Silversea Expedition Cruises To ISLA SALAS Y GOMEZ

ISLA SALAS Y GOMEZ

Isla Salas y Gomez is a small uninhabited Chilean island located 415 kilometres east of Easter Island; it is the easternmost point in the Polynesian Triangle. The island was discovered by Jose Salas in 1793 and explored by Jose Manuel Gomez in 1805; owing its name to both of these Spanish sailors with the last name of Salas sometimes misspelled. In 1888 the island was claimed by Chile. In 2010 the Chilean government announced the creation of the Marine Protected Area, Salas y Gomez Marine Park. View more

The island is of volcanic origin and it is the emerged tip of an underwater mountain range, it consists of two rocks connected by a narrow isthmus, with an average width of 30 m, which is sometimes flooded by waves. The total area is 2.5 square kilometres and with a maximum length of 700 m. Although there is no source of fresh water on the island, rainwater is collected in a natural depression. Several seabird species use the island for nesting. Salas y Gomez is one of the last undisturbed and relatively pristine places left in the ocean.

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USHUAIA To EASTER ISLAND
  • Departure
    Mar 04 2020
  • Duration
    23 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Explorer
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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.