Update to Galapagos Entrance Fee

As stewards of the majestic Galapagos Islands and dedicated advocates for ocean conservation, we are committed to keeping you informed about developments that impact our shared mission of preserving this unique ecosystem. In alignment with these values, we wish to share an important announcement from the Governing Council of the Galapagos regarding adjustments to the entrance fee for the protected areas of the islands.

Enhanced Conservation Efforts Through Revised Entrance Fees

The Governing Council of the Galapagos, in a meeting held on February 24, 2024, has approved a revised entrance fee structure aimed at bolstering conservation initiatives and supporting the sustainable development of the islands. This decision, the first of its kind in the last 26 years, reflects a deep commitment to both the preservation of the Galapagos and the enhancement of the visitor experience.

Aerial view of Darwin's Arch, a natural rock formation in the Galapagos Islands, with the vast ocean surrounding it. The azure waters contrast with the rugged brown and beige tones of the rocky arch.

Key Details of the Updated Entrance Fee:

New Fee Structure: International travelers will now be required to pay a $200 entrance fee


Effective Date: This revised fee structure will take effect on August 1st, 2024. Starting from this date onwards, all arrivals will be subject to the revised fees as required by local regulations. If you plan to travel with us in 2024 and arrive during this season on or after August 1st, kindly ensure to carry $200 in USD, an adjustment from the previous $100, to accommodate the new fee.


Objective: These changes are in line with efforts to promote a tourism model that harmonizes with ongoing conservation actions, aiming to stabilize visitor numbers and ensure the long-term well-being of the islands' unique biodiversity.


A coastal landscape view of the Pirate Cave at the Galapagos Islands, showing a large, naturally formed cave archway at the base of a steep, rugged cliff. The cliff itself displays a variety of green vegetation at the top.

Your Support Makes a Difference

We understand that such changes may come as a surprise. However, we assure you that these measures are crucial for the ongoing preservation efforts of the Galapagos Islands. By choosing to travel with us, you play a vital role in supporting these initiatives, enabling us to continue supporting the Galapagos Whale Shark Project which works to create marine protected areas.


For more in-depth details on this update, we encourage you to check out https://www.gobiernogalapagos.gob.ec/ for more information.

We Are Here to Assist You

 Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at info@galapagossharkdiving.com.

For more informaion on Galapagos Entry Fees please refer to our blog post: Getting to the Galapagos

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