Simply put, the Petrel is one of our favorite luxury vessels sailing the waters of the Galapagos Islands. Named after the airy seabird common to the archipelago, the 16-passenger Petrel Luxury Galapagos Catamaran is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. Guests will sail in comfort to various spots in the islands, where they can experience up-close encounters with Blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lions and more.   One of the newest ships, the Petrel has become one of the best ways to see the Galapagos Islands. What this catamaran has revolutionized is its innovative structure that allows interior spaces to expand significantly compared to conventional designs. It is outfitted with spacious cabins possessing private balconies, as well as a comfortable lounge and ample relaxation areas. The huge sundeck features the Jacuzzi, the perfect spot for dolphin- and whale-watching, or for simply unwinding and soaking up the sun between island excursions. Moreover, it is one of the fastest ships and its guarantees comfort, silence and stability.   Enjoy dining in the ship’s elegant restaurant, or dine al fresco on the deck while taking in the views of the islands, before ordering a drink at the bar just in time for sunset. And in the evening, there’s no better place for stargazing.   On the Petrel, the emphasis is placed on the remarkable natural history of the Galapagos Islands, selecting naturalist land-tour guides who are knowledgeable of the archipelago's biology and ecology, in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.   So get on board the Petrel! Luxury here isn’t about ostentation; rather, it's attached to what moves us: authentic experiences. Engage in a personal, intimate and significant encounter with nature. Take part in an inspiring journey in which your understanding of life will literally change. Be inspired and discover YOUR own enchanting islands with the Petrel.




Galapagos Islands, Española, Floreana (Devil's Crown) Islands & Charles Darwin Station.

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Boat Itineraries

Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 108 ft (33 m)
  • Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
  • Draft: 5 ft (1,40 m)
  • Gross tonnage: 170 Tons
  • Main engines: Yanmar engines
  • Max speed: 14 knots
  • Watermaker: 2000 gallons/day
  • Exterior: GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)


  • Main Deck:
    • 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²
    • 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m²
  • Upper Deck:
    • 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m²
    • 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²
    • Sun Deck: Jacuzzi

**Cabin size includes balcony


  • Captain
  • Bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide
  • Quality Control Manager
  • 8 other crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Chef, Sous Chef, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Barman, Housekeeper)

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Trip Advisor Reviews

star rating  Amabilidad y experiencia - Hice el viaje desde BS AS a Quito, y luego a Galápagos.
Todo resultó impecable
La organización, los guías, los hoteles y todos los servicios contratados
Destaco la amabilidad, y predisposición de Rachel, nuestra guía de gran parte de la estadía en Quito. Y los guías en las islas, Peter, Carlos Lopez y otros cuyo nombre no recuerdo
También al chofer, Darwin, ayudándo para que obtengamos buenas fotos
Recomiendo la agencia por la cordialidad y profesionalismo.

avatar thumb Lore1074
August 7, 2023

star rating  Enriquecedora!  - Hace 5 años hicimos Galápagos y fue un espectáculo! Ahora en diciembre Repetimos con Surtrek. Hemos visitado Quito y Amazonia, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento a todos y cada uno de los chicos que nos han acompañado en esta Aventura porque no son unas vacaciones es una aventura de las que te llevas para siempre y la comodidad de ir siempre asesorado por los mejores no tiene precio.
No solo por el trato la paciencia y el cariño con el que te tratan sino por la capacidad de organización y experiencia que tienen la verdad que repetiría 1 y 1000 veces. Gracias y nos veremos pronto para mas Aventuras juntos!

avatar thumb Tourist403187
March 10, 2023

star rating  Gran viaje, excelente servicio  - Los tours que nos recomendaron y que hicimos fueron muy buenos. Muy buena atencion y servicio.

También quiero mencionar que uno de nuestros vuelos se atrasó y ellos movieron mar y tierra para que no se perdiera el vuelo. Se terminó cambiando el vuelo gracias a ellos y hasta en el aeropuerto de galápagos ya sabían de nuestro caso. Muy agradecidos con Surtrek.

avatar thumb jagg1987
February 14, 2023

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