Packing for the Galapagos


  • Long-sleeved shirts and T-shirts
  • Light cotton scarf
  • Cargo shorts
  • Swimwear
  • Lightweight long pants
  • Light rain jacket or wind breaker
  • Sweatshirt, sweater or light jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes / sneakers
  • Sandals for wet landings (Tevas or similar)
  • Wide-brim hat or cap

Personal Care:

  • High factor waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Small day pack
  • Extra eye glasses / contact lenses
  • DEET-free insect repellent
  • Personal medication to last for the duration of your trip


  • Camera, rechargable batteries & additional equipment
  • Underwater cameras (good idea!)
  • Binoculars
  • Zip-lock bags for electronic equipment & wet clothes

Money & Security:

  • Passport and colour copy
  • US cash in small denominations in $1s to $20s (do not bring big bills)
  • Travel insurance
  • Credit Cards: Visa & MasterCard widely accepted; American Express hardly ever. We suggest you notify your credit card company of your travel plans.

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