Petrel

Luxury

Petrel

The best way to see the Galapagos Islands is aboard a luxury cruise, and the newly built Petrel is a proud addition to the Haugan Cruises Galapagos fleet. This stylish and comfortable ship is outfitted with spacious cabins and suites, a comfortable lounge, luxurious interiors and an outdoor Jacuzzi. All cabins on board have private balconies, storage and a writing desk. Guests travel in comfort to the different islands and experience up-close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales and more.

EMPHASIS ON NATURAL HISTORY

On the Petrel, the emphasis is on the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos and itineraries to carefully selected sites are outstanding. Guides are knowledgeable about biology and ecology and have excellent language skills and client reviews. The ship is equipped with kayaks, wetsuits and snorkel equipment to explore well-chosen visitor sites in the trip of a lifetime.

A PETREL: ELEGANT, SWIFT AND SILENT AT SEA

Named after a sea bird common to Galápagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. The vessel is designed for comfort and stability and offers an optimal way to experience the wonder of the Galapagos in luxury.

IDEAL FORtravelers wanting a small stylish yacht and either a shorter itinerary or a combo boat + land-based program

Petrel is one of our preferred ships when travelling in GALAPAGOS

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Next Departures

Tour NameStart DateEnd DateSpaces LeftPrice From

Day to Day Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - North Seymour IslandAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMNorth Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.


Day 2 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa PointAMVicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

PMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.


Day 3 - Tagus Cove - Urbina BayAMTagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

PMUrbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.


Day 4 - Elizabeth Bay - Moreno PointAMElizabeth Bay

Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.

PMMoreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.


Day 5 - Sierra Negra - Wetlands - Tortoise Breeding CenterAMSierra Negra

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

PMWetlands

Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.

Tortoise Breeding Center

Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding StationCreated to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.


Day 6 - Charles Darwin Station - Los Gemelos - Santa CruzAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

PMLos Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz

Giant Tortoise Ranch


Day 7 - South Plaza - Santa Fe IslandAMSouth Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.

PMSanta Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 8 - Isla Lobos - San Cristobal DepartureAMIsla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - Interpretation CenterAMSan Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMInterpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.


Day 2 - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet - Suarez PointAMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

PMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.


Day 3 - Devils Crown - Cormoran Point - Post Office Bay - Baroness ObservatoryAMDevils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

PMPost Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 4 - Charles Darwin Station - HighlandsAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

PMHighlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 5 - Sullivan Bay - Bartholomew Island - Pinnacle RockAMSullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

PMBartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.

Pinnacle Rock

Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle RockBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.


Day 6 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip StepsAMDarwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

PMPrince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.


Day 7 - Puerto Egas - Buccaneer Cove - Espumilla BeachAMPuerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

PMBuccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.


Day 8 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra DepartureAMBlack Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - North Seymour IslandAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMNorth Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.


Day 2 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa PointAMVicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

PMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.


Day 3 - Tagus Cove - Urbina BayAMTagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.

PMUrbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.


Day 4 - Espinosa Point - Moreno PointAMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

PMMoreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.


Day 5 - Sierra Negra - Wetlands - IsabelaAMSierra Negra

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

PMWetlands

Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.

Isabela

Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center


Day 6 - Charles Darwin Station - Baltra DepartureAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Los Gemelos - Santa CruzAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMLos Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz

Giant Tortoise Ranch


Day 2 - South Plaza - Santa Fe IslandAMSouth Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.

PMSanta Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 3 - Isla Lobos - Interpretation CenterAMIsla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

PMInterpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.


Day 4 - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet - Suarez PointAMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

PMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.


Day 5 - Devils Crown - Cormoran Point - Post Office Bay - Baroness ObservatoryAMDevils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

PMPost Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 6 - Charles Darwin Station - Baltra DepartureAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - HighlandsAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMHighlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 2 - Sullivan Bay - Bartholomew Island - Pinnacle RockAMSullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

PMBartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.

Pinnacle Rock

Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle RockBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock: the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.


Day 3 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip StepsAMDarwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

PMPrince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.


Day 4 - Puerto Egas - Buccaneer Cove - Espumilla BeachAMPuerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.

PMBuccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.


Day 5 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra DepartureAMBlack Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - San CristobalAMSan Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMSan Cristobal

David Rodriguez Giant Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 2 - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet - Suarez PointAMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

PMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.


Day 3 - Devils Crown - Cormoran Point - Post Office Bay - Baroness ObservatoryAMDevils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

PMPost Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 4 - Charles Darwin Station - Highlands - Baltra DepartureAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

PMBaltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


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