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Prince Philip's Steps (El Barranco) - Genovesa

Galapagos Islands


Prince Philip's Steps (El Barranco), located on Genovesa Island, is an amazing steep path climbing up to 25m high cliffs. It was named after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, who visited the island twice. The path will lead you through a diversity of lively seabird colonies, including Nazca, blue-footed and red-footed boobies, Galapagos pigeons and owls. At the top, you're met by a striking panorama of lava plains. You can reach this spot by taking a dinghy ride and at the landing site you'll most likely be welcomed by a small colony of fur seals.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Prince Philip's Steps (El Barranco)

  • Panoramic View
  • Birdwatching


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