North Seymour Galapagos

North Seymour Island | Galapagos with ChokoTrip

4.6/5 - (52 votes)

Walk across uninhabited islands in their untouched, natural state. I can help you book the tour to North Seymour island from $190.

This daily tour to North Seymour Island is ideal for those who would enjoy a short walk on an uninhabitable island with the opportunity to observe diverse wildlife, including land iguanas and numerous bird species.



How to get to North Seymour Island

There are two ways to get to North Seymour Island in the Galapagos. First, on a sailing cruise that includes Seymour Ilsnad on its itinerary. Second, taking a day tour from Santa Cruz island.

The trip to North Seymour combines with a few of these destinations: » The Bachas Beach » Mosquera Islet


Trip itinerary

Start the tour taking a bus from the sot assigned by the operator. This segment of the trip takes 45 minutes until you reach the Itabaca dock on Santa Cruz Island. The hike on Seymour Island lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the trail takes you to the heart of birdlife, such as: red-chested frigates, land iguanas, blue-footed boobies and other island inhabitants.

From there, based on permission granted to the vessel by the Galapagos National Park, you’ll do some activities combined with the North Seymour tour, which are:

» The Bachas Beach: from Santa Cruz Island: You’ll go on a short hike to a lagoon and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see flamingos. Afterwards you’ll have time to spend on the beach or in the water, snorkeling.

» Mosquera Islet: I definitely recommend this stop since it’s the best snorkeling spot in Las Bachas and the hike along the beach is colorful.

If you’re planning on visiting North Seymour, I recommend checking availability and reserving far in advance. If you’re planning to visit in July, August or December, make your reservation 6 months in advance, especially if your party include 4 or more people.


North Seymour + Mosquera Islet + The Bachas Beach Photos

Original photos by ChokoTrip ©



  • Tour from Santa Cruz Island
  • Passenger capacity per vessel: 16 people
  • Pick up: Assigned by operators
  • Travel time: 4h (2h there and 2h back)
  • Start time: 07h00 or 07h50
  • Return time: 16h00 or 17h00
  • Includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, lunch, snack, water, certified Galapagos National Park guide, marine and land transport.
  • Tour does not include: Alcoholic drinks, soda, neoprene suite and tip.
    * Price does not include 12% tax. (We only charge it if you want a invoice).
    * This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
    * This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems.
    * You definitely need to bring a pair of trekking shoes.


    I have partnerships with 9 operators that own their vessels. What is most important is that they have the permit to travel to North Seymour Island. However, each one has different prices for the tour. The higher the price, the better the vessel and onboard service.

    I’ve rated each tour with stars base on feedback received by my clients:
    ⭐⭐⭐✩✩ lower quality / ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩ average quality / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ higher quality


    Reserve your North Seymour Island tour by paying for the complete tour using these available methods: bank transfer (no additional cost for transfer between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay by credit or debit card. Price does not include 12% IVA / tax (Only if you want a receipt).


    Over the course of time working with different operators that own their own yachts, I’ve come to realize that those that offer low prices are the ones that I get the most complaints about. Make sure you travel to North Seymour on a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 star) tour.




    I can help you reserve this North Seymour Island tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.



    *We work directly with boat owners and tour operators in the Galapagos, thereby avoiding additional costs, unlike travel operators like Viator, Get Your Guide and Civitatis which rely on third-party local operators.

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    • Brian T

      North Seymour is a “must see” while in the Galápagos and Choko Tours made it easy. Great service and a quality connection. The snorkeling on this trip is in somewhat open water so can be a bit rougher, but the rest of the trip was spectacular. I highly recommend booking this tour with Choko.

      June 24, 2021 at 8:03 am
    • Murthy Parthasarathi

      Choko and Sandra helped me a lot. We were too late in booking any trips – because it was at high season time. Choko and Sandra were very patient – and searched around for good trips. They took my specific requirements and ensured that they found a good trip for me. This was way cheaper than the ones available via Viator too.
      We communicated over whatsapp – and got the booking done for the North Seymour trip -which was a highlight of our galapagos trip
      Sandra was even communicating when we were at galapagos providing good advice.
      Definitely someone i would recommend for booking all your trips

      January 14, 2020 at 12:58 pm
    • Valeria

      The best tour we had on Galapagos Islands. This small island is just incedible for close encounters with nesting sea birds including frigate birds and blue footed boobies Choko helped us with reservations, and price was very reasonable. Thanks a lot.

      January 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm
    • Anthony

      The tour was amazing! We got picked up on time, the guide was nice, the boat was beautiful and very comfortable. And the little island is full of animals!

