Galapagos Islands 7
Day Summer Cruise – May/June
These are the items we recommend for your 7 day Galapagos Islands Cruise, if you plan to partake in many
of the daily excursions!
Clothing Concept: Lightweight, Quick Dry, Sun Protection
- 1 Pair
Hiking Shoes - Many of the Galapagos islands are rocky and sandy. Hiking shoes will provide stability and cushion. Bulky hiking boots are not needed because trails are not that long, but sturdy hiking shoes are recommended: Vasque Juxt (Mens) or Vasque Jule (Women's).
- 1 Pair
Comfortable Water Shoes – I recommend one with a closed toe: Keen, Merrell
Barefoot, Teva Churn.
- 4 Pair
Hiking Socks – Smartwool socks are great for foot support and moisture
Long Sleeve Sun Shirts – For afternoon excursions. The sun is so hot that
these long sleeve shirts provide a barrier! - ExOfficio Dryflylite, Under
Armour Sun Shirts
Short Sleeve Sun Shirts, Moisture Wicking (For layering or morning
excursions before the heat of the day) – ExOfficio Sol Cool for men, North
Face Pantoll Tee or Tank for ladies
Pair Quick Dry Pants – Zip-Off recommended (for versatility)
Pair Quick Dry Shorts
- 1 Rain
Jacket (For the garua – misty rain) – North Face Venture Jacket is light
weight and packable to easily fit in a day pack!
- 1 or 2
Bathing suits – For snorkeling opportunities! The boat may also have sun
chairs or a hot tub!
interchangable/reversible travel outfits – For the evening activities
aboard the boat. Some dinners/cocktail parties are more formal (not
- 1 or
2 Pairs of Jeans will be fine
If your trip begins in Quito,
Ecuador be sure
to also bring:
- 1 warm
jacket – ExOfficio Storm Logic is great – and packs into a pillow!
Keep in mind that Quito
is at a high elevation (Year-round highs in the 60’s, lows in the 40’s)!
Daypack (A must!) – Ameribag is perfect!
- 1 Pair
Travel Binoculars – Nikon Travellite V 8 x 25 is light and easy to use!
- 1 Sun
Hat (A must!) – Tilly Hat or North Face Horizon Hat
(30+) – I can not stress the importance enough. But be sure to put it in
your checked luggage!
Spray – Coleman Deet or Deet Free
& Photo ID Holder – Eagle Creek Security Belt
sure to take some cash – Currency is the USD. Credit card machines are
found in higher end hotels, but don’t rely on that. Take cash!
– Costa del
Mar Polarized (Polarized is a must!)
– If an experienced photographer, you may want a filter…so much sun and
water means a lot of GLARE!
Eaze – If prone to motion sickness (plane or boat)
Note: Be aware of a bag weight limit.
The flight to the islands may be on a smaller plane that has a weight limit. If packing may be an issue, look into the packing organization products of the Eagle Creek Pack-It System
! I highly recommend Pack-It folders and Pack-It Cubes!