Baltra Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
South America - Galapagos

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.

Baltra Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Finch Bay Hotel package is usually Galapagos 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.

  1. January, 2017
Day Ships in port
Sunday
1 January, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Monday
2 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 02 Jan)
Tuesday
3 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Saturday
7 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 07 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
Sunday
8 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 08 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 08 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Monday
9 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
Friday
13 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 13 Jan)
Saturday
14 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 14 Jan)
Sunday
15 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15 Jan)
Monday
16 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Tuesday
17 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 17 Jan)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Saturday
21 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 21 Jan)
Sunday
22 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 22 Jan)
Monday
23 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 23 Jan)
MV Isabela II(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Friday
27 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(departing at 27 Jan)
Saturday
28 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 28 Jan)
Sunday
29 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 29 Jan)
Monday
30 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Tuesday
31 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (departing at 31 Jan)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 31 Jan - departing at 31 Jan)
Tuesday
24 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)