TOUR ISLA SEYMOUR NORTE & PLAZAS SUR

Seymour, Ecuador

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Dunnett Mejia
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16
TOUR ISLA SEYMOUR NORTE & PLAZAS SUR
Seymour, Ecuador

Dunnett Mejia
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

North  Seymour is  located  north  from  Baltra  island  (South  Seymour).  The  whole island  is  covered  with  dense  and  low  vegetation  and  it  was  formed  by  a  marine uprise  of  lava.  This  is  known  because  of  its  flat  surface,  marine  fossils  found  and lava pillow. North Seymour  island  is known for being one  of the  greatest areas  of reproduction for blue-footed boobies and for the biggest colony of real frigates.  We  will  see  marine  and  land  iguanas.  During  the  walk,  tourists  will  be  able  to observe  the  following:  a  big  colony  of  pelicans,  the  wonderful  frigates  with  their huge red pouches hanging from their necks, marine iguanas who share their space with  the  playful  fur  seals  (also  known  as  two-haired  lions),  blue-footed  boobies nests where couples perform their mating dance, majestic land iguanas, Galápagos seagulls, lava lizards and Galápagos snakes.  


Plazas Sur because  of  underwater  lava  currents,  two  islets  emerged  spontaneously  from  the ocean. These islets are located northeast from Santa Cruz island and are a common creation  in  the  Galápagos  Archipelago  with  and  evident  volcanic  origin.  They  are known  as  Plazas  Islands.  Both  formations  (North  Plazas  island  and  South  Plazas island) measure approximately two kilometers  each and they face  each other from their only frontier: a crystal clear channel of water with abundant marine life which measures no more than 100 meters wide.  We  will  navigate  from  Itabaca  Channel  to  South  Plazas  for  approximately  one hour,  we  will  have  a  dry  landing.  Here,  we  will  find  the  two  species  of  sea  lions that  live  in  the  Galápagos  islands:  Californians  and  fur  seals  (also  known  as  two- haired lions).  The most characteristic plant of the area is the Sesuvium, a colorful plant  that  changes  color  according  to  the  season.  In  the  rainy  season,  it  adopts greenish-yellowish  hues  and  during  the  dry  season  (from  the  end  of  June  till January) it turns into a bright red color.            


Another  unique  characteristic  of  South  Plazas  is  the  possibility  of  spotting  hybrid iguanas.  These  iguanas  are  the  result  of  a  male  marine  iguana  and  a  female  land iguana.  They  are  easy  to  recognize  because  they  are  black  or  grey,  have  a  land iguana’s  crest  and  they  have  the  face  and  the  tail  of  a  marine  iguana.  Besides,  we will  be  able  to  spot  Galápagos  seagulls,  swallow-tailed  gulls,  tropical  bird,  Nazca or  masked  boobies,  lava  lizards,  Galápagos  snakes,  marine  iguanas  and  land iguanas.  After a little break and a delicious lunch on board, we will be ready to do a relaxed snorkeling  in  Punta  Carrión  with  saucepan  rays,  marine  turtles,  white-tip  reef sharks, reef fish and mantas.   Finally,  we  will come  back  to  the  boat  to  return  to  Itabaca  Channel  and  then  to Puerto Ayora.                       

What’s included

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    Pick up at the indicated time
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    Transportation Hotel - Yacht - Hotel
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    English Speaking Guide.
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    Hot lunch on board.
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    Snacks during the day .
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    Water, coffee and tea.
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    Mask - snorkel - fins
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    Towels.
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    Tips and extra services.
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    Wetsuit
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    Extra soft and alcoholic drinks

Your Organizer


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Dunnett Mejia
Agente de Ventas de la Agencia Dual FDS TRAVEL S.A

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