Genovesa is the Northernmost Island in the Galapagos. It is considered a fabulous snorkeling spot and a paradise of birds due to the wide variety of species inhabiting it. This island hosts a collapsed volcanic crater, 600 meter wide and 60 meter deep, with relatively young lava flows on its flanks. One of the excursions takes place across a Palo Santo Forest used as a nesting site by the most famous inhabitant of the island, the Red Footed Booby. Only some cruises include Genovesa Island in their itineraries, so make sure you contact us if you want to explore this beautiful island.
Genovesa has two visitors’ sites:
- Prince Philip’s Steps (El Barranco)
- Darwin Bay
Highlights and Wildlife: Red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls, storm petrels, Galapagos swallows, Galapagos doves, sea lions, marine iguanas, sally lightfoot crabs, great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, lava herons, Great Frigatebirds, red-billed tropical bird, green sea turtles, Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, surgeonfish, butterfly hogfish, unicorn fish, king angelfish & parrot fish
Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, and zodiac ride
Total Area: 5.4 mi2 / 8.69 km2
Population: 0 (uninhabited)