Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Wreck Bay) - General Info

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Wreck Bay) is the capital of the Galapagos and the main port of entry for the archipelago.   It is located along the southwestern coast of San Cristóbal, which is the easternmost island and consequently is a popular choice with cruisers for clearing in as it is the closest port to the mainland.

Entrance Notes and Cautions:

Stay clear of the SE point. Come in midway between the north point of land, which has a lighthouse on it and the northern-most of two tall, white/yellow, lighted buoys, with a short red one in the middle. The red buoy marks a wreck or pinnacle and the waves break quite high near it, so be aware and stay clear. Also, don’t come too close to the lighthouse point, as there is a big surf break there and shallow water.

Tour boats come and go frequently as does the fuel supply boat, so ensure you keep clear of their routes.

San Cristobal’s seafront is ruled by seals and sea lions.  They lounge on public benches, walk around the seafront and have been seen in hotel lobbies!   Multi-hulls are at a disadvantage here – inventive palisades include fenders, boogie boards and surfboards to block access to vessel sterns. Do not leave your dinghy in the water tied to the boat – it will be colonized.   As a result, most cruisers use the water-taxis but there is often a long waiting time.

Position:  00° 53.85’S, 89° 36.77’W (anchorage)

Last updated:  February 2024

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