Reina Silvia Yacht
M/Y Reina Silvia, one of the finest vessels of her size in the Galapagos, permits you to discover the Enchanted Islands in relaxed comfort.Since Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835 and his monumental “Origin of Species”, published 24 years later, Galapagos has excited man’s imagination.
On this isolated group of islands, the flora and fauna, adapting to diverse conditions, evolved into species found nowhere else in the world. Their uniqueness, and especially the variations from island to island, can be clearly witnessed, making Darwin’s Theory obvious even to the amateur.
Today, the islands are still nature’s laboratory of evolution where the animals lack of fear rewards the visitor with a feeling of being part of nature itself.
Named after H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, with gracious permission, M/Y Reina Silvia operates carefully arranged cruises in the Galapagos Archipelago. Built by Lydia Inc. of Stuart, Florida, USA, Reina Silvia is 90 feet long. She was redesigned to create a pleasant atmosphere for groups of up to 16 distinguished passengers.
With a highly trained crew of eight, including a multilingual naturalist guide, Reina Silvia, accommodates her guests in eight double cabins, all furnished with oversized upper and lower beds, WC, shower, washbasin and vanity. On charter cruises, the owner’s cabin (king-size bed) on the upper deck is also available in which case two of the regular cabins may be used for single occupancy. The yacht is fully air-conditioned and features up-to-date security, navigational and communications equipment, including satellite telephony. From the well-equipped galley an excellent cuisine is offered in the spacious dining room.
This area and the forward salon are used for lectures and conferences. Drinks are served at the bar or on the large sun deck (under awning).The yacht has a swimming/diving platform aft and an extended bow pulpit for whale and dolphin watching. A desalination plant provides all the freshwater needed.Diving cruises, under the guidance of an experienced certified dive master may be arranged. is equipped with an electric compressor, cylinders and weights.
M/Y Reina Silvia’s cruising speed of 10 knots allows her to follow a splendid itinerary, visiting the most interesting places on the islands during a one-week cruise.Reina Silvia is owned by Rolf D. Sievers and family, long-time residents of Galapagos and pioneers as organizers of cruises. Their entire operation is managed in accordance with International Safety Management (ISM) procedures.