Water Temperature in the Galapagos Islands

by Janice
(pelham, ny)

We are traveling to the Galapagos Islands on April 2, 2010 with two kids (9, 13) and wondered what the current water temperature ranges are right now.

Your Answer

We are now in the hot season in Galapagos. This season goes from December to May when humidity is high and average temperatures are in the 80s F (26 - 30 C).

During the first months of the year until April, lots of unique and exciting things exclusively happen.

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

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

But of course, the most committed effort goes to the Frigatebirds Males that will display their scarlet-red gular pouches as they try to attract a passing female.

Such wildlife encounters will continue until the end of April, where the most rewarding natural events and wildlife encounters will occur.

The marine environment deserves special attention, since the warm waters, are ready to head down south, while bathing the Galapagos.

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

During the month of April the Hot Season is at its best days.

The Galapagos 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.

Arrival of first waved albatrosses to Espanola Island (end of March). Most waters remain calm within the Islands.

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

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