The Galapagos can be expensive for cruisers to visit, and many of our normal freedoms are taken away. But on Isabella those rules are more relaxed, the town less developed, and the anchorage was more protected. We left thinking this was our favorite of all the Galapagos Islands – and well worth the cost! Our kids will NEVER forget the Galapagos (and neither will we)…
GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOUR COSTS (for a sailing family of 5):
Immigration Fee: $30 USD
Port and Harbor Fees: $394 USD
Park entrance fees: $100/adult, $50/kid under 12 = $350
Transit Visitor Cards: $20/pp = $100
Environmental Yacht Inspection: $250
Biosecurity Agency Inspection: $100
Temp Yacht Import Fee (refundable): $141
Agent Fee: $815 USD
Tax (12%): $85 USD
TOTAL: $2,265 USD
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ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on our “dream boat,” a performance catamaran named “Archer.”
Ten years ago, before kids, we sailed a Lagoon 380 named “Honeymoon” halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences with family and friends via YouTube, and by happenstance created one of the earliest sailing channels still posting. We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with our kids.
OUR BOAT is a Ferrari red Outremer 51 performance cruising catamaran. We chose this boat as it has been specifically designed for the purpose of bluewater sailing. It was designed and built to withstand the stress of “sailing multiple times around the world safely and in comfort.” And yes, she’s nice on the eyes too.
OUR ROUTE has taken us from the Boston/Cape Cod area of the United States down to the Caribbean and then through the Panama Canal. At the time of posting this we have dealt with the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand and are now cruising again in Australia.
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