If you really want to experience island life then Isabela is the place to come. One of the last relatively untouched places in the archipelago, Isabela is pristine Galapagos at its purest.
The largest of all the island, Isabela is paradise on earth for a wealth of animal, bird and marine wildlife that is beyond comparison. Its isolated empty beaches stand beneath the mighty shield volcanoes and its wetlands and verdant highland forests cover the island. The hidden paths lead over lava rock formations, through inland, mangrove frigedlagoons and back to Isabelas marine wonderland where a dream of diving with a Galapagos penguin can become a reality.
On isabela life slows down and relaxation comes naturally.
All visitors have to pay their entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. Guests must pay directly in the airport after their arrival to Baltra, fees vary as follows: Foreigners: USD$100.00, Mercosur members: USD$50.00, Ecuadorians: USD$6.00 (Fees are subject to change).
Remember to buy the Transit Control Card. We suggest registering yourself previously in the following website:www.cgg.gob.ec/cgg. The price of the TCC is USD$10.00 per person (subject to change).
Travel with enough cash. There is no ATM at Isabela Island. Though, at Iguana Crossing we accept Credit Cards, in most places don´t.
Be prepared to have fun and relax among Isabela´s wildlife.
HOW TO GET TO ISABLEA ISLAND
We recommend taking a flight that lands to Baltra Island (Seymour Airport).
From here there are three ways to reach Isabela Island.
The first option is taking the internal flight in a propeller plane, operated by a local company.
Route: Baltra – Isabela
Time: 12:30 pm (subject to change)
Ruta: Isabela - Baltra
Time: 08:30 am (subject to change)
The second option is by taking the airline buses to Itabaca Channel, then a ferry to Santa Cruz (10 minute navigation) and then a transfer to Puerto Ayora (45 minute drive) in order to take the public ferry to Puerto Villamil, Isabela (2:30 hour navigation approx.). These Schedules are fixed and we recommend booking them in advance.
Public Ferry Schedule:
Route: Santa Cruz – Isabela
Time: 14:00 pm
Route: Isabela – Santa Cruz
Time: 06:00 am
The third way to reach Isabela is by taking a private fast boat from Baltra (Canal de Itabaca) directly to Puerto Villamil, Isabela (2h30 min navigation aprox.)
If you need assistance in transfers and island connections please Contact Us.