Travel Blogs from Baltra, Ecuador

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Into the Blue on the Deep Blue, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Into the Blue on the Deep Blue

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... hungry divers are known to devour everything infront of them! The following day we had arrived in the channel between Santa Cruz and Baltra for our two dives that day. Once kitted up with our equipment the procedure went as follows....we handed our fins ...

The Land That Time Forgot Part 5, Isla Baltra, The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

The Land That Time Forgot Part 5

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Last day in this amazing place. The morning we spent in a magrove forest. Below the boats swam groups of ray and sharks. Most entertaining was that I tried to get sharks video, but the things are too quick and swam away when I tried to talk ...

Quito to Galapagos, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Quito to Galapagos

A travel blog entry by davidandtracey

The Cachalote I is a beautiful 30 metre-long, steel-hulled motor schooner, designed in California and rebuilt and completely refurbished in 2002. The fully air-conditioned Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins (7 with double lower ...

Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Airport - Quito, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Airport - Quito

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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... the last minute, the Galapagos never failed to leave me breathless. We returned back to our yatch and was transported back to the Baltra Airport for our trip to Quito. One of the people I met at the cruise (Annie!) volunteered to tour me around Quito ...

ARRIVAL IN BALTRA, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

ARRIVAL IN BALTRA

A travel blog entry by katie_h

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We arrived in Baltra around lunch time.  Baltra is a small, very arid island located to the north of Santa Cruz Island.  During World War II, it was developed as an American military base; however, it now serves as an Ecuadorian military ...

The Galapagos! First hike at North Seymour, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

The Galapagos! First hike at North Seymour

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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... in the Galapagos via Guayaquil. All flights to the Galapagos require a mandatory stop in Guayaquil to pick up more passengers. [Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city in terms of population]. It was a quick, pleasant flight. By noon time, we landed at the ...

Galapogus Fever, Baltra y Santa Cruz, Ecuador travel blog

Galapogus Fever

A travel blog entry by rush

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... aboard our taxi boat back to the Yate Yolita for our evening briefing on the morns destination then moved so to spend the night anchored just offshore in the Itabaca Channel between Baltra and Santa Cruz and collect supplies, including a 6 foot ...

Off to The Galapagos, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Off to The Galapagos

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Crusing the Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Crusing the Galapagos Islands

A travel blog entry by steveandjenna

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... walk, it was really funny to watch! We said goodbye to Seymour Norte and enjoyed our last meal onboard Fragata and sailed to Baltra, our last stop. We can honestly say that Fragata is a fantastic yacht. We forked out a whopping $1100AUD for a five day ...

Back to Baltra - Bye Bye Galapagos!, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Back to Baltra - Bye Bye Galapagos!

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Farewell to the Anahi and some new friends!, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Farewell to the Anahi and some new friends!

A travel blog entry by cgavin

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... attempt to find a mate, a sight I have been waiting for since we left the mainland. From here it was a short navigation to Baltra where our cruise ended. We met some great people on this boat and wish them well on their travels. And finally, the person ...

Travel to Galapagos and N. Seymour Island, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Travel to Galapagos and N. Seymour Island

A travel blog entry by nancyboscostlow

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... flavored English is a challenge. Ben:  Tall, lanky, 50 year old Dutchman.  Absolutely passionate about birds, whales Ecuador and helping people. Ron and Lori:  Americans in their 40s from Philadelphia.  Always ready for a good ...

Paradise on earth, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Paradise on earth

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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For months I was considering if I should yes or no go to the Galapagos... Was it a hype? Do people like it because they pay so much? (psychologically often true when we buy things, we WANT them to be worth the spending, the same as we WANT our loved ones ...

And the voyage ends- for now, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

And the voyage ends- for now

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... we were waiting for the bus to the airport. Upon arrival we caught a bus to a ferry which was to take us from Baltra to Santa Cruz- then a bus to Puerto Ayora. I really wanted to change my flights and then looked into another ...

Leaving the Galapagos, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Leaving the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by nancyboscostlow

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... to wash off the bug spray.  Our bags were packed and left out for transport. We had to travel from Cerro Dragon to Baltra (the airport) so we all sat around above deck, reading or whale watching.  At 9:30 we arrived at Baltra, went ashore ...

