ex San Cristóbal (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)
Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 20 | Duration: 7 nights | Length: 83 feet | Cruising speed: 10-12 knots | Operator: Galapagos Network
A comfortable motor yacht with polished teak furnishings. She is joined on her itineraries by other Galapagos Network vessels, Origin and Theory. Family departures are available.
Experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions. Letty carries kayaks and stand-up paddle boards that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear and wetsuits is included.
10 air-conditioned ensuite cabins (3 with double beds, 5 with twin beds and 2 with lower twin beds and one upper berth).
Regular family and teen departures are offered during school holidays.
Client comments and reviews
The Galapagos cruise was magical. The boat, guides, crew, food and the small boat size passenger wise, we could not fault. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. We were on the Flamingo 1 and had terrific weather. What an amazing place and to be able to get so close to all those unique creatures, was truly unforgettable. - GD (January 2011)
The Galapagos was excellent. We were particularly glad to be on Eric with other families. We liked the small size of the boat, the children got on instantly with the other children, and the guides were both brilliant. It may not be the most luxurious boat out there but it suited us perfectly. The experience was unforgettable. - CW (April 2009)
The Islands themselves were astounding and the staff excellent. The people we were with on the boat were a great bunch - T bonded instantly with all the other kids. - JK (April 2008)
The Galapagos was fabulous and not too hot as it was overcast most of the time. We had heard that you could get close to the birds and the beast but had not realised just how close. It was a good group on the boat, Letty, who all got on well with each other. There were six Canadians, six Scotsman, two Now Yorkers and ourselves making 16 in all. The crew and guides were excellent. - PS (November 2007)
Letty operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises - Southern Route (Itinerary A) and Western Route (Itinerary B). Note: The following itineraries are the latest agreed with the Park Authority:
Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A)
Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (Cerro de las Tijeretas, León Dormido)
Day 2: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
Day 3: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay)
Day 4: Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown or Champion, Post Office Bay)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 6: Bartolomé, Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra or Sombrero Chino)
Day 7: Plaza Sur and Seymour Norte
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Interpretation Centre)
Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B)
Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (La Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado)
Day 2: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra, Cerro Dragón)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Urvina Bay or Punta Vicente Roca)
Day 5: Isabela (Elizabeth Bay, Tagus Cove)
Day 6: Santiago (Puerto Egas), Rábida
Day 7: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Interpretation Centre)
A 6 night cruise is also possible (with the exception of holiday weeks), disembarking in Baltra on the Saturday.
Main Deck Double
Cabins 5 and 6 contain a double bed and have a picture window, although these cabins are slightly smaller than all others.
Lower Deck Double
Cabins 7 and 8 have twin lower beds and both cabins have portholes.
Lower Deck Triple
Cabins 9 and 10 contain twin lower beds and an upper bed. Both have portholes.
Single cabins are limited and passengers are assigned to the best cabin available at the time of sailing.
Upper Deck Double
Cabin 2 has a double bed whereas Cabins 1, 3 and 4 have twin beds. All cabins have picture windows.
|Eric/Letty 7 night cruise|
|1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2021||7||Main Deck Double||$5,500|
|Lower Deck Double||$5,050|
|Lower Deck Triple||$4,850|
|Upper Deck Double||$5,950|
|1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2022||7||Main Deck Double||$5,775|
|Lower Deck Double||$5,300|
|Lower Deck Triple||$5,100|
|Upper Deck Double||$6,250|
It is possible to disembark a day early making a 6 night cruise but there is no reduction in price and there is an additional charge for the final transfer to the airport.
Christmas and New Year weeks have a supplement of US$250 per person.
Children/teenagers aged 17 years and younger are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate. This excludes holiday weeks and the miniimum age on board is 6 years.