Galapagos Family Adventure: Unforgettable Departures on the Eric/Letty
Days: 8 | From: $4,700/adult (child discounts available)
These departures are specially designed for families with children. Enjoy daily excursions to remote islands with your naturalist guides, who know how to make sure the whole family is having a great time. View a stunning array of wildlife at close range, along with snorkeling and kayaking. Families are generally organized into groups based on the age similarities between the children. This is an unbeatable family trip that none of you will ever forget.
Dates for Family Departures: There are numerous family departures provided throughout the year. Just let us know when your family would like to travel and we will provide the best available departures for your family.
Please Note: For trips to the Galapagos, two nights before the cruise in either Quito or Guayaquil are strongly recommended. We will be happy to assist you with any land arrangements during your trip, including hotels, transfers, and tours in Quito or other areas of the country.
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Our knowledgeable and engaging specialists will help you find the ideal cruise given your interests, tastes and budget.
We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.
Accommodations include ten cabins located on three decks, each with a large private bathroom, fresh, hot-and-cold-water shower, either two twin lower beds or one double bed, a roomy closet, overhead storage, separate climate controls, intercom system, bottled water, toiletries, and fresh towels.
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.
Type: Power Motor catamaran
Length: 83 ft. / 25 mts.
Beam: 24 ft. / 7.5 mts.
Draft: 6 ft. / 1.8 mts.
Engines: (2) 402 HP Caterpillar, 8-cylinder turbo diesel
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Accommodations: 20 guests in 10 double cabins
Crew: 11 including your Captain and two naturalist guides
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (8 days)
Arrive to San Cristobal / Cerro Tijeretas / Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock)
San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo / Punta Pitt
Espanola: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office
Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Station
Bartolome / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz) / Sombrero Chino
South Plaza Island / North Seymour
San Cristobal: Interpretation Center / Return to Mainland
Itinerary B (8 days)
Arrive to San Cristobal / La Galapaguera
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / Prince Philip´s Steps
Santa Cruz: Las Bachas / Black Turtle Cove / Cerro Dragon
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina) / Isabel: Urbina Bay / Punta Vicente Roca
Isabela: Elizabeth Bay / Tagus Cove
Puerto Egas (Santiago) / Rabida Island
Santa Cruz: Highlands / Charles Darwin Research Station
San Cristobal Interpretation Center / Cruise Ends
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 7 – 8 days, departing every Sunday
Max number of passengers: 20, in 10 cabins
Prices for 2019:
Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, select alcoholic beverages, use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, stand up paddle boards, & kayaks
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Holiday departure surcharge ($235 per person), gratuities
Iguana Deck Double: $4,700 per person
Iguana Deck Triple: $4,500 per person
Iguana Deck Single: $8,225 per person
Booby Deck Double: $5,100 per person
Dolphin Deck Double: $5,600 per person
Passengers can disembark on Saturday for a shorter, 6 night cruise. On seasonal departure dates, there is a 10% discount off the 7 night cruise rate and this cannot be combined with any other promotional or child discounts. The discount does not apply for peak or holiday departures.
Children 7 – 11 years old receive a 25% discount and children 12 – 17 years old receive a 15% discount during family departure dates
Single Supplement: 100%
Charters: from $98,100
Reviews from this trip
The crew on the Letty were there professional and did everything they could to make our experience memorable.Wendy & Tom Lincoln
In the Galapagos the Letty was great. Terrific staff.Mike Adelman
Ronald and the assistant chef Ruben aboard the Letty were both incredibly nice and accommodating. The captain aboard the Letty was also very nice and made everyone aboard feel welcome.Leslie Rondon
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