Daphne Major

Major Bird Watching

Daphne Major Island is an example of a tuff crater jutting 394 ft /120 m out of the sea. This island is home to a variety of Galapagos birdlife including Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate and Tropic Birds, to name a few.

Full view of Daphne Island from the sea.
Full view of Daphne Major Island from the sea.

Land access on Daphne Major is prohibited so a stop at either Playa Borrero on Santa Cruz or Roca Hundida is included so you can get some snorkeling in this area.

Group watching Blue-Footed Boobies courtship dance on Daphne Major.
Group watching Blue-Footed Boobies courtship dance on Daphne Major.
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