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Built for cruising the Galapagos Islands, the Letty is an 83-foot yacht that can accommodate 20 passengers in comfort. It operates two 8-day itineraries through the archipelago (which can be combined for a 15-day cruise), with a commitment to offering sustainable, small-group adventures. 

Join their naturalist guides on an exciting range of daily excursions, including hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and zodiac rides, with informative evening sessions by English-speaking guides. Trips begin with a Captain’s welcome party where you can get to know your fellow passengers, then end with a celebratory dinner. 

Settle into one of their air-conditioned staterooms and relax in the comfortable lounge, with a spacious sundeck where you can take in the island views. Cruises onboard the Letty include gourmet meals prepared by the yacht’s highly-skilled chefs and there’s a wealth of information about the Galapagos Islands and Darwin at your fingertips in the onboard library. 

Itinerary

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Day 8 Day A Cruise

8 Day A Cruise Overview -

Sunday - (Itinerary A)

After arriving into Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you’ll be transferred to the dock on San Cristobal Island to board the Letty yacht. Meet your fellow passengers during a buffet lunch onboard before making your first excursion by bus to Frigatebird Hill. This site is famed for its nesting colonies of great and magnificent frigatebirds, with the hill known locally as Cerro Tijeretas. 

Monday (Itinerary A)

After breakfast onboard the vessel, your day begins with a snorkelling excursion at Cerro Brujo where you can get up close to playful sea lions or opt to go kayaking to experience the site’s impressive bird life. 

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise to Punta Pitt on the northeastern tip of San Cristobal Island, which is famed for its colonies of boobies. In addition to blue-footed, Nazca and red-footed boobies, you can expect to see swallow-tailed gulls and storm petrels in flight. 

Tuesday (Itinerary A)

Begin the day with a landing at Punta Suarez on Espanola Island, which is renowned as having one of the highest numbers of endemic species in the archipelago. Photograph the playful sea lions, as well as a unique species of marine iguana and colorful sally lightfoot crabs. Punta Suarez is also home to boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and red-billed tropicbirds, together with Galapagos doves and Darwin finches. If you’re visiting between April and December, you may also be lucky enough to witness the unique mating ritual of the magnificent waved albatross. 

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise to Gardner Bay whose stunning, white sandy beach is home to a large colony of sea lions. You’ll have the opportunity to go swimming or snorkeling at nearby Tortuga Rock, as well as go kayaking to explore the offshore islets. If you’re interested in the birdlife of Gardner Bay, you can join a zodiac excursion to spot hood mockingbirds, Darwin finches and Galapagos hawk. 

Wednesday (Itinerary A)

Begin the day with an excursion to Punta Cormorant, following a short trail that leads from its green-sand beach to a lagoon where greater flamingos and pintail ducks can be seen. Continue through the scalesia vegetation to a white sandy beach where sea turtles are known to nest. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the underwater landscape of Devil’s Crown, with this sunken crater offering some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. 

In the afternoon, you can discover the human history of the archipelago at Post Office Bay, which is home to a wooden barrel that’s served as a postbox since the end of the 18th century. You too can leave your postcards here to send back home or see if there are any waiting to be delivered to your city. 

Thursday (Itinerary A)

Step off the yacht this morning for a bus excursion into the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Experience the diverse vegetation of the island and venture into the largest lava tubes in the Galapagos, with red vermilion flycatchers often spotted here. 

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where you can get up close to both young and old giant tortoises. Learn about the conservation work being conducted in the islands, then take time to explore the shops and cafes of Puerto Ayora. 
 
Friday (Itinerary A)

Today begins with an excursion to Bartolome Island, which boasts some of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos. Enjoy a short hike to the summit of the island, with the trail taking you past lava bombs and cinder cones while offering incredible views towards Pinnacle Rock. Cool off after your hike while snorkeling in the offshore waters or opt to explore the coast during a zodiac cruise. 

In the afternoon, we’ll head to the white sandy beach of Las Bachas where barges were left by US forces at the end of World War II. The lagoons here are the highlight, with greater flamingos and a myriad of other birds seen feeding in the shallow waters. We’ll then cruise to Sombrero Chino to see its sea lion and marine iguana colonies, as well as have the opportunity to go snorkeling with Galapagos penguins. 
 
