February 20 - March 1, 2020
Embark on February 22 & Disembark on February 29
A Galápagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth.
Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands.
Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by highly experienced guides/naturalists certified by the National Park of the Galápagos.
Spirit of Adventure aboard Silver Galapagos
Literally every moment in this "living laboratory" can take your breath away. You may see a pod of dolphins jumping just off the bow, a spouting whale breaching the surf off in the distance, or a flock of frigate birds following in the wake of our ship. And with an expedition team of the highest caliber, you will not only visit this unique region, but experience a more profound appreciation of its natural wonders.
Further, there are seminars, daily briefings and previews of the next day's outings for you to learn and understand this region. Join a guide on deck to identify the seabirds or chat awhile with the navigational officers. Perhaps, enhance your skills with a photography workshop or participate in informal discussions led by the expeditions team. Complimentary open bars nurture a convivial, club-like atmosphere, while the open-seating restaurant is perfect for impromptu dining with friends.
February 20 - International economy flight from Houston to Quito
February 21 - Quito
February 22 - Flight from Quito to Baltra, embark from Baltra & Isla Daphne Grande
February 23 - Bahia Darwin & El Barranco
February 24 - Seymour Norte & Bahia Sullivan
February 25 - Rábida & El Eden, Santa Cruz
February 26 - Galapaguera Cerro Colorado & Punta Pitt
February 27 - Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez
February 28 - Estacion Darwin, Puerto Ayora & Pazas Sur
February 29 - Disembark in San Cristobal & International economy flight from Guayaquil
March 1 - Arrive home in Houston
Explorer Suite - $7,560.00 per person double occupancy - Subject to Availability
One bedroom: 240-250 ft²
Terrace Suite - SOLD OUT
One bedroom: 287 ft²
Veranda Suite - SOLD OUT
One bedroom: 303 ft² including private balcony
Silver Suite - SOLD OUT
All suites include the following:
Included in cruise pricing:
A deposit of 25% of the suite category selected is required to confirm your reservation.
Reservations begin at 9 am on January 15, 2019.
Deposit by March 29, 2019 to guarantee pricing.
Cancellation after deposit will incur a $400.00 per person fee.
Final payment will be due October 15, 2019.
Optional private group touring in Quito with details and pricing to be advised.
Cruise Cancellation Policy & Schedule
If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, please email us your request as all changes/cancellations must be received in writing. All cancellations received after deposit and more than 120 days prior to your initial sailing date, a USD $400 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged per person. $200.00 of this administrative fee may be converted to a future cruise credit valid for travel within 12 months from the date of the cancelled voyage. Cruise cancellation requests received within 120 days of the initial sailing date will be subject to the following charges, regardless of suite resale:
Guests who downgrade suite categories (subject to availability) within 120 days of the initial sailing date will incur cancellation penalties on the difference in cruise fare between the two suites.
A Passport, valid through September 2020, is required for this trip.
Reservations begin at 9 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. If you do not see a submit button below, please refresh the web page.
Your passport must be valid through September 2020, or must be renewed.
Follow the below link to view health information for Travelers to Ecuador, including the Galápagos Islands:
February in the Galapagos is characterized by warm air and sea temperatures with calm seas. Short, heavy rain showers interrupt otherwise sunny days.
Quito Weather Forecast
Guayaquil Weather Forecast
Activity Level & Health
Participants must be in good health to embark on this CruiseTour. This is a rigorous tour and you need to be in good physical condition with good balance as the terrain varies from sandy beaches to uneven lava and rocks. All ship-to-shore transfers use Zodiacs and some wet landings require guests to wade through knee-high deep coastal water.
You can expect to walk 2-3 miles on average over the course of each day. Quito is 9,350 feet above sea level and some may experience altitude-related symptoms! Hydration throughout the trip is strongly recommended.
We recommend packing based on the most restrictive luggage policy, which is the Intra-Ecuador flights. Please note, there are no porters or baggage trolleys at the Galápagos airports; Guests must handle their own luggage.
Intra-Ecuador Flights: You are permitted one (1) piece of checked luggage with a weight of 50lbs. (23 kg) with a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches per passenger, plus one (1) carry-on bag may be transported onboard having a maximum weight of 22lbs. (10 kg), and a maximum combined linear measurement that does not exceed 45 inches.
Linear Measurement = length + width + height
Luggage allowances and charges are subject to change. Please refer to your specific carrier's web site to access the most up-to-date information.
Shipboard attire is casual; appropriate attire for daytime aboard ship or ashore consists of standard sports outfits. Shoes should be non-skid, flat or very low heeled for deck activities.Evening attire is also casual with caveat that jeans and shorts are not permitted in The Restaurant dining venue.
In The Restaurant:
For snorkeling: You will obtain a shorty wet suit onboard for this activity. We recommend bringing winter (long-sleeve/long-pants) running gear (as example) along with bathing suit to wear under the wet suit, if sensitive to cold. Average sea temperature in February is 77 degrees-F.
A note about toiletries: The cruise line will have a very small shop with limited items for sale. Other than Quito & Guayaquil, there are no other shopping options for you to purchase things you may have forgotten. Please make sure you have adequate supply of insect repellent, sunscreen, and medication for this journey.
Click here for full excursions packing list
Remember the key is to dress comfortably to fully enjoy this expedition. See example photos below of Cindy's recent Galapagos Adventure.
You will be spending most of your time off the ship, and items to pass the time are not necessary.
DO NOT OVERPACK.
Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400°C, The Grill invites guests to cook their food directly at their table. With the stone cooking available in the evenings only, The Grill becomes a daytime rotisserie, gourmet salad and burger bar. Reservations can be made onboard.
Dress code: Casual
Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Enjoy Continental or regional specialties impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables.
Dress code: Dressy Casual; no jeans, shorts.
You may order from the Room Service menu between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm daily. A selection of light dishes and gourmet bites are offered.
The fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos was finally brought under protection when the islands became part of Ecuador's national park system in 1959. Silversea Expeditions is committed to preserving the archipelago as a unique and priceless UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Silver Galapagos has received ISO 14001 certification. ISO is an international action plan designed to promote more effective and efficient environmental management. In addition, Silversea Expeditions participates in programmes sponsored by the Galapagos National Park. We also support the local communities with recycling campaigns and other environmentally-friendly practices.
Tourism has a pivotal role to play in preserving the Galapagos Islands while simultaneously providing employment and economic stability. Silversea Expedition believes that by educating their passengers and by adhering to responsible practices they can assist in the long term preservation of this unique region. Every itinerary includes a visit to the Charles Darwin Foundation so that guests are further educated about conservation issues and the importance of protecting the diversity of this rare ecosystem.
Travelers should be surefooted as terrain varies from sandy beaches to uneven lava and rocks. All ship-to-shore excursions use small Zodiac boats and some wet landings require guests to wade through knee-high deep coastal water/navigate in and out of small boats.
Itinerary and specific hotel properties are subject to change.
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