Jul 06, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
Today we visited Genovesa, one of the northern Islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. Genovesa is a bird’s paradise and houses the largest colony of red-footed boobies on earth. The morning was spent at Darwin Bay, and with just an easy stroll, we could observe hundreds of seabirds such as great frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, and the iconic red-footed booby. Guests were offered water activities such as kayaking and snorkeling inside this protected and submerged caldera. Conditions were great, and many colorful fish was seen. In the afternoon we visited Prince Philip’s Steps where we had another opportunity for close encounters with seabirds. As a bonus we found the short-eared owl. Being here is a surreal experience and it’s as if you are in a different world!
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