Baltra Island

Landing in an airport for the first time is always exciting. Landing in Baltra Airport is the beginning of your Galapagos adventure. As you begin the decent to Baltra Island, you can see the unique landscape of the island. The Baltra Airport is the smallest airport that we’ve ever been to, and the island is [...]

In addition to hiking, snorkeling, diving, and mountain biking another great way to get in among the Galapagos wildlife is by kayak. Because the kayak is silent it allows guests to observe sea birds and marine animals without disturbing them. We are now offering a kayak excursion on two of our Galapagos adventures (see below).  This early morning [...]

Earlier this month I participated in the Galapagos Challenge: Galapagos Triathlon. It is made up of two separate events: an Olympic-distance Triathlon and the Cross-Island Marathon. This year over 400 people participated in the Triathlon and six competed in the marathon the following day. The race is made up of three components: swim, bike and [...]

Traveling from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos means you’ll be taking many different means of transportation. Landing at Baltra Airport, you’ll head across Baltra Island by bus to the dock. From the dock, you’ll be crossing Itabaca Channel by water taxi. The channel is a very narrow section of water that separates the northern Baltra [...]

Once you’re in Ecuador, your flight to the Galapagos Islands will depart either from Quito (in the Andes) or Guayaquil (on the coast). In the Galapagos, there are two main airports: Baltra and San Cristobal. Baltra Island is a small island north of Santa Cruz Island. The airport is small and very nice. Services at [...]