North Seymour Island & Rabida Island

Joshua Vela, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 15 Aug 2021

North Seymour Island & Rabida Island, 8/15/2021, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today was the first day of this week’s expedition and we got to explore a bird magnet island full of the charismatic blue-footed boobies and the pirates of the skies, the frigatebirds. This island is called North Seymour and it is also home to the iconic yellow land iguanas. As we hiked along the trails, we encountered blue-footed boobies with their babies and frigatebirds trying to steal food. It was definitely an exciting morning!

The adventure continued in the water, with an afternoon snorkel at Rabida Island, where we got to see sharks, sea lions, and sea turtles! The afternoon ended with a beautiful sunset hike along the cliffs of Rabida Island. Our adventure has begun!

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