Prince Philip's Steps, Galapagos

A rocky site with an abundance of sea birds

Prince Philip's Steps, Galapagos
  • Biodiversity

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Named after Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, who has visited the Galapagos twice, this landing site uses the natural rock steps to enable you to climb ashore and admire the abundance of seabirds that make Genovesa their home.

Taking care on the wet and slippery lower rocks, you will start your walk close to a small colony of Galapagos Fur Seals before continuing up to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking the lava plains. The bird life will be all around you on the way, and you'll delight in the sights and sounds of so many wonderful species, including boobies, owls, and Galapagos Doves.

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Highlights at Prince Philip's Steps

  • Abundant bird life, everywhere you look
  • Stunning views from the top of the trail
  • Many iconic Galapagos species

Possible Activities on Prince Philip's Steps


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