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Customer Travel Tips for Galapagos Islands

80% Avg. city rating Rated by 82 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 65%

Chilling out / relaxing 92%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 78%

Nightlife / partying 62%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Galapagos Islands

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96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


12 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: visit as many islands as you can

Liked: uniqueness

Disliked: no

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Have fun exploring! See as many islands as you can, snorkel or dive as often as possible.

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: No.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


15 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Alle inseln haben ihren eigenen Charakter und es lohnt sich einen längeren bootstrip zu machen, aber gut aufpassen die preise sind sehr verschieden, auch die Qualität!

Liked: Galapagos ist GROSSARTIG ! Die Tiere, die Natur... unglaublich!

Disliked: Zu teuer! Auch fahren hier sehr viele alte Boote herum, möchte gar nicht wissen, wieviel öl und benzin ins wasser läuft. Auch wird man überall aufgefordert keine Plastiktüten zu benutzen, aber sie hängen in jedem Mülleimer und es gibt derer viele.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Just enjoy the nature , animal, fishes, sharks, everything.

Liked: Animal life , conscience that we need to preserve the nature só ouro children will be able to come here one day and see the same beauty.

Disliked: No.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take cash as no one uses credit cards on the island due to the likelihood of a 8-20% additional tax. So if booking a last minute cruise, need cash to do so.

Liked: Great topography

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


20 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Talk to lots of operators before booking anything

Liked: The diving and snorkelling.

Disliked: It was very costly

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take a cruise, even though it's expensive, it's probably the best way to experience Galapagos.

Liked: ..

Disliked: ..

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


20 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Spend more an one week so u can visit san cristobel and isobella for a few days also. I spent 5 days diving so wasn't left with much time to explore Santa Cruz. Isla grill has lovely staff and good food (and decent wifi). Scuba iguana were a great dive centre ;)

Liked: Amazing wildlife and fantastic diving with Scuba Iguana to most of the dive sites from Santa Cruz. Very peaceful island, several good restaurants to choose from and a few small bars. Day trips to other islands and a few on Santa Cruz available. Met some great people and a lovely chilled week with friendly locals too - felt very safe there :)

Disliked: Weather wasn't great during my stay in July as overcast most days (didn't matter too much for diving),

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
51% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: los tuneles

Liked: the nature is amazing!

Disliked: the tour guides take a lot of money and are not professional or motivated. Even, take care that nobody of the tour guides take your money while snorkeling.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Romantic getaway Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: sea sickness pills

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nope

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


19 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You don't have to pre book expensive boat tours to see the place. You can get there, decide what you want to do and see, then book the activities you want to do. Works out a lot cheaper and you are in control on where you go and what to do.

Liked: The biodiversity of the place that most people come to see.

Disliked: The apparent price gouging by tour operators.

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
40% Avg. rating


07 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: los tunnels

Liked: the animals

Disliked: food and tours are expensive

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay two weeks at the minimum and arrange your excursions unhurriedly on site.

Liked: The nature.

Disliked: Nothing.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


24 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: - Isla Isabella

Liked: - nature zoo

Disliked: - high prices

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: take a sunscreen and couriosity about nature

Liked: Nature and shrimp seviche

Disliked: no

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Sun screen and good walking shoes and cool clothes. It's very hot

Liked: Different biomes. All the unique animals. The people.

Disliked: Disorganization at boat docks when loading and when catching bus at Baltra.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


26 Feb 2014

Customer Travel Tip: You can do it on a budget, you can book day tours to different islands, you don't have to use cruises. You can use local "fibras" boats to travel between larger islands. Amazing place to stay and so much to see.

Liked: everything!

Disliked: No

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Travel to other islands, dont just stay on one.

Liked: people, water and the diving

Disliked: the sleezy tour operators

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


05 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Taking a cruise is expensive. There are many affordable hostels to stay in.

Liked: Wildlife and scenery

Disliked: Too hot in mid-day. High prices for food.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


03 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: All the amazing nature and animals!

Liked: The amazing nature, animals, weather! there are no words to describe Galapagos you have to visit it!

Disliked: A lot of the tour companies and boats are very disorganized, they offer you one thing and then they dont keep their word. I dont recommend anyone to take a tour with Joybe tours we had many issues with them!, always go to different agencies and compare and read their reviews!

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 82 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 65%

Chilling out / relaxing 92%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 78%

Nightlife / partying 62%

Value for money 75%

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