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Setting sail from Baltra
The flat and arid island of Baltra, also known as South Seymour, is home to the Galapagos archipelago's main airport, formerly a US air base. The island is inhabited by wildlife including boobies and frigatebirds, but there are no sites open to visitors, so if you see anything it will only be in passing as you transfer between airport and ship.
Take an underwater camera - the marine life in the Galapagos is spectacular, with sea turtles, penguins, manta rays and more lurking beneath the surface.
Ecuador: Puerto Egas
Ecuador: Rábida Island
Rábida Island is known for its distinctive red sand beaches, which owe their unusual colour to the high iron content of the volcanic material found on the island. As you come ashore you are likely to encounter sea lions lounging on the beach, along with marine iguanas, brown pelicans and flamingos.
Ecuador: Bahia Elizabeth
Bahia Elizabeth, on the west coast of Isabela, is an incredible wildlife spot. As your zodiac cruises amongst the islets studding the bay you can expect to see blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins, while the mangroves beyond are home to sea turtles, rays, pelicans and even sharks.
Ecuador: Caleta Tagus
Caleta Tagus is a sheltered cove on the western shore of Isabela, a safe harbour for many sailors over the years, and a great spot for snorkelling and kayaking. You can also take a hike up a path lined with palo santo trees for spectacular views of Isabela’s volcanic landscape.
Ecuador: Bahia Sullivan
Ecuador: Bartolomé Island
The summit of Bartolomé Island offers outstanding views of some of the Galapagos archipelago’s most spectacular volcanic scenery, including the much-photographed Pinnacle Rock. The island is also home to penguins, sea lions and turtles, with some great snorkelling spots just offshore.
Ecuador: Las Bachas
The beautiful beaches of Las Bachas, on the north coast of Santa Cruz island, are a key nesting site for sea turtles. The name Las Bachas derives from a mispronunciation of the word ‘barges’, after the American army abandoned several barges here at the end of the Second World War.
Ecuador: North Seymour
North Seymour island, named after the English nobleman Lord Hugh Seymour, is home to some of the biggest sea bird breeding colonies in the Galapagos. This is one of the best places to see the magnificent frigatebirds, along with blue-footed boobies and land iguanas.
Ecuador: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal Island)
San Cristóbal is the most easterly of the Galapagos islands, home to the provincial capital and second largest human settlement in the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The fantastic wildlife includes fur seals, boobies and the endangered Chatham frigatebird.
Ecuador: Punta Pitt (San Cristóbal)
Ecuador: Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora is the largest town in the Galapagos, on the south coast of Santa Cruz island. From here you can visit the lush highlands where giant tortoises roam free, and you can learn more about tortoise conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Arriving in Baltra
home away from home
Joining the exciting Celebrity Cruises fleet in 2019, the Celebrity Flora has been designed with a destination in mind; the captivating Galapagos Islands.
What we love
mbibing the vibe of the Galapagos within its design, the Celebrity Flora embodies the same excitement and 'cool' of the wider Celebrity fleet. Luxurious all-suites accommodation combines with comfortable deck space to help make the destination the centre of attention.
|Style||A relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on the destination, Celebrity Flora helps you discover the Galapagos in the utmost comfort and style.|
|Cruising Speed||10-12 knots|
Tailor-make your trip
It's easy to combine your Galapagos cruise with a trip to Machu Picchu, the enigmatic and spectacular Inca city high in the Andes.
Spend a couple of days in Ecuador's charming capital, Quito, exploring the beautiful colonial-era churches of the old town.