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Prince Phillip's Steps

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| Southern part of Darwin Bay, Ecuador
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| Southern part of Darwin Bay, Ecuador
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The stair case is very narrow and step. Not for the faint of heart or for those with poor balance (there is a railing, sort of). But it is worth the energy. We saw 3 short eared owls, nesting nazca boobies, chicks and tons of...More

Thank service197
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our naturalist guide, Maja of the Yacht Angelito, was a star at spotting short eared owls. 2 of them were eating petrels and allowed us to watch them dine!

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

This stop is either in the morning or afternoon, depending on whether your nature cruise first goes here or to Darwin's Trail. It's a dry landing with easy walking after a moderate climb up Prince Phillip's Steps. As with the rest of Genovesa, the main...More

1  Thank D C
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Genovesa Island including the landing site at Prince Philip's Steps was incredible. Very rugged with Blue and Red-Footed Boobies as well as Frigate Birds everywhere. Try to include Genovesa Island in your Galapagos itinerary but (!) only if you're seaworthy because you cross a lot...More

2  Thank Passionate_Kiwi
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