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M/Y Eric, Flamingo & Letty fleet Description

Our signature fleet of three identical Superior first-class 20-passenger motor-yachts, M/Y Eric, Flamingo I and Letty, were custom-designed for Galapagos excursions. The sister yachts offer tremendous value for superior comfort in spacious accommodations for small groups.

Built in 1991 and refurbished every year, each yacht features ten double outside facing cabins located on three decks with polished teak wood interiors, window view or portholes, fully air conditioned throughout, private bath facilities with fresh, hot-and-cold-water shower, hair dryer, toiletries, roomy closet and drawers, overhead storage, separate climate controls, ionizer (iguana and booby deck only), intercom system, life vests, bottled water and fresh towels. Public areas include a dining room, well-stocked bar and conference area with 29" flat screen television, DVD player, board games, library of books and DVDs. Stereo cassette/CD equipment is available on the bridge.

Picture windows surround the upper two decks and offer a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean and landscape. Enjoy sea breezes, sunshine or a sky full of stars on lounge chairs and recliners located on the sun deck and observation points.

A seasoned Captain, eight dedicated crew members, and two experienced English-speaking naturalist guides attend to the details of your Galapagos cruise. Each naturalist takes a group of no more than 10 passengers on all shore excursions and shares extensive insights into the Islands ' diverse wildlife. Small wooden boats, locally called pangas, ferry passengers to shore for Island visits.

Start each day with a casual breakfast buffet that includes fresh, exotic fruit juices, eggs cooked to order, toast, café con leche and a variety of cereals. At lunch, enjoy a buffet of crisp salads, healthy Pastas, assorted fresh vegetables, produce, meats and fish all creatively prepared. Unwind in the evening with creamy soups, ceviche, grilled seafood, roasted potato salad, unique deserts, and other delicacies both Ecuadorian and international cuisines.

Departures are all inclusive . There is no extra charge for beverages (mineral water, soda or juice). And, snorkeling equipment, custom wet suits, beach towels and sea kayaks are available at no additional cost.

Trips depart from San Cristóbal every Sundays and offer week-long, comprehensive itineraries to visit the islands' most spectacular sites.

There are three cabin categories available on each of these yachts.

Pricing listed is for the Iguana Deck. There are also cabins available on The Booby Deck and The Dolphin Deck. The Iguana Deck: cabins average 110 square feet and have have two twin lower beds and port lights. The Booby Deck: cabins average 90 square feet and cabins have one double bed and picture windows. The Dolphin Deck: cabins average 95 square feet and have two twin lower beds and picture windows, with one cabin having one double bed and picture window.

M/Y Eric, Flamingo & Letty Specifications

Type: Superior first class motor yachts
Year Built: 1990-1993 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).

Registry: Ecuador

M/Y Eric, Flamingo & Letty Itinerary

Sunday: San Cristobal / Playa Ochoa / Leon Dormido

Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL Island, our crew is waiting at the airport to escort you to your anchored yacht. After the welcome briefing and safety drill we set sail for Playa Ochoa, where we have a chance to test our snorkeling equipment and at the same time swim with a small colony of sea lions. Behind the beach, there is a tidal lagoon where bird can be spotted including the rare Chatham mockingbird. At sunset, we cruise around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a vertical tuff cone formation that abruptly juts up almost 500 feet out of the ocean. On the cliffs, we find blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and magnificent frigate birds.

Monday: Darwin Bay/ Prince Philip’s Steps, Tower

We spend the entire day on TOWER (Genovesa), considered to be one of the most spectacular Islands in Galapagos for bird species. This morning, we have a dry landing at Prince Philip’s Steps. Red-footed boobies nest here in Palo Santo trees and Nazca (formerly masked) boobies nest near the trail. In an open lava field, we find storm petrels in large numbers. If you are lucky, we will see the elusive short-eared owl.

After lunch, sea kayaks are available to paddle along the shoreline. Look for the beautiful red-billed tropic bird usually seen in a crevice. A snorkeling opportunity is offered along the inner rim of the volcanic crater. We land on Darwin Bay, a coral sand beach where swallow-tailed and lava gulls gather near the tide pools. Enter a forest of Optuntia cactus and mangroves where colonies of great frigate birds nest. The males inflate their red-throated pouches to attract females as they fly overhead. The trail leads through a rich inter tidal zone where we find a wide diversity of animal life. Swim from the beach with sea lions.

