Bluntly put, it is one of our favorite luxury cruises in the Galapagos. Named after a sea bird common to the archipelago, the “Petrel” is like its namesake: elegant, swift and silent at sea. Guests will travel in comfort to the different spots, where they can have up-close encounters with Blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lions and more. It is one of the newest ships; and just like that (finger snap), it has simply become one of the best cruise, and hence, one of the best ways to see the Galapagos Islands. What this catamaran revolutionized was its innovative structure which allowed interior spaces to significantly expand compared to conventional designs. Hence, it is outfitted with spacious cabins with private balconies, a comfortable lounge and ample relaxation areas. Moreover, It is one of the fastest ships, guaranteeing comfort, silence and stability. But above all, it is one of the safest cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Although all these “physical” features are outstanding and important, what we are fascinated with are the honest intentions of the people involved, and how it thus impacts a traveler.
Say, for instance, you are planning a romantic getaway. Well first of all, once again, the M/C Petrel is definitely one of the first options we come up in mind. And this alone will certainly make a “generic romantic tour” a Galapagos honeymoon safari. You have, of course, the excursions led by the best guides who will not only “show you around” but truly, guide you in order for you to discover the marvels of this living laboratory. Enjoy dining in the catamaran’s elegant restaurant, or dine al fresco on the deck while taking in the views over the landscape. Order a drink at the bar in time for sunset. The huge sundeck features the Jacuzzi, the perfect spot for dolphin- and whale-watching, or for simply unwinding and soaking up the sun between excursions. In the evenings there is no better place for stargazing the Galapagos. We know all these are possible because we have not only been there, but kept a close relationship with them – and this is what we are referring to the “people involved that impacts a traveler”. From the owner, chef, guides, crew members to even the naval architect; we love to know the people behind great things. You will notice what true hospitality is – that is, passionately motivated on the “small stuff” such as the gesture on how they will hand you the fresh towel after you come back from snorkeling. Their primary motivation is not formality nor business; of course, these are professional points they consider. Instead, they will want to be friendly to you, because not only they are proud of hosting their natural paradise, but love the connection between them, the visitors (you) and nature.
So get on board the Petrel! Here emphasis is placed on the harmony between “nature’s life” and yours. You will certainly sense this on the little details. Luxury here isn’t about ostentation; it is rather attached to what moves us: the authentic experience. Get a personal, intimate and significant encounter with nature. Explore to an inspiring journey on which your understanding of life will literally change. Be inspired, and discover YOUR own enchanting islands.
“My husband, daughter and I want to thank you again for making our trip to the Galapagos extremely awesome!”