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Obligatory attraction for those arriving at Seymore

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Itabaca crossing. There, a ferry will take people to Santa Cruz, where you have to... More 

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Antofa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank jandaveb2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 seats. Darwin's finches may distract the traveler from the process. Once on Santa Cruz, if... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was our 1st dive site in the Galapagos. Lots of new fishes. However, while easy (no current and it is warm enough), it was also murky water, making photos difficult. Fun dive, however.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The one food stand & bathroom is only open during the day. After that, you are out of luck. It was definitely an interesting experience watching the workers unloading merchandise from the boats, & loading people on & off as quickly as possible.

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Long Island NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

We went kayaking and snorkeling at Canal de Itabaca as one of the excursions included in our program. Perhaps because it was a cloudy, windy day, we really didn't see much. Kayaking was good exercise, but really didn't see the sharks or anything below. Snorkeling was okay; saw some fish.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Flying out of Santa Cruz - we had to hire a driver to take us over to the airport. Great guy but somehow he forgot to mention that he would drop us off at the canal. You get out of the truck with your belongings and folk are everywhere. Work your way over to the boats - figuring out who... More 

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NY, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

There is no choice but to take the wooden boat across the canal to get from Baltra Island's airport to the island of Santa Cruz. After debarking the airport bus and grabbing your luggage, you pass the luggage to staff working for the boats who will toss the bags on to the roof of the wooden boats for the short... More 

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