Genovesa Island – El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps)

El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps) is notable for its variety and abundance of birdlife. Upon landing on a steep rocky stairway, visitors encounter a small fur seal colony and a variety of marine life clinging to the rocks. There are some great views of lava plains near the end of the trail.

Possible Activities: Hiking – 0.9 miles (2 kilometers)
Wildlife Highlights: Red-footed & Nazca boobies, short-eared owls, red-billed tropicbirds, Galapagos swallows, Galapagos doves, fur seals
Landing: Dry
Difficulty: Moderate

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