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Baltra Island

Baltra Island, or Isla Baltra, is a small island of the Galápagos Islands. Also known as South Seymour (named after Lord Hugh Seymour), Baltra is a small flat island located near the center of the Galápagos. It was created by geological uplift. The island is very arid and vegetation consists of salt bushes, prickly pear cactus and palo santo trees.
Baltra is currently not within the boundaries of the Galápagos National Park. The Galápagos Land Iguana is the subject of an active re-introduction campaign on the island; it became extinct on Baltra in 1954. However, in the early 1930s, Captain G. Allan Hancock had translocated a population of Galápagos Land Iguanas from Baltra to North Seymour Island, a smaller island just a few hundred metres north of Baltra. The iguanas survived and became the breeding stock for the successful Charles Darwin Research Station captive breeding program. During the 1980s iguanas from North Seymour were brought to the Darwin Research Station as part of this project and in the 1990s land iguanas were reintroduced to Baltra. As of 1997 scientists counted 97 iguanas living on Baltra, 13 of which were born on the islands. Currently it is not uncommon to see iguanas either crossing the mainroad or on the runway at the airport.

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ALYA CATAMARAN (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 25 - 30 / 6 DAYS / IT. B - $2023**

LA PINTA YACHT (DELUXE CRUISE)

JANUARY 28 - 01 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. EAST - $1675

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JANUARY 28 - 02 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. C - $2023**

FRAGATA (TOURIST SUPERIOR)

JANUARY 29 - 02 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $1533

GOLONDRINA (TOURIST CLASS)

JANUARY 29 - 02 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $1316

SAMBA (TOURIST SUPERIOR)

JANUARY 26 - 02 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. SE - $1625

MILLENNIUM (FIRST CLASS)

JANUARY 27 - 01 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. D - $2700

MARY ANNE (FIRST CLASS)

​MARCH 06 - 13 / 8 DAYS / IT. WEST - $3450

EVOLUTION (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 30 - 06 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. PIRATES & DARWIN - $3730**

EDEN (TOURIST SUPERIOR CLASS)

JANUARY 28 - 02 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. 1B+2A - $1530

CATAMARAN SEAMAN (FIRST CLASS)

JANUARY 29 - 01 FEB / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $20.800 ONLY CHARTER

GRACE (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 26 - 02 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. DARWIN'S TRAIL - $4930**

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