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Galapagos expedition cruises

Eric and Letty

Two identical sister motor yachts. Each vessel accommodates up to 20 guests with a high ratio of guides to clients. A very good team keeps operations running smoothly.

Class: First Class - Medium
Style: Motor yacht
Passengers: 20 maximum
Length: 83 ft
Cruising speed: 8 knots

Cabin prices: ££, £££,
Service rating: 80
Guides rating: 100
Cabins rating: 80
Smoothness at sea: 80

Introducing 'Eric and Letty'

Eric and Letty are identical expedition yachts which have been custom-designed for Galapagos cruising and are refurbished annually. There are ten cabins in total- eight cabins have either twin beds or doubles, and two have a possible third upper bunk. All cabins have private bathrooms.

On board, the boats have comfortable communal areas including a dining room, a lounge with a TV, games and a library. The boats also have open and shaded sun decks with loungers.

Clear bottomed sea kayaks and wetsuits are available for use at no extra charge on a first come first served basis. Snorkelling equipment is provided. Diving can be pre-arranged for days 2 and 5 of the cruise at extra cost. Some special family friendly departures.

Eric and Letty offers 2 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 4 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Sundays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at San Cristobal Airport
Frigatebird Hill
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
2Cerro Brujo
Punta Pitt
3Punta Suárez
Gardner Bay
4Punta Cormorant
Champion Islet
Post Office Bay
Baroness Viewpoint
5Puerto Ayora
Highlands of Santa Cruz
Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora
6Playa de las Bachas
Black Turtle Cove
Escalera (Bartolome Is)
La Playa (Bartolome Is)
7South Plaza
North Seymour Island
8Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Interpretation Centre
Depart from San Cristobal Airport
Itinerary map for Eric and Letty 'A Southern/Central' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Blue-footed booby
Red-footed booby
Masked booby
Waved albatross
Magnificent frigatebird
Great frigatebird
Galapagos penguin
Flamingo
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Swallow-tailed gull
Lava gull
Mockingbird
Green Sea Turtle
Sea turtles
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'Eric and Letty'

Cabins

Eric and Letty cabin Cabins 5 and 6

Cabins 5 and 6

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: double bed only

Eric and Letty cabin Cabins 1, 3 and 4

Cabins 1, 3 and 4

Number of cabins of this type: 3

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Eric and Letty cabin Cabin 2

Cabin 2

Number of cabins of this type: 1

Bed configuration: double bed only

Eric and Letty cabin Cabins 9 and 10

Cabins 9 and 10

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, plus upper bed

Eric and Letty cabin Cabins 7 and 8

Cabins 7 and 8

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds only

Decks

Eric and Letty deck Dolphin deck

Dolphin deck

(Deck level: 3)

Eric and Letty deck Booby deck

Booby deck

(Deck level: 2)

Eric and Letty deck Iguana deck

Iguana deck

(Deck level: 1)

Each boat can accommodate up to 20 guests in fully air -conditioned cabins, each with a private bathroom.

Meals are served in the spacious dining rooms and guests can also tuck in to complimentary snacks after their day's excursions, or the help themselves to tea and coffee.

The lounge has a TV and DVD player, and there is also a well-stocked library with games.

Guests are able to relax in the sun on the sun decks or spot wildlife from the observation decks.

 

 

 

Guided Nature Walks

Guided walks and hikes are scheduled each day on the various islands during the cruise. Each walk involves an easy or moderate walk or bike, which can last between 1 to 3 hours. They are not considered strenuous.

Snorkling

You will have the opportunity to go snorkeling almost every day. The boat will provide snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel & fins) free of charge. Wetsuits are also additional cost at no additional cost. Guests can chose to either snorkel from the beach or in deeper water, depending on experiene and confidence.

Kayaking

According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites. Ecoventura provides two double and one single "sit on top" kayaks for guests to enjoy while on their Galapagos cruise. "Sit on top" kayaks, as the name suggests, involve sitting on top of the kayak in an open area. Thakns to the islands' calm waters, guests of all ages and levels of fitness can take part in this activitiy.

