Prince Philip's Steps, Galapagos

Rocky cliffs with an abundance of seabirds

Prince Philip's Steps, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Named after Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who visited the Galapagos Islands twice, the Prince Philip's Steps pier uses natural rock formations to allow you to land and admire the variety of seabirds that inhabit Genovesa. With careful steps on the wet and slippery lower rocks, you begin your hike near a small colony of Galapagos sea bears before reaching the beautiful vantage point further up with views of the lava plains.

The birdlife will surround you from all sides and you will enjoy the sight and sounds of many wonderful species, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and Nazca boobies, but also small Galapagos owls and Galapagos pigeons.

Photos of Prince Philip's Steps

Highlights at Prince Philip's Steps

  • Lush birdlife wherever you look
  • Spectacular views from the upper end of the hiking trail
  • Many striking Galapagos species

Possible Activities

Hiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking, panga rides

Map of Prince Philip's Steps

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