M/Y Eric/ Letty

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Priced from $5,040   Days: 11

Cruise the Galapagos in one of two identical sister ships, the M/Y Eric or M/Y Letty.  Your trip starts with two nights in Quito, Ecuador, the World Heritage city that sits high in the Andes. You will stay at a charming local B&B hotel, located near Old Town in this historic city.  The day after your arrival, you'll be treated to a guided half day city tour of Quito.  Or, you can add on a day trip to the famous Otavalo Market.

On the third day, you fly to the Islands, board your ship, and spend 8 unforgettable days cruising and seeing wildlife literally found nowhere else in the world.


 

  • Itinerary
  • Date & Rates
  • Vessel
  • Map
Itinerary:

Galapagos Cruises: 2016 Eric/Letty

Note: These two itineraries alternate every other week. 

Southern Central Route A (click link to go itinerary)

Western Northern Route B (click link to go to itinerary)

2016 package dates. 10 Night /11 Day

 Peak Departures

Jan 1-11  (BF)

Jan 8-18 (A)

Jan 15-25  (B)  

Jan 22-1 Feb  (A)

Jan 29-Feb 8     (B)

Feb 5-15 (A)

Feb 12-22  (BF)

Feb 19-29 (A)

Feb 26-Mar 7 (B) 

Mar 5-14 (A)

Mar 11-21 (BF)

Mar 18-28  (AF) 

Apr 1-11 (AF)

Apr 8-18 (BF) 

Apr 15-25 (A)

Apr 22-May 2 (B)

Apr 29-May 9 (B)

May 6-16 (B)

May 13-23 (A)

May 20-30 (B)

May 27-Jun 6 (A)

Jun 3-13 (B)

Jun 10-20 (AF)

 Jun 17-27 (BF)

Jun 24-Jul 4 (AF)

Jul 1-11 (BF)

Jul 8-18 (AF)

Jul 15-25 (BF)

Jul 22-Aug 1 (AF)

Jul 29-Aug 8 (BF)

Aug 5-15 (AF)

Aug 12-22 (BF)

Aug 19-29 (AF)

Nov 18-28 (B)

Seasonal Departures

Aug 26-Sep 5 (B) Sep 2-12 (A) Sep 9-19 (B)

Sep 16-26 (A)

Sep 23-Oct 3 (B) Sep 30-Oct. 10 (A)

Oct 7-17 (B)

Oct 14-24 (A)
Oct 21-Nov 1 (B) Oct 28-Nov 7  (A) Nov 4-14 (B) Nov 11-21 (A) Nov 25-Dec 5 (A) Dec 2-12 (B) Dec 9-19  (A)

 Holiday Departures

Mar 25-Apr 4 (BF)  Dec 16-26 (BF)

Dec 23-2 Jan 2017 (AF)

Southern Central Route A

Friday through Monday

F: Family departure, one boat will be designated for families with children.

Day 1: Friday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to La Rabida hotel

Day 2: Saturday
Quito City Tour
Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city. Overnight La Rabida (B)

Optional: The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing. $350 per person. 

Day 3: Sunday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos San Cristobal
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Domido (B,L,D)

Day 4: Monday
Morning: San Cristobal: Cerro Brijo (SN, PR, KY)
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Punta Pitt (SN, PN) (B,L,D)

Day 5: Tuesday
Morning: Espanola (Hood): Punta Suarez
Afternoon: Espanola: Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) (B,L,D)

Day 6: Wednesday
Morning: Floreana: Punta Cormorant (PR) /Champion
Afternoon: Florenana: Post Office Bay (SN), Baroness Point (PR) (B,L,D)

Day 7: Thursday
Morning: Santa Cruz: Highlands
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station (B,L,D)

Day 8: Friday
Morning: Bartolome (PR, SN) 
Afternnon: Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Bachas (SN) (B,L,D)

Day 9: Saturday
Morning: South Plaza
Afternoon: North Seymour Island (PR, SN) (B,L,D)

Day 10: Sunday
Morning: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center
Late morning: depart for mainland
On arrival transfer to La Rabida (B,L)

Day 11: Monday: depart for home (B)

SN: Snorkel

KY: Kayak

PR: Panga (dingy) tour

11 – Day Sample Itinerary B Western Northern Route

 Friday through Monday

Day 1: Friday
Arrive in Quito and transfer to La Rabida hotel

Day 2: Saturday
Quito City Tour
Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city. Overnight La Rabida (B)

Optional: The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing. $350 per person. 

