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Also known as Tower Island, this small island, which is an eroded volcanic caldera that created a stunning U-shaped island. Millions of years ago, this large volcano caldera was much bigger, but as time has passed, it has gradually sunken back into the ocean from whence it came, leaving only the upper rim of the volcano and a few small plains that have become a veritable birder’s paradise. Your boat will actually take you into the sunken caldera of this long-extinct volcano, where you will anchor for the day’s hikes exploring Darwin's Bay, El Barranco, and Prince Philips Steps are the best place in Galapagos to observe the endemic short-eared owl and the home to massive numbers of red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, tropicbirds, and more.
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10 Best Galapagos Cruises Visiting Genovesa Island for 2022-2023

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10 Galapagos Luxury Cruises Visiting Genovesa Island for 2022-2023

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Northern Islands$31505Jun 9, 2022Sail to one of the most unique archipelagos in the world on this 5-day Galapagos Islands cruise aboard the Alya catamaran. The Galapagos Islands are …
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise$48205May 31, 2022The Ocean Spray luxury catamaran takes you on a 5-day Galapagos Northern Islands cruise, exploring Genovesa, South Plaza, Mosquero, and Santiago. …
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa$85908May 22, 2022Enjoy an exceptional trip to the West & Central Galapagos Islands as you sail across one of the most magical destinations in the world. Discover the …
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise$87508May 29, 2022On this comprehensive 8-day tour of the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/V Origin, see unusual wildlife such as marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, …
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Northern Islands$38454May 24, 2022Embark on this 4-day voyage scouting the central and northern islands of the Galapagos. Satisfy yourself with the majesty of the exceptional …
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North & Central Islands$48205May 31, 2022Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible 5-day journey. Admire the incredible natural beauty of this …
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Central Islands Cruise$85908May 21, 2022Discover the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa islands on this incredible 8-day adventure aboard …
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Islands Circumnavigation - East$75508Jul 9, 2022Witness Kicker Rock, Pitt Point and Post Office Bay aboard the Ocean Spray. This 8-day cruise allows you to circumnavigate the East Galapagos Islands.
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San Cristobal to San Cristobal$112008Sep 3, 2022Embark the luxurious Silver rigin on an 8-day adventure from San Cristobal to San Cristobal. Get to know the islands of Genovesa, North …
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Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Alya$478805May 26, 2022The Galapagos Islands are teeming with sea life including blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins. …
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Visitor Sites on Genovesa Island

Darwin Bay is a fantastic spot for snorkeling or swimming from the white coral beach. Here, you will get to snorkel right over a cleaning station for the hammerhead sharks. In one of nature’s most interesting displays of symbiosis, the massive predators swim right into the shallows of Darwin Bay to be cleaned by the fish which eat the dead skin cells, parasites, and bacteria. There are also other interesting species to be found, including rays, starfish, and other tropical fish. A short hike on the beach will take you past large rocks and into an area colonized with an impressive population of the distinct frigatebirds. In addition to the frigates, you will likely see Galapagos doves and sea lions lounging on the beach.

El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps) – A dinghy will leave you at the bottom of these steep stone steps carved right into the rock wall. Once you reach the top, you will be met by a sweeping plateau of birds of all species. Nazca & red-footed boobies can be seen doing their curious mating dance here, and a short walk will take you across the arid mesa to a stunning trail where storm petrels, frigates, boobies, and other native and endemic land and sea birds soar through the air. If you have a sharp eye, you might even catch a glimpse of the camouflaged short-eared owl, a dangerous predator for anything unfortunate enough to be on this stealthy predator’s menu.
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