Snorkeling at North Seymour

Santa Cruz

1 day

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years old

Age

Tour details

On this trip, we’ll explore the crystal-clear waters surrounding Seymour Island in the Galápagos Islands. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world teeming with surprising marine life. Accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, we’ll discover hammerhead sharks, Galápagos sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, eagle rays, and a variety of endemic fish. Each snorkeling site at Seymour offers a unique experience, and during our trip, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy two exciting snorkeling sessions. Dive with us into this fascinating underwater world and create unforgettable memories in the Galápagos Islands.

Wildlife you’ll have the chance to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Galapagos sharks
  • Sea turtles
  • Sea lions
  • Round stingrays
  • Eagle rays
  • Moray eels
  • Current-attracted fish

Birds:

  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Seagulls
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipment:

Fins

mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tour includes:

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment

Transportation

Snacks

Fruits

Drinks

Lunch

Towels

Life jackets

Itinerary:

Meeting at the Agency and Departure

All passengers must gather at our agency at 7:00 a.m., where they will be greeted by our friendly naturalist guide. This is the starting point for an exciting day of exploration in the Galápagos Islands. Get ready to discover the astonishing marine life inhabiting the crystal-clear waters surrounding Seymour.

Snorkeling at Seymour

Our first stop takes us to Seymour, a unique snorkeling site north of Baltra Island. Here, you’ll enjoy a 45-minute snorkeling activity accompanied by a naturalist guide. This area is renowned for its abundant marine life, offering you the chance to spot hammerhead sharks, Galápagos sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, eagle rays, moray eels, and various endemic fish species. The diverse underwater landscape will provide you with a unique snorkeling experience at each site.

Rest on board

After the exciting snorkeling session at Seymour, we’ll board the vessel for a well-deserved rest. While you relax, we’ll provide snacks, fruits, and drinks to recharge your energy before our next underwater adventure.

Second Snorkel at Seymour Channel

We’ll head to the second snorkeling site known as Seymour Channel. Here, you’ll enjoy another exciting 45-minute snorkeling activity. This area also hosts a diverse marine life, including garden eel colonies, sea turtles, sea lions, eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, white-tip sharks, and Galápagos sharks. Dive into these crystal-clear waters and continue exploring the amazing underwater world of the Galápagos.

Back to port

We’ll conclude our day of snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands and sail back to the port. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to reflect on the incredible sights and experiences you’ve had in these waters. Our return to the port is scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m., though this timing may vary based on ocean conditions.

Gallery:

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for your trip.

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If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either a day before and leave it at the agency, or on the same day as the tour.

Conditions:

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This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your Naturalist Guide, in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide the best and safest experience.
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Amid the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleanliness policies. Each equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses; the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$160

Tour price

We will go to the pier and board the boat to start the navigation to North Seymour. Once we arrive there the passengers will carry out a snorkeling activity of approximately 45 minutes accompanied by a guide.

 

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