|We arrived back in Santa Cruz yesterday, and booked a day tour to Seymour Norte to see the boobies and frigate birds close up, and to go snorkling again - and we're really glad we did! The boat was a real treat: comfy matresses to relax in the sun on in front, and free drinks, and lunch with table cloths... all very posh! Our guide was good too, and put up with and answered our many questions (we'd been storing them for 2 weeks!). Seymour Norte was fantastic - we were lucky enough to see lots of land iguanas, as well as baby boobies (very cute!), and LOTS of frigate birds: males displaying to females, new couples, established couples nest-building, babies and adolescents, and even a female choosing and accepting a displaying male. Off the coast of the island, the snorkling was equally incredible: amongst the many fish, we saw manta rays, turtles, and dozens of white tip sharks snoozing on the bottom, and lazily drifting along below us! On the way back, we had a quick stop at a very pretty white sandy beach on the north of Santa Cruz. All in all, it was a wonderful day!