Genovesa Island

Sep 01, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Our plan for the day was to explore the great seabird breeding grounds of Genovesa Island, which are the ever-temporary home to more than a quarter of a million nesting pairs of great frigate birds, red-footed boobies, and Nazca boobies, to name a few.

We started our day exploring the shoreline with a pre-breakfast kayaking and paddleboarding session. We had a wet landing at the coral pebble beach of Darwin Bay before our snorkeling outing of the morning and a dry landing at Prince Philip’s Steps late in the afternoon.

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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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