Galapagos Islands National Park
The most important rules and regulations of the Galapagos National Park for visitors are the following:
Always follow the marked trail and never leave it.
Do not touch the animals.
Do not take souvenirs from the islands.
Do not get too close to animals.
Do not litter.
Do not smoke on the islands.
Do not take food to the islands.
Clean your shoes' soles before disembarking in the islands. You may have carried some seeds endemic to one island and would not want to introduce them to another.
Fishing is prohibited on the Galapagos National Park’s marine reserve.
If you see anyone violating these rules, notify your guide immediately.
Anytime you disembark your ship and set foot on the Galapagos National Park, your naturalist guide is the maximum authority.
Always stay close to your guide. This is the best way to avoid accidents.
Do as your guide instructs at all times. Your guide knows the terrain and wildlife like the palm of his/her hand.
If you have anything on your mind, do not hesitate to ask your guide. They are very knowledgeable and friendly.
Always follow the marked trail. Do not leave the trail at any time, otherwise you might stumble upon wildlife and harm yourself, the animals and plants.
Animals in the Galapagos are completely unafraid of humans. They will not get out of your way, so mind your step! Many animals such as boobies, lizards, iguanas and sea turtles will nest in the marked trail and cross your path frequently.