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Cruise Ships in The Galapagos Islands : Petrel

Built in 2015, the Petrel blends minimalist decor with comfortable furnishings, attention to detail and spacious size. A 16 passenger motor yacht that offers a top end Galapagos experience.

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The Petrel motor yacht features nine cabins and a maximum capacity of 16 passengers. It has some of the largest cabins for a vessel in the Galapagos, including private balconies in all. Full size windows, bright decor and plenty of storage space are complemented by glass showers and modern bathrooms.

The indoor social areas provide plenty of space to spread out and relax, including a stocked reading room for learning more about the Galapagos' unique environment. Indoor and outdoor bars provide options for an end of the day libation while the full length sun deck has comfortable chairs and loungers as well as a six-person Jacuzzi.

During the day you'll enjoy a variety of excursions ranging from treks to dinghy rides to snorkeling, making the most of the diverse landscape.


All nine cabins are well thought out and comfortable. Rooms vary between two single beds and one matrimonial bed, while all feature private balconies, modern bathrooms and air conditioning.

Upper Deck Single Stateroom (x1)

With 14 sq m of cabin space, this single stateroom, located on the upper deck, provides plenty of room to relax as well as a private balcony, a rarity for a single occupancy room.

Double Stateroom (x6)

The six double staterooms are located on the main and upper deck and provide 30 sq m of space, making them larger than most vessels' suites.

Main Deck Suite (x2)

The largest cabins on the boat, these suites provide a huge 43 sq m including double size balconies, and a separate living area with chairs and table.


  • Breakfast and lunch buffet is served in the main restaurant.
  • Dinner is à la carte and served in the main restaurant.
  • Tea and coffee are available at the bar throughout the day.


  • 3 night southern islands.
  • 4 night central and northern islands.
  • 5 night central and southern islands.
  • 7 night central, northern and southern islands.
  • 7 night western and central islands.
  • 14 night all islands.

Suggested itineraries

  • Frigatebird, Galapagos Islands

    Wildlife of Ecuador: Amazon & Galapagos

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Galapagos Islands — "Darwin's laboratory" and a truly unique location with incredibly fearless wildlife.

    • Ecuadorian Amazon — home to some of the Amazon's most {translate:recognised} ecolodges with excellent set up, guides and wildlife spotting opportunities.

    • Quito — a UNESCO World Heritage Site with fine colonial architecture.

    11 days from CAD12,845pp

  • The cobbled streets of Quito's Old Town

    Andes & Galapagos tour

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • See the fearless wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

    • Barter at traditional, {translate:colourful} markets in Otavalo and the Gualaceo valley.

    • Learn about the numerous indigenous Ecuadorian cultures that retain proud heritage today.

    • Explore the UNESCO colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca.

    • Shop for Panama hats.

    • Stay in a centuries-old traditional hacienda.

    13 days from CAD13,100pp

  • Galapagos Flamingos

    Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos tour

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quito with its growing reputation for good restaurants, bars and cafés.

    • Enjoy a stay in the cloudforest at Mashpi Lodge surrounded by birdlife and home to great canopy tram.

    • Stay at Hacienda Zuleta which is considered to be one of the finest haciendas in Ecuador.

    • Discover the incredible, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos on a luxury Silversea cruise.

    15 days from CAD25,290pp


  • Dinghy rides
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife viewing
  • On board lectures