Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Galapagos Islands Cruise tour

Letty Yacht Cruises In The Galapagos

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 4,700 $ 588 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • See thePost office Bay, not the most scenic, but one of the most famous sites in Galapagos
  • Explore Los Gemelos, Spanish for “The Twins”, a pair of large pit craters where we find the bright red male vermilion flycatcher
  • Visit Las Bachas, (Spanish for “barges”) there is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo
  • Explore largest colony of Magnificent Frigate birds found in Galapagos
  • Discover Interpretation Center opened on San Cristobal Island in 1999 by bus

Short Description

This signature fleet of three identical 83-foot 20-passenger motor yachts the Eric, Flamingo and Letty were custom-designed exclusively for Galapagos cruises.

Accommodations include ten double outside cabins located on three decks, each with large private bathroom and fresh, hot and cold-water shower. The cruise ship's cabins are furnished with two twin lower beds or one double bed, roomy closet, drawers and overhead storage, plus separate climate controls and intercom system.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • 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.

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you by bus to the main deck and then by zodiac to your yacht anchored in the bay.  After the welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served.  We travel by bus to Cerro Tijeretas or “Frigatebird Hill” is situated just outside town near to “La Predial” a fishing community present from 1952 to 1960.  It is one of two sites where you can spot nesting colonies of both species of Friagebirds (Great and Magnificent).  The trail leads to Playa Mann where there are vistas of beautiful scenery. We return to the yacht and depart 3PM to cruise around Leon Dormido aka Kicker Rock, a vertical tuff cone formation that rises abruptly almost 500 feet out of the ocean.  On the cliffs, we spot Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds.

Join your fellow yacht mates this evening for your island briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our well-trained chefs.Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you by bus to the main deck and then by zodiac to your yacht anchored in the bay.  After the welcome briefing and safety drill, a delicious buffet lunch is served.  We travel by bus to Cerro Tijeretas or “Frigatebird Hill” is situated just outside town near to “La Predial” a fishing community present from 1952 to 1960.  It is one of two sites where you can spot nesting colonies of both species of Friagebirds (Great and Magnificent).  The trail leads to Playa Mann where there are vistas of beautiful scenery. We return to the yacht and depart 3PM to cruise around Leon Dormido aka Kicker Rock, a vertical tuff cone formation that rises abruptly almost 500 feet out of the ocean.  On the cliffs, we spot Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Magnificent Frigate birds.

Together we join in the evening for your island briefing followed by our Captain’s welcome cocktail party and dinner prepared by our well-trained chefs.

Day 2:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We arrive to Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white coral beach, considered one of the most spectacular in Galapagos and perfect for a peaceful walk with expansive views and good bird watching. We have an opportunity to snorkel or kayak from the beach or swim with sea lions as well as a Zodiac ride. During lunch, we cruise toward the northeastern tip of SAN CRISTOBAL to Punta Pitt, a tuff formation that serves as a nesting site for many sea birds including all three types of boobies: Blue footed, Nazca and Red-footed boobies, both Frigate species, swallow-tailed gulls, Storm petrels and a colony of sea lions.  Punta Pitt is considered to be a first class site for birds and on par with Genovesa (Tower) Island.  We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

Day 3:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We disembark at Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood), where we witness the highest rate of endemic species in Galapagos. Sea lions noisily green us as we land on their beach.  Curious Hood mockingbirds peck at our shoelaces.  From April to December, the waved albatross, found only on Espanola, perform their wild mating ritual.  Colonies of blue-footed boobies engage in “sky-pointing” to show off for potential mates. Nazca boobies busily care for their young.  Stunning swallow-tailed gulls are the only nocturnal gulls in the world and fish at night. Red-billed tropicbirds take shelter under the cliffs.  We also find Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Doves and Galapagos Hawks.  Observe a unique specie of marine iguana identified with traces of red and green colorings. Colorful sally light-foot crabs crawl along the shoreline near to the famous "blow hole".

After lunch we have a wet landing on Gardner Bay, ESPANOLA (Hood), walk along seemingly endless stretch of this white sandy beach where you’ll find large colonies of sea lions.  There is no trail to follow so this is a chance to explore or take a long walk. You may find a Galapagos Hawk, Darwin’s Finches or Hood Mockingbird.  Swim with sea lions right from the beach, explore the bay and islets by kayak or just relax on the beach. There’s an excellent snorkeling site off Gardner Islet with a colorful diversity of sea life near Tortuga Rock. Explore caves by Zodiac covered with invertebrates. We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

Day 4:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Step ashore at Punta Cormorant, FLOREANA (Charles), one of the few populated islands in the Galapagos.  Floreana presents a rich human history with mystery and intrigue.  Set foot on a green-sand beach alive with the sounds of sea lions. Follow a trail to a brackish lagoon, home of the pintail ducks, common stilts, and the Greater Flamingos, the pinkest in the world.  Wind your way past a rich variety of plants including Morning Glory, Cut Leaf Daisies, Palo Verdes and Scalesia leading to a beach with power soft sand. Sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand dunes and rays swim in the shallow water.

