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 Cristobal 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
Monday
1 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 06 Jan)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 06 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 06 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 06 Jan)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 07 Jan)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 07 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 07 Jan)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 08 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Saturday
13 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 13 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 13 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 13 Jan)
Sunday
14 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 14 Jan)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 14 Jan)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 14 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 14 Jan - departing at 14 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 14 Jan - departing at 14 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 14 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 14 Jan)
Yolita II(departing at 14 Jan)
Monday
15 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 15 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Saturday
20 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 20 Jan)
Celebrity Xploration(departing at 20 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 20 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(departing at 20 Jan)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 21 Jan)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 21 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 21 Jan - departing at 21 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 21 Jan)
Monday
22 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 22 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(departing at 27 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(departing at 27 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(departing at 27 Jan)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 28 Jan)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 28 Jan)
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 28 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 28 Jan - departing at 28 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 28 Jan - departing at 28 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (departing at 28 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 28 Jan)
Yolita II(departing at 28 Jan)
Monday
29 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 29 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
2018 January