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Silver Galapagos Review

4.0 / 5.0
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100 reviews
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Amazing trip!

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite
Kayaking was a popular activity
Nasca Booby
Crabs were everywhere
Blue Footed Booby - very funny to watch them dance!
Frigates were also everywhere
Everyone loved seeing the giant tortoises
Sea lions were very entertaining!
This marine iguana found himself in the wrong place
Beautiful ship traveling amazing islands!

A bucket list type trip for sure! The Galapagos islands were truly mesmerizing. They were remote, unspoiled, filled with animals (many endemic to Galapagos) and the scenery was over the top.

We chose Silver Seas as it had great ratings and we wanted a slightly larger ship with very experienced naturalists. While the ship holds about 100 people, I think we only had about 85 on board and it never felt crowded. Silver Seas has this down pat! From the moment you arrive at the airport, it is well organized and orchestrated. You never felt rushed or like you were part of a herd. Each experience was personalized and the staff and crew were very polite, respectful and helpful.

Each day, you wake up early and head out for excursions. Most days, there were options to choose from. Each excursion started in a zodiac and you headed out to explore an island, snorkel, kayak or visit a small town. Each zodiac had a guide who lead you through the excursion and ensured each guest got the most out of it. The animals are a highlight of the whole trip. They are not afraid of people and you get a very up close (but not too close) experience with sea lions, birds, iguanas, fish and so much more.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

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Definitely get a balcony room. It was a tad dated, but well appointed.

It isn't a huge balcony but nice to sit outside or watch for sea turtles, sharks and more as you were moving from one island to the next.

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