Daphne Island

  • Daphne Island

    One of the more accessible islands in Galapagos is Daphne Island (Isla Daphne) that sits in the north of Isla Santa Cruz and west of Isla Baltra. It is composed of two islands namely: Daphne Major (Mayor) and Daphne Minor (Menor). You can get here easily by the use of tour boats and cruises.

    Daphne Island is a volcanic island. The two islands are quite different from each other. Daphne Minor is badly erupted while the other, Daphne Major, is still in good condition and keeps much of its volcanic forms. Among the two islands, Daphne Major is the younger and the more visited by people.

    Visiting the islands is not as simple as you think. The access of visitors here are limited with no over than 12 people at a time are allowed on the island. Meaning, your chances of getting your feet in the island is quite small.

    The sites highlight bird watching and scuba diving as well. Species of birds include: Galapagos Finches, Galapagos Martins, Short Eared Owls, Masked Boobies, Red-Billed Tropicbirds, and Frigate birds. On the other hand, the diversity of marine life includes Tunas, White tip Sharks, Moray Eels, and Yellow Tailed Grunts.

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