Baltra, Galapagos To San Cristobal GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS expedition cruise Silver Galapagos

A treasure-trove of wildlife and stunning volcanic landscapes, the Galapagos islands are one of the planet's best kept secrets. During this 7-day journey through the north central region, embrace the unspoilt wilderness and revel in the phenomenal abundance of sea, bird and plant life that makes these islands a stunning hive of natural activity.
Voyage 8934

Book and pay in full by 28 February, 2018 and save 10% with Silversea Early Booking Bonus

Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Included flights between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
  • Included Transfers
  • Included pre and post Hotel*
  • Included National Park fees
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories
Cruise itinerary

Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
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Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
Click here to see all photos and videos.

Baltra Island, also known as South Seymour, is the gateway through which most people enter and depart the Galapagos Island. Upon arrival and once through immigrations procedures, visitors are transferred directly to a nearby dock to join the ship by Zodiac. The runway was first constructed here during World War II when the island was used as a US Army Air Base. Located near the geographic center of the Galapagos, the island itself is small, flat and arid.

View 1 Land programme(s) in Baltra, Galapagos

Daphne Major is a volcanic tuff crater island, located to the north of Santa Cruz Island not far from Baltra International Airport. Circumnavigating the island by ship will reveal the rocky outcropping from all angles as it rises approximately 120 meters (390 feet) above sea level. Usually only scientists are allowed to land on Daphne, so it will be a special event to come in close with the ship and watch for Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies, frigatebirds, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Brown Noddies, Brown Pelicans, and Swallow-tailed Gulls riding the sea breezes swirling around this rugged landmass.
At Genovesa Island the ship tucks into Darwin Bay, an ancient volcanic crater now flooded by the sea. Zodiacs land on a picturesque sandy beach where Galapagos sea lions often rest on the fine, white sand. Explorations along the shore may reveal marine iguanas looking like prehistoric dinosaurs in miniature. By heading inland a short distance visitors could encounter seabirds of all shapes and sizes nesting in the vegetation. Scores of immature Red-footed Boobies perch on branches within an arm’s reach of the path.
From Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island explorers can access an area known as El Barranco or the “Prince Philip’s Steps”. A brief scramble up the stone steps brings you to the plateau of the island. From here, on flat ground, a small trail wanders past Red-footed Boobies, perching frigate birds, Galapagos Mockingbirds, Nazca Boobies, and Galapagos finches. The highlight however, is arriving on the windward side of the island to see hundreds of Wedge-Rumped Storm Petrels flying around in a frenzy of activity above the lava field where they nest.
The landing at North Seymour Island is onto black lava rock. After a short climb, visitors arrive on the island’s flat plateau where a number of sea lions nurse pups and frigatebirds nest. The island is dry, and so the predominant tree is the prickly pear cactus favored by the yellow Conolophus land iguanas that live here in number. The undulating terrain is littered with red-brown volcanic boulders and large male Magnificent Frigatebirds can be seen inflating their vivid red gular sacs in hopes of impressing females flying overhead.
The lava fields of Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island will inevitably remind visitors of the surface of the moon. As brilliant red Sally Lightfoot crabs scuttle along the black volcanic shores, learn about the formation of the islands through geological forces from your guides. The lava flows here are just over one hundred years old and date back to 1897. The lava took on a rope-like appearance and geologists have adopted a Hawaiian word, pahoehoe, as the technical name for this kind of volcanic rock.
Rabida Island has received accolades for being one of the most exotic spots on earth and while it is small in size, the island is dramatic in scale. Rugged red cliffs rise from the sea and Zodiacs land onto a beach of dark red sand colored by iron ore. Ghost crabs and Galapagos sea lion pups often rest on the russet sands. Further inland, the rusty sand gives way to shrubby coastal vegetation dominated by prickly-pear cactus. Common Cactus Finches feed on the yellow flowers while Darwin finches and lava lizards skitter across the path in search of food.
Just off Santa Cruz, Eden Islet offers up a thick coastal mangrove forest growing on black volcanic boulders peppered with tall prickly pear cactus. Eden is a small, eroded tuff cone from an ancient volcano, and is an excellent example of the unique geology of the Galápagos. The shallow waters around the island are ideal for spotting Pacific green sea turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs.
