Galapagos Tourists Each Year

by Thomas Rowlatt
(New South Wales)

How many tourists visit the Galapagos Islands each year in average.?

Your Answer


Tourism in Galapagos has been constantly growing since 1970. Tourists to the Galapagos are reaching now 180,000 per year.

Today the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz is an important tourism area due to the beautiful surrounding beaches. It is also a place with a lot of commerce and trade.

More than 60 vessels from different travel companies are continuously transporting tourists to the Galapagos Islands.

Currently there are 45 approved Galapagos Sites for visitors around the Islands.

Most of these tourist Sites have marked trails in order to protect the vegetation and unique wildlife of Galapagos.

Tourists should follow these trails and are required to be with a professional naturalist guide.

Naturalist Guides are always sharing with visitors a high quality and educational experience in Galapagos.

The Galapagos Naturalists work with the Galapagos National Park. These guides speak different languages, they are well trained and very professional.

Their main activity is to inform and share the wonders of Galapagos with visitors.

Visitor groups should be no more than 16 tourists per naturalist guide.

There are three categories of Naturalist Guides, defined by their education, preparation, experience, and the type of training course received.

There are Two Seasons in the Islands:

  • The Hot Season from December to May when humidity is high and average temperatures are in the 80s F (26 - 30 C).


  • And the Dry Season from June to November. There may be occasional showers, but the days are generally hot and sunny.


There's no better season to visit the Galapagos Islands because every month of the year is perfect to visit this Archipelago.

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