North Seymour Island, Baltra

4.7
#6 of 18 in Nature in Galapagos Islands
Explore North Seymour Island and its abundance of wildlife, a great opportunity to intimately observe a vast range of animals in their natural habitat. Leisurely wander along the trail which homes large colonies of nesting frigate birds and blue-footed boobies. Keep an eye out for the remarkable mating rituals these birds are known for. At the isolated Bachas beach, snorkel along a protected cove where you can find large schools of fishes, sharks, sea lions, rays, and turtles. Stop at a small nearby lagoon to see feeding flamingos. To visit North Seymour Island on your holiday in Baltra, and find out what else Baltra has to offer, use our Baltra trip itinerary tool .
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  • We paid $155 per person for this tour. What a total ripoff! They first took us to a beach for snorkeling, but it was not good at all. After about 10 minutes, everybody gave up. We then went on a natur...  more »
  • Stopped here on the last morning of an eight day cruise. Can't say it was the highlight of our trip, but it was a good place to see boobies, and particularly frigates. Nice easy walk. Saw a large shar...  more »
  • After San Cristobal and Isabela, Santa Cruz was our last island and we had expected to have seen all wildlife on our list we had not booked a trip to North Seymour. Alas, of all the frigate birds we a...  more »
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  • Must see excursion on Santa Cruz island! It's a bit sketchy taking a small boat to the rock cliffs to get onto it, but for reference, my 85 year old grandfather did it. Well preserved island that hopefully can stay that way. While there we saw: blue footed boobies, frigate birds, lava iguanas, sea iguanas, sea lions, and a variety of plants.
  • Came here in October 2017 with Guiding Galapagos and with my boyfriend and another couple. We all loved this place. The wildlife here is amazing! There are magnificent and great frigate birds everywhere, swallow tailed gulls, yellow land iguanas!, sea lions!, blue footed boobies. This is definitely one of my favorite spots! We walked for approximately 2 hours. Also, I don't know if this is the norm, but the day we went the water was very choppy and so the dinghy ride to the island was quite, lets say, exciting lol. Wear good shoes that stay on, hat because there is no shade, and bring water.
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