M/Y Eric & Letty
M/Y Eric and Letty are two identical superior sister yachts with 10 cabins each, custom designed for cruising the Galapagos islands, famed for their incredible and varied wildlife. These boats are renowned for their excellent guiding.
At a Glance
The guide to passenger ratio of one to ten is amongst the best in the Galapagos
A capacity for just 20 passengers each so an intimate cruise experience
Smart Voyager certified, a program by the Rainforest Alliance that credits operations that adhere to strict conservation standards
The sun decks are great for whale and dolphin spotting as well as star gazing
Very friendly and enthusiastic staff and guides
The Eric and Letty each take up to 20 passengers and there is a high passenger-guide ratio with 1 guide to every 10 passengers, ensuring an intimate wildlife experience.
The yachts each feature 10 double outside facing cabins located on three decks. The cabins are fitted with polished teak wood interiors, air conditioning, en suite shower room and either a picture window view or porthole.
For the on board comfort of guests there is a dining room and lounge area with picture windows and a well stocked bar. On the upper deck guests can bask on the sun loungers enjoying the sea breezes, maybe spot some wildlife or enjoy some stargazing with exceptionally clear night skies.
The beautiful beaches, lagoons and forests of the Galapagos are home to a totally unique and fearless array of wildlife, including the impressive waved albatross, giant tortoises and comical blue footed boobies. The expert guides on board the Eric and Letty lead daily visits to the islands and provide a highly informative insight into the local environment. Visitors truly come face to face with the wildlife, wandering amongst volcanic rocks carpeted with iguanas and snorkeling with playful penguins and sea lions.
The Eric and Letty operate on set weekly seven night cruises, however please note that five night cruises are also available on certain departures.
The Eric and Letty each have 10 cabins, with either one double bed or two twin beds, and a porthole or window. All cabins have air conditioning, polished teak interiors and en-suite bathrooms.
Children 7 years and upwards are welcome on board M/Y Eric & Letty. There are designated family departures dotted throughout the year during school vacations. Activities are tailored to the particular age group and ensure both a fun and informative cruise for all the family from snorkeling and sea kayaking for teens to briefings geared toward the younger set and kid-friendly meals. Kids can visit the bridge and learn about astronomy, navigational charts and tie nautical knots with the Captain. Special parties include movies and popcorn, games with prizes, drawing contests, and fancy dress.
There are plenty of on board facilities including a dining room and lounge/conference area with bar. There is also a spacious upper deck with sun loungers. Snorkel equipment, kayaks and wetsuits are all available on board for guest use.
Guided shore visits to the islands are organized daily and there is also the opportunity for snorkeling and kayaking. Scuba diving can be pre-arranged on request for a minimum of two divers. Scuba dives are offered on two selected days of the week and passengers choose to take these in lieu of the scheduled shore visits. All those wishing to dive must have an intermediate level of experience or higher. Diving is offered every week with a minimum of two divers on Friday and three divers on Saturday.
Location & Directions
M/Y Eric & Letty's comprehensive seven night itineraries are designed to showcase the very best of the Galapagos Islands, including the most iconic sites within the archipelago. The archipelago consists of 19 volcanic islands and 40 islets, 600miles off the coast of Ecuador. The majority of the trip is spent within the protected areas of the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
When to go
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.
From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.
June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galapagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.