      December 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    • Martina Corbella

      The afternoon was very interesting; the morning was disappointing.
      In the morning we went to Bacha beach: it is stunning, but the “guide” openly said there wouldn’t be much to see and that the water was cold and cloudy (we still went in: it was true!). He told us we had 2 hours on the beach to always at our leisure (swim, snorkel, walk) but he just sat there without interacting with us.
      After a delicious lunch of tuna, sides and fruit, we went to north Seymour and then the guide was a proper one: he told us about the animals, pointed at things we should notice or be carful about. And north Seymour is great!

      September 23, 2019 at 10:53 am
    • Paul

      A DEFINITE MUST do! It was amazing picked me up from my hotel lobby despite it being out a ways and got me on time. Martine was our tour guide he was very informative the entire day from animals to plants and history. We took the bus to the boat sailed to North Seymour had a wonderful tour of the entire island at a very good pace. Came back to yummy lunch on the boat which was enough for all of us. We had all had those trips where we wish we had brought food not this trip. After lunch we sailed to Bacchus beach the whitest sand and bluest water I’ve ever seen we walked around a bit then snorkeled and swam the day away. Returned us to our hotel lobby’s in the same order as we were picked up which was a minor detail but a very welcomed courteous one!

      September 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm
    • Dallas

      This was a beautiful tour- very informational and lots of walking! Have good walking sandals, and a good camera! Lots of birds and endemic species found on the island. Don’t forget your wetsuit, as afterwards you can swim in the ocean. The boat and food were spectacular, and it’s a more upscale day excursion!

      July 25, 2019 at 7:56 pm
    • Betty Fuentes

      I was very pleased with the service and diligence of ChokoTrip. They booked us on a trip to North Seymour from Santa Cruz. They booked us on the Altamar Yacht which was fantastic. Their staff was on time for our pick-up, very helpful and attentive. We saw Blue Footedbobbies, Frigates, Sea Lions, Yellow Iguanas, and Sally Lightfoot crabs and shorebirds. We tried the snorkeling but there were no fishes worth the cold water. The beach was beautiful with white sand beaches. The food on the yacht was very good and the accommodations on board as well. Christian handled this excursion very quickly and effortlessly. I would highly recommend Choko.

      July 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    • Marina

      A very interesting and beautiful place, perfect to see the fauna from Galapagos. Choko’s arrangements were perfect. From the tours offered in the webpage, we took a bit more expensive one, but it turned out to be worth it. The guide was very attentive and the food on board really excelent!

      May 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm
    • Mary

      On short notice, Choko helped us get a tour to North Seymour Island. On Choko’s website he comments that “you get what you pay for”. The Yachat was not the lowest price, but we feel like we truly got our money’s worth.

      First, Choko make the arrangements quickly and smoothly for us. This included easy payment methods by credit card.

      Picked us up on time from our hotel in a comfortable bus for the ride to the boat. The Yatch has a fine and friendly Captain and crew. The boat is kept in immaculate condition. It was more than comfortable for the 16 people on our tour. We could sit inside an air conditioned cabin, or out on the front or rear decks. They cooked us a fine lunch, including making special arrangements for people who were vegetarian or with other food preferences. They had 2 good toilets, and cabins for changing clothes before and after snorkeling. They also provided snacks, towels, and nice snorkeling equipment. They called us out onto the decks to see fish jumping, proposes swimming with the boat, and other sights en route to the island.

      Our guide, Felipe Ayala, was outstanding. Full of details and descriptions of geology, flora, and fauna. The plan for the day was well described and clear. North Seymour Island was full of mating frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and land iguanas during our tour. The route is not long, but there was so much to learn along the way! Our guide, Felipe, was fantastic at explaining the plants and animals to us. He helped us to understand the things we were seeing, and pointed out many things we would have overlooked. After our time on North Seymour, we went to Bachas Beach for snorkeling before returning. There we were able to see flamingos and swim with sea turtles. It was an amazing day!

      We never would have been able to find this great trip to North Seymour Island without the help of Choko! We deeply appreciate his lightning fast responses to email and WhatsApp messages, and all that he did to make this unforgettable moment possible for us.

      March 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    • Gemma

      Amazing trip. The wildlife was spectacular. So close. Snorkeling was fun too although the best part was the main island and the proximity of the wildlife. Would just have been good to have a bit more information about the plan of the day so we would know if snorkeling first or second etc. Price expensive but that’s the Galapagos. Definitely would recommend this trip.

      October 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

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