North Seymour

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Departures: Wednesday and Saturday

This is a flat, rocky island, that requires comfortable shoes for hiking, the trail is only 2 miles, but do not forget a bottle of water and sun protection because the visit is about an hour and a half.

North Seymour is a small island located at the north of Baltra (also known as South Seymour, by the location of the airport) the land is quite barren and rocky and the vegetation consists mostly of cactus, palo santo trees, green sticks, muyuyos and sesuviums. The island is one of the most beautiful attractions in Galapagos, and we can find the most iconic animals of the islands. It is one of the few places where we can enter and visit the colony of frigate birds (Fregata minor), nesting in the bushes near the trails. The male frigate birds in their mating season, inflate their red gullar sack to attract females. Later, we find the famous blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii), which also nest on the island. They can be seen performing courtship, which is one of the most amazing spectacles of nature. They are seen incubating eggs, feeding their chicks or juveniles training to become strong and able to fly and fish on their own.

We can also find land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) around the cactus patrolling their territories, Darwin finches, Galapagos doves, lava herons, sally light foot crabs (Grapsus grapsus) and playful sea lion pups on the banks.


07:00 am Pick up passengers at the hotel

08:30 am The dinghy picks up passengers in the channel and takes them to Altamar Yacht

8:45 am We start the riding to North Seymour

9:30 am Arrive to North Seymour Island

9:45 am Disembark to island and visit (hike) on the island

11:15 am Return to the yacht

11:30 am Riding to Bachas Beach

12:00 pm Lunch on board

01:00 pm Disembark on Bachas Beach, short hike, snorkel and swimming time

02:30 pm Return on board

03:00 pm Return to Itabaca Chanel

03:30 pm Return to Puerto Ayora

04:15 pm Return to hotel


• Transportation from Puerto Ayora hotel – Itabaca Channel – Puerto Ayora hotel

• Visit in the Galapagos National Park with bilingual certified guide (English-Spanish)

• Lunch

• Snakcs after visits

• Coffee or tea station

• Towels

• Water bottle for the hike

• Snorkel equipment (mask and tube, fins according to available sizes)


• Soda

• Alcoholic beverages

• Tips to crew and guide.

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Puerto Ayora - Galápagos
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