Although the islands are fantastic all year round, the best time to visit Galapagos runs from December to May. The season offers lush vegetation, calmer waves, and warm, sunny weather with occasional rain. This period is perfect for snorkeling and exploring Galapagos wildlife. Just imagine yourself seeing fantastic manta rays, green turtles, and marine iguanas!
The dry season from June to November boasts active marine life and comfortable weather conditions. The drawback is a rougher sea. Extended rainfall is also prevalent, so pack an umbrella, just in case.
Generally, no matter when you visit the islands, they are spectacular. Just keep in mind that the government confines the number of tourists permitted on the Galapagos, so book in advance to be safe.
The Galapagos Islands are one the most famous places to observe baby sea lions
November on the Galapagos is a perfect period for snorkeling with baby sea lions
June through November is a perfect time to see the unbelievable whale sharks on the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands offer you unforgettable diving experience both during wet and dry seasons
The Galapagos Islands is one of the best places on Earth for seafood epicures
The Española island is a fascinating and intriguing place for meeting the waved albatrosses
North Seymour island is one of the rare places where you can enjoy watching the blue-footed boobies
The Galapagos Islands warm season is a perfect time to see the hammerheads and mantas
The Galapagos is the place where you can easily meet fantastic green turtles
Experience the wonderful Galapagos flamingos dance during July-August period
Genovesa and Cristobal are two magnificent islands where you can meet the extravagant frigate birds
The Galapagos Islands offer the possibility to observe one of the most beautiful reptiles in the world—marine iguanas who become more colourful in the breeding season
One of the most fascinating places for snorkeling welcomes you with spectacular underwater life in a natural setting, perfect visibility and comfortable temperature conditions
The marvelous humpback whale species migration can be observed on the Galapagos from June through September
Fernandina and Isabela are exclusive islands of the Galapagos where you can explore fascinating flightless cormorants
The Bartolomé island is a unique place to meet and even swim with the Galapagos penguins
Sally Lightfoot crabs known for their apparent ability to ‘walk on water’, and springtime sees hundreds of them scuttling along the seashore
Genovesa island is an awesome place to meet the elusive owls