Bus transportation will take us to the Itabaca Channel, where the Galaxy Daily will be waiting for us. We will arrive at North Seymour, have a dry landing, and then immediately begin hiking on a 2.5 km (1.55 miles) track where we can either hike counterclockwise along the coast or first walk inland to see the booby colony. Prepare to see marine and land iguanas, a colony of sea lions, lava lizards, frigates, and pelicans, among other wildlife!
After, we will go to the beach known as Bachas, located north of Santa Cruz Island. Here we can snorkel or take a relaxing walk on the beach. For this, we will make a wet landing, in which we will jump from the panga to the shore of the beach. Again, we recommend disembarking barefoot and wearing light walking shoes for the rest of the journey. The saltwater lagoon behind the beach often has great blue herons and small birds. Both beaches are nesting areas for green sea turtles.
North Seymour & Bachas Beach Day Tour
8:30 - Meeting point at the entrance of Puerto Ayora’s Church, in front of the pier and aside from the restaurant El Descanso del Guía
Depart by bus to the Itabaca Channel, where we will board the Galaxy Daily boat.
After arriving in North Seymour, you will start hiking 2,5 km (1.55 miles). Visit the sites of the largest breeding colonies on the islands. During the walk, also be ready to spot land iguanas and marine iguanas, a colony of sea lions, lava lizards, and pelicans!
After the visit of North Seymour, enjoy a delicious lunch aboard.
Travel to the beach known as Bachas, located north of Santa Cruz Island. At Bachas Beach, you will have the opportunity to go snorkeling or to enjoy a nice walk along the beach. During the snorkeling activity, you may see many types of colorful reef fish, and various rays, among other marine species.
16:00 - Return to Puerto Ayora's pier.
Don't forget to bring:
• Comfortable trekking shoes
• Sandals for the beach
• Hat and sunglasses
Discovering big colonies of the famous blue footed booby and frigate birds
Visiting nesting areas of green sea turtles
Coffee and tea stations
What's Not Included
Wetsuits and fins
Soft drinks onboard