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| Southern part of Darwin Bay, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Prince Philip's Steps is an very steep rocky path that leads through a seabird colony, up to cliffs that are 25 metres (82 feet) high. At the top, the trail proceeds inland, passing more seabird colonies in a thin palo santo forest. The trail also...More

Thank Brian10117
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We landed by panga and climbed the Prince Phillip Steps to the plateau above, taking an extensive nature hike on the paths and black lava. We looked hard and finally saw an owl, which was perfectly camouflaged as it looked for baby birds. The steps...More

1  Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must for any birder travelling to the Galápagos Islands and it did not disappoint! The panga ride in and climb up steps is dramatic enough with Storm Petrel, Swallow-tailed gulls and Red-billed Tropicbirds flying overhead. At the top of the stairs you...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador was on our bucket list and Phillip's Steps is a popular attraction on Genovesa Island. The steps are very steep, and really carved rock out of the water. Our panga took us to the entry point. Being...More

Thank WendyHappiness1
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were taken to Prince Phillips Steps via panga (or zodiac) on Genovisa Island (aka. Tower Island) one of the Galapagos islands, from our yacht, the Letty, one of Ecoventura's vessels. This was our first outing on our tour and we were treated to many...More

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a really interesting walk on top of the huge rock cliffs on one side of Genovesa Island. To get there our cruise ship, La Pinta, used a panga and upon disembarking the panga we climbed up steep stone steps through a narrow passageway...More

1  Thank greattripsrw
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The bay and the landing is so atmospheric and 'other-wordly'. Once up onto the rocky plateau you are amongst Palo Santo scrub...and a 'conurbation' of Nazca, Red-Footed Boobies and Great Frigate-Birds...no telescopic lenses needed! Further along the path; to the bare cliff-tops...1000's of petrels skimming...More

Thank chris p
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You can do a dry landing here in the panga from your boat. Rocky steps lead up to the cliff top from where you can walk a short distance.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The steps aren't really that bad. You will see lots of Nazca boobies, red footed boobies, and great frigate birds,

2  Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good bird watching here. You may get a better view of tropic birds here then anywhere else. Our group had an easy time spotting short eared owls at this location.

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