Is April a Good Time to Visit the Galapagos Islands

by Richard
(Providence, RI)

I was just wondering if going during the April spring break was a good time to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Your Answer

Yes, April is a great month to visit Galapagos. 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.

A couple of highlights during April include the Marine Iguanas (especially those in Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Punta Suarez and Espanola Island) with eye-catching colors, and nesting behavior.

It is during February, March and April where the most rewarding natural events and wildlife encounters will occur.

Expected water temperatures range between 24ºC and 27ºC (76ºF – 80ºF), and visibility to be generally good (15-18 meters; 50-60 feet).

The following are the most relevant natural events expected to happen each February, March and April period:

* The Hot Season is at its best days.

* The Islands are almost fully green (vegetation) due to more humidity and occasional showers.

* Reproduction of land reptiles, as well as land birds.

* Great frigate birds have engaged in full courtship and nesting.

* Large flocks of blue-footed boobies feeding out in the west of Galapagos (Isabela and Fernandina Islands).

* Arrival of first waved albatrosses to Espanola Island (Beginning of April).

* Most waters remain calm within the Islands.

* Spectacular sunrises and sunsets (especially out in the west).

* Transition of the weather in Galapagos (end of April) between the Hot Season and the Dry Season.

* Courtship of waved albatrosses and blue-footed boobies at Punta Suarez, Espanola Island (end of April).

Without a doubt, your decision of visiting the Islands during April, will be completely supported by the outstanding natural events and wildlife encounters you will experience in Galapagos at this time of the year.

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