7 Days from Baltra to San Cristobal Island, Ecuador or in reverse | Aboard: MV Silver Galapagos
Departures: 7 Day cruises most Saturdays year round
Prices: 6 nights per person twin share from $6,500
The MV Silver Galapagos is a luxury expedition style ship with 50 ocean facing luxurious air conditioned suites in multiple categories for up to ~100 guests all with private en-suite facilities some with balconies and has its own fleet of zodiacs for going ashore as well as Silverseas’s high standard of on board facilities such as two restaurants, an elevator, library, a boutique, lounge and piano bars, spa, beauty salon fitness centre and viewing deck etc.
●● Walk across spectacular lava fields
●● Explore tidal pools, lush mangroves and Scalesia forests
●● See pelicans and penguins along the rocky shores
●● Swim with green sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays
●● Hike through fragrant forests of Palo Santo “Incense” trees
●● Encounter the largest colony of marine iguanas
●● Watch for a unique species of flightless cormorant
●● Visit one of the most volcanically active places
●● Discover a saltwater lagoon within a volcanic tuff cone
●● Read cave inscriptions from the 1800s
●● Learn of the islands’ whaling history and early Norwegian settlers
●● See wild flamingos (in season) and nesting sea turtles
●● Observe giant tortoises and sea lion colonies
●● Photograph iconic Pinnacle Rock
The Galapagos Archipelago is full of an incredible range of rare and interesting bird life such as the blue footed boobies, cormorants that no longer fly, and the famous Darwin finches as well as the more commonly found frigate birds, red footed boobies, penguins, storks, herons, flamingos etc. Marine animals abound including all manner of sea lions, dolphins, rays, sea turtles and iguanas etc plus rare land animals such as the land iguana and of course the Galapagos giant tortoise.
All 7 day cruises visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where you can observe the efforts of scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site followed by a coach trip to the highlands to see the giant tortoises in the wild.
●● Airport transfers,
●● All meals with wine & beer
●● Excursions with expert guides.
●● Premium alcoholic beverages,
●● Air port levies and fuel surcharges,
●● Park entrance fees (~$110)
●● Tourist transit card (~$11)
●● Gratuities and all personal expenses
Price per person twin share | Based on lead in cabin rising in price according to cabin level and season
Other Silversea cruises in the Galapagos Islands
Espanola Island cruises start from Baltra Island airport journeying to the central and southern regions visiting North Seymour, South Palaza, Santa Fe, San Christobal, Maria, Isabella, Santa Cruz and Espanola Islands.
Genovesa Island Cruises also start from Baltra Island airport journeying to the central and western regions of the Galapagos islands visiting Rabida, Sanata Cruz, Isabella, Fernandina, Genovesa and Bartolme islands