Explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands in a new land-based way

Our Exploration Packages are designed for adventure, variety and comfort.
They all include land excursions, private yacht navigations and snorkeling activities.

Our Exploration Packages

Exploration Packages


Packages include:

  • VIP Lounge at Seymour Airport (Bartra Island), on arrival and departure
  • Transport to and from the airport in the Galapagos
  • Accommodation
  • Land excursions
  • Marine navigations aboard our private yacht, M/Y Pikaia I
  • Naturalist guide for the duration of stay
  • The use of wet suits, snorkelling gear and mountain bikes
  • Full board meals served at the Lodge and on board M/Y Pikaia I
  • House wines and local bottle beer
  • Soft drinks

Packages Exclude:

  • Transport to and from the Galapagos Islands
  • International departure airport taxes (if not included in the airfare)
  • Galapagos National Park fees, such as:
    • Galapagos National Park taxes US$ 100.00* per adult / US$ 50* per child
    • Galapagos Visitors Transit Card US$ 20*
  • In-room service charges
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone calls
  • Boutique and spa boutique items
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional additional activities
  • Additional private tours or transport services

*Subject to change without prior notice, currently charged one time per visit


Lodge Annual Closure

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the lodge will be closed until November 1st 2020. During this time we will be improving and upgrading areas of the lodge to enhance the guest experience.

Terms & Conditions

Payment policies, cancellations and penalties

All reservations are subject to payment schedules and cancellation penalties according to the following table:


More than 61 days
91 to 61 60 to 26 25
Reservation Deposit Amount 10% of rate
Max 10 days after booking quotation is issued
100% rate
Cancellation and Penalties Taxes and handling fees will be charged* 10% of rate* 50% of rate* 100% of rate*

*All financial returns are subject to government taxes and handling fees. These charges may add up to 20%.

Special Conditions

During festive dates, buy outs and groups of 8+ guests

More than 121 days
241 to 121 120 to 91 90
Reservation Deposit Amount 25% of rate
Max 5 days after booking quotation is issued
100% rate
Cancellation and Penalties Taxes and handling fees will be charged* 25% of rate* 50% of rate* 100% of rate*
  • Special conditions policy will apply to peak/festive season, half and full buy-outs, as well as groups larger than 6.
  • All excursions and transfers are arranged on a shared basis. Private excursions should be requested in advanced with your reservations agent and will be quoted as an additional service.
  • Explorations maximum capacity: M/Y Pikaia I: 16 guests, M/B Pikaia II: 6 guests.
  • Cabin allocation on-board private yacht (Pikaia I) will be determined by room category purchased at the lodge.
  • Prior to confirmation, guest must inform the reservation team of any food allergies, medical conditions or physical impairment that might affect any part of their stay. Failure to do so, Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) reserves the right to cancel the booking if it does not deem possible to carry out packages and its activities. Payments made will be subject to cancellation penalties.
  • All reservations have a “tentative” status until receipt of payment.
  • Once the deposit or total payment has been received, the reservation(s) will be changed to a “confirmed” status.
  • In addition to our cancellation penalties, all financial returns are subject to government taxes and admin fees. These charges may add up to 10%.
  • The payee will be responsible for any bank fees and other charges incurred in the payment process.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) does not accept changes to reservation dates.
  • In the case that Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) permits date changes to reservations, guests fully acknowledges and accepts that date changes are only allowed once and normal cancellation policies do not apply.
  • Reservations and explorations are non-transferable. Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) does not accept name changes to confirmed bookings.
  • In the event of a cancellation or change to the reservation made by the guest(s), we will consider it a new reservation and it will be subject to all the applicable penalties.
  • We strongly advise guests to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy with an insurance company of their choice. If a tour company does not send the total payment to our office or bank account on the dates and conditions specified by our policy, Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) is entitled to cancel the reservation and will not be held responsible for the cancellation towards the guest.
  • Guests are solely responsible for acquiring their own travel insurance prior to making their trip. Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) will not be responsible for or subject to providing travel insurance or any payments for cost incurred due to accidents, damages, illness and/or hospitalisation.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) reserves the right to cancel a reservation prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including logistical problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all payments received shall release the Lodge from any further liability.
  • If a trip is cancelled due to acts of God, war, labor strikes, volcanic eruption, earthquake, flooding, tropical storms, global disasters or any emergencies such as pandemic or epidemics, Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) does not guarantee the recovery of all or any of the advanced payments made. However, it offers a guarantee rebooking of dates without any penalties or additional payments. Once rebooked, packages and stays will remain exactly as originally purchased.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) will not be subject to refunds for proportions of the stay missed due to delayed or cancelled flights prior or during the journey to the lodge.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) is not responsible for expenses incurred by guests when preparing for a cancelled trip. E.g, non-refundable air tickets, visa fees, equipment or any additional arrangements.
  • Exploration Packages include a specific itinerary. If a guest is interested in an optional additional activity it is highly recommended to plan such activities in advance, which are also subject to availability.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) will not be responsible for any additional charges made by private airplane companies or any aiports for acquiring their services.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions at anytime and at our own discretion. All changes are effective immediately and apply to all aspects.

Child Policy

Accommodation & Logistics:

  • A child can be accommodated on a roll out bed in the parents’ room if they are 16 years of age and under.
  • A maximum of two adults and one child sharing per room is allowed.
  • Children under 15 years of age are not permitted to stay alone in a room.
  • Parents with two children under twelve years of age will be roomed as follows: one parent and one child per room.
  • An adult should accompany children during all explorations and activities.
  • Pikaia Lodge does not provide any stroller or car safety equipment for guests with children.
  • In the case that a child is preferred to be accommodated in a separate room, full adult rates will apply.
  • Full rate is charged for children for all optional additional activities.

Payments of Galapagos National Park Fee & Transit Card

The Galapagos National Park Transit Card (US$ 20 per person*) is to be paid in cash by the guest at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil before flying to the Galapagos. Without this, the guest will not be allowed to check in for the flight.

The Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100.00 per adult / US$ 50 per children under 12 years old*) is to be paid in cash by the guest upon arrival at the airport in the Galapagos.

* Subject to change without prior notice.

Payment Methods

Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

You may also find it convenient to wire your payment to Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.). When sending us a wire transfer, please include:

  • Full name of each member of the party under which you made your reservation.
  • Dates of your arrival at Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.).
  • Additionally, kindly advise us of the date and amount of the wire transfer.

Fees charged by your bank for wiring a money transfer must be paid to your bank and should not be deducted from your invoice.

Confirmation of Booking

By payment made and received, the guest acknowledges and accepts all the Terms and Conditions stated here and on our website. Upon confirmation of the payment, the guest will be sent a booking confirmation via e-mail with the reservation details.

Additionally, important "before you go" information will be sent, which is designed to prepare the guest for their visit to the Galapagos Islands.

** The guest Information form, which includes passports, flight information and dietary restrictions must be completed by all guests and returned to Pikaia Lodge upon confirmation.