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
Saturday
1 July, 2017
La Pinta(departing at 01 Jul)
Sunday
2 July, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 02 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 02 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 02 Jul)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 02 Jul)
Monday
3 July, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 03 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 03 Jul)
Yolita II(departing at 03 Jul)
Tuesday
4 July, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 04 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Friday
7 July, 2017
La Pinta(arriving at 07 Jul - departing at 07 Jul)
Sunday
9 July, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 09 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 09 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 09 Jul)
Monday
10 July, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 10 Jul)
Monserrat(departing at 10 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 10 Jul)
Friday
14 July, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 14 Jul)
Queen of Galapagos(departing at 14 Jul)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
La Pinta(departing at 15 Jul)
Sunday
16 July, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 16 Jul)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 16 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 16 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 16 Jul)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 16 Jul)
Monday
17 July, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 17 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 17 Jul)
Yolita II(departing at 17 Jul)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 18 Jul)
Friday
21 July, 2017
La Pinta(arriving at 21 Jul - departing at 21 Jul)
Sunday
23 July, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 23 Jul)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 23 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 23 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 23 Jul)
Monday
24 July, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 24 Jul)
Monserrat(departing at 24 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 24 Jul)
Tuesday
25 July, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 25 Jul)
Thursday
27 July, 2017
MV Isabela II(arriving at 27 Jul)
Friday
28 July, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 28 Jul)
MV Isabela II(arriving at 28 Jul - departing at 28 Jul)
Queen of Galapagos(departing at 28 Jul)
Saturday
29 July, 2017
La Pinta(departing at 29 Jul)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 30 Jul)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 30 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 30 Jul)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 30 Jul)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 30 Jul)
Monday
31 July, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 31 Jul)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 31 Jul)
Yolita II(departing at 31 Jul)
2017 July