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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.

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Western Islands$1665$43906RelaxedExplore the western islands of Isabela and Fernandina on this 6 day cruise aboard the Sea Star Journey. The natural wonders and precious wildlife of the islands makes a cruise here a unique and exciting experience for young and old.
Southern Islands$1665$43906RelaxedTake a trip to the Southern Islands of the Galapagos aboard the Sea Star Journey. Learn about tortoises, visit Post Office Bay and spot sea lions on this 6-day tour.
Northern Islands$1230$35255RelaxedTravel through the Northern Islands of the Galapagos aboard the Sea Star Journey. Observe colonies of sea lions and penguins, experience incredible views and bird-watch on Genovesa during this 5-day tour.
San Cristobal, Española & Floreana10%$32454RelaxedDrop off a post card in Post Office Bay as you travel through San Cristobal, Espanola and Floreana aboard the Petrel. Snorkel with sea lions and learn about history and conservation on this quick 4-day cruise.
Western Islands10%$22155RelaxedSpend 5 days exploring the western islands of the Galapagos on board the Corals. Explore beautiful Santa Cruz, Isabela´s rich wildlife, lava formations of Fernandina, and the amazing Santiago´s black beaches. Spot a myriad of native species including Galapagos giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, and sharks.
North Central Islands10%$16604RelaxedExplore the North Central islands of the Galapagos and visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, home to the Galapagos giant tortoise and where the famous Lonesome George used to live. Walk through trails escorted by endemic land iguanas, mockingbirds, and Darwin´s finches.

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