Ultimate Galapagos Packing List


What should I pack for my trip to the Galapagos?

(Recommendations from our seasoned Galapagos experts)

One of the most useful items we can offer folks, as they prepare to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to the Galapagos, is our Ultimate Packing List! We made this list, with the help of our very own destination experts –a sales team of dedicated travelers with intimate knowledge and understanding of the Galapagos Islands and our cruise ships. It takes into consideration the feedback and advice of several travelers. Check out our Top 5 Essential Items, Top 5 Wearable Items, and Additional Recommended Items. Pack intelligently, so you bring just what you need to enjoy this awesome experience!

Galapagos Packing List Metrojourneys

If you want to make sure you don’t leave anything behind, you can download or print our handy packing checklist.


Additional Recommended Items

It’s a good idea to bring a neck strap for your sunglasses.
Bandana or Buff-style neck gaiter
A bandana or neck gaiter worn around your neck can help protect your skin from the bright sun.
Windbreaker jacket
It can get a little windy or rainy out at sea, particularly during Dry Season in the Galapagos.
Warm sweater or fleece
Should the temperature drop a little, a sweater or fleece can keep you warm and comfortable.
Casual wear
Back aboard the ship, it’s nice to feel casually comfortable.


Please remember that flights to Galapagos restrict checked luggage to one (1) piece that does not exceed 50 lb (23 kg). Hand luggage cannot exceed 17 lb (8 kg).

Our Onboard Boutique

Each of our expedition vessels has its own onboard boutique shop where the above items marked with an asterisk (*) are available for purchase. Additionally, you can peruse artisanal handicrafts from the region, which make great souvenirs and neat gifts for your friends and family back home. Item availability and prices are subject to change.

Check out a sample boutique catalog from one of our ships


Metrojourneys Neck Gaiter
Metrojourneys Long-sleeve Shirt
Metrojourneys Galapagos Giant Tortoise Earrings
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