Giant tortoises are emblematic of the Galapagos Islands. To experience these ancient animals firsthand, the Silver Galapagos anchors off San Cristobal Island and Zodiacs take all ashore to the pretty little town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. From here we set out by bus for the Galapaguera Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve in the highlands of the island. The trails of the reserve lead to encounters with large, lumbering adult tortoises as well as small juveniles that could fit in the palm of a person’s hand.
On the northern shore of San Cristobal Island is a peninsula known as Punta Pitt. The point is made up of two coalesced volcanoes and is much younger than the rest of the island. Some of the lava flows are only a few centuries old. From a sandy beach Zodiac landing leads a long walk following a twisting red gravel path that runs through black basalt lava rocks, and between craggy peaks. The vegetation along the way is low and scrubby, and attractive blue-gray lichen grows on the rocks.
Isla Champion is a small islet off Floreana Island’s northeast coast. To cruise by it reveals a bare, rocky island without much allure, but to enter the infinitely blue waters around this small landmass is to discover a spectacular underwater realm. The visibility is generally impressive and thanks to this water clarity snorkelers often spot reef sharks patrolling the reef wall, cruising Pacific green turtles, and playful Galapagos sea lions. Encounters in the blue with thousands of small silver minnows, large tuna fish, or oceanic sunfish are not unheard of either.
Punta Suárez lies at the western point of Española, the oldest island in the Galápagos. Sheer cliffs provide superb thermals for seabirds and you may spot Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies and Blue-footed Boobies on the breeze. The largest seabird to nest in the Galapagos Islands is the Waved Albatross. These ocean wanderers can be seen seasonally here from April through December, when pairs reunite on Española, going through an elaborate pair-bonding display. Mockingbirds, doves, and occasional Galápagos Hawks can also be seen on the point, along with sea lions and colorful marine iguanas.
Silver Galapagos will anchor in front of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where the prestigious Charles Darwin Research Station is located. The station also houses the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center for giant tortoises and land iguanas where guides interpret the center’s captive breeding and reintroduction programs. In addition to these star species, throughout the station there are huge prickly pear cactus trees being fed upon by the pretty Galapagos Cactus Finch. To round out the stay in Puerto Ayora, enjoy free time in town where local artists have created charming art galleries and corner cafés.
South Plaza is a serene island located close to the eastern coast of Santa Cruz. This small island is sprinkled with giant prickly pear cactus, carpeted with a reddish mat of ground-cover succulents, and is home to a large nesting colony of Swallow-tailed Gulls, along with marine iguanas and Galápagos sea lions. Seabirds crowd the island’s shores including Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Brown Pelicans, and frigatebirds. However, the birds, seals and marine iguanas share the spotlight with brilliant yellow land iguanas of the island.
Like so many of the islands in the Galapagos, San Cristobal is formed by dormant volcanoes. It lies to the east of the archipelago and is one of the oldest islands in the group. Approximately 6,000 people live on the island, making their living from tourism, fishing, in government offices, or off the rich volcanic soils with some limited farming existing in the highlands. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the southwestern tip of the island is the capital city of the Galapagos Islands. A statue of Charles Darwin graces the harbor, marking one of the first places he likely stepped ashore in the 1830s.

View 1 Land programme(s) in San Cristobal

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

Silver Suite

361 ft² / 34m² including a private balcony

From US$ 9,900 with early booking bonus

Deluxe Veranda Suite

303 ft² / 28m² including private balcony

From US$ 8,010 with early booking bonus

Veranda Suite

268 ft² / 25m² including a private balcony

From US$ 7,740 with early booking bonus

Terrace Suite

287 ft² / 26.38m²

From US$ 6,750 with early booking bonus

Explorer Suite

Up to 250 – 235 ft² / 23 – 22m² with view window

From US$ 5,940 with early booking bonus
Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Included flights between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
  • Included Transfers
  • Included pre and post Hotel*
  • Included National Park fees
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories
  • *Excluding All Full World Cruise and Grand Voyages
  • * For guests with flights after 10pm
  • * Free transfers available only for guests utilizing Silversea air offer.

