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MV Letty

MV Letty, The Galapagos

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This first class expedition yacht is renowned for its family-friendly ethos and provides some of the best yachting in the Galapagos with safety and comfort assured. Celebrated for their expert naturalist guides, Ecoventura set the bar high. The ten ocean-facing cabins are spread across three decks for maximum privacy, allowing you to enjoy the creature comforts of home as you sail past the singular views of the Galápagos.

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MV Letty
  • rooms

    The boat features three decks of spacious staterooms with polished teak interiors trimmed with brass fittings. The ten double outside-facing cabins with a window or porthole view feature one double bed or two twin beds and are fully air-conditioned with private bathroom. The lower, 'Iguana Deck', is home to four twin bedded cabins with portholes. Two of these Iguana cabins have an upper bunk bed and can be used for triple occupancy. On the middle 'Booby Deck', as well as the dining and conference areas there there are two double bedded cabins with panoramic windows. The third tier,'Dolphin Deck' contains 4 twin bedded cabins, which are all interchangeable into double beds. Again large windows afford fabulous views of the surrounding scenery.


    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).

  • facilities & activities

    Ecoventura are renowned for offering an exceptionally high guide-to-passenger ratio on their small yachts. On all departures, there are plentiful opportunities for wildlife spotting; the highly experienced naturalist guides lead daily shore visits ensuring you see many of the beautiful beaches, lagoons and forests of the Galapagos and of course the incredible wildlife which includes waved albatross, iguanas, sea-lions, giant tortoises and blue footed boobies. In the evening the clear night skies are perfect for stargazing. Snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks and wetsuits are all available on board for guest use.

    MV Letty acccomates up to 20 guests over three decks of spacious staterooms, with polished teak interiors trimmed with shiny brass fittings. The cosy lounge area with Apple TV, library and picture windows enjoys breathtaking panoramas of the Galapagos Islands. Many guests simply enjoy relaxing in the sea breeze on one of the sun deck loungers. 

    Full details and boat specification are available here

  • dining

    On board, as part of their fully inclusive cruise, guests can enjoy delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine in the pleasant dining room. Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and house wine/ local beer at dinner are also included, as well as the Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties. There is also a well-stocked bar on board.

  • family

    Children age 11 years and younger at the time of sailing are entitled to a 25% discount off the cruise rate. The airfare has a 30% discount and the park entrance fee is $50 with proof of age and photocopy of the child’s passport showing date of birth. Children ages 12-17 years are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate only. Children under age 6 years of age are not accepted unless the parents or legal guardians sign a hold harmless release. Children age 11 and younger are only permitted only on a designated family departure. Designated family and family teen departures are offered during school breaks. Children under the age of 5 are only permitted on an exclusive charter basis.

    One child discount per adult fare is permitted with a limit of two per family. Ecoventura may limit the total number of child discounts permitted on any one departure. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. No child discounts are given on holiday weeks.

  • location

    Flights to Galapagos

    Flights to Galapagos (SCY) for Ecoventura passengers are serviced by AVIANCA Airlines from Quito and Guayaquil to Galapagos (San Cristobal). Flight reservations for confirmed passengers are made automatically through our allotment of seats. Passengers receive assistance with check-in the transit card and park entrance fees are usually pre-paid. A representative from Ecoventura accompanies our passengers on this flight.

    The current flight schedule is on Sundays to/from Galapagos (SCY):

    Quito to Guayaquil (UIOGYE):
    AVIANCA 1636 ETD 9:00AM ETA 9:50AM

    Guayaquil to San Cristobal (GYESCY):
    AVIANCA 1636 ETD 10:35AM ETA 11:30AM

    San Cristobal to Guayaquil (SCYGYE):
    AVIANCA 1637 ETD 12:30PM ETA 3:25PM

    Guayaquil to Quito(GYEUIO):
    AVIANCA 1637 ETD 4:05PM ETA 5:00PM


    Ecoventura alternates two different full week 7-night itineraries as required by the Galapagos National Park in an effort to better reduce usage on heavily visited sites. The order of visits may vary slightly depending on the yacht assigned.

