Petrel is a small, smart motor yacht catamaran offering intimate cruises in the Galapagos Islands
The new luxury motor yacht Petrel has only been cruising the Galápagos Islands since 2015 but is already wowing guests with its generous space, smart furnishings and fixtures, and stability (it’s a twin hull vessel).
The Petrel is a good choice for the visitor seeking high level comfort, excellent cuisine and top quality guiding in a small, intimate vessel. She only had two suites, six convertible staterooms for two passengers each and a single cabin. Each has a private balcony, private bathroom and panoramic windows. Décor is smart and business-like with plenty of nautical blue and white, while furnishings are lean and contemporary – there’s nothing fussy here, just pleasing modern lines.
You can relax in the spacious lounge but there are plenty of opportunities for active guests, with kayaks, snorkel and exercise equipment on board for your use. With 10 crew and a bilingual naturalist guide of a maximum 16 guests, service is a top priority.
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Your edit for Latin American inspiration
Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Real Latin America Experts
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.