We woke up to a view of seabirds flying along the coast and a small island across the bay where we anchored early in the morning. After breakfast, we made a dry landing on North Seymour Island. This uplifted piece of land rose up from the bottom of the ocean with the movement of tectonic plates. As soon as we got to shore, we were welcomed by swallow-tailed gulls, land iguanas, and a small colony of Galapagos sea lions.

This is the time of year when we see male frigatebirds courting females and blue-footed boobies performing their mating dance. As we walked through the incense tree forest, we spotted a couple small and medium ground finches and several Galapagos land iguanas feeding on the endemic prickly pears.

After lunch, we went snorkeling along the beach of Rabida Island. We spotted a couple whitetip reef sharks, sea lions, and a large variety of fish. A couple of American flamingos were spotted in a brackish water lagoon behind the shrubs of Rabida Beach.

We finished our day with a beautiful sunset and spectacular wildlife sightings.