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

Silver Galapagos - Silver Suite
Silver Galapagos - Silver Suite
Silver Galapagos - Silver Suite
Silver Galapagos - Silver Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 361 ft² / 34m² including a private balcony

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony with patio furniture. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests in luxury.

Fares from (Per guest)
US$ 11,000
US$ 9,900 with early booking bonus

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8934 - Baltra to San Cristobal
  • Teak style veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with local Toiletries
  • Large wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Mini-bar with local snacks and a range of soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news
  • Sparkling wine served with Pacari Ecuadorian organic chocolates and a bowl of fruits
  • Laundry service
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Radio alarm with iPod docking station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Silver View deck Fares from :
US$ 11,000 (Per guest)
with early booking bonus US$ 9,900 (Per guest)
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Silver Galapagos - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Deluxe Veranda Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 303 ft² / 28m² including private balcony

The spacious Veranda Suite’s plush comfort with more space to relax. The private balcony with patio furniture vaunts panoramic views throughout the cruise. Three guests can rest comfortably in deluxe elegance.

Fares from (Per guest)
US$ 8,900
US$ 8,010 with early booking bonus

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8934 - Baltra to San Cristobal
  • Teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with local Toiletries
  • Large wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Mini-bar with local snacks and a range of soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Flat screen television
  • Radio alarm with iPod docking station
  • Free WiFi

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Deluxe Veranda View deck Fares from :
US$ 8,900 (Per guest)
with early booking bonus US$ 8,010 (Per guest)
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Silver Galapagos - Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Veranda Suite
Silver Galapagos - Veranda Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 268 ft² / 25m² including a private balcony

A Silversea signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with patio furniture. Veranda Suites lavishly accommodate three guests.

Fares from (Per guest)
US$ 8,600
US$ 7,740 with early booking bonus

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8934 - Baltra to San Cristobal
  • Teak style veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with local Toiletries
  • Large wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Mini-bar with local snacks a range of soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Flat screen television, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio alarm with iPod docking station
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Veranda View deck Fares from :
US$ 8,600 (Per guest)
with early booking bonus US$ 7,740 (Per guest)
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Silver Galapagos - Terrace Suite
Silver Galapagos - Terrace Suite
Silver Galapagos - Terrace Suite
Silver Galapagos - Terrace Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 287 ft² / 26.38m²

A quiet sanctuary where large picture windows provide panoramic ocean views. Terrace Suites provide splendid repose for three guests, along with easy access to public observation area with patio furniture.

Fares from (Per guest)
US$ 7,500
US$ 6,750 with early booking bonus

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8934 - Baltra to San Cristobal
  • Large picture window providing panoramic views
  • Easy access to public observation area with patio furniture
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with local Toiletries
  • Large wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Mini-bar with local snacks and a range of soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news
  • Radio alarm with iPod docking station
  • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Terrace View deck Fares from :
US$ 7,500 (Per guest)
with early booking bonus US$ 6,750 (Per guest)
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Silver Galapagos - Explorer Suite
Silver Galapagos - Explorer Suite
Silver Galapagos - Explorer Suite
Silver Galapagos - Explorer Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 250 – 235 ft² / 23 – 22m² with view window
One bedroom: DECK 2: 240 – 210 ft² / 22 – 20m² with three portholes

All Explorer Suites can accommodate at least two guests. Explorer Suites 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, and 341 can accommodate up to three guests. All Explorer Suites on Deck 2 can accommodate up to three guests.

Fares from (Per guest)
US$ 6,600
US$ 5,940 with early booking bonus

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8934 - Baltra to San Cristobal
  • View Window (Decks 3 and 4)
  • Three Portholes (Deck 2)
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with local Toiletries
  • Large wardrobe or walking closet (deck 2) with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Mini-bar with local snacks a range of soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio alarm with iPod docking station
  • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Explorer View deck Fares from :
US$ 6,600 (Per guest)
with early booking bonus US$ 5,940 (Per guest)
request a quote
Fares shown are per guest

Silver Galapagos

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 our highly experienced  guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

2 Land programmes and 2 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

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