Tuesday: Bachas Beach/ North Seymour

This morning, we visit Las Bachas, which is the Spanish translation 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. Remnants of the U.S. presence from World War II – a floating pier - is found here.

This afternoon, we disembark on North Seymour, a small geological uplift. After a dry landing, 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, sea lions body surfing the northern swells.

Wednesday: Tagus Cove, Isabela / Punta Espinoza, Fernandina

This morning, we visit Tagus Cove, located on the western Island of ISABELA. Six volcanoes flowed together and formed the largest Island in Galapagos. On our walk, we discover a salt-water lagoon, a scenic overlook with a spectacular view of the ocean, lava fields and volcanic formations. Graffiti dating back to the 1800's is written on the rocky cliffs. Explore the Cove in pangas or sea kayaks to find Galapagos penguins, boobies, pelicans and other seabirds. After lunch, we cross the Bolivar Canal. Be on the look out for whales and dolphins riding the bow wave.

We disembark at Punta Espinoza, FERNANDINA, the youngest and most pristine Island found in Galapagos. Hundreds of marine iguanas, the largest colony in Galapagos, bask in the sun along the rugged shoreline. Observe sea lion harems with resident bulls carefully guarding their territory. Flightless Cormorants build their nest on the point and Galapagos Hawks fly overhead. Recent lava flows formed by an active volcano stretch their way around the coast. A snorkel here provides opportunities to see many sea turtles.

Thursday: Puerto Egas, Santiago/ Bartolome

This morning, stroll along the shore at Puerto Egas, SANTIAGO (James) looking for octopus, starfish and other sea life caught in the tide pools. At low tide, catch a glimpse of marine iguanas as they feed on exposed green algae. Watch for great blue herons, lava herons, American oystercatchers and yellow-crowned night herons. Our walk ends at the grottos, deep pools of clear water where we encounter fur sea lions once on the verge of extinction. Before returning to the yacht, there is a snorkeling opportunity with loads of tropical fish.

On Bartolome, 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. Down below, crystal clear water is an invitation to snorkel with schools of tropical fish and Galapagos Penguins. On the other side of the Island, encounter sea turtles and white-tipped sharks.

Friday: Darwin Station / Highlands, Santa Cruz

Friday is feeding day at the tortoise corals at the Charles Darwin Research Station. We visit 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 also visit the Van Straelen Hall where there are exhibits and a short video presentation. Visitors can now see the pen of Lonesome George, the last surviving member of the Pinta Island subspecies.

After lunch on board, 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. From June to January, we can find giant tortoises on a private farm in the highlands. We visit Los Gemelos, Spanish for “The Twins”, a pair of large pit craters where we find the bright red male vermilion flycatcher. We stop at "the tunnels", the largest lava tubes found in Galapagos. Stroll through the town of Puerto Ayora (population: 15,000) the largest town in the Galapagos. Buy souvenirs, mail postcards or kick back at an internet cafe in the social heart of the Islands.

Saturday: Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez, Espanola (Hood)

This morning, step onto Gardner Bay, ESPANOLA (HOOD). Walk along seemingly endless stretches of sandy beach where you’ll find large colonies of sea lions. There is no trail to follow so this is a chance to explore and you may find a Galapagos Hawk, Darwin’s Finches or Hood Mockingbird. Swim with sea lions from the beach. There’s an excellent snorkeling site off Gardner Islet with a colorful diversity of sea life near Gardner Islet and Tortuga Rock with caves covered with invertebrates.

This afternoon, we disembark at Punta Suarez, ESPANOLA, 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 November, 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 (formerly masked) boobies busily care for their young. Stunning swallow-tailed gulls are the only nocturnal gulls in the world. 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". This is the scene most people envision when they decide to visit Galapagos and is a glorious finale to your Galapagos cruise.

Sunday: Interpretation Center/ San Cristobal

This morning, we drop anchor in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, SAN CRISTOBAL. We visit the Interpretation Center opened in 1999. Here we gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, we head straight to the airport for our flight back to the mainland.

