There are 2 airports in Galapagos: One on San Cristobal island, and the other on Baltra (with connection to Santa Cruz). There are more options of hotels, restaurants and agencies on Santa Cruz than San Cristobal because it is larger and more populated, but San Cristobal does offer these things as well.
There are no flights to or from Seymour island, it can only be accessed by boat with a certified guide accompanying tourists.
Duh, I just realized that Seymour is the old name for Baltra, isn´t it?? That´s why it shows you flying into Seymour.
From Baltra airport, get the free bus to "Itabaca Canal". Then take foot ferry for a few cents to get to Santa Cruz - bags go on the roof of the boat. On the other side, there are plenty of taxis to take you to town for $15 any number of passengers. If you share a taxi, its another $1 for each additional stop but only one $15.
Day trips can be booked at many places in town but they do get booked up so best arrange them as soon as you arrive. With so few days, you probably have to take what is available.
Don't know if you realize that the "ride to town" (Puerto Ayora) takes about an hour, no quick trip.
HI. I have never used that airline booking site, but now that I think about it more...the alterior, not-common-to-use name for baltra is South Seymour. Strange that they would use that on their site, but that must be what they mean.
Good luck with it all!
do I need to arrange that or someone there can take me?
btw, I want to book some day trips when I get there. I want to snorkel with sea lions, see tortoises, blue foot boobies, iguanas and penguins. can I see all these in 3 day trips?
there is quite a good logistical set up to get arriving passengers from the airport to the main town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz - no need to worry, you'll be with several dozens of others doing the same journey. Expect about a 1.5 hour total journey time.
Three days is cutting things a bit tight, particularly if you're planning on doing day trips out of Puerto Ayora. You will definitely see most of what you are wanting to see - they are all pretty common. In fact, you can see all of that (except for penguins) from the main town's docks! (and more). Penguins might be a bit more chancy. Day trips do have to visiting islands at peak heat and daylight hours - not always the best time to see activity amongst animals - but I suppose the sea lions will be busy as usual.
Try looking ahead of time on the internet for day trips out of Puerto Ayora. There are a lot of mom & pop agencies selling them on the main street. Moonrise travel has been in the business for the longest time (e.g. coming on decades - plural!).
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