Links to Websites that Provide Useful Information
about the Galapagos Islands and Galapagos Cruises

Frequently Asked Questions  
What we believe is the most comprehensive FAQ site out there.  From pre-trip planning to climate and on-board routine. 

Reading List   
An exhaustive list of reading materials, covering a very wide range of subjects, well ordered for easy browsing.  Headings include ecotourism, Darwin, natural history, birds, biogeography and more!

What to bring to the Galapagos   
This link will provide you with a list of what to bring on a Galapagos cruise. Most ships supply masks and snorkels - quality may vary, bring your own to ensure satisfaction.

Health Considerations   
No special vaccines are required for travel to the Galapagos. However, go to this site for general health considerations when traveling to Galapagos and Ecuador.

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association   
A tour industry led membership based association dedicated to promoting conservation through wise tourism practices. The site includes a good deal of the latest news on the most pressing conservation challenges in Galapagos. We are proud members.

Charles Darwin Research Station   
Nearly 50 years of conservation work in the Galapagos islands – the CDF is the premier scientific authority for the Galapagos. Its mission is to carry out research to support conservation. Lots of information on all kinds of conservation issues.

United Nations World Heritage Centre

Because Galapagos is a World Heritage site, the UN monitors how well Ecuador is doing in terms of long term conservation.  You'll find plenty of interesting material here.