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Captain Rolf Wittmer is the first man whose birth on Floreana Island has been historically documented. He was born in January 1933, a few months after his parents, Margret and Heinz Wittmer ended a long trip from Germany to the island of Floreana.

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Galapagos

Baltra

BALTRA

Also known as South Seymour, Baltra is a small flat island located near the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. During World War II was occupied by the US Army, which built the first landing strip for jet aircraft, during this occupation native iguanas became extinct on the island so in 1990s land iguanas were reintroduced to the island.

Baltra was created by geological uplift, it’s very arid island and relatively barren, the vegetation consists of: cacti, palo santo trees and annuals such as grasses and small vines. You will see animals like marine turtles and iguanas.

Arriving into Baltra all visitors are immediately transported by bus to one of two docks. The first dock is located in a small bay where the boats cruising Galapagos await passengers. The second is a ferry dock which connects Baltra to the island of Santa Cruz.

Good to Know

English Name
Baltra Island
Area
27 Km2
Maximum Altitude
328 FT