Saturday (Itinerary A)

After breakfast on board, we’ll head to South Plaza Island, which is famed for its land iguanas and unique vegetation that includes Opuntia cactus and sesuvium. We’ll visit a colony of bachelor sea lions and explore the cliffs that are inhabited by red-billed tropicbirds, shearwaters and swallow-tailed gulls. 

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise to North Seymour Island, which is home to the largest colony of magnificent frigatebirds in the archipelago. Photograph the charming blue-footed boobies before returning to the yacht for the Captain’s Farewell cocktail party and a special slide show presentation about your adventure in the Galapagos Islands.
 
Sunday (Itinerary A)

Your final day begins with a stop at the San Cristobal Interpretation Center, which showcases the natural and human history of the Galapagos. Take time to explore the port before heading to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador. 

 

Day 8 Day B Cruise

8 Day B Cruise Overview

Sunday (Itinerary B)

After arriving into Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you’ll be transferred to the dock on San Cristobal Island and the Letty yacht. Meet your fellow passengers during a buffet lunch onboard before making your first excursion into the highlands to visit La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado. It’s here that you can see giant tortoises in their natural habitat and learn more about the threats to their survival. Join your naturalist guide on a short hike to see San Cristobal mockingbirds and Calandrinia plants, both endemic species of the island. 

We’ll return to the yacht and cruise around Kicker Rock, which provides a nesting site for boobies and frigatebirds. Then meet your Captain for the next week during the welcome cocktail party. 

Monday (Itinerary B)

Begin the day with an excursion to Genovesa Island where we’ll land on the coral sands of Darwin Bay and walk through a forest of Opuntia cactus. The birdlife here is fantastic, with swallow-tailed gulls and lava gulls both present, together with great frigatebirds that can be seen inflating their red-throated pouches. 

In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at the base of Prince Philip’s Steps and make the steep hike up to see red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies and storm petrels, together with short-eared owls. You’ll have the option to go kayaking beneath the cliffs or explore by zodiac, as well as go snorkeling from the beach. 
 
Tuesday (Itinerary B)

After breakfast onboard, we’ll visit Las Bachas, a white sandy beach that’s named after the barges that were left here by U.S. forces following World War II. Embark on a short walk to the nearby lagoons to see greater flamingos feeding, then continue to Black Turtle Cove. We’ll explore the mangrove-fringed inlets by zodiac, with sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks and golden cow-nosed rays all regular visitors to these sheltered waters. 

In the afternoon, join your naturalist guide on a hike to Cerro Dragon to see its colony of endemic land iguanas that exhibit a bright orange-yellow color. Keep your eyes peeled for Darwin finches, Galapagos flycatchers and Audubon shearwaters along the way, with spectacular views across the island’s palo santo vegetation from the top. 

Wednesday (Itinerary B)

Begin the day with an excursion to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, which is the youngest and least disturbed island in the archipelago. Photograph marine iguanas basking in the sun and watch as bachelor sea lions battle over territory, while keeping an eye out for Galapagos hawks that can often be seen flying above. 

As you enjoy lunch onboard, we’ll cruise towards Urbina Bay on Isabela Island, which is home to land iguanas, brown pelicans and flightless cormorants. You’ll have time to go snorkeling to explore its rugged shoreline before we cruise to Punta Vicente Roca for a zodiac ride. 
 
Thursday (Itinerary B)

This morning we’ll head to Elizabeth Bay for a zodiac excursion to explore its red mangrove-lined shores where turtles and rays are often spotted. Get up close to a colony of nesting penguins and flightless cormorants at the rocky islets of Las Marielas, then visit the former pirate anchorage at Tagus Cove, which is still inscribed with graffiti dating back to the 19th century. 

After lunch onboard, we’ll embark on a hike to a salt-water lagoon that offers impressive views across Isabela Island. There will be more time for snorkeling or the option to explore the coast by kayak. 

Friday (Itinerary B)

Today begins with a visit to Puerto Egas on Santiago Island where your naturalist guide will lead you on a walk along the shores to spot octopus, starfish and marine iguanas feeding in the tidal pools. We’ll continue on a trail that leads to a series of grotto pools where fur sea lions can be seen, together with lava herons, American oystercatchers and yellow-crowned night herons. 

