Silver Galápagos Cruise
A luxuruious expedition cruise ship with some of the best itineraries
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Silver Galapagos
- “Big ship” facilities with great itineraries
- All-inclusive, nothing to pay onboard
- All-suite accommodation
- Dedicated butler service
There’s no doubting that a small yacht can have its charm, but when it comes to facilities, features and space you can’t beat a full-size ship. The Silver Galápagos is a luxury 100-passenger expedition vessel that has been fully designed to meet the needs of Galápagos touring. Her owners have made every effort to make her more than just your floating accommodation, but also an integral part of your Galápagos islands experience.
New heights in luxury
Silver Galápagos’ operators have a renowned reputation in the market as being the leading provider of luxury cruises around the world. In Silver Galápagos they continue this “best of the best” tradition, offering their guests one of the most luxurious ways to experience the Galápagos. Silver Galápagos provides stunning all-suite accommodation across her 5 decks. With 75 crew for only 100 passengers, you are assured of the highest levels of attention and service. Indeed, every suite has butler service, and staying onboard is akin to visiting the best 5* hotels.
The sumptuous suites are beautifully decorated with beige, cream and blue accents and an emphasis on light and space. All suites enjoy sea and Galápagos island views through panoramic windows, with Veranda and Silver suites benefitting from glass sliding doors opening on to private balconies. Your suite has independent climate control, plenty of storage space, marbled en suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions, minibar, and unlimited wifi. Top-end suites offer extras including complimentary sparkling wines and personal espresso machines. To put it simply, there is no finer way to enjoy all that the Galápagos has to offer.
Thanks to her size at 290 ft long and 50 ft wide there is plenty of space. With only 100 guests onboard it’s always easy to find a quiet corner. With all this space also comes plenty of facilities. As befits a mini cruise liner, Silver Galápagos is equipped with a charming library, a spa offering treatments for men and women, a beauty salon, a fitness center with world-class equipment and stunning sea views, an outdoor jacuzzi, and even a romantic art deco-style piano bar where pre-dinner cocktails are served. Your ticket is fully all-inclusive - so there’s nothing extra to pay for anything on board.
When it comes to dining, you have two choices. First is the al fresco Grill. During the evening, hot lava stones are brought to your table for you to cook your own meal exactly how you wish, choosing from a range of authentic local ingredients and produce. By day, the grill becomes an open rotisserie and gourmet salad bar, perfect for lunch.
The Silver Restaurant offers a more formal, yet still relaxed experience, with a wide range of international and Ecuadorian specialties on offer. Our favorite is the Galápagos Lobster à la Galapaguera, although a close second has to be the filet mignon with truffles. Both restaurants offer open-seated dining, meaning you can eat whenever you wish, and with whomever you want. This fits perfectly with the Galápagos vibe and makes it a delight to mingle with your like-minded fellow guests.
The Islands - star of the show
Despite the remarkable luxury offered by Galápagos Silver, she still pales in comparison to the wonder of the Galápagos Islands. With a choice of 2 seven-day itineraries and 7 National Park-approved naturalist guides, you will enjoy stunning encounters with unique wildlife and endangered habitats. Excursions include snorkeling (the ship has a dedicated snorkeling deck with all equipment), paddling sea kayaks, taking panga rides, and hikes and tours of a great range of visitor sites.
The operators pride themselves not only on the luxury of their ship but also how they showcase the best of the islands to their guests. The itineraries have been carefully designed to give you a fantastic flavor of the islands, and neither is “better” than the other. Call one of our friendly Galápagos experts today to discuss which might suit you better, and we can help you make an informed choice.
Silver Galápagos is a beautiful ship. With her wonderful all-suite accommodation, we can’t recommend her more highly. Thoughtful touches are everywhere, from having your own butler to the open-seat dining arrangements to the wonderful spa treatments and great cocktails - all of which are included in your fare! With 1 crew member for every 1.3 passengers, you will enjoy the highest crew ratio in the Galápagos fleet, and it shows. Call us today, as places on this favorite ship are always selling out - often many months in advance.
Amenities on board the Silver Galapagos
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
Transfers to and from ship
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Gym on board
Beer+wine with dinner
German guide possible
French guide possible
Kayaks on board
Doctor on board
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Food & Drinks on board the Silver Galapagos
The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.
You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.
Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.
At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.
The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.
But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.