Embark on a Galapagos Cruise to Genovesa Island

Journey to Genovesa Island

Galapagos Islands Genovesa is situated in the northern Galapagos archipelago. It is the only island in the north that is open to visitors. As you make your way to Genovesa Island, you would be crossing the equator to this bird paradise. The horseshoe-shaped island is moulded by a shield volcano whose southern end has collapsed through erosion. Darwin Bay is the only place where you can see the sharp-beaked ground finch among its salt bushes, solidified lava and steep cliffs. The sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters provide excellent habitat for a large number of birds. The bay is also a starting point for land excursions as you wander on to meet exotic birds on this island. Good news is the bay is open for snorkelling and diving! Check out our list below for the animals found on Genovesa Island.

The Bird Paradise

When you arrive in Genovese Island, there will be little left to wonder why this island is a true bird paradise. Resident bird colonies include the great frigatebird, masked booby, red-billed tropicbird, swallow-tailed gull, Galapagos dove, Galapagos petrel, lava gull and the red-footed booby, just to name a few! You can also choose to observe the animals and birds by taking a boat ride through the cliffs. There you will see sea lions and a variety of seabirds. As you trek through the island, you will come across cinematic landscapes like lava fields with sparse vegetation and sheltered shallow pools. This is truly an island not to be missed! Check out our cruise packages below which include a stopover on Island Genovesa.

Plants

Galapagos prickly pears, Croton scouleri, Waltheria, yellow cordias, lava cacti, red mangroves, saltbushes, and balsam trees.

Animals

Galapagos doves, short-eared owls, Galapagos mockingbirds, four species of Darwin’s finches, yellow-crowned night herons, lava herons, red-footed boobies, great frigate birds, Galapagos petrels, swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, masked boobies, lava gulls, marine iguanas, Galapagos fur seals, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos fiddler crabs and hammerhead sharks.

Genovesa at a glance

Area: 14 km2

Highest elevation: 76 m

Population: uninhabited

Ways to get there: Hotel/Cruise Ships

Genovesa Island Tours

Red-footed Booby

Galapagos Cruise: Northern Red-footed Booby Route

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Red-footed boobies, Bartolomé, Santa Cruz, Plaza Sur, Land Iguanas

Discover the smallest boobys - the rare red-footed boobys in the enchanting Galapagos Islands

From 2280,- USD
Price per pax
Isabela II

Galapagos Cruise Complete

Duration: 12 - 18 days
Highlights: Genovesa, Fernandina, Española, Bartolomé

Take your time to discover the true essence of the Galapagos

From 5990,- USD
Price per pax

✪ Genovesa Island Tours ✪

Red-footed Booby

Galapagos Cruise: Northern Red-footed Booby Route

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Red-footed boobies, Bartolomé, Santa Cruz, Plaza Sur, Land Iguanas

Discover the smallest boobys - the rare red-footed boobys in the enchanting Galapagos Islands

From 2280,- USD
Price per pax
Isabela II

Galapagos Cruise Complete

Duration: 12 - 18 days
Highlights: Genovesa, Fernandina, Española, Bartolomé

Take your time to discover the true essence of the Galapagos

From 5990,- USD
Price per pax