Bartolome is a small island off James that offers beautiful white sand beaches fringed by luxuriant green mangroves.A recently volcanically active island,Bartolome Island has a moon-like landscape and volcanic cones.The view from the top of Pinnacle Rock is perhaps the most famous in the Galapagos with the opportunity to see up to 28 islands if visibility allows.On the beach watch for the endemic Galapagos penguins,the only penguins in the world found north of the equator.As you walk along the white sand beach you might catch a glimpse of them swimming along side marine turtles a variety of brighty colored tropical fish and white-tipped reef sharks,while the Galapagos Hawk files overhead.Marine turtles come ashore to nest here between January and March.
The Dragon Hill is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a trail that runs through three different environments at just 1600metres long.In the lagoons there are shrimps,the same as is the food of the flamingos at certain times of year they are more abundant and therefore the population of these birds is larger.During rainier times the water of the lagoons become too sweet and therefore shelfish populations decline,and shorebirds also become scarce.The beach is very rocky.At high tide it's a nice place for snorkeling.
Tagus Core is located west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island.The route of the trail is about 1800meters.This was a favorite spot of pirates and whalers,a tradition is still observed that has continued since that time,the inscription of the names of boats.At the start of the walk,going up and passing the staircase,is a small where we find inscriptions dating to the 1800s.It is name originated from a British warship that went through the islands in 1814 looking for Galapagos Torroise for food.During the walk you can see various land birds,we can identify the characteristic vegetation of the arid zone.Finally we observe the lava fields of Darwin Volcano.
Floreana Island is an island of the Galápagos Islands in which lies Punta Cormorant. There is a green olivine beach to see sea lions and a short walk past a lagoon to see flamingos, rays, sea turtles.
Elizabeth Bay is located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets, which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.
Los Gemelos, Spanish for The Twins, are two depressions of volcanic material, formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground and they are located on the highest part of Santa Cruz. The Twins are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. Some species of beautiful Galapagos finches can be seen here.
The Charles Darwin Research Station is a biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. Ecuadorian and foreign scientists work constantly on research and projects for conservation of the Galapagos terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Roca Leon Dormido is located in Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, and it is a well-known point of the Islands, as two tall hills (rocks-towers) are made from lava rock. As one looks at the hills from the south, they look like sleeping lions. This phenomenon in Spanish is called "Leon Dormido" or otherwise Sleeping Lion.
Isla Guy Fawkes is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Colombia looking for a unique and unforgettable experience!
Isla Guy Fawkes, also known as Guy Fawkes Island, is a small uninhabited island located off the coast of Colombia in South America. The island is part of the Rosario Islands National Park, which is known for its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life.
The island is known for its beautiful beaches and excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, with coral reefs and a variety of marine life to discover.
Bahia Borrero is a beautiful and tranquil location that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors to the Galapagos Islands.
BahÃaBorrero or Bahia Borrero is a small bay located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island, which is one of the central islands in the Galapagos archipelago of Ecuador.
The bay is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Visitors can also take a boat tour to explore the surrounding waters and nearby islands, where they can see a variety of wildlife species, including sea lions, marine iguanas, and a variety of fish and bird species.
Bahia Borrero is also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is located nearby in the town of Puerto Ayora. This research station is dedicated to the study and conservation of the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands, and visitors can learn about ongoing research and conservation efforts at the center.
Buccaneer Cove is a popular destination located on the northwestern coast of Santiago Island in the Galapagos Islands. It is named after the pirates who frequented the area in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The cove is known for its rugged beauty, with towering cliffs, jagged rock formations, and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can enjoy a range of water activities, such as snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding, and observe the unique wildlife of the area, including sea turtles, sea lions, and a variety of fish and birds.
Floreana is an island of Galapagos islands and a famous tourist destination. Many cruisers visit the area to see the Bahia Post Office. It is the reason why this area boasts for. This post office was established by whalers in 18th century by using only a rum barrel. The way it works is still the same! Tourists can, also, explore the Punta Cormorant of Floreana. Get the experience of snorkelling at Bahia Correo and get in touch with cute sea creatures such as sea lions, rays, sea turtles and flamingos.
Punta Espinoza is a narrow stretch of land in Fernandina Island, where hundreds of marine iguanas gather in large groups on black lava rocks. The famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island, as well as galapagos penguins, pelicans, galapagos land iguanas, rice rats, and sea lions. Mangrove forests also abound on the island.
San Cristobal is the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, and one of the oldest geologically. Its name comes from the patron saint of seafarers, St. Christopher. "Kicker Rock" is a worth-visiting area that represents the remains of a lava cone. It is a magnificent island in the middle of the sea. For those who adore sea activities,the island offers an amazing snorkelling and diving experience. The sea life you see there is unbelievable! You will have the chance to experience swimming with sharks, turtles, dolphins and rays.
