North Seymour and Rabida

Oct 28, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


This morning we visited North Seymour, which is one of the busiest seabird colonies in the Galapagos Archipelago. Here we had great opportunities to watch both great and magnificent frigatebirds nesting. And as the sun grew hotter, every cactus seemed to suddenly have a land iguana stationed under it.

Afterward, we returned to National Geographic Endeavour II for a briefing on water activities, and to get our gear ready for snorkeling. We had lunch as our ship sailed west towards Rabida Island, our destination for the afternoon.

The waters around Rabida Island were clear and teeming with life. Some of our guests even had a first encounter with playful Galapagos sea lions. As a last activity for the day, we landed on the red sand beach to enjoy an amazing sunset.

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Benjamin Ayala

Naturalist

Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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