Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Travel, Travel Tips What kind of currency is used in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands? Posted on March 22, 2013 by Layna George The US dollar is the official currency of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The Ecuadorian government adopted the dollar as its national currency in 2000. Layna George What type of electrical outlets and currency is on-board Galapagos Island’s yachts? What is the weather like in the Galapagos Islands?