No trip to the Galapagos Islands is truly complete without a visit to North Seymour. This incredible Island lies just North of Baltra and providesTour Details
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No trip to the Galapagos Islands is truly complete without a visit to North Seymour. This incredible Island lies just North of Baltra and provides an abundance of wildlife encounters to the lucky visitor. Wander along the coastal tracks and witness the open nesting grounds of Blue-footed Boobies, Sea Lions, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Marine Iguanas, the occasional Galapagos Snake and the largest colonies of Great and magnificent Frigate birds to be found anywhere in the Galapagos Islands.
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Meet at the hotel pick-up location for transfer to your transport.
Las Bachas is a picturesque, deserted, white sandy beach where you can see flamingos, royal teros, patillos and migratory birds.It is very popular for snorkelling, swimming, and walking on the beach. Ideal to relax and share time with the family for its tranquility and variety of natural sites that are part of the best photographic collections.
North Seymour Island is believed to have been created by a seismic event. Here you can see forked-tailed gulls, a small silver and gray forest with Palo Santo trees very close to our landing. You will have to give way to sea lions or marine iguanas, nests of blue-footed boobies performing their courtship dance. The rocky beach with white sand, and a large flock of pelicans. The path reveals the largest nest site in the Galapagos for the "magnificent frigates".
Transfer from your hotel
Comfortable Yacht Navigation
Naturalist guide (Spanish / English)
Lunch on board
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On some trips, there will be some climbing in and out of boats on this trip but many travellers in their seventies manage these sorts of trips. There will be some hiking involved so it can be a good idea to prepare yourself for this type of holiday by getting a bit of practise in before you go. Ultimately, it's your call.
If you get seasick in your home country, then it is likely you will get seasick in the Galapagos Islands as these tours do involve quite a bit of time onboard boats. That said, there are many medications and techniques to help combat this problem and your doctor may also be able to advise on how best to reduce this problem.
Although some tour companies pack you in to maximise their profits, at Toucanto we do realise that you are not a sardine! With that in mind our tours are limited to a maximum of twenty people, unless you are travelling with a club or society tour, where you should know everyone anyway.
Each tour is tailored to be as accessible as possible, but some tours will not be suitable for small children. The ability to swim is an obvious consideration for any tours centred around water-based activities. Each tour will indicate on the booking page ‘Trip Facts’ if it is suitable for families, but as a parent you remain responsible for your child at all times.
Although we are not able to offer extra nights for this trip, it may be possible to change to a longer itinerary before your trip begins. If you wish to explore this possibility, please contact our sales department for more information.
If you have specific dietary requirements we recommend that you contact us prior to booking so that we can verify if we can meet your needs on the trip. Please note that It will not be possible to accommodate specific needs on trips including packed lunches.
Good question! On the Survival Kit page of this website you can find useful advice about what to pack for your Toucanto trip.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are widely considered to be a safe location to visit and many thousands of people visit them every year without incident. See our Travel Survival Kit web page for advice on keeping safe when you travel.
In the Galapagos Islands, as well as the rest of Ecuador the US Dollar is the currency of use.
While travellers cheques can be used in larger cities, we recommend a mixture of currency and debit or credit card for the safest way to carry your money. There is a good availability of cashpoints or ATMs in the larger towns and some establishments may also take ApplePay.
Please refer to our Travel Survival Kit for details on this topic as well as links to the latest UK Government Advice. For other countries of origin please contact your medical authorities for this information.
Although there is a hospital in Puerto Ayora, Medical Services in the Galapagos Islands are limited, and serious injuries or illness may require an airlift to the mainland. It is essential that all visitors to the Galapagos Islands carry adequate travel Insurance to cover them in the event of a problem. Should you need medical assistance speak to your guide who will make the necessary arrangements for your care.
If you have a specific query related to your planned trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos and you can't see your answer here, please drop us a line using the 'Trip Enquiry' button and we will do our best to answer your question.
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff.
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas. Gear/equipment sanitised between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised.
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
The policies on staff health and safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.