North Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There's a circular path that takes you through the island to a beautiful, rocky shore where the waves crash a silvery-blue.
There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. The trees are dotted with male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies by inflating their bright-red skin flaps. They sometimes fly in the air to call more attention to themselves, which is, in itself, a funny display as the puffy flap throws off their sense of balance. Blue-footed Boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas. Watch your step, as the Boobies don't worry much about where they nest, and you might just step on one.
Swallow-tailed Gulls perch on the cliff edges and despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found together with Marine Iguanas.
The island is also a hot diving spot and can be highly recommended. Here you have a great chance to see Hammerheads, Garden Eels, tropical fish, Sea Lions, Pacific Green Sea Turtle, and any number of other colorful, interesting sea life.
|Area:||0.73 square miles (1.9 square kilometers)|
|Maximum Altitude:||33 feet (10 meters)|
|Geographic Features:||Uplifted island|
|Getting There:||Private tour|
|Flora:||Opuntia cactus, Palo Santo, Shrub Bushes.|
|Fauna:||Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Boobies, Frigate Birds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Garden Eels, Pacific Green Sea Turtle, Hammerhead Sharks.|
|Activities:||Walking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching, tours.|