Silver Galapagos Entertainment & Activities
A pianist provides onboard entertainment, tinkling an electric keyboard at the Grill for lunch and dinner and playing piano in the Piano Bar at teatime and cocktail hour.
Expedition team members occasionally present engrossing afternoon lectures on Charles Darwin and other Galapagos-relevant material in the Explorer Lounge.
The Piano Bar might be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but it's most popular as a pre-dinner watering hole. (Plus, passengers make dinner dates with other travelers here.) After dinner, it grows quiet as many have early-morning (7:30 a.m.) Zodiac boarding calls. Still, it's a pleasant spot, all gold and brown with plush chairs and dark wood tables, a small marble bar, and couches for curling up with a book and relaxing, or deleting the I-took-too-many-iguana photos. The Piano Bar leads directly to a small outdoor lounge area with daybeds, tables and chairs.
Passengers also congregate at the outdoor Grill Bar, at four counter rattan-covered steel stools or nearby tables. It's open between noon and 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Shore excursions are expertly handled. Expedition team members are highly educated, articulate and enthusiastic, and engage well with passengers. Each Zodiac group (about 10-to-12 people) has its own expedition leader and takes routes different from others -- a splendid way to intimately experience the islands' wildlife and beauty.