Today’s full program includes two longer walks, snorkeling and optional sea kayaking. After early breakfast and a wet landing at Genovesa Island. You will visit the sheltered beach of Darwin Bay you will go for a guided walk. Enjoy a snack aboard before snorkeling (alternatively: sea kayaking). This compact site shows the extreme varied coastal ecosystems of Galapagos in miniature. Impressive frigatebirds and red-footed boobies nest in the mangroves, where you can also notice some vocalists such as yellow warblers, Darwin’s finches and Galapagos mockingbirds. Tropicbirds, Nazca boobies, storm petrels, endemic lava- and swallow-tailed gulls soar along the cliffs.
Around lunch-time we will sail to nearby Prince Philip’s Steps, close to the entrance of the broken caldera. There you will make a guided walk through cliff top seabird colonies (moderate level; about 3km/2mi).