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Prince Phillip's Steps

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Prince Philip steps with Silverseas expedition cruises. We arrived by zodiac to immediately climb the steps. It’s a steep climb with uneven rocks so a level of fitness is required. At the top our guide took us on a long walk. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

The wildlife, scenery and vista were all so amazing and very interesting. This island formed just a small part of our Galapagos tour, if you havent yet been...do go!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnnHerts
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Prince Philip's Steps is an very steep rocky path that leads through a seabird colony, up to cliffs that are 25 metres (82 feet) high. At the top, the trail proceeds inland, passing more seabird colonies in a thin palo santo forest. The trail also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian10117
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank H3552IFadamp
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WendyHappiness1
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chris p
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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