Daphne Island (Galapagos)

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Local Time
2020-10-20 09:17

min: 67 °F (19 °C) / max: 79 °F (27 °C) 74°F
Wind: 174°/ 3.6 m/s  Gust: 4.4 m/sWind: 174°/ 3.6 m/s  Gust: 4.4 m/sGentle breeze
3.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature79 °F / 27 °C
67 °F / 20 °C
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Daphne Island (aka Daphne Major) is one of the smaller Galapagos Islands. It is located north of Santa Cruz Island and west of Baltra Island. Among the isle's features is a tuff crater (without any trees), with a rim (highest elevation point) rising up to 120 m (394 ft).

Daphne Island (Galapagos) Daphne Major

  • While this islet is easily accessible, the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) has highly restricted tourist visits, making it a primarily scientific research site.
  • Here was conducted an intensive study of the Darwin's finch colony, studied by the British evolutionary biologists Peter Raymond Grant and Barbara Rosemary Grant over a period of 20 years. The results strongly supported the Darwin's evolution theory. Their study was documented in the book "The Beak of the Finch".
  • Daphne Island's fauna is represented also by other birds, including blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls, Galapagos martins, red-billed tropical birds, frigatebirds.

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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


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