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?
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?
What are the ships’ amenities?
What are the cabin amenities?
Is there internet access on the ships?
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?
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?
Can I scuba dive?
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?
What can you tell me about the expedition team?
Will there be talks or presentations on board?
What does the video chronicler do?