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Galápagos Islands Holidays

Wildlife cruises & tailormade tours to the Galápagos

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Unashamedly biased though we are, we think the Galápagos Islands might just offer the greatest wildlife experience on our planet. If you only come here once, let's make it count.

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The Galápagos Islands lie on the Equator so temperatures and weather conditions are generally warm and pleasant all year round. As such, there isn’t really a bad time to visit. There are generally two seasons – Cool/Dry (June to November) and Warm/Rainy (December to May), although it can still rain in the dry season, and heavy persistent downpours are rare even in the rainy season.


Month Av °C Av rain (mm) Conditions Highlights
January 25 65 Good Green sea turtles lay eggs; giant tortoise eggs hatch
February 25.2 66 Good Flamingos on Floreana & marine iguanas on Santa Cruz nest
March 26.4 54 Good Waved albatross courtship rituals on Española; land iguana eggs hatch on Isabela
April 26 58 Great Courtship dances; sea turtles & land iguana chicks hatching
May 24.7 15 Great Blue-footed booby mating dances on North Seymour; marine iguana eggs hatch on Santa Cruz
June 23 13 Good Giant tortoises migrate down from misty highlands
July 22 15 Good Whales & dolphins off Fernandina; excellent marine life
August 21.4 12 Good Excellent marine life; first sea lion pups
September 21.4 15 Good Choppier seas; penguins & sea lions active in water
October 21.7 13 Good Blue-footed boobies raise chicks on Española & Isabela
November 22.5 12 Great Sea lion pups active in water
December 23.4 19 Great Fur seal pups play; giant tortoise eggs hatch; waved albatrosses fledge

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