Silversea Luxury Cruises A SAN ANDRES ISLAND

SAN ANDRES ISLAND

The first thing that you should know about San Andres is that it is tiny. At only eight miles long and a mile wide (or 22 m2), it would take just one hour to drive around the island. The second thing you should know is that it is beautiful. Palm treed dotted, ringed by coral reefs and sandy beaches, San Andres is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a diver’s paradise and a National Park. View more

And the third thing you should know is that San Andres is a duty free zone, so shopping is plentiful and inexpensive. The Island is almost 500 miles north of the Colombian mainland but geographically much closer to Jamaica and Nicaragua than Colombia. This island’s proximity to Central America means it was considered a strategic spot during the 16th-19th centuries. Despite Christopher Columbus allegedly visiting the island on his fourth voyage, the first official recording of San Andres is on Spanish maps in 1527, although the island quickly passed to the Dutch for a short while before becoming part of the British Empire in the 17th century. Spanish govern followed and the island did not become Colombian until the early 20th century. San Andres’ wealthy history makes for an eclectic mix of culture and language, with local Creole dialect being a mix of olde-English, Spanish and African (and even a bit of pirate buccaneer thrown in!). The cultural mix is everywhere: from the reggae/calypso/salsa music that spills out from the bars and café to the traditional colonial architecture.

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.

Excursões em SAN ANDRES ISLAND

Nautilus Semi-Submersible Adventure

Embrace the spectacular undersea beauty of San Andres during this unforgettable excursion via Nautilus semi-submarine.


San Andres Island, Colombian Archipelago, Pontoon Ride and Nautilus

Depart the pier for the short transfer to the Hotel Marina. Upon arrival, embark a pontoon for the short ride to the semi-submarine, Nautilus, Part of the Colombian Archipelago and an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, San Andres Island features many beautiful, white-sand beaches, coral reefs, cays, blowholes, and coves.


Nautilus-Ride, and Colourful Fish, Coral and Marine Life, and Pontoon-Ride

Upon arrival at the Nautilus, embark this modern, glass-bottom, semi-submersible with spacious viewing windows and begin your approximately one-hour cruise. Along the way, observe a variety of colourful tropical fish, coral reefs and marine life from the comfortable underwater compartment of the Nautilus. At the conclusion of your tour, embark a pontoon for the short ride back to the Hotel Marina, then re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 55 yards (about 50 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the pontoon, and five steps to embark/disembark the Nautilus. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to motion sickness, guests who suffer from claustrophobia, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

San Andres Beach Break

Relax and unwind amidst the tropical splendour of San Andrés Island during this picturesque, half-day excursion to the Coco Plum Beach Resort.


San Andrés Island and San Luis Area

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 35-minute drive through the San Luis area, a traditional island neighbourhood, en route to the Coco Plum Beach Resort. This beautiful seaside resort is located on San Andrés Island, a ten-square-mile (about 26-square-kilometre) Colombian island in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Nicaragua. This UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is home to a diverse ecosystem of coral reefs, geysers, groves and cays, and ideal for swimming, diving, snorkelling and exploring.


Coco Plum Resort

The Coco Plum Beach Resort features beautiful, white-sand beaches that contrast magnificently with the blue-and-green colours of the Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival, you can enjoy the resort's amenities, soak up the tropical sun, take a stroll on the beach and/or swim in the inviting, crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. Two (2) complimentary drinks per person are included (bottled water, soft drinks or beer). At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 35-minute drive back to the pier.

San Andres Island Exploration

Explore the splendid natural beauty, history and local lifestyle of Columbia's most renowned island during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Hoyo Soplador (Blowhole)

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 35-minute drive to see the pride-and-joy of the islanders, the hoyo soplador (blowhole). This natural phenomenon is very much dependant on sea conditions. It is produced by a series of subterranean tunnels and crevices in the coral reefs that meet and come together just offshore. At high tide, when a wave comes in through the tunnels with sufficient force, the compressed air and water in the tunnels come rushing out of the hole.


San Luis Area, La Loma and Old Baptist Church

Next, re-board your coach and head to the San Luis area, a traditional island neighbourhood and big tourist attraction with beautiful, white-sand beaches that contrasts magnificently with the blue-and-green colours of the Caribbean Sea. Leaving San Luis, re-board your coach and continue on to La Loma (The Hill). Here, a visit is made to the oldest Baptist Church in the Americas and most representative monument on the Island. The church dates back to 1846, and the chapel was built in 1896. Many Baptists from around the world come here to meditate and pay homage.


Morgan's Cave, Customs Museum and Coco Plum Hotel

Your tour continues with a visit to Morgan's Cave. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour leading down the famous labyrinth that opens onto a pristine beach, which has remained almost completely undisturbed because of its inaccessibility. Afterward, re-board your coach and proceed for a brief stop at the Customs Museum, followed by a refreshing drink at the Coco Plum Hotel. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

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.