national park

Rules

The Galapagos Islands are one of the few places in the world that remain relatively untouched by human exploitation. The preservation of the environment is everybody's responsibility. You can help, by following some simple rules:

  • Plants, animals and rocks should stay on site so that there is no change. Nothing must be taken away from the Islands, except photos.

  • Galapagos animals should not be touched or petted for your safety because they can quickly loose their tmeness and change their behaviour.

  • The endemic and native fauna of Galapagos has its natural form for feeding. Therefore, do not give them any type of food because it could harm them.

  • The Galapagos marine birds leave their nests if you disturb or follow them. They will leave their eggs or chicks alone on the ground or leave them exposed to the sun. Therefore you may watch the birds at a distance of no less then two meters.

  • Visitors sites at the Galapagos National Park are marked to guarantee your safety. You cannot leave the paths.

  • Garbage of any type interferes with natural processes and takes away the enchantment of the unique Islands scenery. Do not dispose garbage at visitors sites, in the ocean or near the Islands.

  • Please avoid purchasing souvenirs made of flora and fauna of the Islands, like black coral, marine tortoise shells, sea lion teeth or shells.

  • Fire or smoking within Park areas is not allowed as a fire could start with a match or a cigarette that is not put out completely and can cause uncontrollable bushfires, death and destruction.

  • Fishing on board of tourist ships is not permitted.

 

About Galapagos

The archipelago has two seasons; the hot-rainy season between december and may. Strong short tropical showers normally during the night, eventually during the day too.

 

Normally after the rain the sun comes out strong again. February, March and April are the hottest moths of the year. The 'Garua' season between june and november are commonly overcast, sometimes islands are covered in a fine mist specially during the early hours of the day, the mist eventually clears up and then sun shines out which can last for days and sometimes weeks.

 

Coolest months of the year will be September, October. Conditions of the sea will follow the same pattern of the seasons, during the hot months of the year the winds cease and we have very calm ocean conditions perfect for traveling between islands.

 

From June to october ocean can be a bit rough making it more difficult to travel between islands.Touristic activity never stops really and travelers take the choppy waters as adventure, normally having a lot of tales to tell...