Santa Fe Island

What to Bring

The most important if you are on any treatment that requires regular intake of any medicines or anti-allergic, please make sure you have enough of medicine for the period of your stay. Please also ask your physician and follow his recommendations related to the trip. Do not forget the prescription copy in case the medicines require it.


Check the set of papers to take with you: passport, travel documents, tickets, travel insurance (it is absolutely necessary to travel in Ecuador), and vaccination certificates (if any).


  • One large backpack or one duffel bag or suitcase (max. 20kg)
  • One small daypack (max.6kg)
  • If you will be using several means of transportation (aircraft, buses, canoes, etc.) during your trip to Ecuador, it is imperative to limit your luggage. unnecessary luggage can be stored in your city hotel. If going into the jungle or doing very "active" trips it is also better to travel with backpacks instead of suitcases.

Clothing Recommendations:


  • Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended aboard the ships.
  • Windbreaker-like jacket
  • long pants, shorts
  • light sweater (nights could be cold)
  • T-shirts
  • Shirts/blouses
  • Socks
  • Underwear (avoid synthetics)
  • A wide-brim hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses with a strap


  • 1 pair of comfortable walking / hiking shoes or sandals
  • 1 pair of sneakers or sports footwear
  • 1 pair of thongs-sandals or Tevas-styled sandals


  • Extra eye glasses/contact lenses.
  • Sun block lotion (at least protection 8).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet kit
  • Tampons or sanitary towels (available in the cities)


  • We recommend to bring your own snorkel equipment
  • Flashlight (headlamp models are better).
  • Alkaline batteries (available in the cities)
  • Self-sealing plastic bags.
  • Dry bags
  • Reading material
  • Small notebook and pencil.

Cameras & Binoculars

Films and batteries can be purchased in Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Do not forget the chargers for your cameras. We also recommend you have an extra memory card for your cameras with you. Water-resistant padded cases are a necessity.

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