Daphne Island

Islas Daphne sits north of Isla Santa Cruz and west ofIsla Baltra. Actually two islands known as Daphne Major and Daphne Minor, Islas Daphne is one of the more accessible Galapagos Islands. Easily reached by most tour boats and cruises, visiting this island is unfortunately not so simple.

Though its location is easily in reach for most cruises, it is a select few that are able to visit this special place. The national park service restricts visitors allowed to visit Daphne. It is only by special permit that boats are allowed to sail close enough to view the wildlife on Daphne.

The presence of these sea birds makes Daphne an exceptional island to visit. A place where thousands of birds can be seen soaring overhead.

Landing: dry landing
Highlights: intense bird watching opportunities including nesting blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and tropicbirds
Conditions: landing is difficult and
Notes: Entering the crater is not permitted



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