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When is the best time to visit Galapagos?

When is the best time to visit Galapagos? Galapagos is a place that can be visited at any time. There are two season, and the warmest is between December and May. It is the time of year when the sky is always clear, and the sun shines strongly. If you love to dive in amazing places, the best time to visit Galapagos is from June to November. During this season the weather is a little cooler, but it gives you the chance to enjoy the best from Galapagos' famous marine reserve.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Warm Season Dry Season
Air Temperature
77°F
25°C
78°F
26°C
83°F
28°C
83°F
28°C
77°F
25°C
72°F
23°C
75°F
22°C
70°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
Water Temperature
76°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
76°F
24°C
73°F
23°C
71°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
72°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
Rainfall
2.4 in
60 mm
4.6 in
117 mm
4.0 in
100 mm
3.0 in
73 mm
0.6 in
15 mm
0.2 in
5 mm
0.3 in
7 mm
0.2 in
5 mm
0.2 in
5 mm
0.2 in
5 mm
0.2 in
5 mm
0.3 in
8 mm
  • Good weather for visiting all year round.
  • Galapagos is on the Equator, but the weather is not tropical.
  • Temperatures range from 69°-84°F / 21°-30°C
  • Very little rainfall.
  • Warm season Jan-Jun.
  • Dry season Jul-Dec.

Each season has its splendor in the Galapagos Islands. There is a time to watch for whales and dolphins migrating through these magical isles. And there is a season to witness the stunning mating rituals of blue-footed boobies, waved albatross and a menagerie of other birds.


Galapagos Islands Map

  • Click on an island for information about that island.
  • Click on the "Visitors Sites" tab to see all the park approved spots you may visit on land.
  • You can read about each visitor site by clicking on them on the map next.

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