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

 

The Baltra Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Baltra Island, Galapagos.

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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
Sunday
1 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 01 Oct)
Monserrat(departing at 01 Oct)
Thursday
5 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 05 Oct)
Queen of Galapagos(departing at 05 Oct)
Friday
6 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 06 Oct)
La Pinta(departing at 06 Oct)
MV Isabela II(arriving at 06 Oct - departing at 06 Oct)
Saturday
7 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 07 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 07 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 07 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 07 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 07 Oct)
Sunday
8 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 08 Oct)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 08 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 08 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 08 Oct - departing at 08 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 08 Oct - departing at 08 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 08 Oct)
Yolita II(departing at 08 Oct)
Monday
9 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 09 Oct)
Estrella del Mar(departing at 09 Oct)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 11 Oct - departing at 11 Oct)
Friday
13 October, 2017
La Pinta(arriving at 13 Oct - departing at 13 Oct)
Saturday
14 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 14 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 14 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 14 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 14 Oct)
Sunday
15 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 15 Oct)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 15 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 15 Oct)
Monserrat(departing at 15 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 15 Oct - departing at 15 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 15 Oct - departing at 15 Oct)
Monday
16 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 16 Oct)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 19 Oct)
Queen of Galapagos(departing at 19 Oct)
Saturday
21 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 21 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 21 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 21 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 21 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 21 Oct)
Sunday
22 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 22 Oct)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 22 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 22 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 22 Oct - departing at 22 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 22 Oct - departing at 22 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 22 Oct)
Yolita II(departing at 22 Oct)
Monday
23 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 23 Oct)
Estrella del Mar(departing at 23 Oct)
Tuesday
24 October, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
Saturday
28 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 28 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 28 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 28 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 28 Oct)
Sunday
29 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 23:00)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 29 Oct)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 29 Oct)
Monserrat(departing at 29 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 29 Oct - departing at 29 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 29 Oct - departing at 29 Oct)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 29 Oct)
Monday
30 October, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 30 Oct)
2017 October