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Baltra Island - Galapagos Travel Guide

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Baltra is one of the most frequently visited islands because one of the Galapagos' two major airports that fly to the mainland is located on the island. Seymour Airport (GPS) receives flights from Quito and Guayaquil primarily in the mornings and early afternoons. Travelers may board their cruise directly from Baltra Island, or, in the majority of cases, will take a short bus ride, then 5 minute ferry ride across the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz where you'll greet your bus or taxi to take you to the town of Puerto Ayora. Visitors tend to not spend much time on Baltra Island, but there are some points of interest such as the ruins from an abandoned World War II USA military base and several beaches with loud, playful sealions. Contact one of our Galapagos specialists for help planning your trip to the Galapagos.

Deals on Trips Visiting Baltra Island

Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Western Islands$700-$2433$57008RelaxedJourney to the western islands of the Galapagos on this 8-day cruise.
Southern Islands$1099-$1630$36005RelaxedTake a 5-day Galapagos cruise to the Southern Islands aboard the Seaman Journey to sight sea lions, the Galapagos tortoise, numerous seabirds, and the fascinating marine iguana.
Central & Southern Islands$1173-$1598$52456RelaxedTravel to the Central and Southern Islands of the Galapagos. This 6-day adventure aboard the Petrel offers wildlife viewing, snorkeling and swimming. Enjoy learning about the history, underground lava tubes and landscapes on this vacation.
Isabela & Fernandina Islands$1173-$1598$52456RelaxedVisit the Wall of Tears and watch friendly sea lions on the Isabela and Fernandina Islands. This 6-day cruise aboard the Petrel features beautiful scenery and is a birdwatcher's delight!
Northern Islands$530-$1099$25304RelaxedSail on the Seaman Journey for an introductory cruise to the Galapagos Islands. This 4-day Galapagos cruise takes you to Baltra, North Seymour, Genovesa, South Plaza, and San Cristobal. Experience swimming with sea lions, viewing the giant Galapagos tortoise, and scouting for the sea birds which call the islands their home.
West-Central Islands$304$34606RelaxedEmbark on this 6-day adventure that explores the incredible western and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible …

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