The only way to get to the Galapagos Islands, unless you’re traveling along the coasts of Latin American with a private boat, is by plane from Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil). Flights from mainland land at the two airports: Baltra and San Cristobal.
The cost of the return flight is usually about $400/430 per person round trip.
The only airlines serving the islands are LAN, AeroGal and Tame.
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Ecuadorian nationals can fly to the Galapagos fro half price foreigners pay, the Galapagos residents pay half that. If you are a foreigner resident in Ecuador or you work in the islands you are eligible for the half price fly ticket.
For those coming to the Islands on a private sailing boat, unfortunately, it is not permitted to move independently between the islands as marine traffic is regulated by the Galapagos National Park, so even if equipped with your own boat in these cases it is necessary to pay authorized tour.
Don’t forget that the fly fee doens’t include the fee entry to the National Park. So, when at the airport (Baltra or San Cristobal) you will have to pay a $100 entrance fee (cash) to the National Park. The are no discounts for children.
Don’t also forget to ask the stamp on your passport!
The maximum length of stay at the Galapagos Islands, unless you’ve got a special visa (6 months or 1 year) or wotk contract, is three months not renewable. These rule also applies to residents of Ecuador aimed at avoiding overcrowding the islands. After this period you can not go in the archipelago for a year.
Visa is on arrival and it will let you stay no more than 3 months.