The Galapagos Islands play home to few migratory species, one of them being the humpback whale which can be seen in the surrounding ocean from June to September. For those braving the cooler temperatures, and we recommend you do, the marine life is excellent and you can swim with numerous species frorm sea lions to marine iguanas. Note that the currents can get a bit stronger at this time due to the south east trade winds.
Magnificent and great frigate birds nest on North Seymour Island year round so can be seen in June. Other birds that can be seen at this time of year include penguins, cormorants, greater flamingos, red footed boobies and Nazca (masked) boobies. Blue footed boobies may be seen in their intriguing mating ritual at this time, showing off their magnificent blue feet. It is thought that the name booby comes from the Spanish word ‘bobo’, which actually means ‘stupid’ and could easily be how these clumsy birds were characterised when they were seen on land by European colonists.
Overall, June can be a great time to travel for amazing wildlife encounters.