North Seymour & Bachas Beach Full Day Luxury Tour

Come and meet a wonderful island located north of Santa Cruz, home to one of the impressive colonies of different species of animals such as frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies carrying twigs, spectacular marine iguanas walking by your side and you will even observe the best waves of the islands hitting a rocky beach where young sea lions often surf here, also do not visiting a beautiful coral beach calles The Bachas to swim and relax, definitely an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

Duration

9 hour

.

Length

Full Day

Team

Naturalist Guide

Meals

1 Snacks

1 Lunch

Group Size

20

Key Features

  • Blue Footed Boobies

  • Flamingos

  • Brackish Lagoons

  • Bachas Beach

  • Sloped Cliff Sides

From $ 380 / per person

Description

North Seymour Island is a small land mass located an hour away from the Itabaca Channel on the north side of Santa Cruz. This rocky island is home of one the most impressive colonies of different species of animals. While exploring the island you will find great frigate birds that during courtship they spend hours handing nesting materials to each other. While around you will encounter some blue footed boobies cleaning the ground and transporting some twigs here and there, but never actually construct a nest. The area where the eggs are laid is marked by a ring of white guano. Heading along the shore, you traverse a wide expanse of sand criss-crossed with marine iguana trails. These reptiles nest here, so be careful where you tread. Some of the islands’s finest waves pound a boulder beach on your left; young sea-lions often body-surf here. Looking west, there are good views of different islands.

Brackish Lagoons

A brackish lagoon is a natural reservoir of water, separated from the sea and shallow, whose waters are generally salty or brackish. The lagoons that are separated from the sea by a barrier are known as coastal lagoons where flamingos and insects live.

Sloped Cliff Sides

They are cliffs on deep waters, their base is beaten by the waves and the eroded materials are not deposited at their base, but are moved by sea currents. They are cliffs on sandy platforms, they are located outside the reach of the waves and are set back from the coastline.

Flamingos

Flamingos are one of the most amazing and majestic birds around the world. Their color, shape and size are the most striking features of these birds. The Galapagos flamingo does not migrate outside the islands. Observing these birds is a popular activity in those lands.

Blue Footed Boobies

The Galapagos blue-footed booby is the undisputed comedian and clown of the islands. These amazing seabirds amuse themselves and entertain visitors with their hilarious antics and their famous blue feet.

Coralline Beach

Amazing coral beaches full of soft white sand where various marine and terrestrial animals live, you can rest, relax and swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters of the beach.

North Seymour & Bachas-Birdwatching Experience

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Yacht
  • Birdwatching
  • Major and Minor Island
View Itinerary Close Itinerary

Itabaca Channel

Itabaca Channel, Ecuador

North Seymour Island

North Seymour Island, Ecuador

The Bachas Beach

Playa Las Bachas, Ecuador

Itabaca Channel

Itabaca Channel, Ecuador

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In the morning we will visit North Seymour Island one hour from the Itabaca Channel where we will observe and explore colonies of different species of birds such as frigatebirds that during courtship they spend hours delivering nesting materials, blue footed boobies cleaning the ground and carrying some twigs, then we’ll traverse a wide expanse of criss-cross sand with trails of marine iguanas. Looking west, there are good views of bothDaphne, Major and Minor Islands

After a delicious lunch onboard The M/Y WindRose, we will head to Bachas Beach, a beautiful coralline beach. This is the perfect place for practicing snorkeling, swimming or to simply enjoy the white soft sand. Several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.


Travel Tip

We recommend to bring a small backpack (waterproof), comfortable walking shoes,
sneakers or rubber soles, shorts trousers, t-shirts, long and shorts leeved shirts,
windbreaker, bathing suit, snorkel equipment hat or cap, sun block, sunglasses, binoculars & camera.

Information

Tour details.

Departure
Santa Cruz Island
Departure Time
  • 7:30 am
Return Time
  • 5:00 pm
Included
  • Transportation

  • Lunch

  • Snack

  • Towells

  • Naturalist Guide

  • Private Transportation

  • Water, coffee and tea

Not Included
  • Extra drinks

  • Tips

  • Extra air tank

  • Extra meals

  • Other activities that aren't detailed in the itinerary


Meeting point

Hotel Pick up

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