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0. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1492 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

One of my bucket list items is the Galapagos. I was talking to Robert my son and Kathleen my daughter-in-law and I mentioned that and said that I probably would never get there, and Kathy immediately said that she would go with me. I was surprised. Then Rob said they would both go.

Originally we were going in September/October of this year. But my son got a new job last October and moved to NJ so after a bunch of discussion (they are in a tiny apartment and are buying a house and Kathy has to get her papers from California so she can get a job) Kathy said they would do it in March next year.

So Rob called and it turns out that Kathy wants to see the dance of the blue footed boobies. I was going to take a snorkeling/wildlife cruise on Celebrity Xpedition in September 2021, but I am not sure that this is the way to see the blue footed boobies. All I can find out is that they do the dance in the spring on North Seymour Island. Most of the cruises come into an airport near there, so it might be possible, but I don't know for sure.

I don't think I could do a land tour - that is fly there and do excursions on land. I have had a hip replacement in November, and I am getting around better (I can climb steps now as long as there are railings - which is good as the ship does not have elevators) but not well enough to do a lot of walking on land. In the water I'm good. So does anyone know about how likely it would be to see the mating dance of the blue footed booby from a ship excursion?

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