Eric Andrews
Written by Eric Andrews Personal Expedition Designer

Updated: January 05, 2023
Published: January 03, 2023


luggage in the galapagos islands

If you’ve been daydreaming of walking and hiking the trails of the Galapagos Islands in search of exotic wildlife or getting lost in the Islands’ giant daisy forests, then you already know that no adventure is complete without practical luggage. From backpacks to daypacks to suitcases, bringing the right gear on a Galapagos trip makes for a smoother, more enjoyable journey.




When you have a good idea of everything that you need to pack for an enjoyable Galapagos adventure, it is important that you bring the right kind of luggage and backpack to fit it all in. Please note that the specific items we detail in each section of this video have been carefully selected to enhance your Galapagos experience.

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BACKPACKS, DAYPACKS AND LUGGAGE FOR A GALAPAGOS TRIP

Now that you have a good idea of everything that you need to pack for an enjoyable Galapagos adventure, it is important that you bring the right kind of luggage and backpack to fit it all in.

LUGGAGE

A good, durable, medium-sized duffel bag is the ideal bag to carry your clothing and gear for a Galapagos cruise. Models that have wheels and a handle are best for ease of carrying around airports. Additionally, on smaller ships where space is more limited inside your cabin, duffels will easily fit under the bed, whereas a large hard-shell suitcase will not.

luggage for a galapagos cruise

BACKPACKS

For the daily activities around the Islands, a good daypack is essential to carry extra clothes, your water bottle, camera, towel, sunblock, and more. If this day pack is waterproof, or if it comes with a waterproof cover or pocket, even better. Keeping your gear dry while on the zodiacs or during wet-landings is important. If your day pack is not waterproof, you can also bring a dry-sack, which will keep everything dry in case the entire pack gets wet.

Here's a summary of the luggage and backpacks you need:

  • Rolling medium-size duffle bag
  • Waterproof day pack
  • Dry sack (13 - 20 liter capacity)

For the full list of what to pack for a Galapagos luxury cruise, ready more here - Galapagos Packing List

day backpack for galapagos hiking
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Eric Andrews
By Eric Andrews
Personal Expedition Designer

Hi! I am Eric, your personal Expedition Designer at Quasar. I have been a dive-master, cruise director, and a customer service manager in the past for Quasar in the Galapagos. I am also a published author, a photographer and a proud and happy husband and father to a beautiful, well-traveled daughter, Romina, and a little man named Lucas Daniel. My life’s path was carved thanks to one single trip to the Galapagos when I was 15 years old. Yes, it’s that much of a life-changer. I am easy to reach and would love to hear about the best vacation you’ve ever taken! I think I may be able to help you with the next one.

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