2021-22 Season

  • Are you operating Galápagos expeditions?
  • Do I need to be vaccinated to travel to Galápagos?
  • When do I need to take my PCR COVID-19 test to travel to Galápagos?
  • Can I travel to Ecuador prior to my expedition?
  • Will my experience on the expedition be impacted?

Planning Your Trip

  • When do you travel to Galápagos?
  • When is the best time to visit Galápagos?
  • What will the air and water temperatures be?
  • What are the differences between the two ships in Galápagos?
  • Are there any connecting cabins available?
  • Do I need any vaccinations?
  • Do I need a valid passport?
  • Are visas required?
  • Is there a time difference in Galápagos?
  • What’s the currency? Are ATMs available?
  • How much cash should we bring per person?
  • How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
  • Does everyone get a transfer upon arrival?
  • Are the Galápagos National Park entrance and other fees included in the cost of the expedition?
  • Can I extend my stay in Ecuador?
  • Can I combine Galápagos with another trip departure?
  • Are children welcome in Galápagos?
  • What are the requirements of children under age 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?

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Packing and Preparation

  • What footwear should I pack?
  • What kind of clothes do I need?
  • Do I need to dress up for dinner?
  • Should I bring a hairdryer, shampoo/conditioner, etc.?
  • Are there luggage restrictions?
  • How much room is there under beds for luggage?

Life Aboard

  • What are the ships’ amenities?
  • What are the cabin amenities?
  • Is there internet access on the ships?
  • What can I expect from the meals?
  • What is the food like aboard your ships?
  • What type of meal requests can be accommodated on the ship?
  • Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
  • Is there a fitness center?
  • What is the wellness program?
  • Is there a spa? What kind of treatments do you offer?
  • When does the ship travel from island to island?
  • Are gratuities included?
  • Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
  • Is there a doctor on board?
  • Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
  • Are your ships wheelchair accessible?
  • Is English spoken on board?

Activities

  • How will I explore in the Galápagos?
  • What activities are included?
  • What is the level of difficulty of included activities?
  • What types of activities are not permitted on the islands?
  • What are the activities for children?
  • You often refer to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
  • Is there any free time to do things on our own?
  • What is the difference between photo expeditions and other expeditions?
  • What wildlife will I see?
  • What is a wet landing?
  • Will there be kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities?
  • Can you swim off the ship?
  • How often will we snorkel? What do can I do if I don’t snorkel?
  • What is an inflatable snorkeling vest and where do we get one?
  • Should I bring my own prescription snorkel mask if I have the lenses and a large correction?
  • Do I need to be concerned with sharks?
  • Do you provide underwater cameras for us to use?

Expedition Team

  • What can you tell me about the expedition team?
  • Where are the naturalists and staff from?
  • Will there be talks or presentations on board?
  • What does the video chronicler do?

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