Silversea Expedition Cruises To Isla Salas y Gomez

Isla Salas y Gomez

Isla Sala 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 misspelled. In 1888 the island was claimed by Chile. In 2010 the Chilean government announced the creation of the Marine Protected Area, Sala 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 and tide. 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 depression that is used by birds for nesting. Sala y Gomez is one of the last undisturbed and relatively pristine places left in the ocean.

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Easter Island To Valparaiso
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  • Silversea Expeditions
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    Oct 27, 2018
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Valparaiso To Easter Island
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    Mar 07, 2019
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