M/Y Eric, Flamingo & Letty Flight Information

Quito to Guayaquil AEROGAL Flight 2K36 ETD 9:09AM ETA 9:54AM

Guayaquil to San Cristobal AEROGAL Flight 2K36 ETD 10:30AM ETA 11:15AM

San Cristobal to Guayaquil: AEROGAL Flight 2K37 ETD 12:15PM ETA 3:00PM

Guayaquil to Quito: AEROGAL Flight 2K37 ETD 3:45PM ETA 4:30PM

One checked suitcase (maximum 44 lbs.) and one carry-on are allowed per passenger. Because flight schedules and arrival departure port are always subject to change, please inform your clients to check with our office in Ecuador upon arrival to verify the correct flight times and to reconfirm their flight. If they arrive late at night, they should check at the hotel for a message from EcuadorToursOnLine.com regarding any possible change to the schedule shown here. We suggest you avoid making international connections the same day as the flight may be delayed or changed to an alternate flight.

HIGH SEASON AIRFARE:

DATES: JANUARY 1-30 APRIL, JUNE 15 –14 SEP, NOV 1-31 DEC
QUITO/GALAPAGOS/ QUITO $ 395.00
QUITO/ GALAPAGOS/ GUAYAQUIL $ 373.00
GUAYAQUIL/ GALAPAGOS/ GUAYAQUIL $ 348.00
GUAYAQUIL/ GALAPAGOS/ QUITO $ 370.00

LOW SEASON AIRFARE:

DATES: MAY 1 – 14 JUNE, SEPTEMBER 15 – 31 OCTOBER
QUITO/GALAPAGOS/ QUITO $ 339.00
QUITO/ GALAPAGOS/ GUAYAQUIL $ 323.00
GUAYAQUIL/ GALAPAGOS/ GUAYAQUIL $ 302.00
GUAYAQUIL/ GALAPAGOS/ QUITO $ 325.00

Rates

TARIFAS DE BARCOS
M/Y ERIC
PREPAID 2008 RATED
8 DAYS CRUISE
CABIN GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double on Iguana deck 2.675,00 134
Triple on Iguana deck 2.550,00 128
Single on Iguana Deck 4.095,00 205
Double on booby deck 2.995,00 150
Double on dolphin deck 3.250,00 163


PRICES PER PERSON

PRICES INCLUDE:


- Cabin accommodation
- All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water
- Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
- Guide services
- Shore excursions
- Use of wet suits
- Snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks
- Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock.


PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

- USD $ 410,00 * Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
- USD $ 100,00 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
- USD $ 10,00 Inmigration Card
- Alcoholic beverages - Gratuities to guides and crew - Purchases on board *Subject to Change


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
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Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
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Rates

TARIFAS DE BARCOS
M/Y LETTY
PREPAID 2008 RATED
8 DAYS CRUISE
CABIN GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double on Iguana deck 2.675,00 134
Triple on Iguana deck 2.550,00 128
Single on Iguana deck 4.095,00 205
Double on Booby deck 2.995,00 150
Double on Dolphin deck 3.250,00 163


PRICES PER PERSON

PRICES INCLUDE:


- Cabin accommodation
- All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water
- Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
- Guide services
- Shore excursions
- Use of wet suits
- Snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks
- Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

- USD $ 410,00 * Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
- USD $ 100,00 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
- USD $ 10,00 Inmigration Card
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities to guides and crew
- Purchases on board
*Subject to Change


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     

Rates

TARIFAS DE BARCOS
M/Y FLAMINGO
PREPAID 2008 RATED
8 DAYS CRUISE
CABIN GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double on Iguana deck 2.675,00 134
Triple on Iguana deck 2.550,00 128
Single on Iguana deck 4.095,00 205
Double on Booby deck 2.995,00 150
Double on Dolphin deck 3.250,00 163


PRICES PER PERSON

SINGLE SUPLEMENT 80%

PRICES INCLUDE:


- Cabin accommodation
- All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water
- Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
- Guide services
- Shore excursions
- Use of wet suits
- Snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks
- Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

- USD $ 410,00 * Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
- USD $ 100,00 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
- USD $ 10,00 Inmigration Card
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities to guides and crew
- Purchases on board
*Subject to Change


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     
      
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