Expeditions & Activities

Expeditions & Activities

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a lifetime journey to a land like no other where animals and humans coexist in perfect harmony.

A place so unique and mysterious that expert naturalists are required to guide you through lava fields, sandy beaches, and crystalline waters to discover the breathtaking beauty of the archipelago.

This is why onboard the M/C Petrel we have chosen the best Galapagos National Park Guides to take you on this adventure.

Guided visits

Explore the Galapagos Islands alongside the best naturalist guides. Knowledgeable and friendly, our guides will take you on a thrilling journey across beaches and lava fields into cloud forests and under the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and will unveil to you the beauties of this untamed archipelago.

All our guides are Class III certified Galapagos Naturalist Guides and will accompany you during all activities.

Panga rides

Hop onboard our zodiacs, known locally as pangas, and discover the secrets of the island’s shores and shallow waters. Look carefully for nests and birds perching on the rocky walls of the islands and marine creatures that swim close to the surface.

During your panga rides, you will be accompanied by our expert guide and skillful sailor. 

Snorkeling

Explore the fascinating world hidden underneath the calm Pacific waters. Snorkel in calm and clear waters while you discover countless marine species, swim close to magnificent eagle rays, and watch how marine turtles glide gracefully over the sea bed. No previous experience is required and people of all ages can enjoy this activity.

Snorkeling activities include fins, mask, snorkel, 3mm wetsuit.

*During the COVID-19 emergency mask and snorkel will be considered personal items and will not be included. 

Hiking

Hike over impressive lava fields and be amazed by the curling forms left by ancient lava rivers. Visit nesting places, and witness the intricate matting dances of Galapago’s marine birds. Discover hidden cloud forests where the giant Galapagos tortoises dwell and enjoy magnificent landscapes where the earth and the sky merge in breathtaking colors.

Kayaking

Kayaking in the calm, turquoise waters of the pacific oceans is one of the most soothing and relaxing activities while visiting the islands. Take advantage of the designated kayaking areas of the Galapagos national park and enjoy a moment of peace and calm while enjoying the beauty of the islands.

M/C Petrel counts with two double kayaks and is authorized by the G.N.P. to use them in specific locations according to the park regulations.

Paddleboarding

Enjoy this fun activity while visiting the islands. If it is your first time the Galapagos coves are the perfect place to practice and bring back home joyful memories and new skills

M/C Petrel counts with two paddleboards and is authorized by the G.N.P. to use them in specific locations and according to the park regulations.