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The M/Y Letty



Location
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The optimal way to travel the Galapagos is aboard our first-class, 20-passenger private chartered expedition yacht designed and built exclusively for Galapagos exploration. The M/Y Letty, built in 1990, is 83 feet long with a 24-foot beam. The small ship has just 10 cabins, ensuring the intimacy of small-group discovery—a Natural Habitat Adventures trademark. As we explore the islands, we have the added advantage of venturing out in even smaller groups: our team of two NHA Galapagos-certified naturalist guides leads sub-groups of no more than 10 travelers as we snorkel and explore island trails. In our estimation, this is the only way to truly immerse yourself in the Galapagos and observe wildlife at close range. 

The interior of our ship is furnished in polished teak wood. Picture windows surround the top two decks, offering panoramic views of sea, sky and islands. Enjoy ocean breezes from the topside sun deck lounge chairs, strategically positioned for observation. Snorkeling equipment, wet suits, sea kayaks (two double and one single) and beach towels are provided at no additional charge. Accommodations are located on three decks, each cabin featuring a large private bathroom and hot-and-cold freshwater showers. Cabins have either two twin lower beds or one double bed, a roomy closet, drawers, overhead storage, separate climate controls, intercom system, bottled water, hair dryer, toiletries and fresh towels. The Letty is also one of the few ships in the islands that can accommodate triples for families who wish to stay together.

Accommodations

7 cabins with twin beds (two cabins can accommodate triples)
3 cabins with double beds
* All cabins have private facilities

Crew
Nine, plus two naturalist guides (NHA Expedition Leaders on scheduled departures)

Navigation Equipment
24-mile Furuno radar, Furuno Satellite Navigator, electric compass, magnetic compass, clock, barometer

Safety Equipment
VIKING 25-person inflatable capsule lifeboat (SOLAS certified), 40 life vests with whistles and fluorescent marker, 10 circular buoys with emergency lights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, automatic radio buoy via satellite EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)

Comfort Equipment
Fully air-conditioned cabins, public spaces, dining room, well-stocked bar, conference area with television, VCR, stereo cassette/CD equipment, and book and video library

Communication Equipment
VHF and HF-SSB radios

Electricity

Specifications
Type: Motor Yacht
L.O.A.: 83 feet
BEAM: 24 feet
DRAFT: 6 feet
CRUISING SPEED: 10-12 knots
ENGINES: (2) 402 HP Caterpillar, 8-cylinder turbo diesel
GENERATORS: (2) Perkins 90 KW generators

Cabin Categories

Category 1 (Iguana Deck): Cabins # 7, 8, 9, 10

Category 2 (Booby Deck): Cabins # 5, 6

Category 3 (Dolphin Deck): Cabins #1, 2, 3, 4