Isabela is the largest island of the Galapagos islands and Punta Vicente Roca is large,magnificent bay with amazing sea life. The whole place is a result of a volcanic eruption and that makes the scenery just beautiful. You will be amazed by the rare sea creatures that live here. Penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, cormorants and rare species of fish are very common here. The crystal blue waters are ideal for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling! It is certainly a paradise on earth and a nice chance to watch and get in touch with this special sea nature!
|1||San Cristobal, Ecuador||------||16:15|
|1||Roca Leon Dormido||17:15||18:30|
|2||Bartolome (San Salvador)||01:15||12:00|
|2||Buccaneer Cove, Santiago||14:30||22:30|
|3||Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela||06:30||12:30|
|3||Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)||14:30||04:30|
|4||Caleta Tagus (Isabela)||05:00||11:30|
|4||Elizabeth Bay, Isabela island||15:00||19:00|
|5||Bahia Post Office, Floreana||06:30||10:15|
|5||Islote Campion, Floreana, Ecuador||13:00||15:00|
|5||Cormorant Point, Floreana Island, Galapagos||15:20||22:00|
|6||Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz, Galapagos||05:00||12:00|
|6||Charles Darwin Station & Ayora, Santa Cruz||12:30||22:00|
|7||Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz), Galapagos||06:30||12:30|
|7||Isla Guy Fawkes, Colombia, South America||13:00||14:30|
|7||Bahia Borrero (BahÃaBorrero), Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands||15:20||------|
|8||San Cristobal, Ecuador||06:30||00:00|
DESIGNED FOR THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Introducing Silver Origin
The most elegant ship ever to sail the Galapagos.
The first destination specific ship built by Silversea, Silver Origin is the height of experiential travel in the Galapagos. Never before have the islands been so superbly presented: a team of Ecuadorian national expert guides, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos, 8 Zodiacs, seamless hybrid spaces that offer an extraordinary voyage – for extraordinary people. All-suite accommodation, Horizon Balconies, butler service, sophisticated interiors, interactive basecamp, Ecuadorian inspired cuisine … no aspect of Silver Origin has been left to chance. The most environmentally conscious ship we have ever built, take a vertical leap and transform your idea of travel with Silver Origin.
YOUR DESTINATION BEGINS ON BOARD
No matter where you are on Silver Origin, you will feel like the Galápagos is right there with you. The natural beauty of the archipelago makes it one of the best destinations in the world and Silver Origin makes sure that no view is left unseen. The ship features 24-hour sweeping views over the Galápagos, thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows that extend throughout the ship, while the Observation & Stargazing Platform offers uninterrupted views, which follow you to your suite. And you might spot a sea lion relaxing on shore through the glass horizon balcony or private ocean-view shower!
Silver Origin’s floor-to-ceiling windows, Horizon Balconies and interactive basecamp make her the only option for exploring the Galapagos in ultra-luxury. View the deck plan here.
|Length||331.4 feet / 101 metres|
|Width||52.5 feet / 16 metres|
Let us take you on a personal journey of discovery. Amid the tranquillity of the sea and the exuberance of distant lands, we will arouse your curiosity and seduce your senses. We will stimulate your imagination and spark new insights. Our aim is to create experiences that will enrich your life for years to come. From the moment you step onboard to the time you say "Arrivederci", our Italian sense of style will shine. The ebullience of our hospitality, the genuine warmth of our service and our evident appreciation of the finer things in life are genial qualities of our founders and owners. They are the principles on which Silversea were founded.
Small is beautiful and bountiful. With fewer guests and a high staff to guest ratio, we can tailor our unobtrusive service to individual needs. And you can join a select on board community of travellers with similar aspirations. The intimate ambience on our shιps has parallels with the atmosphere of a refined club. We are happy to sail against the tide. While most cruise lines build larger and ever-larger ships, we prefer to stay small. In this way we can preserve the special Silversea experience our guests have come to expect ... the intimate ambience, personal service and access to more intriguing secluded ports.
SMALLER GETS YOU CLOSER
Our small ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known ports and to bring you closer to some of the world's greatest destinations. They can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, they can navigate around tiny islands and they can tie up right at the dock while others must anchor offshore. In the world of upscale cruising, less is more... considerably more, as our seven small ships offer infinite opportunities across all seven continents.
SILVERSEA CLASSIC FLEET
Silver Cloud - 296 Guests Resembling a private yacht, Silver Cloud sets the standard of excellence as the inaugural ship. Recently refurbished in 2012, she provides the most intimate sailing experiences, the luxury of space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.
Silvel Wind - 296 Guests Embraces Silversea's most lauded features ... fewer guests, more space and highly personalised service. One of the most intimate ships, afloat, she is still large enough to offer multiple entertainment venues, plenty of room on deck and a spacious spa.
Silver Shadow - 382 Guests takes award-winning, all-suite luxury to the next level while maintaining Silversea's genuine hospitality and intimate, elegant ambience. This ship features one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in cruising.
Silver Whisper - 382 Guests Maintaining an intimate ambience offers many amenities usually found only on larger ships. She reinforces Silversea's reputation for combining small-ship service with a choice of wide-ranging facilities.
Silver Spirit - 540 Guests combines our distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle with new enhancements, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300 square foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet - 95% with private verandas.
SILVERSEA EXPEDITION FLEET
Silver Explorer - 132 Guests Designed for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions, our purpose-built expedition ship can push through ice floes with ease. She offers a level of luxury and service unmatched in expeditiong cruising.
NEW Silver Galapagos - 100 Guests With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, the newest addition to our fleet is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. Rest assured, she offers Silversea's intimacy and elefgant sophistication.