The M/Y Eric, Flamingo and Letty are three identical yachts, custom designed for Galapagos Cruising. Built in 1991 and refurbished annually, these superior first-class sister yachts accommodate 20 guests each. The Eric, Letty, Flamingo each feature three decks of spacious staterooms with polished teak interiors trimmed with shiny brass fittings.
Eric, Letty & Flamingo Review
The Eric, Letty and Flamingo are among our favorite yachts in the Galapagos. They consistently receive high marks from our travelers for service, guides, itinerary, food and value. Because shore groups in the Galapagos are limited to 16 guests the Eric, Letty, Flamingo often have groups of only 10 providing a high guest to guide ratio, which is important in the Galapagos Islands.
An experienced crew attends to the details of your Galapagos cruise aboard the Eric, Letty, Flamingo. Each naturalist takes a group of no more than 10 passengers on all shore excursions and shares extensive insights into the Islands' diverse wildlife and natural history. Small wooden boats locally called ‘pangas’ ferry passengers to shore for Island visits. Guests are free to use the wet suits, snorkel gear, and kayaks on board at no extra cost. The Motor Yachts Eric, Letty, Flamingo receive excellent reviews from our Galapagos cruise travelers.
Family Cruises Aboard Eric, Letty & Flamingo
The Eric, Letty and Flamingo welcomes families with children ages twelve and up on all expedition vessels throughout the year. Families with children ages seven and up can travel on any of our designated Family Departures. Family departures, including Family TEEN departures and Family GRADUATION departures, are geared towards families who prefer to travel with other families with other similar aged children. Designated family departures are offered over school breaks and feature age-appropriate activities depending on the ages and number of children on board. On baord naturalists know how to bring the Galapagos Islands to life and to balance learning with fun for the entire family.
Dining Aboard Eric, Letty & Flamingo
Eric, Letty and Flamingo yachts offer locally sourced, healthy and gourmet-style menus. Lunch buffets and dinner entrees offer creatively prepared chicken, fish, seafood, beef, pork or vegetarian selections. Lunches featuring local fish and ceviches are occasionally served with music on the deck. Favorite first courses include sushi rolls, salmon carpaccio and seafood bouillabaisse with crostini and Pernod. Salads range from Caesar to avocado with hearts of palm. Seafood lovers enjoy grilled langostinos (giant prawns) in garlic and a pistachio-encrusted mahi mahi with wild rice, among others. Other signature dishes are chicken cordon bleu and beef tenderloin in red wine. Ecuadorian and Mexican specialties are also on the menu. Desserts run the gamut from crème brulee to passion fruit mousse. House wine (red or white Chilean) and local beer (Pilsner) are served during dinner with no limit and at no additional charge.
Eric, Letty and Flamingo chefs source locally grown ingredients including organic fruit and produce. A full 60 percent of the yachts' produce comes from the Galapagos, with fruits and vegetables from San Cristobal and meat and dairy from Santa Cruz. Only 30 percent of food products are shipped from mainland Ecuador.
There are also child-friendly menu items as well foods accommodating vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and low sodium/ low fat requirements.
Cabins Aboard Eric, Letty & Flamingo
Accommodations aboard the M/Y Eric, Letty, Flamingo include ten outside-facing cabins with a window or porthole view, one double bed or two twin lower beds, fully air-conditioned with private bath (hot and cold water showers), soap/shampoo dispensers, hair dryer, closet, drawers, intercom and separate climate controls for your comfort.
Cabins #1, 3 & 4 have two twin lower beds and picture windows. Cabin #2 has one double bed and a picture window. Dolphin Deck cabins average 95 square feet.
Cabins #5 & 6 have one double bed and picture windows. Booby Deck cabins average 90 square feet.
Cabins #7 & 8 have two twin lower beds and port lights, and average 85 square feet. Cabins #9 & 10 have two twin lower beds and an optional upper bunk that can accommodate triples, and average 90 square feet.
Eric, Letty & Flamingo Deck Plan