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Silverseas Galapagos

This luxury 100 passenger ship is designed for the traveler who wants to enjoy ecotourism in complete comfort. Offering 50 double suites, ranging from regular Suites to master Suites, the Silverseas Galapagos features an elegant restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, library, internet, computers and hospital facility, as well as such amenities in each suite, as flat TV's, refrigerator and mini-bar.

 

Naturalist guides trained at the Darwin Station, lead daily shore excursions and offer evening briefings, for the 7 night itineraries.

DEPARTURE DATES 2014

Every Saturday - 7 night cruise

TYPE OF SUITE / DECK

 

7 NIGHTS
8 DAYS

Saturday
to Saturday

 

Balcony Suite
Explorer deck

$ 8,185

Balcony Suite
Erickson deck

$ 7,925

Deluxe Balcony Suite
Marco Polo deck

$ 7,110

Panoramic
Erickson deck

$ 6,775

Classic Suite
Magellan / Columbus / Marco Polo deck

$ 5,945

Rates subject to change at any time -Please call

 

 


 

NOT INCLUDED: Transfers from the Hotel to the Airport to take the flight to the Galapagos Islands. Roundtrip airfare from Guayaquil or Quito to the Galapagos Islands and ticketing fee. Government taxes are not included. Consumption from the frigobar located in the suites are payable by the guest and at the rate indicated on the menu. (Elite program include soft beverages from minibar). The Galapagos Islands and/or other tax fees and rates are subject to change without prior notice. Children under 12 years of age pay 50% of the rate accompanied by an adult. For Holiday’s cruises children under 12 years of age pay 75% of the rate accompanied by an adult in the same cabin. One discount applies per cabin. Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on board.
 

NOTE: These rates are per person in double occupancy.  Single and Triple occupancy rates  are available upon passengers’ request. Cruises include: guided visits to the islands, all meals.  Rates subject to change.

 

ITINERARIES

7 NIGHTS – CRUISE-  WESTERN ITINERARY

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY  (see full itinerary at bottom of page)

SATURDAY
AM: Baltra
PM: Bahía Sullivan, Santiago Island
 

SUNDAY
AM: Bartolomew Island
PM: Espumilla Beach, Santiago Island
 

MONDAY
AM: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
PM: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
 

TUESDAY
AM: Caleta Tagus, Isabela Island
PM: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island
 

WEDNESDAY
AM: Post Office, Floreana Island
PM: a. Punta Cormorant, b. Corona del diablo, c. Champion, Floreana Island
 

THURSDAY
AM: Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal Island
PM: Wizard Hill, San Cristobal Island
 

FRIDAY
AM: Twins, Santa Cruz Island
PM: Puerto Ayora town and Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island
 

SATURDAY
AM: Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz

 

 

ITINERARY NORTH CENTRAL
SATURDAY TO SATURDAY

 


SATURDAY
PM: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island

SUNDAY
AM: Bahia Darwin, Genovesa Island
PM: El Barranco, Genovesa Island

MONDAY
AM: North Seymour , North Seymour Island
PM: Punta Carrion, El Chato, Santa Cruz Island

TUESDAY
AM: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island
PM: El Junco (Highlands), San Cristobal Island

WEDNESDAY
AM: Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island
PM: Tijereta Hill, San Cristobal Island

THURSDAY
AM: a. Gardner Bay, b. Gardners Islet, c. Osborn Islet, Española Island
PM: Punta Suarez, Española Island

FRIDAY
AM: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island
PM: South Plazas, Plazas Island

SATURDAY
AM: Baltra Island

Note:  Itinerary subject to change to Galapagos National Park regulations.

7 NIGHTS – CRUISE -WESTERN ITINERARY

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY

SATURDAY

AM: ARRIVAL TO BALTRA AIRPORT

PM: SULLIVAN BAY, SANTIAGO ISLAND

Duration: 2 hours

Description: The zone is covered by flows such as Pahohoe. The Sullivan lava was formed in 1897.The magma formed is flat,but the lava movement is underground ,the fast freeze and another eruptions made that it has broken in different parts .

Fauna: Galapagos hawk,lava lizard,Galapagos penguins,small ground finch,medium ground finch,large ground finch,cactus finch

Flora: maytenus octogona ,lava cactus,thorn shrub,White mangrove,mollugo,incense tree.

Main Attraction:  lava fields

SUNDAY

AM: BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes and 1 hour walk on the beach and snorkel. The groups rotate the visits.

Wildlife: brown pelican, Galapagos penguins, white tip reef sharks,green sea turtles.

Flora: Galapagos Carpetweed, maytenus octogena, thorn shrub, white  mangrove, red mangrove, salt  bush.

Main attraction: a panoramic view of the archipelago and Pinnacle Rock.

 

PM: ESPUMILLA BEACH, SANTIAGO ISLAND

Duration: 2 hours

Fauna: Greater flamingo ,galapagos hawk, tyrant flycatcher,Galapagos flycatcher, white cheeked pintail duck,vampire finch,small ground finch,cactus finch ,medium ground finch,small tree finch,vegetarian  finch,green sea turtle

Flora: Maytenus octogona ,button mangrove,black mangrove ,salt bush,incense tree.

Main Attraction: Incense tree forest,the beach and the landscape

 

MONDAY

AM: PUNTA VICENTE ROCA, ISABELA ISLAND

Duration: 1 ½ hours.

Wildlife: Green sea Turtles, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate, flightless cormorants

Flora: n / a.

Attraction: Volcanoes of Isabela swim with sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays.

