Hi, I'm Jenny, manager and cofounder of Galapagos Transfers; I can help you with any doubt you may have about your planning and help you purchasing your inter-island transportation tickets.
Check below for the most frequently asked questions or just get in touch with me!
We recommend to book your tickets in advance and online because:
However you can only buy your tickets in town when you arrive to the islands in one of the many agencies near the pierts- Just make sure you don't leave it for the last minute, the cost will be $30 paying cash.
After you place your order we will:
We send the etickets about a month before your travel dates because we want to make sure that no detail is going to change and that you have all the proper information.
Allowed at no cost with at least 24 hours notice before your travel date.
Changes are also subject to avaiability
There's a 15% cancellation fee for local costs and can be done at least 24 hour before your departure.
There is a port at Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal.
Each of the islands is connected in both ways in the morning and the afternoon. Please refer to our schedules page for more information.
There are airports connecting to the mainland at:
Isabela island has a small airport only used for inter island flights.
Baltra is a small island located next to Santa Cruz that is used as the airport for that island (GPS).
Getting from Baltra to Santa Cruz is really straightforward as almost everyone there is heading to Santa Cruz.
Overall time is about an hour, seems more complicated that it really is.
Visiting the non-populated islands is something you cannot do on your own.
Those islands as Seymour, Española, Plaza, etc. are visited in either day-tours or cruises and you will always be with a naturalist Guide following the Galapagos National Park instructions.
You can book day-tours departing from each of the populated islands (San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela), check our Galapagos Travel Guide for more info.
There are two airports with connection to the mainland:
Which one to choose? It really depends on many other details of your travel planning, the airline fares, etc.
If you are planning to visit at least San Cristobal and Santa Cruz the wiser option would be to use one as inbound and the other as outbound but as we have mentioned: it depends. Contact us if you need help planning your trip.