Zodiac Rides

Dinghies, or "Pangas" as they are known in Galapagos, are inflatable zodiacs that serve as the main transportation method from the yachts to the visitor sites. The dinghy trips will take you ashore for each island excursion and also take you to mangrove esturaries, coves and caves allowing you to see even more of the wildlife.

 

Maximum number of passengers

20

Naturalist guides

2

Crew members

11

Overall length (ft)

83

Cruising speed

8

Gross tonnage

240

Draft

6

Other technical information

Capacity: 20 passengers

Length: 83 feet / 25 m

Draft: 6 feet / 1.8 m

Beam: 24 feet / 6.5 m

Gross Tonnage: 240

Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Crew: 11 (including Captain and 2 x naturalist guide)

Year of construction: 1993

Type: Superior First Class Motor Yacht

Navigation and Safety Equipement: 24 mile Furuno radar, Furuno GPS, Electronic compass, magnetic compass, barometer, VHF-DSC CH70 and MF/HF with DSC radios, Viking 25-person inflatable capsule lifeboat (SOLAS certified), 40 life vests Type I approved with whistles and lights, 6 circular buoys with emergency lights, Portable fire extinguishers, CO2 fix station, smoke detectors, SART (radar transponder), EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacon)

Cruising Range: 3,000 nautical miles

Watermaker: 1,200 gallons per day

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

Customer reviews for Eric and Letty

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Everything was as good or better than you promised.  We would also like to thank our guide and the crew of Flamingo 1 who were remarkable.  Unfailingly helpful and informed they greeted everyone with a smile and provided exceptional service.

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Flamingo; boat was a little tired in places but the rest of the experience was brilliant.

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A brilliant boat, lots of cabin space and deck space.  A real highlight.

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Galapagos and the boat were brilliant.

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Eric: excellent.

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Excellent.

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Engine noise at night was unpleasant. Some cabins were better than others for this and slightly more information before booking would help. Breakfast and lunches were excellent. Evening meals varied. Snacks on return to boat after excursions were excellent.

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Flamingo cabin not great. But out of it most of the time, strong emphasis on snorkelling but good arrangements for non snorkellers

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All of the staff on board were excellent, so friendly and incredibly hard working.  Our guide, Karina Lopez was superb.

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Excellent.

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Excellent. (Advice upfront on the cost of drinks from the boat's bar would have been helpful!)

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Excellent.

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Just an amazing experience.  Great set of people on the boat.  Guides had very good knowledge.

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Excellent.

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Eric

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Loved it!

Sailings for 'Eric and Letty'

Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

Cruise Start date End date Nights Booby Dolphin Iguana
'A Southern/Central' 18 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 18 Aug 2019 1 Sep 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 25 Aug 2019 1 Sep 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 25 Aug 2019 8 Sep 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 1 Sep 2019 8 Sep 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 1 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 8 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 8 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 15 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 15 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 22 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 22 Sep 2019 6 Oct 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 29 Sep 2019 6 Oct 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 29 Sep 2019 13 Oct 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 6 Oct 2019 13 Oct 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 6 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 13 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 13 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 20 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 20 Oct 2019 3 Nov 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 27 Oct 2019 3 Nov 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 27 Oct 2019 10 Nov 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 3 Nov 2019 10 Nov 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 3 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 10 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 10 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 17 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 17 Nov 2019 1 Dec 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 24 Nov 2019 1 Dec 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 24 Nov 2019 8 Dec 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 1 Dec 2019 8 Dec 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 1 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'A Southern/Central' 8 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'A Southern/Central' then 'B Western/Northern' 8 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400
'B Western/Northern' 15 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 7 $5,100 $5,600 $4,700
'B Western/Northern' then 'A Southern/Central' 15 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 14 $10,200 $11,200 $9,400