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Royal Galapagos Health Protocols

At Royal Galapagos we are always looking after our partners and the health and wellbeing of our guests. As a result of the continuing COVID pandemic, we have taken the necessary steps that keep you and your travelers in mind and help us face this emergency properly.

This section is to inform you about the Galapagos Islands as a safe destination, our small boats, biosecurity measures, and our commitment to you in relation to the current situation.

Galapagos, a Safe Destination for Everyone

While some destinations in the world have a high travel risk, the Galapagos are much safer. The Islands are extremely isolated, the number of tourists is limited, and people traveling here are screened multiple times before entry to ensure the health of passengers and the preservation of the ecosystem.

Why the Galapagos are Safe?
  • Extremely low population density.
  • Only 1.5 people/sq. mile (less than the population density of Canada)
  • Highly regulated due to its National Park status and fragile ecosystem
  • Visiting sites are remote and uninhabited and only allow a maximum of 3 hours at each point
  • Limited number of travelers are permitted in the Islands at one time, and they originate from only a handful of countries

Our Boats are Safe for Travel

Small boats in Galapagos allow for a low risk vacation in the Islands due to their limited number of guests and the design of the ships that gives each passenger plenty of space to feel comfortable.


  • Our small yachts hold just 16-20 passengers, which limits contact with large groups of travelers.
  • Our cabins are spacious and have private balconies to give guests their own individual areas to safely enjoy their trip.
  • Multiple comfortable and spacious common areas that help maintain the social distance while onboard.
  • Special attention to detail before, during, and after the tour to ensure guests are protected and healthy.
  • Personalized service for each passenger from crewmembers and staff to allow travelers to feel cared for and safe during their trip.
  • Our boats are ideal for small groups and families who want to have a safe and fun vacation.
Safe Travels Certified

Safe Travels Certified

Royal Galapagos is Safe Travels Certified. Having this certification means that we have taken the extra step to implement additional health and hygiene protocols that have been created by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), which take into account recommendations from both the WHO and CDC. Click here to learn more about being Safe Travels Certified. 

Biosecurity Measures & Protocols

Since the beginning of this outbreak all Royal Galapagos boats have implemented supplementary sanitary measures in order to ensure the health of guests that travel onboard our boats.


  • Unified and updated strict biosecurity protocols
  • Implementation of regular certified audits
  • Staff is trained regularly in new health and safety regulations
  • We follow all guidelines set by local and international authorities
  • Royal Galapagos has its own set of detailed protocols for travelers during all points in their trip. Click to learn more about Royal Galapagos Protocols.
  • Additionally, you can find here more details about Ecuador and Galapagos Entry Protocols.

Our Promises to You

  • Special prices for groups & charters
  • Flexible policies for new reservations

We are here to help and support you as we work together during this time. When you book with Royal Galapagos you can feel confident that we are looking out for your and your clients’ best interests.

Our goal is to give our travelers the best and safest possible experience when they are in mainland Ecuador and in Galapagos aboard a Royal Galapagos boat. Let’s work together to educate and calm travelers during the entire experience, so they can enjoy this trip of a lifetime.

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