Imagine yourself walking amongst prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles hatching or flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colourful fish. Live an experience like no other aboard the elegant and cozy Petrel Yacht.
What´s the tour like?
Travel Style: Natural Wonders
Nature wonders, Awe-inspiring views, extraordinary biodiversity and natural discovery like nowhere else. Unforgettable experiences to connect with nature at its purest.
Service Level: Luxury
The very best you can get. Live it at full splendor
Suitable for all ages. All travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Group Size: Small
Small size group. Max 16
Physical Requirement: Average
Itineraries include light and moderate physical activities like walking and hiking. Accesible to most healthy travellers.
Western Islands: Wednesday / Monday
Note The following itineraries aboard Santa Cruz II are also available:
Northern Islands: Monday / Friday 5D/4N
Eastern Islands: Saturday / Wednesday 5D/4N
Galapagos aboard Petrel Yacht
- All shore excursions
- All meals throughout cruise
- Regular soft drinks and juices
- Champagne reception
- Welcome courtesy
- Galapagos National Park certified Guide
- Use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits
Standard Cabin / Suites
All meals are included during your stay/ Special dietary needs available on request
Airplane, Yacht, Kayaks
“This was our best trip ever. The crew were all great; helpful, cheerful and informative. Eduardo was the director and very special. The guide, Harry, was terrific. And the ship was top-notch. We'd like to thank you for all your help. Everything went very smoothly for the whole time”. Don
Itinerary: 4 days / 3 nights
Day 1: Friday
In the morning, arrival to San Cristobal Island. After your arrival you’ll be met by a Yacht representative upon clearing customs and picking up your luggage. Transfer to the Yacht where you will be receiving information about the Petrel and the Island.
In the afternoon will be visiting the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal, an interactive exposition providing information about the history and biodiversity of Galápagos.
After the visit to the Interpretation Center will be heading to Galapaguera to know more about the Giant Tortoise of Galapagos and the incubation program established for the National Park.
Day 2: Saturday
In the morning hours will anchor in Española Island and will be heading to Gardner Bay where the water color is Turquoise. This bay is a big Colonie of Sea Lions.
After this will be visiting Osborn Islet where you can do snorkeling, swimming and enjoy of a true show of nature.
In the afternoon will be heading to Suarez Ponit, one of the most outstanding parts of the Island, due to the variety of Wildlife
Day 3: Sunday
In the morning hours will anchor at Floreana Island and will be heading to Cormorant Point, where will we walk in a short path to get to a salt water Lagoon that is quite desired for Flamingos.
Then will be headed to Corona del Diablo where we can do activities like snorkeling, is one of the best parts to observe the variety of marine species that you can find in Galápagos.
In the afternoon, will be traveling to a white colored sand beach, that in the past was a Post Office where the marines use to get their letters in a barrel.
Day 4: Monday
In the morning hours will anchor at Santa Cruz Island, where will have our last excursion in the Scientific Station of Charles Darwin, will receive information about the exclusive care of the enchanted Islands of Ecuador.
In the afternoon our trip has come to and end, with a last transfer to the airport.
Come with us and experience the comfort and luxury of the Petrel Yacht while you travel around the Galapagos Eastern Islands. Made famous by Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution, the 19 different islands are a living sanctuary of various land and marine species. Come with us and have the trip of your lifetime.
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2 Doubles Cabins
4 Doubles Cabins
1 Simple Cabin
King and Twin sized beds
Indoor Living Room (Suites)
Facilities & Services
Ample Social Areas
Small backpack Hat (preferably with a brim)
Shorts, Long pants, T-shirts, Long and Short sleeved shirts, Wind breaker / light raincoat, Bathing suit, Comfortable walking shoes, Sneakers with rubber soles, Outdoor Sandals, Camera and binoculars, Extra film, memory cards, discs Spare batteries
Any medicine you may be taking
Money (US$ cash) Major Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard)
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General Itinerary or Vessel Changes
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Arrival to San Cristobal Island (GALAPAGOS)
Assistance will be provided upon your arrival by a Petrel representative after passing through immigration and baggage claim. When ready, you will be transferred to the yacht. You will then be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before the welcome briefing and lunch.