In the afternoon, we’ll cruise towards Rabida Island that’s famed for its dark red sand beach. Photograph the marine iguanas, mockingbirds and yellow warblers, together with several species of Darwin Finches that can be spotted here. End the day with a short stroll to a flamingo-filled lagoon, then cool off while snorkeling with the resident sea lions. 

Saturday (Itinerary B)

Step off the yacht this morning for a bus excursion into the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Experience the diverse vegetation of the island and venture into the largest lava tubes in the Galapagos, with red vermilion flycatchers often spotted here. 

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where you can see both young and old giant tortoises. Learn about the conservation work being conducted in the islands, then take time to explore the shops and cafes of Puerto Ayora.
 
Sunday (Itinerary B)

Your final morning in the Galapagos Islands begins with a visit to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center, which showcases the natural and human history of the archipelago. Take time to pick up some final souvenirs while exploring the port before heading to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador. 

Day EXTENSIONS

Galapagos Cruise Extensions

We have amazing Ecuador mainland extensions! Or, while you are so close, think about visiting Machu Picchu! You'll save when packaging everything with us.

Here are some ideas:

2-3 Day Extensions

A few days in the Amazon Rainforest
Visit the Ecuadorian Andes & Cotopaxi
Stay at traditional Ecuadorian haciendas

4+ Day Extensions

Explore Machu Picchu in Peru
La Selva Jungle Lodge Experience (Galapagos cruise guest favorite)
Active Ecuador Multisport Mainland Tour

Dates & Rates

DatesAdult (USD)Child (USD) 
Jun 23, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
8 Day A Cruise - Family
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Jul 07, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
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Jul 14, 2019 to Jul 21, 2019
8 Day B Cruise - Family
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Jul 21, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019
8 Day A Cruise - Family EPI*
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Jul 28, 2019 to Aug 04, 2019
8 Day B Cruise - Family
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Aug 11, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019
8 Day B Cruise - Family
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Aug 18, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019
8 Day A Cruise - Family
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Aug 25, 2019 to Sep 01, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Sep 01, 2019 to Sep 08, 2019
8 Day A Cruise - Family Teen
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Sep 08, 2019 to Sep 15, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
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Sep 15, 2019 to Sep 22, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
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Sep 22, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
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Sep 29, 2019 to Oct 06, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
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Oct 06, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
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Oct 13, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 20, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Oct 27, 2019 to Nov 03, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 03, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 10, 2019 to Nov 17, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 17, 2019 to Nov 24, 2019
8 Day B Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 24, 2019 to Dec 01, 2019
8 Day A Cruise
$4,700£0€0$0$0$4,700£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW

Supplementary Information

2019 Prices Per Person:

  • Iguana Deck - Double $4700
  • Iguana Deck - Triple $4500
  • Booby Deck - Double $5100
  • Dolphin Deck - Double $5600

*Single $8225 - will be allocated best available cabin

Included: 

  • Cabin accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
  • House wine and local beer served complimentary during dinner
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Use of wet suits
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards
  • Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock.

Not Included: 

  • International Airfare
  • Airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos entrance fee (park tax)
  • Transit control card
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities to guides and crew
  • Purchases on board 
  • Travel insurance.

Galapagos Park Tax: The entrance fee to the National Park is $100 for adults and $50 for children 11 and younger and is not included in the cruise rate.

Transit Control Card – A TCT card or tarjeta de control de transito is $20 per person and is required by INGALA for all visitors to Galapagos to control migration to the Islands.

Holiday Departures
On holiday departures that fall over Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, there are no discounts offered of any kind and a single cabin has 100% supplement.  In addition, there is a holiday supplement of $250 net per person in 2019.

Family Departures
On departures where there is a Family designated date  yachts will be designated for families traveling with children. We do not offer these weeks for adults who are traveling without any children.   Children age 6 to 11 get 25% discount off the cruise rate and teens age 12 to 17 get 15% discount off the cruise rate (excluding holiday weeks) and cannot be combined with other discounts. There is a limit of one discount per adult or full fare.

*EPI - Includes a cultural exchange or Scientific Project with local students from Ecology Project International.

