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As a wonderful service, we can arrange the domestic flights from Ecuador to San Cristobal. For guests who fly to San Cristobal on their departure day (Sunday) on Avianca flight 1630, we prearrange your Park and TCT fees. ** If guests arrive on another day or flight, we are unable to assist with TCT and Park fees. We will remove the fees from the invoice and send instructions on how to meet the crew/boat on the day of embarkation. All divers/guests must be on board by 11:00am on the day of departure.
Current flight rates on Avianca from Quito UIO or Guayaquil GYE, Ecuador to San Cristobal SCY
September 01 – June 30
Guayaquil/San Cristobal/Guayaquil $445 USD
Guayaquil/San Cristobal//Quito $469 USD
Quito/San Cristobal/Quito $500 USD
Quito/San Cristobal/Guayaquil $476 USD
July 01 – August 31
Guayaquil/San Cristobal/Guayaquil $490 USD
Guayaquil/San Cristobal//Quito $518 USD
Quito/San Cristobal/Quito $553 USD
Quito/San Cristobal/Guayaquil $525 USD
Quito to San Cristobal AV1630 UIO/SCY DEP 08H08 ARR 10H37
Guayaquil to San Cristobal AV1630 GYE/SCY DEP 09H49 ARR 10H37
San Cristobal to Guayaquil AV1631 SCY/GYE DEP 11H35 ARR 14H26
San Cristobal to Quito AV1631 SCY/UIO DEP 11H35 ARR 16H03
Booking flights through our business arrangement with Avianca allows Galapagos Sky to make any possible changes to the flights on your behalf.
- Flights can also be arranged to or from Baltra/GPS airport as well. Add $30 USD per person to the rates above for flights departing from Baltra/GPS.
- When requesting flights please provide name as it appears on Passport, dates of travel and the specific routing (airports).
- Avianca Airlines have launched a small menu that includes snacks and drinks that can be purchased for an additional amount (December 2022).
We can assist with hotels in Quito, Guayaquil, and San Cristobal as well.
Nitrox/Enriched Air Certification by a recognized certification/training agency is required to dive with Nitrox on board Galápagos Sky. Without proof of Nitrox certification, divers will be provided with air fills. Without Nitrox certification, all dives cannot be completed on Days 3, 4 & 5 at Wolf & Darwin due to recreational Non-Decompression Limits. Nitrox classes are not offered on board. Our membrane system generally produces 32%. Certified Nitrox divers must analyze and log Nitrox mixes and MODs prior to each dive. Nitrox Analyzers are provided on board.
✅ Nitrox Certification Cards must be presented to Dive Guides at check-in on board.
✅ Divers without Nitrox Certification will be required to hire a Private Dive Guide.
Our most popular question! Truly, Galapagos offers phenomenal year-round diving. The Galapagos Sky offers liveaboard cruising all twelve months of the year and visits the unbelievable islands of Wolf and Darwin on every trip. There are two “seasons” for Galapagos diving:
WHALE SHARK SEASON (from June to November)
The water is cooler, 60-75°F, 15-24°C.
MANTA SEASON (December through May)
The water is warmer, clearer 68-82°F, 18-28°C
Each diver is required to have Dive Accident insurance. Divers must note the company and policy number on the Application. The Hyperbaric Chamber donation fee does not cover any medical expenses if needed. Traditional Health Insurance and Travel Insurance policies do not cover hyperbaric treatment or emergency evacuation caused by the activity of scuba diving. A Dive Accident policy or rider to a Travel Insurance policy is required. DAN.og and DiveAssure.com are common Dive Accident Insurance companies that also offer Travel Insurance. There are many other Dive Accident and Travel Insurance companies offered around the world. Best to research what is available in your home country.
English and Spanish are spoken on board Galápagos Sky by Dive Guides and Captains.
110/AC 60 cycle Type B (the same as in North and Central America) with some 220 outlets on the dive deck. The main lounge area and all cabins have Type B outlets.
Taxi service in the Galapagos islands is very inexpensive. From the airport or hotels to the Main Municipal dock, the charge will be just s few dollars (USD cash only) Taxis do not take credit cards.
The US Dollar USD – The country of Ecuador uses the US Dollar. Many small shops and vendors in Galápagos only take cash. If credit cards are accepted, there is usually a surcharge. Personal bank checks and Traveler’s Checks are not accepted on board or in the islands.
Ecuador is in the Eastern Time zone (GMT-5 in the mainland). Daylight savings time is not observed in Ecuador. Galápagos is one hour behind mainland Ecuador. On board, we observe mainland Ecuador time.