Liveaboard Review

Petrel Catamaran - Review 2022

Everyone can enjoy the best holiday onboard a luxury cruise ship. Petrel is a member of Haugan Cruises that travels around the Galapagos Islands all year. You can capture different magical islands plus an up-close encounter with uniques animals within Galapagos. You’ll learn more about the Natural History of Galapagos along with the well-trained professional guides. This catamaran is made for stability and safe exploration with an absolute comfort to anyone that joins aboard. We ensure to give you the best holiday you deserve. Also, our friendly crew members are on hand to provide the best service that this liveaboard can offer.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Some people claimed that the dive sites were picturesque and memorable
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    Divers said that the dive briefings was insightful and prepared them well
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    The food on the liveaboard was 5 star quality

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome people stated that the price of the cruise was expensive

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Diving on the Petrel Catamaran in Galapagos

This new boat started its adventure in 2015 with positive reviews from tourists. It has a length of 35m/115f with a cruising speed of 10 knots per hour plus it can produce 2000 gallons of freshwater per day.

Boat Interior

This motor catamaran can house a maximum of 16 guests to its stylish cabins located on the main and upper deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, storage for clothing, private balcony and private bathrooms with hot and cold showers. This hotel-like boat has a modern and minimalist interior with complete amenities needed for every exploration. Housekeeping is monitored daily to maintain the cleanliness of each cabin. The spacious saloon has an audio and video entertainment system plus a small library and fitness area located on the main deck. The large sun deck has cushioned sun loungers, and Jacuzzi which is a perfect place for ocean viewing and relaxation.


The experienced chef serves healthy and delicious meals from local and international cuisines along with complimentary drinks. Meals vary every day to suit everyone’s appetite which has a buffet-style setting. Complimentary snacks and drinks are available all day at the fully stocked bar. Guests can choose to enjoy their meals at the indoor dining area or alfresco. Vegetarian options are available for those who have a strict vegetable diet, and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. We require guests to add their specific dietary requirements on the booking form to assist them better on board. May we remind you that we only cater requests for food allergies and religious beliefs.

Boat Safety

We prioritize safety that’s why we make sure that this catamaran follows the Boat Safety checklist before sailing. It also has high-quality equipment for boat navigation and safety including life vests placed on every room of this, life rafts, emergency oxygen, fire extinguisher, and first aid kits which are accessible in an emergency. The well -trained crew can facilitate first aid. Moreover, they can also manage any situation that might occur onboard.


Challenging activities await every tourist on different destinations around the Galapagos Islands. Itinerary packages can be combined to extend your stay on this luxury boat. This place has astonishing volcanic views and has 19 islands with an abundance of unique wildlife around the Galapagos. Activities included in your package are snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife watching, surfing, and stargazing. Be sure to equip the right items for your expedition like comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat or cap. For other inquiries, you may always contact our booking agents to serve you better.


Expect a warm welcome from our crew team along with refreshments and snacks upon checking-in. A short briefing and introduction are given to provide guests with safety guidelines as well as the itinerary plan. Explore the islands of Baltra, Santiago, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz, Rabida, South Plaza, North Seymour and more. Encounter different animals up-close like the oldest Galapagos tortoise, American Flamingo, lang iguana, marine iguana, frigatebirds, penguin, sea lion, and fur seal. The best time to visit these islands is between December until May when the weather is hot and unlikely to rain.

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