Daphne Island

Daphne Island - The Galapagos Islands

The National Park service restricts visitors allowed to visit Daphne and it is a select few that are able to visit this special place. Visitors venture up a steep trail to the crater rim. Finches, masked boobies, short-eared owls and Galapagos martins are visible along the way. Red-billed tropicbirds nest in the cliffs near the summit. Magnificent frigatebirds build their nests in the little vegetation that occurs on the Island’s slopes and near the crater rim.

The Galapagos Islands


About Daphne Island


  • Activities: Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Boat ride around the island
  • Type of Landing: No landing
  • Highlights & Animals: Intense bird watching opportunities including nesting blue-footed boobies, masked boobies , red-billed tropicbirds short-eared owls, Finches, great blue herons. Galapagos martins