Genovesa Island (Galapagos)

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Region
Galapagos Islands

Local Time
18:19 22 Apr 2018

Coordinates
0.31435 N, -89.95524 W

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Genovesa Island (aka "Tower Island") is one of the minor (smaller-sized) Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. The isle is named after Genoa Italy - the birth city of Christopher Columbus (1450-1506, sea explorer, navigator and colonizer). The island has a total area of 14 km2 (5 ml2) and max elevation of 64 m (210 ft).

Genovesa Island (Galapagos)

This small isle is horse-shoe shaped, featuring a volcanic caldera with a collapsed wall (hence the name Tower Island). This part forms Bahia Darwin (Darwin Bay / landing point), which is surrounded by cliffs. Lake Arcturus is the salt water lake in its center.

At Darwin Bay (landing point) can be seen frigatebirds and swallow-tailed gulls (the world's only nocturnal gull species). The fauna is also represented by boobies (red-footed), noddy terns, lava gulls, storm petrels, finches, some tropic birds and even doves.

The Genovesa Island also features a large forest (named Palo Santo).


Highlights: Baquerizo Moreno, Museum, Cerro Brujo, Sea Lions, Boobies

Genovesa Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Genovesa Island Galapagos dock (anchor) at Darwin Bay - located in the southern part.

Genovesa Island (Galapagos) Darwin Bay

The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.

Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

Genovesa Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Popular Genovesa Island shore excursion destinations are:

  • El Barranco (aka "Prince Philip's Steps") is a steep path leading through a seabird colony, up to cliffs 25 m (82 ft) high. At the top, the path continues inland, passing through more seabird colonies in a thin forest. The trail also provides overviews of a rocky plain. Prince Philip's Steps is a bird-watching site with boobies (red-footed and Nazca species).

Port Genovesa Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Genovesa Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

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