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Daphne Minor - Baltra

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Daphne Minor is a volcanic islet north of Santa Cruz, approximately 1.8 million years old, that forms the Daphnes, together with Daphne Major. It’s a completely barren tuff cone, rising 394ft over water. Famous for having served as a scientific research hub for the study done on Darwin’s finches, a variety of Galapagos birds can be observed on the island, such as Nazca and blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds, short-eared owls and frigate birds. You cannot visit Daphne Minor, but it offers a great diving site or you can take a panga ride along its shores for some snorkeling.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling

Highlights at Daphne Minor

  • Birdwatching


Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Mobula Rays, Nazca Booby, Red-Billed Tropicbird, Sunfish, Whales & Dolphins