The Galapagos Islands were discovered by accident by the Bishop of Panama in 1535. For the next 300 years the main visitors were either whalers or English pirates hiding out in between plundering Spanish galleons laden with silver and gold.

The islands gained international recognition when Charles Darwin published his famous theory on “natural selection” following his visit to the islands in 1835 aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin marvelled at the extraordinary animals on the islands. Fueled by the nutrient rich ocean currents and isolated from humans, the islands have developed unique, abundant wildlife that has no natural fear of Man. The islands' importance was confirmed when the islands were declared the world’s first World Heritage Site in 1978 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1984.

The Galapagos National Park protects 97% of the islands. Thanks to conservation efforts the Galapagos Islands are much as they were millions of years ago and visitors can see up close some of the planet’s most wonderful creatures and landscapes. It truly is like no place on earth. Imagine yourself walking amongst prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles hatching or flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colourful fish. We guarantee you an experience like no other you have ever known.

Additional Charges Apply - Easter, Christmas and New Year

Highlights


• South Plaza Island: it is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas

• Isla Lobos: it is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. It is also home to blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. There is good snorkeling in the clear waters of the channel and this is one of the best sites at which to swim with sea lions underwater

• Interpretation Center: enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation

• Gardner Bay: it is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing

• Suarez Point: this area is great for spotting Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large Waved Albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air

• Cormorant Point: this site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts, White-cheeked Pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Four Sand Beach” composed of white coral

am: Baltra Island: Arrival to the airpor and transfer to Santa Cruz to visit the highlands before boarding. Dress appropriately for a hike. pm: Santa Cruz - Los Gemelos: Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
am: South Plaza Island: South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos. pm: Santa Fe Island: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.
am: San Cristobal - Isla Lobos: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores. pm: San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos. San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park.
am: Española - Gardner Bay: Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Española - Osborn Islet: This small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming. pm: Española - Suárez Point: Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
am: Floreana - Cormorant Point: Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favorite of flamingos. Floreana - Devil's Crown: Arguably the best snorkelling site in the islands, Devil's Crown boasts an amazing variety of marine life. pm: Floreana - Post Office Bay: A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
am: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos. pm: Transfer to the Airport
These Galapagos cruise itineraries are provisional and are subject to change without previous notice due to weather conditions and National Park regulations. Itineraries of 8 or more days may be scheduled to stop at ports for various cruise logistic reasons and/or for embarking/disembarking passengers.

Stateroom

$ 5510 USD pp
Stateroom
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Suite

$ 5950 USD pp
Suite
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Stateroom

$ 5510 USD pp
Stateroom
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Suite

$ 5950 USD pp
Suite
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Stateroom

$ 5510 USD pp
Stateroom
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Suite

$ 5950 USD pp
Suite
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Stateroom

$ 5510 USD pp
Stateroom
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Suite

$ 5950 USD pp
Suite
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. Key Features: Private balcony, Luxurious interiors, Ample social areas and Jacuzzi Outstanding visitor sites, Stable hull, Sleek and swift

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Stateroom

$ 5790 USD pp
Stateroom
Main Deck: 2 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m² Upper Deck: 4 Double Staterooms 323 ft² / 30 m², 1 Single Staterooms 151 ft² / 14 m²

Suite

$ 6250 USD pp
Suite
Main Deck: 2 Suites 463ft² / 43m²

Additional charges:

Galapagos Park Entrance Fee + Transit Control Card: 120 USD pp

Petrel

Vessel Type: Power Motor Catamaran

Length: 33 metres

Passenger Capacity: 16 

Built: 2015

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 / Bilingual Naturalist Guide / The best visitor sites / The most stable / The sleekest and fastest.

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

Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com
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

Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com
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.

Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com
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.

Originally published by Haugan Cruises generated on the following link: http://www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/index.html#deck-plans. This content is copyright and may not be republished. Please contact us if you need more information about our products. HauganCruises.com
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