The Galapagos Islands, which are a province of Ecuador, lie approximately 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean.
There are 15 main islands, 3 smaller islands and numerous rocks and islets. Five of the islands have populated areas:
The clocks in Galapagos are one hour behind the continent and, like the continent do not change for daylight savings.
San Cristobal Island
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the main port of San Cristobal and the provincial capital. The airport is only a 5 minute taxi-ride from the centre.
Galeodan’s head office is in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, overlooking the bay and facing the glorious sunsets that we enjoy daily.
Santa Cruz Island
Puerto Ayora, the main port of Santa Cruz, is the most populated and developed settlement of all the islands of the islands. While San Cristobal is the administrative capital, Santa Cruz is the commercial centre.
Santa Cruz’s central location makes it a natural hub for cruises and daily tour boats and it boasts numerous fine galleries, restaurants and hotels.
The Galapagos National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation are both headquartered at Santa Cruz.
The airport for Santa Cruz is located on Baltra island and is reached by a combination of bus or taxi, ferry crossing and bus. The trip takes about an hour.
Puerto Villamil, on the island of Isabela, boasts the most spectacular beach in the archipelago as well as numerous nearby points of interest, both natural and historical. Isabela has a small airport for inter-island flights.
Floreana has a population of little over a hundred people with a school, a hotel and post office. It is accessible only by boat.
Baltra Island was the site of a U.S. airbase during the World War II. It now serves as the airport for Santa Cruz and as a point of departure for cruise ships and daily tour boats.