Any boat entering the Galapagos has to be inspected to insure nothing is brought in that could hurt the ecosystem. We had various government agencies aboard Warbird that conducted full inspections. We also had to have a diver inspect the bottom of the boat for barnacle growth. Luckily none was found. If they did find any growth the boat would have to go 45 miles out to sea to scrub the bottom. Warbird passed all inspections with flying colors!