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Galapagos Packing List

What to pack for a Galapagos Cruise?

Galapagos packing list for Santa Cruz Cruise

Here’s a handy list about what to bring to the Galapagos Islands.

Also, please remember that flights to Galapagos restrict checked luggage to one (1) piece that does not exceed 23 kg (50 lb).
Hand luggage cannot exceed 8 kg (17 lb).


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– Passport
– Tickets & printed itineraries
– Travel insurance
– Health insurance
– Credit/debit cards
– Cash (US Dollars)
– Prescription drugs


– Sunglasses (optional: neck strap)
– Wide-brimmed hat or cap
– Bandana


– Lightweight hiking shoes
– Water-resistant, closed-toe sport sandals
– Anti-slip sandals for onboard
– Hiking Shorts
– Lightweight hiking pants
– Casual pants and shorts (men)
– Casual dress, skirt, shorts or pants (women)
– Short-sleeve T-shirts
– Long-sleeve shirts or rash guards for
sun protection
– Underwear
– Socks (normal and for hiking)
– Bathing suits (minimum 2) + short-sleeve
(shorty) wetsuit**
– Windbreaker jacket
– Warm sweater or fleece


– Toiletry kit
– Sunblock & lip balm (waterproof + SPF 50 or higher)
– Insect repellent
– Small backpack/daypack (preferably waterproof)
– Binoculars
– Camera
– Video camera
– Extra memory cards and batteries
– Tripod (optional)
– Journal
– Appliance chargers and adaptors if necessary
(outlets in Ecuador are US-style, 2 flat pins (Type A & B), 110 volts.
– Prescription snorkeling mask or specialized snorkel equipment*
– Sealable plastic bags of various sizes
– Journal

*Be aware that snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins) are provided as part of your tour, free of charge.
**Short-sleeve (shorty) wetsuits are available onboard for rent.

Santa Cruz II's Boutique

Don’t worry about last-minute gifts, on Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise you can find your perfect souvenir. Take at what you’ll find on our onboard boutique.

Buff decorated with Galapagos animals
A buff with Galapagos animals designs, great for people of all ages.
Galapagos giant tortoise earrings
Beautiful silver earrings in the shape of the Galapagos' iconic giant tortoise.
Money pouch with Galapagos animals
A small money pouch for coins decorated with some of the Galapagos Islands' most iconic animals.
Long-sleeve cotton shirt
A long-sleeve cotton shirt designed with Galapagos animals, perfect for a cold day.
T-shirt with Galapagos iconic animals
A fun t-shirt with Galapagos iconic animals, great souvenir.

Everything on our onboard boutique

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