The Islands are part of the Ecuadorian National Parks system. There is an entrance fee of US$ 100 for adults and $50 for children under 12. The fee is collected on arrival in the airport in the Galapagos Islands and is ONLY payable in cash. Credit card or travelers checks are not accepted. Your guide will meet you immediately after you have paid the fee and take you to the boat.
We always receive great reviews about the food on board. There is a varied menu onboard, including international and local cuisines, designed to accommodate a variety of dietary needs including vegetarians. There is always a choice and at least one vegetarian option. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements. All meals on board are included in the cruise price.
The catamaran will anchor at two visitor sites each day. You will be ferried to the islands in “pangas” (local name for dinghies). Once ashore your guide will lead you along marked trails explaining the natural history as you walk. Island visits are done at a leisurely pace allowing plenty of time to enjoy and photograph the amazing wildlife and scenery. There is often an opportunity to swim and / or snorkel during these visits should you wish.
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Galapagos National Park Rules
Ecuador established the Galapagos Islands National Park in 1959, covering 90% of Galapagos Islands area, all the lands are already included. The Galapagos Islands National Park service started in 1967 until today. The Galapagos Marine Reserve was opened in 1999 to preserve the marine wildlife in the sea near to the Galapagos Islands. For more, please visit: www.galapagospark.org
Our environmental policy, allow us to generate in our guests conscience towards protection of the ecosystems we visit. All our expedition staff will motivate guests to follow the good environmental practices of our operation.
The Galapagos National Park Service regulates all visitor activities within the park’s boundaries, including the vessels itineraries. Visits both within the National Park sites and the Marine Reserve, are led by licensed Naturalist Guides. By following these rules, you are directly contributing to the ongoing preservation efforts of local institutions. Take only photographs and wonderful memories; leave only footprints.
Please stay on the trails.
Please do not disturb any wildlife or remove any native plant or rock material.
Please make sure you do not accidentally transport any live material to the islands, or from island to island. Insular ecosystems are fragile biological units.
Please be cautious at approaching wildlife, and always follow your Naturalists´ advice.
Animals are not to be fed by humans. Particular attention should be given to water bottles.
It is prohibited to bring food to the visitor’s sites.
Please do not startle or chase any animal from its resting or nesting area.
Smoking is not allowed on the islands, nor is it in any boat (dinghy) during your visits. The use of cellular or satellite phones is prohibited on the visitor’s sites.
Please do not buy any souvenirs made from native Galapagos species (except for wood).
Conservation is everyone’s business. Please do not hesitate to show your conservationist attitude. Become a Galapagos supporter and ask us about our conservation programs that support sustainability on the islands.
LANDINGS – LANDINGS ARE HOW YOU ARRIVE TO THE VISITOR SITES. EACH SITE IS VISITED BY USING A DINGHY (SMALL BOAT), ALSO KNOWN AS ZODIAC OR PANGA.
PANGA – PANGA IS THE SPANISH TERM FOR DINGHY OR ZODIAC. YOU WILL HEAR THIS WORD OFTEN.
DRY LANDING –UPON ARRIVAL TO THE VISITOR SITE YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO ENTER THE WATER WHEN EXITING THE ZODIAC OR DINGHY.
WET LANDING – UPON ARRIVAL TO THE VISITOR SITE YOU WILL EXIT THE DINGHY (SMALL BOAT) BY ENTERING THE WATER FIRST, THEN WALKING ASHORE.
NO LANDING – THERE WILL BE NO LANDING BECAUSE ACTIVITY WILL CONSIST OF PANGA RIDE OR SNORKELING.
DINGHY RIDE – THE DINGHY RIDE IS A SIMPLE RIDE ON WATER AROUND THE VISITOR AREA. THIS IS DONE WHEN THERE IS NO LANDING PERMITTED OR TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF NEARBY WILDLIFE OR LANDSCAPES.
POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES – ALL ACTIVITIES ARE TO BE ULTIMATELY DECIDED BY THE GUIDE CONSIDERING DIFFERENT FACTORS LIKE: WEATHER, SEA CONDITIONS, AND OTHERS. THE ACTIVITIES LISTED IN ALL THE ITINERARIES ARE ULTIMATELY DECIDED BY THE GALAPAGOS NATIONAL PARK OFFICIALS WITH THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ISLANDS IN MIND. THESE CANNOT BE ALTERED IN ANY WAY.
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