Silversea Luxury Cruises To COLONIA (Yap)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Colonia

On the eastern shore of Yap proper and at the end of a 2.4 kilometer long channel leading from the open sea into Tomil Bay is Colonia, the only town and capital of Yap, one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia. The small town with its slightly more than 3,000 inhabitants combines modern times with traditional ways and is home to close to 25% of the state’s population. View more

The Yap Living Museum with its replicas of traditional men’s houses and the 55 meter Phinisi schooner in front of the Manta Ray Bay Resort recall the times when the famous stone money “rai” was made in Palau and finally transported to Yap on modern vessels, thereby eventually devaluating the ‘currency’. Several villages on Yap show stone money banks and even within Colonia a number of these aragonite disks can be seen. One of the villages and O’Keefe’s Island (Tarang), about 1.5 kilometers northeast of Colonia and just across from the schooner, are on the list of tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most foreign visitors though come to Colonia to dive in the world’s first manta ray sanctuary, which actually comprises Yap’s 16 main islands and atolls as well as 145 islets.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.