Galapagos here we come, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos here we come

A travel blog entry by kingo

We are at the airport heading to Baltra Galapagos islands. We are so excited. Unfortunately we have no luggage and we won't be able to get it until after our cruise. But I will not let anything ruin this once is a lifetime experience. The people here are ...

Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Islands

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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Galapagos - Baltra, South Plaza, Santa Fe Islands, Baltra, South Plaza and Santa Fe Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - Baltra, South Plaza, Santa Fe Islands

A travel blog entry by risint

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... well... good news, but I was a bit nervous as my last dive was in 2003! So, after flying out of Quito, we arrived on Baltra Island and met our guide Victor. He was quite a good laugh and spoke English... well a lot better than my Spanish! He said hi ...

Galapagos Day 1 - Boobies Galore!, Baltra Airport and Seymour Norte, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 1 - Boobies Galore!

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... from Essex, I think we were both relieved we weren't sharing with ravers. We met the final three passengers in Baltra airport. Herman, Isolde and John are all Dutch and keen naturalists. For once Jim was out done in the camera stakes - ...

The dream has come true, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

The dream has come true

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... think about what we were doing. Baby sat the whole time until we got on the plane. There were 3 rows of "business class" seats (LAN Ecuador style) if you could call them that and guess what seats we had... Row 3 baby! The only real benefit was that we had ...

Choppy Waters, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Choppy Waters

A travel blog entry by dave-baker

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Feb 1st - Flew in to the Galapagos islands today, quite strange landing at Baltra, you just get off the plane and wander around the runway into the 'terminal building'.  And no such thing as a luggage carousel, just a pile of bags to hunt through. ...

Everyone onboard, set the sails!, Isla Baltra - Isla Plazas, Ecuador travel blog

Everyone onboard, set the sails!

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... so close is just an unmissable occasion to just... watch it! ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------ The cruise began from Baltra airport, at the arrival of the morning plane. With Amit we had to set ...

Galapagos Cruise and wildlife (Kerry), Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Cruise and wildlife (Kerry)

A travel blog entry by kerryanders

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This is what really makes you realise you're part of the priviledged few.  We had 4 nights on a boat visiting various islands and seeing different types of wildlife, both on land and underwater. I'll let the photos do the ...

Sad to be leaving the Galapagos, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Sad to be leaving the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by adamandgail

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... all the things we saw in the order we saw them, so ill list our itinerary and the highlights of the whole trip,: Baltra, Bachas, Plazas, Santa fe, espanola, punta suarz, Gardner bay, floreana, punta cormorant, post office bay, Santa crus, Charles Darwin ...

All aboard, Isla Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

All aboard

A travel blog entry by mykayakprada

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The MV Grace was everything we expected and more. Dad and I had a port side top deck room and we were the only passengers on that side. It made for some spectacular sunrise's in our ...

Day 20 - I like blue boobies, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Day 20 - I like blue boobies

A travel blog entry by joluu

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Pros:  Swam with Galapagos penguins whose mode of transportation crack me up.  Because of their limited leg span, they pretty much have to toss their bodies across rocks to traverse over bolders.  Imagine trying to climb with syran ...

Crazy Crew In Galapagos, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Crazy Crew In Galapagos

A travel blog entry by djal

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... with Wet Blanket and the Unstoppable Talking Girl. We took a cable car up to a mountain that over looks the long, banana shaped Ecuador capital that is Quito. It was quite a view, although very cold. It felt as if you were wearing a crown of cold air and ...

Welcome Aboard!!, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Welcome Aboard!!

A travel blog entry by bjbromberg

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Dear All, Our arrival could not have been better -- we arrived at the airport, took a short bus ride to the pier and were immediately treated to the sight of turtles mating….with another turtle watching. You figure that one out. And we saw sea ...

Trip to wonderful Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Trip to wonderful Galapagos Islands

A travel blog entry by siestabrigid

... in the UK - would you believe it works!!!!  My cars posted there got to their destination and the ones I posted in Baltra, the main town, never reached their destination - there must be a moral there!  Again we did two hours snorkeling in the ...

Darwin, I'm here!, Baltra, Ecuador travel blog

Darwin, I'm here!

A travel blog entry by wwatling

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... Explorer. They direct us to the bus that will transport us to the ship. After a short wait for the bus to fill, we start driving. Baltra (also known as South Seymour) is a small, desert like island. It had been a US Army base during WWII. It's not exactly ...

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