After the walk, we have an opportunity to snorkel at Devil’s Crown or Champion, a shallow sunken crater colonized by a brilliant array of colorful fish and corral.  Chose to have a picnic lunch on deck or dine inside.  After lunch, we visit Post office Bay, not the most scenic, but one of the most famous sites in Galapagos. Here is where a post barrel was erected and put into use in the late 18th Century by English whaling vessels.  You are invited to leave a post card and to pick up any mail from your home area.  We return to the yacht for a briefing followed by dinner.

Day 5:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We travel by bus to the highlands of SANTA CRUZ Island.  The scenery gradually changes as we wind our way through all seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos.  Here, we visit the tortoise reserve at “Las Primicias” one of the private farms in the highlands where we encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat.  We stop at "the tunnels", the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos.  We visit Los Gemelos, Spanish for “The Twins”, a pair of large pit craters where we find the bright red male vermilion flycatcher.  After lunch, we visit the Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (aka the Charles Darwin Research Station). See all three tortoise corals and the breeding center with new hatchlings and miniature tortoises not yet ready to be repatriated.  Scientists from all over the globe work at the station and conduct biological research from anatomy to zoology.  We stop at Van Straelen Hall where there are exhibits and a presentation.  Visitors can see the tortoise and land iguana corrals.

Puerto Ayora is the social heart of the islands with the largest population of 24,000. This evening you have the option to return to your yacht for a buffet dinner or remain in town on your own account.  Those who return to the yacht will be provided zodiacs to return to town to shop for souvenirs or stop in at an internet café. Zodiacs will be provided for your return to your yacht. 

Day 6:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We disembark at BARTOLOME, where it seems like we are walking on the moon. This young Island is inhospitable to most plants and animals.  After a dry landing, climb 30 minutes up stairs leading to the summit of a once active volcano. Along the way, we pause to marvel at lava bombs, spatter cones and cinder cones.  From the top of the wooden stairs, we can gaze out across the island for a panoramic view of the island and "Pinnacle Rock", an eroded tuff cone.  Crystal clear water is an invitation to snorkel from the beach with schools of tropical fish and Galapagos Penguins or take a Zodiac ride.  After lunch, we visit Las Bachas, (Spanish for “barges”).  There is a long stretch of a soft white sand beach and interior lagoons where we find the Greater Flamingo.

There is also a wonderful chance to snorkel here from the beach. Located off the Southern tip of Santiago is Sombrero Chino aka Chinese Hat that owes its name to its shape. After a wet beach landing with sea lion colonies, the trail gives way to a primeval landscape of volcanic rubble including cracked lava formations and lava tubes. We find marine iguanas and pairs of oystercatchers. You can choose to snorkel at a site that is frequented by Galapagos penguins.  There is a briefing followed by dinner while we anchor in a calm protected area.

Day 7:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we visit SOUTH PLAZA, a small geological uplift with tall cliffs offering spectacular views.  After a dry landing, the trail leads us through Prickly Pear or Opuntia and Sesuvium.  Here we can find the Galapagos Land Iguana feeding on the cactus leaves. Toward the end of the hill, we encounter a colony of bachelor sea lions. The dominant bulls are in various stages of recovery from battles lost over prime beach territory. We also find Swallow tailed gulls, Shearwaters and Red-billed tropicbirds who build their nests along the cliffs.

After lunch, we have a dry landing at North Seymour, a small geological uplift.  We follow a trail that leads us to Swallow-tailed gulls, Blue-footed boobies and the endemic Land iguanas. Visit the largest colony of Magnificent Frigate birds found in Galapagos. As we stroll along the beach, we find Marine Iguanas and sea lions body surf the northern swells.  We return to the yacht for the Captain’s Farwell cocktail party and dinner as well as a special slide show presentation by your guides.

Day 8:

Meals: Breakfast

We visit the Interpretation Center opened on San Cristobal Island in 1999 by bus. Here we gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, we spend time in port before heading to the airport for our flight back to the mainland departing before noon time on Aerogal.

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Letty Yacht Cruises In The Galapagos

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Only ground transport

Group Size:

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Cancellation Policy:

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify ROW Adventures in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan ROW offers.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 5

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Weather:

Because the Galapagos Islands are on the equator, it’s warm most of the year. The warmest season is usually January to April and average temperatures range from a low of 70F/22C to around of 84F/31C. This is also the “wet season” and there may be afternoon thundershowers. During a severe El Nino year, it’s more likely to rain at any time of day. April to December is considered the “dry season” and is cooler, with average temperatures ranging from around 68F/19C to 82F/27C. At this time of year it is not uncommon to have the "garua" (misty rain) early in the morning and in the highlands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Our experience is that the time of year doesn’t make a lot of difference in terms of the amount of rain as there isn’t enough to impact your trip too much.

Trip ID#:

GalCruRow

Trip Excludes

  • 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.

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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