Eric and Letty are sister ships and follow the same itinerary alternating between A (southern/central) and B (western/northern). All 10 cabins are air conditioned and all have either a porthole or panoramic window and their own bathroom. There is a classic feel to the interior with polished wood and comfortable areas for dining and relaxing. The food is top notch and uses fresh local ingredients.
Wet suits, snorkel gear and kayaks are provided free of charge. Wine and beer are complimentary with dinner.
Eric and Letty both carry a maximum of 20 passengers and there are always 2 guides which means a lower guide to passenger ratio than most of the small ships which makes for a more intimate feel and more flexibility.
The operator are Smart Voyager certified and are pioneers in sustainable tourism in the Galapagos. They partner with the World Wildlife Fund and have some great local initiatives such as operating a cruise for school children who live on the islands to educate them and take them to places they would otherwise be unlikely to visit.
Eric and Letty have dedicated family departure dates as well as early bird booking discounts. Ask us for more information.
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.