    Itinerary A

    Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome
    Nazca, blue and red-footed Boobies
    Marine and land iguanas
    Great and Magnificent Frigatebirds
    Snorkel with Galapagos penguins
    Giant tortoises in the highlands
    Waived Albatross on Espanola
    Kayak and swim with sea lions at Cerro Brujo and Gardner Bay


    Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
    Cerro Tijeretas & Leon Dormido, SAN CRISTOBAL

    Cerro Brujo (SN, PR, KY) SAN CRISTOBAL
    Punta Pitt, (SN, PR) SAN CRISTOBAL

    Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA (Hood)
    Gardner Bay (SN, PR, KY) ESPANOLA

    Punta Cormorant (PR), Devil’s Crown or Champion (SN), FLOREANA
    Post Office Bay (SN), Baroness Point (PR), FLOREANA (Charles)

    Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
    CCFL (Darwin Station), SANTA CRUZ

    Bartolome (PR, SN)
    Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR) or Sombrero Chino (PR,SN)

    South Plaza Island
    North Seymour (PR, SN)

    Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)

    SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride

    Itinerary B

    Galapagos Tortoises in the highlands
    Red Footed and Nazca Booby at Genovesa (Tower)
    Land and Marine iguanas
    Snorkeling with penguins on Isabela
    Volcanic formations of Fernandina
    Flightless Cormorant
    Kayak at Darwin Bay and Tagus Cove
    Whales and Dolphin sitings


    Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL (Chatham)
    CCJG (La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado), SAN CRISTOBAL

    Darwin Bay (SN, PR, KY), GENOVESA (Tower)
    Prince Philip’s Steps (SN, PR) GENOVESA

    Las Bachas (SN) or Black Turtle Cove (PR)
    Cerro Dragon (SN) SANTA CRUZ

    Punta Espinosa (SN), FERNANDINA (Narborough)
    Urbina Bay, ISABELA (SN) (Albemarle) or Punta Vicente Roca

    Elizabeth Bay, ISABELA (PR)
    Tagus Cove, ISABELA (SN, PR, KY)

    Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (SN) (James)
    Rabida Island (SN, PR, KY) (Jervis)

    Highlands of SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)
    CCFL (Darwin Station) SANTA CRUZ

    Interpretation Center, SAN CRISTOBAL

    SN = snorkel, KY = kayak, PR = panga (dingy) ride

  • rates & specials

    Cabin rates include:

    • Cabin accommodation in a double cabin (95 square feet), featuring windows or portlights, and located on three decks. Two cabins on the iguana deck can accommodate triples with an upper berth.
    • All meals and after excursions snacks are creatively prepared using fresh local ingredients from sustainable providers. Dinner is a beautifully plated four course menu and BBQ lunch is served on the sun deck. There is a cooking demonstration and snacks are available at the bar.
    • Open bar policy including white, red and sparkling wine, beer, spirits, juice, sodas, coffee and tea 24/7.
    • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail.
    • Guided shore excursions twice daily, evening briefings and enrichment lectures
    • Exploration of the shoreline by Zodiac or glass-bottom boat
    • Kayaks (two doubles and a single), two stand up paddle boards
    • Wet suits (full 3mm) and snorkeling equipment (mask, fins and snorkel)
    • Transfers in the Islands between the airport with meet & greet and the dock in Galapagos.
    • Personalised check-in at the airports in Quito and Guayaquil (on our days of operation only)

    Not included:

    • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos – your flight is confirmed through our allotment of seats with Avianca on Sunday to San Cristobal (SCY) * 
    • Galapagos Park entrance fee (park tax) – $100 for adults $50 for children 11 and under
    • Migration control Transit card (TCT or INGALA) fee $20 per person
    • Gratuities to guides and crew – guests are encouraged to leave the amount they find appropriate. For those who inquire, the suggested amount is $250-300 per guest per week
    • Purchases from the bar for wine and spirits or purchases from the boutique. We accept cash (US Dollars), Master Card and VISA


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