I will be leaving for the Galapagos in a few days. My cruise ends one day before I have to leave the islands from Baltra the next morning. I'm not sure exactly what time the cruise will end but I should have at least half a day.
Since Floreana and Isabela aren't on my cruise itinerary, I'm considering taking a day trip. I'm guessing Floreana is more realistic since it's closer and smaller. I'd really like to visit Post Office Bay because I really like the post barrel concept.
My cruise ship will drop me off at Baltra on a Saturday morning. Is it possible to go from Baltra directly to Floreana or do I need to schlep back down to Puerto Ayora and then take a boat from there to Floreana? How long does such a trip take? Do I need to hire a guide to show me around as well? Is half a day enough to see the highlights on Floreana? Is there a boat schedule somewhere that I can consult?
Thanks for any advice.