Located slightly north of Baltra, North Seymour is a low, flat island, formed as a result of the uplift of a submarine lava formation. It is covered with low, bushy vegetation which contains the largest colony of Magnificent Frigate birds (Fregata magnificens) in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of Blue-Footed Boobies when nesting conditions are right.

The discovery of marine fossils on this plateau surrounded by low cliffs indicates that North Seymoor is an uplifted lava flow. Flat profiles makes for easy walking and offers an accesible introduction to the archipelago's unique animals and plants. Breeding seabirds a speciality with good numbers of Blue-Footed Boobies, Swallow-Tailed gulls, Common Noddies and both Magnificient and Great Frigate birds. Both Galapgos pinnipeds present, Galapagos sea lions are common here, but fur seals which are less frequently seen can be spot on casual visits.

A few Galapgos land iguanas live near trails and marine iguanas are common along the shoreline. Other seabirds include smaller numbers of lava gulls. Nazca boobies, Audubon's shearwaters and red-billed tropicbirds and two species of storm-petrel usally close inshore. Several species of endemic plant. Location: Small island 40 km north of Puerto Ayora Facilities: none, dry landing.

Attractions: Sea Lions, sea birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards 
PR = Panga Ride, HK = Hiking
Landing: wet

Photo opportunities: Galapagos land iguanas, Blue footed boobies, swallow tailed gull, great and magnificient fragate birds, Sea lions, Fur Seals.

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