Testimonials

Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
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The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.


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Silver Galapagos Vessel

Previously known as the Explorer II, the newly renovated vessel has joined the respected Silversea cruise group and renamed the Silver Galapagos as of September 2013. This is an elegant cruise ship with modern lines, and blends comfort, adventure and environmental preservation. Designed to provide comfort and scientific information to 100 passengers, the operation emphasizes interesting itineraries that display the best of this pristine paradise. Facilities include luxurious ocean-view accommodations, a main restaurant, piano bar, library with Internet access, main lounge, outdoor bar, 2 outdoor whirlpools, and an observation deck. Included in your luxury Galapagos cruise are also personalized butler service and a wide selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits throughout the vessel, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and all gratuities.

The Silver Galapagos is perfect for those seeking comfort, space and the amenities of a large vessel. There are 2 distinct 8-day itineraries to enjoy, both of which have been carefully designed to offer the best natural experiences the Galapagos Islands have to offer. Depending on your specific month of travel, each itinerary may also have the flexibility of being 5 day or 4 day options as well.

Silver GalapagosSpecifications:

100 Passengers
Length: 293 ft
Crew: 70
Speed: 17 knots

Accommodation:

4 Renaissance Balcony Suites, 12 Majestic Balcony Suites, 8 Deluxe Balcony Suites, 2 Renaissance Panoramic Suites, 7 Classic Suites (Marco Polo Dec), 12 Classic Suites (Columbus Deck), 7 Classic Suites (Magellan Deck)

Amenities:

4 Silver Suites, 8 Deluxe Veranda Suites, 12 Veranda Suites, 2 Terrace Suits, 24 Explorer Suites.

 

Snorkeling:

Snorkel equipment rental is included, as are all wetsuit rentals. Snorkel equipment and wetsuits are rented on board the boat.

2014  Itineraries

8D/7N (Western Islands)

Departures Saturday-Saturday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

Western Islands 8 day / 7 night Day Islands  Visitor Sites
Saturday Baltra & Santiago Baltra Airport & Sullivan Bay
Sunday Bartolome &Santiago Bartolome & Espumilla Beach
Monday Isabela &Fernandina Punta Vicente Roca & Punta Espinosa
Tuesday Isabela Tagus Cove & Elizabeth Bay
Wednesday Floreana Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point
Thursday San Cristobal Galapaguero Cerro Colorado, Witch Hill
Friday Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Center
Saturday Baltra Baltra Airport

8D/7N (North Central Islands)

Departures Saturday-Saturday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

North Central Islands 8 day / 7 night Day Islands  Visitor Sites
Saturday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Dragon Hill
Sunday Genovesa Darwin Bay & El Barranco
Monday North Seymour & Santa Cruz North Seymour & El Chato Reserve
Tuesday San Cristobal Punta Pitt & El Junco Lagoon
Wednesday San Cristobal Interpretation Center & Frigate Bird Hill
Thursday Espanola Gardner Bay or Gardner Islet or Osborn Islet & Punta Suarez
Friday Santa Cruz & South Plazas Charles Darwin Research Center & South Plazas
Saturday Baltra Baltra Airport

2014 Cruise Rates

Western Islands North Central Islands
Sat-Sat Sat-Sat
8D/7N 8D/7N
Silver Suite starting from $9,750 starting from $9,250
Deluxe Veranda Suite starting from $8,350 starting from $7,850
Veranda Suite starting from $7,950 starting from $7,450
Terrace Suite starting from $7,350 starting from $6,850
Explorer Suite starting from $5,950 starting from $5,450
  • A fuel surcharge per person may apply.
  • A single supplement will apply for single occupancy rooms; please inquire for more details.
  • Triple cabins available in all accommodation categories.
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.