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When to visit Galapagos islands?

When is the best time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands? I obviously want good weather, with little rain and calm seas, so i guess this is the peak season to visit. Any other tips on visiting the Galapagos, in terms of companies to use, departure points, weather or cost issues etc much appreciated. Thanks RR


  • edited 9:51PM
    Hey Rich! The warm season in The Galapagos in from December to May. The other half of the year it can get quite cold there. I live and work here for a Sustainable Tourism travel agency and i'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you organize your trip. You can contact me at: [email protected]

    Greetings from Ecuador!
  • edited 9:51PM
    The climate at the Galapagos Islands is subtropical and it is regulated by the warm El Nino Current and the cold Humboldt Current. The weather temperature varies during the year:
    January to May: from low 80°F (27°C) to low 90°F (32°C) (possible rain)
    June to September: low 60°F (15°C) to high 70°F (21°C) (possible rain)
    October to December: 70°F (21°C) to 80° (27°C) (dry season)
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