What is the Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee?
The Galapagos National Park Entrance fee is levied on all visitors to the islands. The Galapagos entry fee is currently 100 USD per person (reduced to 50 USD for children under 12 years old). This fee must be paid, in cash, at the your airport of arrival. If you do not pay, you will not be allowed to leave the terminal - so please make sure you have the means to pay the Galapagos entrance fee! If you are a citizen of a country in South America you might pay less, check here for more information. Therefore, the payment of this entrance fee is indispensable to take part in a Galapagos cruise.
Some people have expressed surprise about paying a Galapags park "entry fee" simply to set foot on the islands, but the proceeds of this entrance fee do go directly into the ongoing conservation, protection and management of the islands. The proceeds are split between several important institutions as follows: