) 740-1104

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Geographic Expeditions


Geographic Expeditions offers a varied portfolio of overland tours, treks, walks, and expeditionary voyages to the world's most astonishing places. GeoEx offers Private Journeys for groups, families, and couples, as well as sche...

Phone: 1-800-777-8183

Alternate: 415-922-0448

Fax: 415-346-5535

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Yampu Tours


Yampu Tours matches each traveler’s personality with the best Galapagos option, creating trips of a lifetime. Choose only Ecuador or combine with Machu Picchu or other Latin American destinations; we will create the perfect trip...

Phone: 1-888-926-7801 West Coast Headquarters Direct: 213-418-9191

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Natural Habitat Adventures


For over 28 years, Natural Habitat Adventures has led the way for nature enthusiasts seeking meaningful and intimate natural history and wildlife experiences. Expertly-crafted itineraries, small groups, and the world’s most know...

Phone: 800-543-8917

Alternate: 303-449-3711

Fax: 303-449-3712

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Adventure Life


A leader in Galapagos travel, our cruises combine natural, ecological multisport exploration. We've selected only the best yachts in operation for our Galapagos cruises, offering incredible variety and the most comprehensive se...

Phone: 800-344-6118

Alternate: 406-541-2677

Fax: 406-541-2676

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AdventureSmith Explorations


Award winning Galapagos Cruise experts. Our huge selection of Galapagos Cruises Land Based Adventures are designed to bring travelers into close contact with the nature and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands in safety and comfor...

Phone: 800-728-2875

Alternate: 530-583-1775

Fax: 530-583-1775

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Vaya Adventures


Vaya Adventures has specialized in the highest quality custom travel experiences to South & Central America since 2004. We offer a carefully chosen selection of the finest small vessels (12-36 passengers) in the Galapagos. We ...

Phone: 800-342-1796 Alternate: 510-548-8487

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