Thanks to strict marine safety regulations that are regularly updated by the Ecuadorian Navy, booking a cruise in the Galapagos is inherently safe. Most vessels ensure that there are always multiple crew members on board who receive regular, advanced first-aid training in case of any possible medical emergency. Even small vessels are well-stocked with standard medications and treatments that could be required. Similarly, expeditions are always made with certified Natural Park guides who have also received first-aid training.
The small population centers on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabela islands are also very safe. Given the common “everyone knows everybody” reality of small isolated communities, crime rates in the archipelago are virtually non-existent, meaning that visitors can relax and fully enjoy their time on all of the islands.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s last remaining natural jewels, nearly devoid of the manmade destruction wrought on much of the planet. The archipelago takes visitors on a magical journey of revival, restoration, and reconnection with themselves and nature, making it the ultimate destination in experiential travel.