Mailboxes come in many different shapes and sizes but nothing compares to the Galapagos Isles, you’ll never experience a mail service quite like this one! Post Office Bay on Floreana, one of the Galapagos Islands, is a bucket-list activity that began in the 1700s as a way for sailors to communicate with friends and families, now it’s a tradition for many cruisers.  Your friend or family member will be overjoyed with this new/old form of “Traveler Express” mail delivery.

Drop your hand written post card in the famous barrel and dig around through the many letters inside until you find one that you are able to hand deliver yourself. Your journey is not over once you arrive home, it’s tradition to locate and hand deliver the letter you chose, and no, sending the letter from your mailbox to theirs does not count.

This activity is a must as you’ll never forget this trip, what you participated in and the people you met along the way. “Sometimes, it’s faster than the regular mail” say guides and recipients.

If you’re trying to decide on which Silversea cruise is for you and are wanting to participate in this historic challenge, the 11 day North Central cruise is for you!

Who will you meet at the end of your letter?


Photo: ProfessorX

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