Galapagos National Park regulations

Before Your Trip, Galapagos National Park

You will be visiting a Natural Heritage Site, therefore you must follow the rules imposed by the controlling authorities such as the Galapagos National Park.

During your visits the naturalist guides will emphasize these regulations:

  • Do not remove animals, plants, rocks or their remains (including shells, bones, and pieces of wood) from the islands.
  • Be careful not to transport any live animals to the islands, or from island to island.
  • Do not take any food to the uninhabited islands.
  • Do not touch or handle the animals.
  • Do not feed the animals. It can be dangerous, and it can destroy the animals’ social structure and breeding habits.
  • Do not disturb or chase any animal from its resting or nesting place.
  • Stay within the designated visiting areas.
  • Do not litter while on land or sea.
  • Do not deface the rocks.
  • Do not buy souvenirs or objects made of plants or animals from the islands.
  • Keep on mind that most of the tours must be accompanied by a licensed National Park Guide.
  • Restrict your visits to officially permitted areas.
  • Conservation is everyone’s business. Please do not hesitate to show your conservationist attitude

Galapagos Park Rules

Meet the Author

Hernan is the General Manager of Flipper's Hotel Galapagos – a Galapagos hotel and touring company.

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