Galapagos Islands

When to go to the Galapagos Islands

The best expedition ships and lodges in the Galapagos Islands

We have kept our accommodation choices here to a minimum, ensuring we use only the best ones for exploring this magnificent part of the world. From luxurious sailing vessels to an African-style safari camp, we promise real intimacy, comfort and authenticity. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please get in touch with us and we will go through your options with you.

You can explore via expedition ship, stay in a luxurious lodge, or combine the two for the ultimate Galapagos experience.

When to go

This is a guide for the country as a whole, indicating good times to plan a holiday, taking into account popular places to visit, wildlife encounters and overall weather. Please remember that where in the country will vary depending on month of travel.

When to go by season

The Warmest Months

The warmest weather on these incredible islands is between January and May, when average maximum temperature is a warm 30ºC or 86ºF and the sea temperature is a welcoming 25ºC or 77ºF. Heavy showers are common during these months, but are usually brief and can be quite refreshing.

The Cooler Months

A cooler weather period runs from June to November, and whilst there is little rain it can often be foggy or overcast, and the sea temperature is still a pleasant 22ºC or 72ºF. June to September is also the highest international tourist season, so if planning to travel during this time, be prepared for higher prices, to book well in advance, and for busy attractions. It is also worth considering that the seas are roughest between July and October, for those who suffer from seasickness this might be a good time to avoid.

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