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Old 03-20-2007, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Galapagos

Can anyone recommend a good agent / contact person for the Galapagos Islands to assist with permits, etc? Any suggestions on what is the best time of the year to visit?

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i can't remember the name of the guy who i used but if you do a google search for yacht agent galapagos it should bring up 2 companies. 1 is a guy who works alone who is not bad considering the location. The other is a company who are a bit unscrupulous so i heard. I'll have a look around see if i can find details for you. As for time of year.... we went in March i think as part of the milk run and the weather was great.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ricardo Arenas i think 1 of the fellas is called. He runs sailinggalapagos.com (not sure if 1 or 2 g's.) They have the lions share of the market i think. The other guy has a smaller setup but i can't find his details.
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I used the YF:s search tool and found this old poster who may still be there for an advice? http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/1106-post1.html
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you need any more details of things to do when there give me a yell. I do know that cruising in your own boat is Mega expensive with lots of red tape. I don't know if this matters to you or not. The best way is to book onto an organized cruise. That way you get to see all of the islands and with a decent guide to boot. They also offer diving etc.
Be careful though as i have a horror story lol. I booked onto a 3 day cruise which was out of this world. Best time of my life. I did however manage to catch....ahem.... scabies from my bunk. I think the crew were using it when we were ashore grrr. The worst of it is, i didn't realize i'd caught it until after we'd set off for the Marquesas. 17 days of pure hell!!!
You don't even want to know what happened after the Marquesas!!!!!! Horror story!
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You can also look up John Gallagher, ex Captain of M/Y Talon.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check out the website
http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Ga...ties#Clearance

there you will find some very useful information regarding the formalities for Galapagos. also contacts for one agent.

This website is designed for small blowboaties but has proven to be a great help for big boats

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