These two islands of volcanic origin are roughly 10km west of Seymour. Daphne Minor is much eroded, while Daphne Major retains most of its typically volcanic shape (called a tuff cone). A short but steep trail leads to the 120m-high summit of this tiny island.
There are two small craters at the top of the cone, and they contain hundreds of blue-footed booby nests. Nazca boobies nest on the crater rims, and a few red-billed tropicbirds nest in rocky crevices in the steep sides of the islands.
The island is difficult to visit because of the acrobatic landing – visitors have to jump from a moving panga on to a vertical cliff and scramble their way up the rocks. Special permission is required to visit.