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Daphne Major - Baltra

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Daphne Major, one of the two islands forming the Daphnes, is a 4.9 km2 tuff cone, north of Santa Cruz. Devoid of trees, the island is a nesting site for Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and for red-billed tropicbirds. The Galapagos National Park restricted the access to the island. You need to have a special permit to visit it. However, it offers a great diving site, where you can enjoy the kaleidoscope of colors offered by the benthic organisms living on the island’s underwater walls, and observe the various species of rays, sea turtles, sharks, sea lions and even sea horses.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at Daphne Major

  • Birdwatching


Blue-Footed Booby, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Sharks, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Mobula Rays, Nazca Booby