Silversea Luxury Cruises To UNGA ISLAND

UNGA ISLAND

The Aleutian island of Unga holds an ancient petrified forest and a more recent ghost town that was the site of a small gold rush in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The village was eventually abandoned in the 1960’s and now has a somewhat somber appearance. Many of the houses have collapsed and are overgrown with brilliant fuchsia fireweed wildflowers. From a distance the church looks intact, but up closer it is apparent that the roof is standing on the ground, and the walls have completely collapsed. View more

Great Horned Owls nest near the church and in the bay kittiwakes, Double-crested and Pelagic Cormorants, Common Murres and Tufted Puffins can be seen.

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.

Excursions in UNGA ISLAND

Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Be guided by your Expedition team through Unga, the largest of the 20 Shumagin Islands. Step ashore to view a ghost town and the petrified remains of a metasequoia forest that existed some 25-million years ago. The ghost town is a site of the lucrative Apollo Gold Mine that was operated at the turn of the last century. While being guided through the island, enjoy wildlife attractions such as Bald Egales, foxes and otters while on the beaches look out for the Stellar sea lion andpelagic birds that are abundant.

Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Embark on your Zodiac cruise where you will see the petrified logs and stumps along the shores of Unga Island. These are remnants of a sequoia or metasequoia forest buried as a result of volcanic activity in the Tertiary Period. This site is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

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.