Petrel is a small, smart motor yacht catamaran offering intimate cruises in the Galapagos Islands
The new luxury motor yacht Petrel has only been cruising the Galápagos Islands since 2015 but is already wowing guests with its generous space, smart furnishings and fixtures, and stability (it’s a twin hull vessel).
The Petrel is a good choice for the visitor seeking high level comfort, excellent cuisine and top quality guiding in a small, intimate vessel. She only had two suites, six convertible staterooms for two passengers each and a single cabin. Each has a private balcony, private bathroom and panoramic windows. Décor is smart and business-like with plenty of nautical blue and white, while furnishings are lean and contemporary – there’s nothing fussy here, just pleasing modern lines.
You can relax in the spacious lounge but there are plenty of opportunities for active guests, with kayaks, snorkel and exercise equipment on board for your use. With 10 crew and a bilingual naturalist guide of a maximum 16 guests, service is a top priority.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
Galapagos Islands wildlife, guide and boat. To be so close to birds and animals is a privilege and to see such pristine beaches and scenery is lovely.SJ, Winchelsea
A holiday in the Ecuador and the Galápagos is a once in a lifetime experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.LF
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
Everything came up to expectations but the highlight was the Galápagos IslandsSC, London, SW11
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguinsPW, Twickenham
This was our holiday of a lifetime fulfilling a long held desire to visit the Galápagos Islands, and it lived up to all our expectations.SH, Aylesbury
A holiday in Ecuador/the Galapagos is a once in a life time experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.DW, Lingfield
The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate. The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.PT, Peterborough
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The trip around the Galápagos was spectacular and I have never experienced anything like it before.LB, Enfield
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
The Galápagos was so amazing - we were not at all disappointed even though we had looked forward to it so much. Every part of our cruise was special, and we loved the Athala and her itinerary.RJ, Kenilworth
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
Isolation on the Islands a feeling of being in the Galapagos by invitation of the inhabitants - the wildlife. A truly wonderful and privileged experience.SD, Rochester
Highlight of your trip?: Snorkeling in the Galapagos
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
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