Genovesa Island - Galapagos, Ecuador
Genovesa contrary to its name, does not resemble a tower but was formed by the remaining edges of a large crater that is now mostly submerged. It is the smallest of the 13 major islands of the Galapagos at 14 sq. km (5.4 sq. miles). The main landing point is at Darwin Bay, where a long scenic beach fronts a low plain and swallow-tail and lava gulls, red-footed and masked boobies, and off-shore birds such as shearwaters and noddies can be seen. Tower is famous for its large colony of nesting frigate birds and red-footed boobies. Land at Prince Phillip's Steps and take the scenic walk to see short-eared owls, finches and thousands of storm petrels. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.