Silversea Expeditions has launched the first of two new seven-night Galapagos itineraries. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate the alternate itineraries which were approved by the Galapagos National Park Service, both departing on Saturdays.
North Central Itinerary
Departing from Baltra, the North Central itinerary calls on ports in different parts of the Galapagos Islands en route to San Cristobal. In addition to a newly added circumnavigation of Isla Daphe Grande, the voyage will sail to Bahia Darwin and El Barranco in Genovea; Glapageura Cerro Colorado and Punta Pitt in San Cristobal; Bahia Gardner and Punta Suarez in Espanola; El Eden; Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; as well as Bahia Sullivan, Seymour Norte, Rabida, and Plazas Sur. Highlights include climbing Prince Phillip's Steps to see a sea bird colony and hiking an extinct volcano.
The Western itinerary sails from San Cristobal to Baltra, visiting new points of interest such as Cerro Drago and Playa Las Bachas in Santa Cruz. The itinerary also includes a circumnavigation of Roca Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock), and visits to Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus, and Bahia Elizabeth in Isabela; Post Office Bay, Islote Champion and Punta Cormorant in Floreana; Los Gemelos, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; Bartolome, Playa Espumilla, and Punta Espinoza. Highlights of the voyage include spotting land iguanas, swimming with sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays and hiking through "incense" trees.
On Silver Galapagos, guests will have all of the amenities of an all-inclusive Silversea experience, including enrichment lectures, fine dining options, complimentary wines and spirits, and butler service in every suite.