Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands in September

September Weather & When To Go

September is not considered a great time to travel to the Galapagos Islands as a lot of the ships that operate there go into dry dock. However, the wildlife is still active, and for those that want to travel in September, it is still possible to explore these fascinating islands.

Many ships go into dry dock in September, however it is still possible to travel here and see the wildlife.

If you wish to embark on a Galapagos Island cruise, which is the most popular way to travel the Galapagos, then the choice in ships can be quite restricted. Speak to us about this and we can help you decide if this is the best time to travel, and let you know your options. There are now some wonderful, luxury lodges on the Galapagos Islands, with strong focusses of being ecologically friendly. Some of our favourites include the wonderful Pikaia Lodge and the Galapagos Safari Camp, both of which are completely different, giving you different views of the islands, as well as unique experiences. This is a great option for those who don’t fancy staying on board a vessel for the entirety of their trip, or who get sea sick.

The sea lion pups are still tiny and can be seen on the shores with their mothers, so if you want to swim with them we suggest travelling in November, when they start to get their sea legs. In general, the sea lions are very active at this time, with males gathering their harems and constantly barking. Most of the Galapagos bird species remain active at this time, and the brown pelican can often be seen throughout the islands at this time.

The Galapagos penguins will have been active now since May, and snorkelling with them is possible at Bartholomew Island, a really delightful experience. This is the last month of humpback whale season.

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