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Do you have a suggested packing list for a Galapagos cruise?

One of our clients' most frequently asked questions

Do you have a suggested packing list for a Galapagos cruise?

Do you have a suggested packing list for a Galapagos cruise?

Indeed we do! When we receive your booking deposit we send all our clients a comprehensive suggested packing list and lots of other useful information about your time in Galapagos. Here's a brief summary of our suggested packing list to get the most from your time in the Galapagos.


In Galapagos, the rule is to keep things informal. No matter how luxurious your cruise, the range of clothing you should bring is from "informal" to "very informal"! Remember, there is a weight limit of 44lb (20kg) per person for luggage when flying to Galapagos. If you are staying in Quito before and after your Galapagos trip then you may wish to arrange to leave some luggage with them while you cruise in Galapagos.

  • Good sneakers or walking shoes for dry landings and hiking on uneven and slippery surfaces. Good grip is essential.
  • Sandals or similar casual footwear for wet landings and evenings on the boat/in towns.
  • Shorts.
  • At least one pair light-weight pants.
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved lightweight shirts.
  • Bathing suits.
  • A wide-brimmed hat, preferably UV protective
  • Wind breaker or similar light jacket for cool evenings and rain.
  • Casual clothing for evenings, anything comfortable
  • Socks for your hiking shoes and sneakers and other personal items.

Other items

  • Camera, memory cards, batteries, battery charger
  • Sunscreen, and wear it
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Small. lightweight daypack or backpack.
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Copies of your passport, airline tickets and travel insurance.
  • We suggest carrying $400 "safety money" per person
  • A head-lamp or a small flashlight

Medicine and Miscellaneous

  • Seasickness medication or alternatives, such as ginger pills, acupressure bands, etc.
  • Any prescription medication you need to take
  • Prescription glasses, both regular and sunglasses (consider at least 1 spare pair)
  • Appropriate chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you.

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