Appropriate footwear, sun-protective clothing, and photography equipment are essential in Galapagos! Photo © Zorica Kovacevic

What to Pack

What to Pack

Appropriate footwear, sun-protective clothing, and photography equipment are essential in Galapagos! Photo © Zorica Kovacevic

Below is a sample list of items to bring for a one-week cruise. Your tour operator may also provide a packing list.

Clothing

  • 1 pair casual dress pants
  • 3-4 pair shorts
  • 9 t-shirts; several tank tops
  • 4 casual dress shirts
  • sweatshirt, sweater, or light jacket
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 1 pair tennis shoes/sneakers
  • 1 pair closed-toed water shoes
  • 1 pair light hiking boots
  • 1 pair flip-flops
  • socks, underwear
  • pajamas
  • hat, sunglasses

Toiletries

  • shampoo/conditioner; soap
  • contact lens solution; extra lenses
  • eyeglasses; lens cleaner
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • comb/brush; razor
  • travel-size hairdryer
  • first aid kit (including motion sickness medicine)
  • sunscreen/aloe vera; SPF lip balm

Photography Equipment

  • camera/video camera
  • extra lenses and hood
  • filters (especially polarizing filter)
  • battery charger/spare batteries
  • extra memory card(s)
  • waterproof carrying bag
  • underwater camera
  • lens cleaner/dust brush

Miscellaneous

  • binoculars
  • small daypack (for island excursions)
  • Galapagos travel guide/book
  • Marine Life Reference Card
  • travel alarm clock/waterproof watch
  • zip-close plastic bags/waterproof dry sacks
  • rain gear
  • bandana
  • snorkel gear (can also be rented)
  • reusable water bottles
  • handi-wipes or hand sanitizer
  • reading/writing materials
  • laundry bag

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