When to go and weather
A visit to the Galapagos over the holidays during the warm season is an experience to be talked about for years to come. Â December and January mark the beginning of the Warm season throughout the archipelago. Sunny skies and calm waters are interrupted by afternoon showers that liven up the landscape and bring new tides and wildlife to the turquoise waters.
When is the best time to visit the Galapagos?
The Galapagos is a place that can be visited at any time. There are two seasons. the warmest is between December to May when the sky is always clear and the sun shines strongly. If you love to dive, the best time to visit is between June and November because the temperatures are a bit cooler, and you will have a better chance to observe the Galapagosâ€™ famous marine life.
Galapagos Dry Season
In effect, the highlands of the larger islands are kept green and lush while the sea level islands and shorelines have little precipitation. Thus, June to December is generally called the “dry season” which is known for its blue skies and mid-day showers.
During this season the tourists may observe a large number of species around the islands and in the sea such as giant tortoises, humpback whales, blue-footed boobies, cormorants, oyster catchers, lava lizards, Galapagos hawks, masked boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, lava herons, brown noddies, and penguins. Due to the water temperature, it is the perfect time for diving.
Galapagos Warm Season
During this season the tourists may observe a large number of species around the islands such as marine iguanas, sea turtle, land iguanas, flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, masked boobies, marine iguanas, albatross, and blue-footed boobies. Since the water’s warmer, snorkeling is highly recommended during these months.
Galapagos Weather for Divers
The water temperature varies during the year
January to June: from 70Â°F (21Â°C) to 80Â°F (27Â°C)
July to December: from 65Â°F (18Â°C) to 75Â°F (23Â°C)