Daphne Major, Galapagos

One of a pair of tuff cones

Daphne Major, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Daphne Major (or Mayor) is a barren, tree-less island that is the remains of an extinct tuff cone whose rim rises some 400ft above sea level.

A trip around this island by boat offers the opportunity for some excellent snorkeling as well as observing the many seabirds that hunt in the area.

While snorkeling near Daphne Major you will be able to see many species of tropical fish, as well as rays, green turtles, shark species and more. 

Photos of Daphne Major

Highlights at Daphne Major

  • Snorkeling
  • Watching seabirds

Possible Activities

Snorkeling, Panga Ride

Map of Daphne Major

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