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Prince Phillip's Steps

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| Southern part of Darwin Bay, Ecuador
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| Southern part of Darwin Bay, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed by panga and climbed the Prince Phillip Steps to the plateau above, taking an extensive nature hike on the paths and black lava. We looked hard and finally saw an owl, which was perfectly camouflaged as it looked for baby birds. The steps...More

Thank RebelVirginia
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for any birder travelling to the Galápagos Islands and it did not disappoint! The panga ride in and climb up steps is dramatic enough with Storm Petrel, Swallow-tailed gulls and Red-billed Tropicbirds flying overhead. At the top of the stairs you...More

Thank Adam P
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador was on our bucket list and Phillip's Steps is a popular attraction on Genovesa Island. The steps are very steep, and really carved rock out of the water. Our panga took us to the entry point. Being...More

Thank WendyHappiness1
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

We were taken to Prince Phillips Steps via panga (or zodiac) on Genovisa Island (aka. Tower Island) one of the Galapagos islands, from our yacht, the Letty, one of Ecoventura's vessels. This was our first outing on our tour and we were treated to many...More

1  Thank Jim R
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was a really interesting walk on top of the huge rock cliffs on one side of Genovesa Island. To get there our cruise ship, La Pinta, used a panga and upon disembarking the panga we climbed up steep stone steps through a narrow passageway...More

1  Thank greattripsrw
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

The bay and the landing is so atmospheric and 'other-wordly'. Once up onto the rocky plateau you are amongst Palo Santo scrub...and a 'conurbation' of Nazca, Red-Footed Boobies and Great Frigate-Birds...no telescopic lenses needed! Further along the path; to the bare cliff-tops...1000's of petrels skimming...More

Thank chris p
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

You can do a dry landing here in the panga from your boat. Rocky steps lead up to the cliff top from where you can walk a short distance.

Thank sophia27
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

The steps aren't really that bad. You will see lots of Nazca boobies, red footed boobies, and great frigate birds,

2  Thank Rschagrin
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Good bird watching here. You may get a better view of tropic birds here then anywhere else. Our group had an easy time spotting short eared owls at this location.

Thank JImHaigwood
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

The stair case is very narrow and step. Not for the faint of heart or for those with poor balance (there is a railing, sort of). But it is worth the energy. We saw 3 short eared owls, nesting nazca boobies, chicks and tons of...More

Thank service197
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