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visiting genovesa in may/june

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visiting genovesa in may/june

We hope to visit Galapagos this May/June and would like to see red-footed boobies on Genovesa. Which boats visit there? Or can we see red-footed boobies on any other island?

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1. Re: visiting genovesa in may/june

We will be travelling on the Isabella II and it is scheduled to go to Genovesa to see the red-footed boobies.

I think if you do a search on Genovesa within the Galapagos Forum some other boats go there too.

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2. Re: visiting genovesa in may/june

You will definitely need to go to Genovesa to see the Red-footed Boobies. You can see the other 2 species (Blue-footed and Nazca) around the other islands because they fish in shallow waters. Red-footeds are deep-water fishers and Genovesa is the island that fits all of their requirements.

Here's a handy Web page that lets you sort by island: sangay.com/last_minute_offers/…. I can't tell how up-to-date the info is, since there isn't an "updated on ..." date. But it should give you a place to start.


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3. Re: visiting genovesa in may/june

HI Travelsavvy,

Great choice in picking something that goes to Genovesa. It is one of my favorite islands, and the red footed boobies are definitely one of its main attractions.

There are many ships sailing the Galapagos waters, and many that go to Genovesa. Perhaps you could also narrow down which KIND of cruise (ie large vs small, sailing vessel, catamaran etc) as well as narrow in on Genovesa.

Good luck.

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