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Who will be the guide for my Galapagos Cruise?

One of our clients' most frequently asked questions

Who will be the guide for my Galapagos Cruise?

Who will be the guide for my Galapagos Cruise?

Galapagos Guides are freelancers and work on different ships, oftentimes under yearly or even half-yearly contracts. Therefore, we cannot tell you in advance who your guide will be. However, you can rest assured that all Galapagos Guides are highly qualified and experienced professionals who have undergone rigorous training.

To become a Galapagos Guide, one must hold a degree in biology, ecology, or a related field, and complete a specialized, 3-year course at the Galapagos National Park. The course includes extensive training in the natural history and ecology of the islands, as well as in guiding techniques and safety procedures.

After completing the course, guides must pass a comprehensive exam and obtain a license from the Galapagos National Park. This license is renewed every two years, and guides must continue to attend training courses to stay up-to-date on the latest scientific findings and best practices.

So, while we cannot guarantee who your guide will be, we can guarantee that you will be in good hands with a highly qualified and knowledgeable Galapagos Guide.

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