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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is the canal between the airport on Baltra Island, and the road to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz. Unavoidable, so you may as well enjoy the scenery.

Thank Dawn R
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is the first close up sight you have from the airport towards Santa Cruz. This first encounter with the spectacular ocean of Galapagos stays in your memory forever! You just think: yes this is paradise!

Thank galapaguito5
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

After arriving in Baltra you’ll most likely cross this narrow channel of water to get to the main island of Santa Cruz. This was our first viewing of the Galapagos and already it was stunning to see the fish and a mint of birds flying...More

Thank Granules2013
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Really this is about the ferry crossing more than the actual physical canal. I was so glad we were with our guide escorting us to the airport at the end of our 10 day cruise! The ferry crossing seemed like (barely) organized chaos! Arrive on...More

Thank luv2ride
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Since the hotels are on one island and the airport the other, you have no choice, but there are some things that are unique to this area so if you get a chance check it out.

Thank ShawnC-NJ
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you are arrinving at the Seymore Airport (Baltra island), you'll have to cross the Itabaca Channel to get to Santa Cruz, where the city fo Puerto Ayora is located. All travellers arriving at teh airport first take a bus that leaves themm at teh...More

Thank masoares
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This Canal is quite nice. When coming from the airpot to the city, you need to cross the canal. It is a short trip with a very nice view. Almost every boat trip you take, would start or pass by the canal.

Thank TravelWorldMap
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

After disembarking from the plane and a short coach drive you come to this ferry crossing and feel that you have reached Jurassic Park with those huge birds looking vaguely like pteradactyl's overhead and the turquoise water around you.

Thank jandaveb2016
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Leaving Santa Cruz Island to Baltra Island you have to use a Solar Powered Ferry, and then a bus to Baltra AirPort

Thank Jan N
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

The canal separates Baltra from the north end of Santa Cruz. Public buses take passengers and luggage from the airport to the canal, where all are offloaded, carried to the small ferry where luggage is tossed on the roof and passengers board to take wooden...More

Thank Edge W
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