Galapagos Land based

Old Jul 9th, 2024, 12:03 AM
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Galapagos Land based

Considering the Galapagos. Get seasick so interested in a land based tour. Any recommendations?
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Old Jul 9th, 2024, 11:26 AM
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From reading: the speedboats used to bring land-based visitors into the national park can be more of a seasick risk.
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Old Jul 9th, 2024, 10:57 PM
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I scuba dive and am fine with the boats as long as the sea is not rough and the boat, even a zodiac is underway. It's when the boat stops that I have problems. I do use a scop patch. Do not wish to spend 10K + and be ill.
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Why do you want to go? It's expensive just to get there, with the round trip flights from Ecuador and the Park Entry fee, and the hassle of the biosecurity protocols. But you don't have to spend $10K, who told you that? Did you think that Lindblad/ Nat Geo is the only option?

I think what tom_mn is referring to is that the shutlles to get to other islands from Santa Cruz are generally less stable than the tourist class yachts.

I suppose you could just stay on Santa Cruz and San Cristobal which have airports. I believe there are dive-specific exursions but don't know if they avoid problem stretches of water.

I probably would address this to a Galapagos specialist agency, there are some stretches of water that make people more prone to seasicknes.

I used Cometa Travel (Yacht Angelito) and one of the owners (Maja) was our guide, she gets seasick so would be a good place to start. They have some shorter itineraries (4 day and 5 day) that include a day on Santa Cruz, the main island.
https://www.cometatravel.com/contact-us/

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I was referring to the day trip speedboats to the national park docking sites at the small islands around Santa Cruz, or the upper parts of San Cristobal. That’s how the “land tours” do the national park, by day trip speed boats. They have a guide and reserved slots so meet the government requirements to enter the national park.
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