Type of land: Snorkeling in deep water for all.

PM: PUNTA ESPINOZA, FERNANDINA ISLAND

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes walk.

Wildlife: flightless cormorant, Galapagos snakes biserialis,Galapagos hawk, marine iguana, lava lizard, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos penguins.

Flora: lava cactus, white mangrove, black mangrove, red mangrove, Galapagos shore petunia.

Main Attraction: pahoehoe lava. The largest colony of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants colony (unique in the world).

 

TUESDAY

AM: TAGUS COVE, ISABELA ISLAND

Duration: approximately 1800 meters, 2 hours.

Wildlife: yellow warbler, flightless cormorant, Galapagos  mockingbird, hawks, marine iguana, land iguana, Galapagos flycatchers, large ground finch, medium ground finch,small ground finch,  land-panga ride,  penguins, flightless cormorants, green sea turtles, herons, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, pelicans.

Flora: Galapagos croton, heart-leafed scalesia, yellow cordia, incense tree, pickly pear cactus.

Main Attraction: A view of the saltwater lagoon which  is located within a tuff cone, lava fields of Darwin volcano, cave inscriptions we find names of pirates and whaling vessels dating from the 1800s.

PM: ELIZABETH BAY, ISABELA ISLAND

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes by zodiac.

Wildlife : turtles pond around the islets of the bay, penguins, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, masked boobies and sea gulls. rays, sharks, pelicans, boobies, sea lions and fish in general, sea lions, flightless cormorants, penguins. From June to September you can see some whales.

Flora: red mangrove.

Main Attraction: Formed by the union of the volcanoes Sierra Negra and Alcedo Volcano. This wide bay has a very high and colorful mangrove, which contrasts with the lava.

 

WEDNESDAY

AM: POST OFFICE, FLOREANA ISLAND

Duration: 1 hour.

Wildlife: Yellow warbler, Galapagos sea lion, brown  pelican, warbler finch.

Flora: mesquite, Galapagos cotton,thorn shrub,salt bush, incense tree, jerusalen thorn.

Main Attraction: Post Office or Post Office Bay is a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, when they came to Galapagos tortoises and supplies of water. In Post office Bay also found remains of an effort led by Norwegian settlement in the early twentieth century.

PM: OPTIONS: a. Punta Cormorant, b. Devil´s Crown, c. Champion

a. Punta Cormorant

Duration: 2 hours trail is an approximate distance of 720 meters, it  passes for a pond, gazebos and a median of sandy beach.

Wildlife: Sting rays, semipalmated plover, white cheeked pintail duck,black necked stilt, green sea turtle, whimbrel.

Flora: Galapagos weedcarpet, maytenus octogena, thorn shrub, black  mangrove, salt bush, incensé tree, longhaired scalesia,Curve spined  Lecocarpus.

Main Attraction: population of flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) and the beach a nesting area for sea turtles (Chelonia midas).

Type of terrain: beach and normal soil

Physical Condition: Average

b. Devil´s Crown

Duration: 45 minutes.

Wildlife: Sea lions, Green sea  turtles, sharks, fish diversity and dolphins, sharks, white tip reef sharks, reef fish, manta  rays.

Flora:

Main Attraction: One of the best places for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands is a submerged volcanic cone, one can observe interesting coral formations.

c. Champion

Duration: 45 minutes.

Wildlife: Floreana mockingbird, Green sea turtles.

Flora:

Main Attraction: One of the best places for snorkeling  in the Galapagos Islands is a submerged volcanic cone, one can observe interesting coral formations.

 

THURSDAY

AM: GALAPAGUERA CERRO COLORADO, SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Duration: 45 minutes by bus to visit the reserve, one hour in the center approximately

Fauna:yellow warbler,Chatham mockingbird,Galapagos flycatcher,small tree finch,small ground finch,giant tortoise .

Flora: Acacia, galapagos croton, Guayabillo, heart-leafed scalesia, poision Apple, matazarno,cat´s claw.

Main Attraction:Giant tortoises from San cristobal Islands 

PM: OCHOA BEACH, SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Duration : 2 hours

Fauna:semi terrestial hermit crab ,Chatham mockingbird,magnificent frigate bird ,marine iguana,Galapagos sea lion ,brown pelican..

Flora:candelabra cactus,Galapagos croton,poision Apple,matazarno,salt bush,incense tree.

Main Attraction: sea lion colonies

Type of field: beaches

Physical condition: low

FRIDAY

AM: LOS GEMELOS, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Duration:  1 hour

Fauna: Tyrant  flycatcher,large tree finch,woodpecker finch,warbler finch,small ground finch,large ground finch,medium ground finch,small tree finch,vegetarian finch.

Flora: Guayabillo,heart -leafed scalesia,red bush,thin leafed Darwin’ s shrub

Main Attraction: volcanic cráter,woodpecker finch,and scalesia forest

PM: PUERTO AYORA AND CHARLES DARWIN STATION, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Duration: 1 ½ hours AT the station and 30 minutes walking,1.5 km / from the station to the dock

Fauna: species of giant tortoises and land lizards

Flora: candelabra cactus, Galapagos croton, thorn shrub, scalesia, White mangrove, black mangrove, red mangrove, poison apple, salt bush, pickly pear cactus

Main attraction: Giant tortoises in captivity .visit to the downtown ,we suggest to you to support  the local community, buying souvenirs or consuming the services of our  islands ,the tourism in Galapagos is the main source of income in the community

Type of field: streets and paths in the Galapagos national park

Physical condition: low

SATURDAY

 

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