Baltra Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Galapagos Islands

Coordinates
-0.82185 S, -90.27689 W

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Baltra Island (Isla Baltra), is a small island of the Galapagos Islands. Also known as South Seymour (called after Lord Hugh Seymour), Baltra is a little flat island situated near the center of the Galapagos, created by geological uplift. The isle is very arid and vegetation consists of prickly pear cactus, palo santo trees and salt bushes.Baltra Island (Galapagos) cruise port

During WW2 (1939-1945) Baltra Island was established as a US Army Air Force base. Crews stationed at Baltra patrolled eastern Pacific for enemy submarines and provided protection for Panama Canal. After the war the facilities were given to Ecuador's government. Today the isle continues as an official military base of Ecuador. The foundations of buildings and other remains of the United States base including the old airfield can still be seen.

Seymour Airport was the only airport serving the Galapagos until 1986. Currently there are two airports receiving flights from the continent, the other one is located on San Cristóbal Island. Baltra is the only airport with overnight facilities for planes.


Highlights: Airstrip

Baltra Island cruise terminal

On arriving into Baltra Island, all visitors are transported by bus to one of the two docks. The first one is located in a small bay where boats cruising the Galapagos await passengers. The second one is a ferry dock which connects Baltra to Santa Cruz island via Itabaca Channel.

The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

Baltra Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Finch Bay Hotel package is usually cruise price-inclusive
  • Giant Tortoise Reserve tour

 

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Port Baltra Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Baltra Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 01 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 01 May - departing at 01 May)
Friday
5 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 05 May)
Sunday
7 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 07 May)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 07 May - departing at 07 May)
Monday
8 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 08 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 08 May - departing at 08 May)
Tuesday
9 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 09 May - departing at 09 May)
Sunday
14 May, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 14 May)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 14 May - departing at 14 May)
Monday
15 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 15 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 15 May - departing at 15 May)
Tuesday
16 May, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 16 May)
Friday
19 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 19 May)
MV Isabela II(arriving at 19 May - departing at 19 May)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 21 May)
Monday
22 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 22 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Tuesday
23 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 23 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 23 May - departing at 23 May)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 28 May)
Monday
29 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 29 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 29 May - departing at 29 May)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 30 May)
Tuesday
2 May, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 02 May - departing at 02 May)