There currently is no cell phone service in the Galápagos. On mainland Ecuador, cell phones use the GSM standard. A few mobile phone companies offer the ability to use your cell phone outside of the USA and Canada. You can check with your cell phone service provider to see if this service is available in Ecuador.
Throughout Ecuador the electrical current is 110 volts, 60 cycles, AC, which is the same standard as North America. Most outlets accommodate the same two pronged plugs used throughout the USA and Canada. All of our yachts are also 110 volts. A few of our yachts have hairdryers in every cabin. Aboard our other yachts, hairdryers are provided upon request.
|Evolution||24 Hour Hotline||(593) 9794-7826|
|Sagitta||24 Hour Hotline||(593) 9980-9443 (Quito)|
|Santa Cruz||24 Hour Hotline
|(593) 9972 2942
|USA||Cristian Balbontin||(305) 992-9088|
In Puerto Ayora where you will also find an Internet café to use for checking web-based emails.
It is not that difficult to call North America from mainland Ecuador. To make it easier you can check with your long distance company before your trip to see if they can provide you with an access number to use when placing international calls from within Ecuador. Many companies do and it allows you to use your calling card to pay for calls. Hotel staff and guides will also be happy to assist you to make phone calls.
During your Galápagos cruise you can call home on the day you visit Puerto Ayora. You can also purchase and send postcards from Puerto Ayora with the likelihood they will reach home before you do. While we do not have the facility for placing international calls aboard our yachts, our staff will be happy to assist you in passing on messages through our office in Quito in the case of emergencies.