20 Galápagos Blue-footed boobies. Pacific green turtle, seen while snorkelling in the Galápagos PROTECTING THE GALÁPAGOS Safeguarding the islands for future generations As conscientious travellers, we have an obligation to enjoy the Galápagos responsibly. It is important to protect this fragile ecosystem and leave it untouched, while contributing to its preservation. Our guests are increasingly attentive to their environmental impact and share our desire to make our travel as ecologically sound as possible. Silversea’s first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin has been designed entirely with this unique environment in mind. With state-of-the-art technology and solutions adapted especially for sailing here, Silver Origin’s footprint is minimal. The ship has a dynamic positioning system, which can keep her stationary without dropping anchor, thus protecting the delicate seabed. And thanks to a new hull design and advanced propulsion system, Silver Origin meets or exceeds the highest standards of energy efficiency. All suites feature a freshwater purification system, which significantly reduces plastic usage. And as education is often cited as the best way to encourage conservation, we created the Silversea Fund for the Galápagos. Dedicated to safeguarding the archipelago through educational projects, the fund is a big part of our commitment to keeping the islands pristine for generations to come. Thanks to this initiative, travellers can continue enjoying the unafraid heroes of the islands. Viewing species such as the lumbering giant tortoise, the prehistoric marine iguana and, of course, the flamboyant Bluefooted Booby in their natural habitats is an unforgettable experience.