We flew to Galápagos Islands early in the morning via Guayaquil and landing in the airport on Baltra Island. The flight attendant missed our row serving drinks so we requested water while the plane stopped in Guayaquil to still not receive it - not sure what we had done to be on the wrong side of the flight attendants! The Galápagos Islands/National Park is very protected, the hand luggage in the plane was sprayed before landing and sniffer dogs walked over all bags at the airport before we could collect them. We also paid USD100 park entrance which goes towards the conservation of the Islands, plants and all the animals and fish which live there. We took a bus down to the port and while we waited for the boat we could see bright crabs on the rocks and a large lava lizard showing off around us. We were picked up in our tiny inflated dinghy - with 7 people with luggage and 2 staff we were feeling sceptical about staying afloat! We boarded the Floreana Boat and made ourselves at home in the bunk bed cabin with our own bathroom.