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.
Embark on a Galapagos Cruise to Genovesa Island
Journey to 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.
Galapagos prickly pears, Croton scouleri, Waltheria, yellow cordias, lava cacti, red mangroves, saltbushes, and balsam trees.
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
Ways to get there: Hotel/Cruise Ships