Stargazing in Galapagos Islands

Stargazing in Galapagos nights have a unique characteristic: "zero artificial light pollution"


A remote place in the world, with few inhabited locations, can give you spectacular starry skies.

The use of telescopes on ships poses one natural inconvenience: since the ship moves, therefore your focal objective also moves.

Thus, the ships from Metropolitan Touring (travel company) has equipped its operations with technology that allows us to understand the equatorial skies better.

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In such dark and remote places observing celestial attractions, constellations and planets can turn into the most rewarding experience.

During the three-month period of April, May and June, the best night conditions will be available as the transition days of the local climate give us about 70% of clear skies every night.

Night temperatures are quite comfortable, and impressive constellations can be identified, most of them known by our guests, but seldom seen.

Stargazing in one of these nights, you will have the chance of spotting constellations like the Southern Cross (Crux), Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Big Dipper (Ursa Major), Bootes, Centaurus, Corvus, Leo, Virgo, among others.

In order to make it more educational, fun and rewarding, the team of Naturalists carry some interesting features:

Galapagos stargazing software (Starry Night and Skywatching), and Laser Pointers Class IIIa (for stargazing purposes).

For those who wish to stay longer up on deck (like past midnight), your changing sky will slowly show Scorpio, Aries, Carina, Piscis and Aquarius.

The naturalists on board are ready to share with you great moments on deck, under the most starry sky you will ever see, next to a mantle of stars, meteorites, planets and more surprises.

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Stargazing in Galapagos, is another wonderful experience these set of beautiful Islands have to offer you.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


More About Galapagos

The Meaning of the Word Galapago

Colorful Galapagos Crabs

Best Galapagos Cruises

Economic Galapagos Trips

If you have questions about Stargazing in Galapagos, You can post them on our Galapagos FAQ Page and if you'd like to request more information about our recommended Galapagos Land Tours to visit these Islands, You can Contact us here

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