Baltra - The Gateway to the Galapagos: Discover the best liveaboard cruises that depart from this airport and explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands
Seymour Airport (GPS)

Baltra is a small island located in the Galapagos archipelago, known for its airport which serves as the main gateway to the Galapagos Islands. If you're planning a liveaboard trip to explore the stunning marine life and wildlife of the Galapagos, Baltra is an excellent starting point. Getting to Baltra is easy, as many airlines offer direct flights to the Baltra Airport (GPS) from Quito or Guayaquil in mainland Ecuador. Once you arrive at Baltra airport, you can take a short ferry ride to the neighboring island of Santa Cruz, where most liveaboards depart from. Several liveaboard operators offer trips from Baltra, including the Humboldt Explorer, Galapagos Master, Galapagos Aqua, Galapagos Aggressor III, Tiburon Explorer, and Galaxy Diver. These liveaboards offer various itineraries that will take you to some of the best diving sites in the Galapagos, including Wolf and Darwin Islands, where you can encounter schools of hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and other marine creatures. In addition to diving, many liveaboards also offer land-based excursions to explore the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, including giant tortoises, iguanas, and penguins. In conclusion, Baltra is an excellent starting point for a liveaboard trip to the Galapagos Islands. With its convenient airport location and a variety of liveaboard options, you're sure to have a memorable experience exploring the wonders of this incredible destination


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Tiburon Explorer
Best Liveaboard Ever!
The holidays aboard Tiburon Explorer were totally amazing. We went on April and had a wonderful experience. Saw tons of hammerhead sharks, mola mola, marine iguanas, flighless cormorant and ... Read more
much more. The guides, Natalia and David, were amazing and very professional. The crew aboard the cruise provided a superb service, so you could just focus on diving. The rooms were excellent, the food incredible and the overall service was from a luxury hotel. I will recommend it to anyone interested in a diving cruise in Galapagos
Galaxy Diver
Highly recommend the Galaxy Diver
The crew on the Galaxy Diver were so skilled and very entertaining. The Dive Masters were top notch with decades of experience. The chef made amazing meals, some of the best food I have had ... Read more
on 12 different LOBs to date. The cabins were comfortable, hot water plentiful and the tea and hot towels after coming out of a dive were wonderful. Plenty of drink choices and games in the parlor. We had a wonderful trip on the Galaxy Diver
Galaxy Diver
Look no further when diving Galapagos
Exceptional liveaboard! The boat was very recently refurbished and everything looks brand new. The cabins and private bathroom are incredibly comfortable and spacious, the biggest I have eve... Read more
r been on other luxury liveaboard. The guides we had (William and Paulo) have decades of experience each in Galapagos, making the choice of dive sites and guiding superb to maximise the experience on every single they have tons of knowledge of marine life and conditions making very detailed briefings and dive plans for each dive and they are very personable and fun to share time on the boat. The boat crew is well seasoned in sailing the Galapagos and operating the boat infrastructure so sailing was smooth and timing impeccable, plus everyone was very friendly in helping before/after each dive (hot towels and tea/snacks were a really nice detail) The food was absolutely sensational, the best I have ever had on luxury liveaboards worldwide. The quality, quantity, food options and variety (both local Ecuadorean dishes and international cuisine) were executed in an impressive way thanks to the chef and his assistant and the presentation was like a five star restaurant. 200% recommended