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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

A. No, the Galapagos National Park fee can only be paid with USD $100 cash.

A. It depends on the boat, most boats provide snorkeling equipment which is either included in the price of the cruise, or you can rent at a low fee.

A. Please click here for fares with estimated high and low-season rates. Flights need to be reserved at the moment after making your cruise booking or tour confirmation to guarantee availability.

A. Economic and tourist class boats are quite basic with category 2 guides who usually don’t have a university degree. The cabins may not have air conditioning or hot water. Tourist superior boats are a category above economical and frequently have higher-level guides that speak better English (and possibly other languages). They also have hot water and air conditioning.

A. Boats navigate during the night and spend the day on the islands and snorkeling.

A. You will normally visit two visitor spots a day and spend 2 to 3 hours on each one. One visit is usually hiking or exploring volcanic coves in a zodiac, and depending on your itinerary, the second visit is frequently snorkeling.

A. We have been operating since 1996 and have had thousands of satisfied clients that have experienced the Galapagos with us.

A. Most naturalist 3 level guides have biology or related university degrees and generally speak English and possibly other languages better than lower categories.

A. We almost always receive favorable reports of the food on the boats, though quality may vary. In general, the more expensive the per-day price of the boat, the better the food. Ask one of our trip planners for recommendations on the finest dining options for Galapagos cruises.

(Kg, pounds)?

You can bring 20 kg, 44 pounds.

A. It depends on the category of the boat. On the bigger boats and the first-class and luxury boats expect the guide to speak English, French and German in addition to Spanish. On the other boats, most of the guides are bilingual Spanish/English.

A. Galapagos is good to visit all year round, but there is more sun and warmer water from December to May.

Galapagos Travel Guide

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6-Day Galapagos Cruises

Most experts believe that an 8-day cruise is the best balance of time on the islands for the money. While shorter cruises are extremely limited in what you get to see, many people feel that two-week cruises are expensive, long, and even exhausting.

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How to Charter a Luxury Yacht in Galapagos

Are you planning a Galapagos trip with a big group? Whether it’s a family reunion, a business retreat or small group project, or a special occasion like an anniversary, chartering a cruise can be a great way to share these moments with family, friends, and colleagues.

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How Much Does a Galapagos Cruise Cost?

There’s no such thing as a “bad” Galapagos cruise, but it’s also definitely true that the more you pay, the more amazing your experience will be, in terms of comfort, experience, food, guides, and trip length. All cruises are all-inclusive, meaning that your ticket price includes meals onboard, lodging, and any transportation specifically listed in the itinerary

Photography Trips in the Galapagos Islands

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Articles|

Capturing your Galapagos experience in stunning pictures is a great way to remember your Galapagos journey and share it with friends and family back home. But if you’re a rookie photographer who’s never really had much experience, you’ll want to practice before you leave so that you’re ready when your Galapagos adventure begins!

Geology of the Islands of Fire: Galapagos

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

The Galapagos Islands were born of fire - the same fire that melts the earth’s crust and has created a unique natural environment that could not exist without it. While many people visit the Galapagos Islands each year for the stunning wildlife, others feel that the geology itself is the most fascinating characteristic in the Galapagos Islands.

Endemic Species in the Galapagos Islands

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Wildlife|

The Galapagos Islands are considered by biologists one of the world’s most pristine “natural laboratories,” where some of the most fascinating life can be observed in its purest forms. It is here, in the varied and unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands, isolated in the Pacific Ocean by more than 600 miles from the mainland, that many endemic species thrive.