Galapagos Islands in February

In February the Galapagos Islands have some of the clearest waters, and the temperatures are warm. There will be some drizzle though.

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INFORMATION TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR SAFARI

Occasional rainfall persists in February, but this is still a popular month with travellers thanks to the sunshine, warm waters and wildlife activity.

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At a Glance

Overview

  • Air and water temperatures will continue to use in February along with the level of rainfall, although the difference from January will not be hugely noticeable.
  • Humidity can be an issue during the warmer months of the year, but if you’re travelling on a cruise, the welcome breezes should be enough to cool you down.
  • Water clarity is good in February, presenting opportunities for both snorkellers and divers to observe life below the waves.

 

Where to Go and What to See

  • Lots of frigatebird nesting sites can be found on North Seymour Island and South Seymour Island during the month of February.
  • In other bird-related events, February is the optimal time for sightings of nesting Galapagos doves.
  • Greater flamingos will be starting to nest on Floreana Island, while black-tailed pintails take February as a sign to begin their breeding season.
  • Galapagos penguins can also be seen in the waters around Isabela and Fernandina Islands at this time.
  • February falls within the breeding season of both land and marine iguanas.
  • Galapagos giant tortoise hatchlings can be spotted in February.
  • There will still be a chance to see nesting green sea turtles as well.

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