North Seymour Travel Guide

Browse travel reviews, 6 travel blogs and 180 travel photos from real travelers to North Seymour. Also known as: Isla Seymour

North Seymour Overview

Separated by a thin strait north of Isla Baltra and Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Seymour is often referred to as North Seymour Island, while Isla Baltra is often called the South Seymour Island. Having similar flora and vegetation such as the Prickly Pear Cacti and salt bushes, Isla Seymour is very similar to Isla Baltra because they have both been created from geological uplift.

Quite a small island in terms of land mass, Isla Seymour is definitely worth visiting. To explore the island, follow a circular trail roughly 2 km long leading inland and along the rocky coast that will take you through some of the biggest sea bird breeding colonies in the entire Galapagos. Here you will find birds nesting, mating and rearing their chicks all year round. Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds are the main attractions here. Since most of the wildlife and birds in the Galapagos Islands are quite fearless, it is possible for visitors to get an up close view of the nests of many of the birds here, including the lovely Swallow-tailed Gulls and bright Yellow Warblers.

Along the coast, one can also spot sea lions and marine iguanas swimming close to the shore. With Isla Daphne off in the distance, North Seymour Island has a nice dive site to the south, where one can discover the magnificent beauty and diversity of the Galapagos.

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