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North Seymour Island Day Tour
Seymour North Island full-day tour from Puerto Ayora with snorkel
Hike the black rock trails and snorkel in North Seymour Island with this guided day tour departing from Puerto Ayora.
If the goal of your trip to Galapagos is to see exotic animals up close and and snorkel around it, this day tour is for you. North Seymour Island is the island full of life. Sea lions, iguanas, blue-footed boobies nesting right next to the road, seagulls, or the unique frigate bird are just some of the wildlife you can photograph up close with this Galapagos Islands tour.
The full day tour includes round trip transfer from Puerto Ayora, lunch, snorkeling equipment, a professional local guide and a visit to Bachas Beach or Mosquera Islet.
- Meals (vegan and vegetarian menu available)
- Bilingual naturalist guide (Spanish/English)
- Snorkeling equipment
- Transfer Puerto Ayora - Itabaca Canal (round trip)
- Transfer by boat Itabaca Channel - Seymour Island (round trip)
- Additional Services
No previous experience is required to do the snorkeling activity but it is essential to know how to swim to be able to do the tour.
The water temperature in the area where the snorkeling will take place allows the activity to be done without a wetsuit all year round.
Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.
North Seymour Island Day Tour
🕗 Duration: 8 hours
📅 Daily departures
👨👨👧👧 Group 10 travelers + 1 guide
Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz Island
The guide will pick you up at 7:00 a.m. at your hotel in Santa Cruza Island and take you to Puerto Ayora.
Once the whole group is gathered, you will try on the equipment, receive the first basic safety notions and get on board a minibus that will take you to the Itabaca Canal. The trip begins!
45 minutes later, you will have arrived at the Itabaca Channel. You will get off the minibus and board the boat that will take you to North Seymour Island.
Upon arrival at Seymour you will land on a slippery black basalt rock characteristic of this area. The guide will give you instructions on how to move around the island safely. It is important that you wear closed toe shoes.
North Seymour Island
Explore the north of the island! Accompanied by your guide, you will take a short walk along a well-marked trail surrounded by lava gulls, sea lions, brown terns, pelicans, and other tropical birds.
After the tour, you will get back on board the boat to recharge your batteries and enjoy the lunch included in the tour. With your batteries recharged and your stomach full, the highlight of the day will come: snorkeling at North Seymour Island.
Snorkeling in North Seymour Island
Based on the permit granted to the boat by the Galapagos National Park on the day of the tour, your trip will continue to Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island or to Mosquera Islet.
In both cases, the snorkeling equipment will be ready to be unpacked and jump into the water with it.
Upon arrival, you will take a short walk to a lagoon, where if you are lucky, pink flamingos will be waiting for you.
In this incredible location you will be able to snorkel. Or if you prefer, you can relax and enjoy this beach of white sand and black rocks of the Galapagos Islands.
Upon arrival, you will also take a short walk along the beach where, if you are lucky, the sea lions will be waiting for you.
The guide will take you to the best location on the islet for snorkeling. If you prefer, you can lie and relax on the beach instead of snorkeling.
Return to Puerto Ayora
You will get back on the boat and head back to the Itabaca Channel. A small fruity snack will be waiting for you on board.
Once in the Itabaca Channel, the minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Ayora. There, you will take again the transport that will take you to your lodging in Santa Cruz Island putting an end to the North Seymour Island Day Tour.
What to bring to North Seymour Island Day Tour
- Backpack or small bag
- Sandals or lace-up shoes (that support the foot well) and can be put in the water.