North Seymour Galapagos Day Trips, Blue-Footed Boobies habitat.
- The island is home to some of Galapagos birds such as blue- footed boobies
- It host one of the largest populations of the magnificent frigatebirds.
- North Seymour is so special because it was created by seismic uplift, it has no of volcanic origin.
- North Seymour has a visitor trail of approximately 2 kilometres in length crossing the island.
||Tuesday, Friday, Saturday,
||Hotel or meeting point.
||Hotel or meeting point.
||Around 08.00 am
||7 – 8 Hours Approximately
||Water, light clothing, waterproof jackets, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, wetsuit, mosquito repellent.
|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)
Description Tour to North Seymour Island.
The tour starts between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m . we will either pick you up at your hotel of stay during your Galapagos Trip or at the meeting point asigned (we will inform you as soon the tour is confirmed).
A bus or truck will taje you to a 45 minute ride towards the Canal Itabaca to board the boat to sail from teh channel to North Seymour Island, located 2 km from this site.
This island, together with North and South Plaza, Baltra, Santa Fe, were created by internal volcanic eruptions over time (millions of years) were superimposed to have their actual appearance, a delightful site.
The tour will begin with a dry landing on slippery black basalt stone, plaes make sure you bring appropriate shoes as some hiking in uneven terrain will take place.
The hike takes a short climbing walk over “pillow lavas”, afterwards the terrain becomes more regular and easily to walk.
Frigates can be observed along the trail along with other species such as lava gulls, sea lions, brown terns, pelicans, tropical birds.
The endemic plant of this island is the lignum vitae tree, an icon of the site. In the summertime they look like dead trees, but after the February rains, they become green overnight.
This give the island a very special appearance. Other plant species abundant in the area are the Opuntia cactus, Croton, Castile and Sesuvium. Sometimes you can watch green iguanas taking shade under bushes.
These animals were introduced in Seymour to test whether they can survive another landscape as they are found usually in Baltra.
What to expect:
Location: North of Baltra (or South Seymour). The total distance of the trail is 2 miles.
Wildlife – Land: Blue-Footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, Colonies of California Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas (occassionally), Swallow-tailed Gulls, Red-billed Tropicbirds and Nazca Boobies (occassionally).
Marine Wildlife: White-tip Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish.
Difficulty Level: Moderate – some hiking over unpathed and rocky trails.
Activities: Hiking, Snorkeling Swimming.