Starting operations September, 2015

The best way to see the Galapagos Islands is on board a luxury cruise, and the newly built Petrel is a proud addition to the Haugan Cruises Galapagos fleet. Guests travel in comfort to the different islands, where they have up-close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales and more.

The newest ship in Galapagos, the Petrel offers a first-class way to visit these magical islands. Named after a sea bird common to Galapagos, the Petrel is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized catamaran, the Petrel is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi.

On the Petrel, we emphasize the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, selecting guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.

Key Features:

  • Private balcony
  • Luxurious interiors
  • Ample social areas and Jacuzzi
  • Outstanding visitor sites
  • Stable hull
  • Sleek and swift

Ship facts

Year of construction: September 2015
Type: Power Motor Catamaran
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1,40 m)
Gross tonnage: 170 tons
Capacity: 16 passengers
  • 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 (Please check with your Guide and Quality Control Manager for our Jaccuzi schedules.)

*Cabin size includes balcony

Main engines: Cummins QSM 11 / 400 HP @ 2100 RPM
Max speed: 14 knots
Water maker: 2000 Gallons / day
Exterior: GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)
  • 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)
Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard:

  • 2x 20-man life raft
  • Navtex
  • 2 GPS
  • Depth Sounder
  • 2 naval radars
  • Fire detection and prevention systems etc.
Available Gear:
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Wet Suits