Red-footed and blue-footed boobies: why are they called that?
One of our clients' most frequently asked questions
Why are boobies called boobies?
This is a question we get asked a lot! The name "booby" comes from a mishearing of the Spanish "bobo" - which means clumsy, or clown.
When you have experienced the delightful antics of the red-footed boobies and blue-footed boobies on your Galapatours cruise you will understand why "bobo" was a good name for these wonderful Galapagos native sea birds.