Galapagos cruise on board Petrel | 6 days
Visit the Galapagos and discover a land where time stands still. The geography has been shaped by sea and volcanic activity and the native animals have thrived, unchanged for eons. Embark on a fantastic 6-day Galapagos cruise aboard the motorized catamaran, Petrel. Birders rejoice at the impressive selection of bird life to be seen around the Galapagos archipelago from soaring Galapagos Hawks, to Blue Footed Boobies bobbing at sea or among rocky outcrops, to nesting Flightless Cormorants. Scores of other unique wildlife share your Galapagos Islands vacation with you and throughout your cruise, you will have opportunities to swim and snorkel with rays, tropical fish and marine iguanas; kayak between playful sea lions and fur seals and hike among Sally Lightfoot Crabs and lava lizards. Your Galapagos cruise also takes you to the Isabela Breeding Center and Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts in the Galapagos National Park and to meet the famous Giant Tortoises.
The newly built and elegant Petrel is the ultimate in luxury small ship cruising. Spot seabirds and sea lions, even whales if you're lucky, from your private balcony and relax on the sundeck with a cocktail at the end of the day. Make use of the ship's kayaks and snorkeling gear for close encounters with the Galapagos locals. Our expert National Park guide is on board to inform you of all the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. A world of natural marvels is waiting for you on this Galapagos Islands vacation.
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Encounter the Giant Tortoises
Witness unique species of the Galapagos Islands
A comfortable and silent catamaran to sail through the archipelago