Notice: As a result of the Republic of
Ecuador National Government decision, the subsidy of oil prices was
eliminated for the tourist operations in the Galapagos Islands. This
decision was published in the Official Registry 286 of March 3rd,
2008, by presidential decree No. 921.
The elimination of the subsidy has created a unexpected increase in
the oil prices per gallon affecting directly the already elevated
operational costs of ships and vessels in the Galapagos (due to the
conditions and management in Galapagos).
Due to the above all Galapagos cruise ship owners and operators are
forced to include a fuel surcharge on all Galapagos cruises as of
April 30, 2008. The amount of the increase in cruise costs greatly
depends on the duration of your cruise and the size and fuel
consumption of each vessel. In some cases the fuel surcharge may be
avoided if the cruise is paid in full at an earlier date but this
depends on the cruise you choose ... ask us.
What does this mean to you? An extra line detailing "fuel surcharge"
will show on your Galapagos cruise invoice as an extra cost separate
from the published cost of the cruise of your choice.
All surcharges are per person and apply to all type of passengers,
no matter nationally or age, inclusively it will affect those
programs that for promotional or groups concession have a
complementary or discounted space during the cruise. The surcharge
is additional to the cruise rate and it is a net value, not subject
to discount and it will be applied to the final invoice of the