Day 3: Sunday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos/San Cristobal
Afternoon: San Cristobal: La Galapaguera (B,L,D)

Day 4: Monday
Morning: Genovesa (Tower): Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY)
Afternoon: Genovesa: Prince William Steps (SN, PR, KY), (B,L,D)

Day 5: Tuesday
Morning: La Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Cerro Dragon (SN) (B,L,D)

Day 6: Wednesday
Morning: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza (SN) 
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay  (SN) (B,L,D)

Day 7: Thursday
Morning: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay (PR) 
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove  (SN, PR, KY), (B,L,D)

Day 8: Friday
Morning: Santiago Island: Puenta Egas (SN)
Afternoon: Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY), (B,L,D)

Day 9: Saturday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station (B,L,D)

Day 10: Sunday
Morning: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center
Late morning: San Cristobal Island--depart for mainland (B,L)
On arrival transfer to La Rabida 

Day 11: Sunday
Depart for home. Transfer to airport (B)

SN: Snorkel

KY: Kayak

PR: Panga (dingy) tour

 

Date & Rates:

Eric/Letty

2016 Pricing

 

11 Day

Package

Iguana Deck

$5,040

Booby Deck

$5,490

Dolphin Deck

$5,840

Triple Cabin Iguana deck only 

$4,740

Single Cabin Iguana deck only (when available)

$8,495

Notes:

2016 package dates. 10 Night /11 Day

Package prices are USD and include: Three nights at a charming local bed and breakfast in Quito with breakfast, airport transfers, Quito city tour, cruise, meals while on cruise, use of kayaks, use of wet suits, and all guide services.

Not included: Round trip airfare to and from Galapagos, park entrance fee, transit fee, gratuities, airport departure taxes, visas or passports, laundry or personal items while on the ship, alcoholic beverages, air fare to and from your home, and travel insurance.

Round trip air to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, park entrance fee and transit fee is $670 per person, subject to change.  

Single supplements:  Iguana deck only when available.  

Optional Land Add-on:

The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip

This day-long outing includes: a scenic three-hour drive from Quito, morning at Otavalo market, visit to the famous leatherwork village of Cotacachi, and a stop for lunch at beautiful Hacienda Cusin.

Price: $350 per person based on 2 traveling. 

All prices per person, based on double occupancy  Fuel tax surcharges may be applicable.

Tour Details

Registration

Deposit: $750 per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. 

Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable balance due 90 days prior to travel dates. 

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. In addition, please be aware that many insurance policies do not cover illness and accident expenses outside of the U.S., and Medicare does NOT cover any such expenses at all. In light of this, we strongly recommend trip cancellation and supplemental insurance.

A travel insurance quote will be sent to you upon registration, or you can purchase it from our site by clicking on the "Purchase Travel Insurance" in the left-hand column. Our insurance carrier is Travelex.

 

Vessel:

The Eric and Letty are sister yachts custom-designed for Galapagos cruising. Both were built in 1991 and are refurbished annually, making them among the most attractive ships in the Galapagos. Each accommodates no more than 20 guests and feature three decks of spacious staterooms with polished teak interiors trimmed with shiny brass fittings. Cabins include ten double outside-facing cabins with a window or porthole view, one double bed or two twin lower beds. All cabins are air-conditioned and have private baths with showers. The ships also feature a spacious dining room, well-stocked bar and conference area with a flat screen TV, library and panoramic picture windows. On deck, relax on the sun deck in your lounge chair as you cruise the the magical islands.

letty twin cabin dining room
eric lounge flamingo sundeck

Deck Plan

deck-plans

Map:

We offer two distinct itineraries aboard the sister ships Eric and Letty. All package itineraries include two days in Quito before your Galapagos tour and one day after. 

Southern Itinerary

 

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Northern Itinerary

 

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