When to go to Galapagos

by sue
(sydney, australia)

Sea sickness is a BIG problem so I would like to know when is the best time to cruise the Galapagos Islands?

Your Answer...
The Galapagos Islands are favorable to visit for most of the year mainly because of its latitudinal advantage.

There are Two Seasons in the Galapagos Islands:

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

In this time of the year, the Islands not only adopt an emerald-green color, and turn humid and balmy warm, but many species start reproducing now.

For these, this time is the only one where they have their best chance to pass their genes to a next generation.

The months of February, March and April are months when lots of unique and exciting things exclusively happen.

The experience is quite unique for visitors, and you should not miss seeing this amazing realm.

Most waters remain calm within the Islands, from December to May.

There are only four months of the year that can be called transitional months: December, January, April and May. These months are worth calling Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Sunrises and sunsets (especially out in the west) are simply spectacular.

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

Temperatures average in the 70s F (20 - 24 C) during the day and lower at night.

From June to November, the dry season appears, you can expect cool winds, occasionally bringing with them a light misty-type drizzle called garĂșa.

If you like Snorkeling I would recommend to bring a shortie wet suit, since the Galapagos waters cool down to temperatures that range in the 60s F (18 - 20 C).

Marine life in Galapagos are at its best during the last months of the year.

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