Super Yacht Visit Sea Masters Galapagos

Super Yachts Visit

For an owners private cruise visiting the Galapagos park protected areas with guests on board.

Two permits needed:

 

1. - Yacht entry Government authorization called ¨ AUTOGRAFO ¨ this authorization is given by Ministry of Defense of Ecuador. It is recommended to start this permit arrangements two months before you arrive in Galapagos

 

2.- Authorization for the Yacht to visit the Galapagos National Park Protected areas under a specific itinerary visiting the pristine and remote visitor protected sites. It is mandatory to have a naturalist park guide on board during the park cruise into the protected areas.

 

Documents needed to start this permit process:

 

• All crew and guests scan copy of passports

• Yacht Certificate of registry as a ¨ PLEASURE YACHT ¨

• Yacht´s P & I insurance

 

Ask for a quote pro forma of mandatory government and Agency Fees

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Scientific Vessel Visit

Sea Masters specializes on this complex and special permit. Vessels willing to achieve science missions into the park protected areas or the Galapagos Marine reserve will need the following permits:

 

• Galapagos National Park Science activity approval

• Ecuador Navy Oceanographic Institute Science activity approval

• Ministry of defense of Ecuador vessel entry authorization. It is recommended to start these special permit arrangements 6 months before the vessel arrives in Galapagos

 

The protocols demand that Navy and park observers live on board for the duration of the scientific activities.

 

Ask for a quote pro forma of mandatory expenses and specific details for these special arrangements

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Sails boats, Yachts and all vessels must get in the last port a valid FUMIGATION CERTIFICATE and a CLEAN HULL CERTIFICATE, hull must be clean free of marine growth of plants and animals. Our quarantine system goal is to avoid the introduction of new marine aggressive species to the Galapagos Ecosystem

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Media projects

Documentaries and Photography permits

Sea Masters and associates specialize on this complex MEDIA permits. Arrangements for these projects involve special approvals from our National Park authority. The whole project must comply with our park protocols and regulations. The film crews may even have access to the most remote areas of the islands where regular tourist cannot go. Media projects may link to science activities. For several of our media projects, in the last years we have organized the legal use of submarines, helicopters, ROVs, drones. We have acted as legal local representative for National Geographic and have also assist BBC, Blue Planet film, UR Sweeten, ALUCIA Productions.

 

Ask for a quote pro forma of mandatory expenses and specific details for these special media arrangements.

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A 30+ day stop

Multiple ports with an Autografo to visit San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela islands will need the following permit:

Autografo - Sea Masters Galapagos

• Yacht entry Government authorization called ¨ AUTOGRAFO ¨ this authorization is given by Ministry of Defense of Ecuador. It is recommended to start this permit arrangements two months before you arrive in Galapagos

 

Documents needed to start this permit process:

 

• All crew and guests scan copy of passports

• Yacht Certificate of registry

 

Ask for a quote pro forma of mandatory government and Agency Fees

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A 20 - day stopover

One port without an Autografo

These are normally small sail boats cruising the Pacific close to Galapagos and needed a last minute stop for fuel, provisions and possible repairs. These boats will be allowed to stay no longer than 20 days ONLY IN ONE PORT, after 20 days the boat needs to leave Galapagos:

 

Documents needed upon arrival:

 

• Yacht last port clearance must state that the following port was not Galapagos

• All crew and guests scan copy of passports

• Yacht Certificate of registry

• Yacht must be fumigated if it does not have a Fumigation Certificate issued in the last port

 

Note bellow sample break down of mandatory clearance fees, based on having 4 people on board a 15 gross tonnage boat under an AUTOGRAFO port to port visit or either for a 20 - DAY STOPOVER / ONE PORT must pay the following fees:

 

Immigration Fee:

• $15 upon arrival

• $15 upon departure

 

Port fees:  Yacht Reception, Radio frequency use, Anchorage as noncommercial vessel, format document, environment control, Access Channel:

• $ 3,31 x 15 Gross Tonnage = $ 49,69

Lights and buoys fees:

• $ 3 x 15 Gross Tonnage = $ 45

 

Local Galapagos Government Transit card:

• $ 20 x 4 People on board  = $ 80

 

National Park Entrance Fee:

$ 100 x 4 people on board = $ 400

$ 50 as park entrance fee for children under 12 years old

 

National park technical inspection:

• $50 per 4 people arriving on board = $ 200

 

Biosecurity Agency inspection:

• $ 100 for small boats

• $ 200 for large yachts

 

TOTAL OF MANDATORY FEES FOR A 15 GROSS TONNAGE BOAT WITH 4 PEOPLE ON BOARD: $ 904,69 DOLLARS

 

Agency Fees:

Every boat, yacht or ship have different trips situations that may demand different arrangements and efforts therefore please send us your inquire so we can give you a final agency quote.

 

Ask for a quote proforma of mandatory government and Agency Fees

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Emergency Stop - 72 hours

Every boat has the right to request through a yacht agency an emergency stop for the Galapagos ports mainly for serious mechanical problems or medical reasons. The authorities in the Galapagos are very strict therefore upon arrival the Navy authority will inspect your boat and the harbor master would decide the reality of the emergency. Normally if stopping for a short time you will just pay minimum port clearing IN/OUT FEES. Please call us or send us and email so we can assist and solve your problems in the shortest possible time.

 

Ask for a quote proforma of mandatory government and Agency Fees

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