Silver Sea Galapagos is a relatively new introduction to options for a Galapagos Journey. It is a 50 cabin luxury expedition ship. With two restaurants, the food options are delightful. Of course Silver Sea has the usual unparalleled Butler service. Any wish – within limits- is their command. The staff has been outstanding, another Silver Sea standard. Cabins are large for an expedition ship, the only thing missing are bathtubs. They use zodiacs for forays into the islands and the guides are top notch. The daily schedule is jam packed. You will not miss one bird, iguana or anything that moves. This is NOT roughing it.
one of the striking birds we saw on Rapida Island was the Galapagos Grey Heron. We also saw Penguins, and Pelicans that rest in the mangroves. We continue to marvel at the plenthora of exotic birds and animals that are indigenous to the Islands of the Galapagos.
On North Seymour we encounter the blue footed booby. This bird does an elaborate mating dance – shifting from one foot to another – trying to gain his future mate’s attention.
Other sightings include Land Iguanas, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Sea lions, Swallowtailed Gulls, Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Yellow Finches and Marine Iguanas.