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Ship Details

Come face-to-face with the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife onboard the custom-designed Letty, a superior first-class yacht that caters to up to 20 guests. Spread over three decks, the ten spacious staterooms feature polished teak interiors and brass fittings, together with windows or portholes.

Relax in the cozy lounge area that’s complete with a flatscreen TV and library while soaking up the Galapagos views through the panoramic picture windows. The Letty also features a spacious sun deck where you can kick back in a lounger, as well as a stylish dining room and a well-stocked bar. 

Technical Specifications M/Y Letty

Type: Superior first class motor yachts
Year Built: 1991-1994 specifically for Galapagos Islands cruising
Capacity: 20 exclusive guests in ten double cabins
Crew: 11 including your Captain and two naturalist guides
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
L.O.A.: 83 feet / 25 meters
Beam: 24 feet / 7 ½ meters
Draft: 6 feet / 1.8 meters
Gross Tons: 240
Engines: (2) 402 HP Caterpillar, 8-cylinder turbo diesel
Generators: (1) Perkins 90 KW and (1) John Deere 65KW
Water Capacity: 5,000 gallons / 18,921 liters
Watermaker Production: 1,200 gallons per day/ 4536 liters per day
Fuel Capacity: 5,400 gallons / 20,435 liters
Navigational Equipment: 24 mile Furuno radar, Furuno GPS, Electronic compass, magnetic compass, barometer
Communication: VHF-DSC CH70 and MF/HF with DSC radios
Safety Equipment: 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)
Classification: IRS (International Register of Shipping)
Certification: Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (Ecuadorean authority under SOLAS 1974 modified by protocol 1988) Safety Management Certificate (Under SOLAS 1974 as amended).

Staterooms

Dolphin Deck

Cabins #1,3 & 4 have two twin lower beds or one double bed and picture windows.
Cabin # 2 has one double bed and picture window.
(Cabins average 95 square feet / 8.8 square meters)

Booby Deck

Cabins # 5 & 6 cabins have one double bed and picture windows.
(Cabins average 90 square reef / 8.4 square meters)

Iguana Deck

Cabins #7 & 8 have two twin lower beds and port lights.
Cabins # 9 & 10 have two twin lower beds and one upper berth with port lights and can be sold as triples.
(Cabins average 110 square feet / 10.2 square meters)

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FAQ & More

Where are the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands (or Archipelago de Colon) are a Province of Ecuador located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) west of the Ecuadorian coast and are located directly on the equator.  Learn more about the Galapagos Islands in our Galapagos Travel Guide. 

Where do I fly in and out of?

Into Quito (UIO) - Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the busiest airport in Ecuador and one of the busiest airports in South America.
OR
Into Guayaquil (GYE) - José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport is an airport serving Guayaquil, a city in the province of Guayas in Ecuador.

Do I need a Visa?

All US Citizens require a passport with at least 6 months remaining from your trip departure date. No Visa is required from US Citizens.

What vaccinations do I need?

For detailed health requirements, please consult your nearest tropical disease center, or the web site of the Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/travel

When is the best time to travel to the Galapagos?

If you're planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands, be sure to check out our Galapagos Weather Overview.  We've included a seasonal snapshot as well as a month by month break down of both weather and wildlife trends to help you pick the very best time to visit the Islands. For those who are more visual, we have a great Galapagos weather and wildlife info-graphic

What's the weather like during Christmas break?

Christmas is one of the most popular times to visit the Galapagos - the weather is warm and the waters are warming up to mid 70's. 

Lots of wildlife activity going on

What currency is used?

The US Dollar is the official currency of Ecuador – Most cities will take credit cards but for markets and small local villages cash is best – carry notes of $20 and smaller denominations. 

How much snorkeling will I do?

There is an opportunity for snorkeling almost every day on this trip and the underwater life is a true highlight of visiting the Galapagos. Our trip offers more opportunities than most, and on some days we stop at two or three locations to snorkel.

If you’ve never been snorkeling we highly recommend you practice before the trip. It's not necessary but you will enjoy the experience much more!

Do you provide snorkel gear?

Wetsuits and snorkel gear are availble on board.  Some guests prefer to bring their own mask and snorkel but it is not necessary.

Custom or Private

You love this itinerary but want to change it a bit to make it perfect for you?  Or, are you wanting to simply make it private?  Either way, we can do it!

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