This website uses cookies and local storage. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies and local storage.

Genovesa Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

Rating:

Region
Galapagos Islands

Local Time
2019-12-10 22:14

min: 73 °F (22 °C) / max: 74 °F (24 °C) 74°F
23.1°C
Wind: 174°/ 6.8 m/s  Gust: 8.1 m/sWind: 174°/ 6.8 m/s  Gust: 8.1 m/sMod. breeze
6.8 m/s
Min / Max Temperature74 °F / 24 °C
73 °F / 23 °C

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).

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 July, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
4 July, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience
4 July, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0018:00
7 July, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
10 July, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
11 July, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
14 July, 2019
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
15 July, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
18 July, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0018:00
21 July, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
24 July, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
25 July, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
28 July, 2019
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
29 July, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
Booking.com

Genovesa Island - user reviews and comments