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Luxury Class - Yachts Galapagos

PETREL CATAMARAN

Petrel Yacht Galapagos

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

Technical Specifications

Year of construction:

September 2015

Type:

Power Motor Catamaran

Length:

108 ft (33m)

Beam:

39 ft (12 m)

Draft:

5 ft (1,40m)

Gross tonnage:

170 tons

Capacity:

16 passengers

Accommodation:

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:

Yanmar engines

Max speed:

14 knots

Water maker:

2000 Gallons / day

Exterior:

GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)

Crew:
  • 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

 

Itinerary "A"

Isabela, Fernandina & Central Island
8 Days – 7 Nights

Friday:

AM: Baltra Is: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM: North Seymour Is: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds

Saturday:

AM: Isabela-Vicente Roca Point:The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.
PM: Fernandina-Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Sunday:

AM: Isabela - Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.
PM: Isabela - Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Monday:

AM: Isabela - Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.
PM: Isabela - Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons are usually spotted.

Tuesday:

AM: Isabela - Sierra Negra Volcano: On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands
PM: Isabela - Wetlands: They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves are home to a variety of unique bird species

Isabela - The Wall of Tears: Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners were forced to build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.

Wednesday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
PM:  Santa Cruz - Los Gemelos: Spanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Thursday:

AM: South Plaza Is: South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos
PM: Santa Fe Is: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

Friday:

AM: San Cristobal - Lobos Is: This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores
Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note

PHOTOS

 

Itinerary "B"

Central & Genovesa Islands
8 Days – 7 Nights

Friday:

AM: San Cristobal Is: Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island
PM:  San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos

San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park

Saturday:

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.

Sunday:

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 snokelling 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.

Monday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
PM: Santa Cruz Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Tuesday:

AM: Santiago - Sullivan Bay: The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there
PM: Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

Wednesday:

AM: Genoves - Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
PM: Genovesa - Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Thursday:

AM: Santiago - Puerto Egas: Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s
PM: Santiago - Espumilla Beach: Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

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

Friday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Carrion Point: A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.
Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note

PHOTOS

 

Itinerary "A"

Isabela & Fernandina Islands
6 Days – 5 Nights

Friday:

AM: Baltra Is: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM: North Seymour Is: Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds

Saturday:

AM: Isabela-Vicente Roca Point:The remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.
PM: Fernandina-Espinosa Point: A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

Sunday:

AM: Isabela - Tagus Cove: An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.
PM: Isabela - Urbina Bay: Its waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you'll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Monday:

AM: Isabela - Elizabeth Bay: As you enter the bay, hawks soar overhead and schools of fish can be seen swimming beneath the surface.
PM: Isabela - Moreno Point: Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons are usually spotted.

Tuesday:

AM: Isabela - Sierra Negra Volcano: On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands
PM: Isabela - Wetlands: They consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species

Isabela - The Wall of Tears: Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners were forced to build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.

Wednesday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
PM:  Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note

PHOTOS

 

Itinerary "B"

Central & Southern Islands
6 Days – 5 Nights

Wednesday:

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.

Thursday:

AM: South Plaza Is: South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos
PM: Santa Fe Is: A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

Friday:

AM: San Cristobal - Lobos Is: 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 Galapagos

San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park

Saturday:

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.

Sunday:

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 snokelling 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.

Monday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
PM: Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note

PHOTOS

 

Genovesa & Central Islands
5 Days – 4 Nights

Monday:

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 Highlands: The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Tuesday:

AM: Santiago - Sullivan Bay: The lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there
PM: Bartholomew - Pinnacle Rock: Bartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands.

Wednesday:

AM: Genoves - Darwin Bay: A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
PM: Genovesa - Prince Phillip's Steps: An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Thursday:

AM: Santiago - Puerto Egas: Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s
PM: Santiago - Espumilla Beach: Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

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

Friday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Carrion Point: A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.
Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note

PHOTOS

 

Central & Genovesa Islands
4 Days – 3 Nights

Friday:

AM: San Cristobal Is: Arrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island
PM:  San Cristobal - Interpretation Center: A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos

San Cristobal - La Galapaguera: Learn about the Giant Tortoise breeding program established by the National Park

Saturday:

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.

Sunday:

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 snokelling 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.

Monday:

AM: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station: An organization that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
PM: Transfer to the Airport: Please read an important note.

PHOTOS

Rate includes:
• All meals (breakfast - lunch - dinner) water with meals.
• Accommodation in double cabins.
• Transfers from the airport to the yacht and vice versa in Galapagos.
• Excursions in the islands with English Speaking Naturalist Guide.
Air ticket

 

Rate does not include:
• Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: USD 100.00 per person
• Migratory Control Card: USD 20.00 per person
• Soft drinks and alcoholics beverages.
• Snorkelling equipment for rent on board.
• Tips.

 

Note:
• Rates per person in U.S. Dollars
• Single occupancy supplement 80% or 100%

• The route of the ship and the itinerary are subject to change and can vary depending on the regulations and policies of the Galapagos National Park, weather, seasonal changes, safety, etc.

 

 

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