One of the newest vessels cruising in the Galapagos, the Motor Catamaran Petrel redefines luxury. Her modern design brings you state-of-the-art equipment and offers greater stability than traditional vessels, whilst providing you with levels of comfort and opulence not previously seen. Petrel will take you to wonderful settings smoothly, quietly and in grand style, her twin-hull design cutting through swells in a way that single-hull vessels can’t.
With never more than 16 clients on board, Petrel’s 10-person crew ensures that you will receive unrivalled levels of service, and on-board Guest Manager Santiago has worked in some of the best hotel in South America and he will see to your every need. There are superb communal areas for relaxation and entertainment, including a fitness area and a library, and a beautiful dining room and sumptuous lounge. The beautiful upper-deck sun terrace features a jacuzzi and is home to the fully stocked bar featuring local beers and quality South American wines, as well as premium spirits. Although luxurious, the ambience aboard Petrel is friendly and relaxed – the perfect environment to relax in between your on-shore adventures.
Food on board Petrel is a particular highlight. Chefs Adrian and David pride themselves on providing a superb variety of food and refreshments, including a signature hearty breakfast to ready you for your daily adventures. There’s lot of variety from classic Mediterranean cuisine to Ecuadorian favourites. Of course seafood is a speciality, and for lunches and dinners wonderful dishes like lobster and local ceviches always feature. Once or twice during your voyage you will enjoy an informal barbecue buffet lunch on the sun terrace – another fabulous touch that elevates Petrel above other vessels. For coffee lovers a high quality espresso/cappuccino machine is available at all times, and filtered ice and water are provided whenever you wish.
Private accommodation aboard Petrel sets a new standard for Galapagos. Every stateroom features a private balcony and stunning decor, complemented by the highest quality furnishings and equipment. For the ultimate in luxury choose one of the double suites, offering over 460 sqf of beautiful, light-filled space to call your own. All staterooms are equipped with modern, powerful showers and thoughtful touches abound such as quality hair dryers and beautiful toiletries.