El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillips’s Steps, is located on Genovesa Island and it was named after the British monarch, who visited the island in 1964. It is a narrow trail cut in volcanic rock leading up to the lava plateau encompassing Darwin Bay. 1.5km long, the hike usually takes 2 hours. It is a haven for a diversity of bird species, including red-footed and Nazca boobies, finches, mockingbirds and short-eared owls. Petrels also have their nesting site on the cliffs. At the top you'll be met by some amazing views.
Disembarkation: Dry Landing
Blue-Footed Booby, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Land Iguana, Galapagos Lava Gull, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Short-eared Owl, Nazca Booby, Red-Billed Tropicbird, Red-Footed Booby, Swallow-Tailed Gull