North Seymour and Rabida Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 02 Aug 2021

North Seymour and Rabida Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

Today, after a delicious breakfast, we went to explore North Seymour, an island of sea birds. To our surprise, we found nests of blue-footed boobies with two babies. Male frigate birds were showing their red pouch trying to catch the attention of females around. We also observed our first land iguanas of the trip.

 

During this walk, we had an opportunity to open a conversation about introduced animals, as we found rat traps along the trail. As naturalists, part of our work is to share information about the important role of the Galapagos National Park in order to protect the endemic and native wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

 

In the afternoon, we anchored in front of a beautiful red beach on Rabida Island, and this is where our underwater exploration started. We disembarked with our snorkeling gear in order to explore a rocky reef. Here we had the chance to observe diverse fish and sea stars. Afterwards we went to walk up to a hill, where we could see a beautiful landscape of the island. Sea lions were definitely the star during the sunset as we walked along the beach to practice our photography skills. That’s how we finished another amazing exploration onboard National Geographic Islander.

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