Originally Posted by Boatguy30
I went ashore with about 15 jerry can and hopped a pickup truck cab to the fuel station just outside down. I had all my fuel aboard before checking in for my emergency stay later that day.......
I think I will hire the agent for the proper 5 port visit this time around, unless it is well in excess of several hundred dollars??
Interesting anecdote, but I wouldn't pass that along here as something that another cruiser can now count on. Things may have changed since 2005, unless I misread your posts and you've got more recent data that you're offering up.
As for costs, here's what ours were. We did some checking around and couldn't find any of the agents that would provide more than 3 ports
and didn't talk to any other boats that were able to get more than 3. I understood 3 is the standard Autografo now. Of note, many of the agents will no longer give Autografos including Floreana (Santa Maria) as they've simply had too many bad experiences with cruisers not following the rules.
I dug up the email
from the agent and here's the costs we saw for the 75 day Autografo. Crew of 4 as our kids
were old enough to be considered adults (13 & 15). Comparing notes with others regarding the agents fees
, they were pretty close across the board.
Quote-from January 2015:
and arrival, is calculated by tons of sailboat (~$150 from memory for our boat)
2. $ 100 for the service inspection
3. $ 40 for the immigration service
4. $ 400 Galapagos
National Park ($ 100 per crew)
5. $ 40 the Governing Council of Galapagos ($ 10 for each crew member)
6. $ 30 per copy and transportation authorities.
7. $ 40 for the service of collection and transportation of waste.
8. $ 25 per inspection
of the hull
of the boat.
9. $ 200 per inspection of the Galapagos National Park ($ 50 for each crew member)
10. $ 500 for the services of the agency.
When navigating between villages ports of the Galapagos Islands you have to pay: National sail ($ 15 x 2 = $ 30), national arrival ($ 15 x 2 = $ 30), mooring
(Only Puerto Villamil - Isabela $ 20) and international departure ($ 15), the Municipality of Isabela charges $ 5 for each crew member
for the use of municipal pier.
Not sure which costs would be applicable for the 20 day. A couple of emails to a few of the agents will give the OP an idea of what to expect.