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Our specially designed tours guarantee up close encounters with incredible wildlife. Whether it is giant tortoises, penguins, playful sea lions, dramatic scenery or the myriad of fish, your trip is sure to be a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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.

Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Warm Season Dry Season
Air Temperature
74°F
23°C
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
Water Temperature
74°F
23°C
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
Rainfall
0.3 in
8 mm
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
  • 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 Dec-May.
  • Dry season Jun-Nov.

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.


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Remember:

  • Visit protected areas with a specialised guide.
  • Do not write on the landscape.
  • Use authorised tourism services.
  • Leave the classified trash in its place.

Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve Visiting Rules

  1. Keep a distance of 2 meters from wildlife including the cameras.
  2. Do not touch or feed the fauna.
  3. Do not remove elements from the ecosystem.
  4. Do not smoke, drink alcohol or make campfires.
  5. Walk on marked trails only.
  6. Take pictures without flash. Professional shootings and drones need authorisation.
  7. Camp in designated sites prior authorisation.
  8. Use authorised sport fishing boats.
  9. Do not introduce external elements to the ecosystem.
  10. Do not use motorised water-crafts, submarines, and air tourism.

*Failure to comply with these rules will result in sanctions.


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