A visit to the Galapagos Archipelago is not just another destination… is a total new experience that involves a different weather, wildlife seeing, boat transportation, land visits, snorkelling activities, among others…
Even thought Galapagos is located in a tropical region, we have 2 seasons and we can expect different ranges of temperature (next a chart with general weather info).
Rainy season between December to May with an average of temperature from 70º to 95º F (yes!!! it could be sometimes very hot); the ocean is calm, warm; humidity can reach 95%, and days are very sunny – it is important to bring enough sun block (minimum 35 SPF… because we are on the equator and we can get sunburn easily!!!)
Dry season (“Garua season“) where “garua” means drizzle and even if we call dry it is every day foggy and misty; between June to November with an average of temperature from 65º to 75º F; rough seas and cloudy days are present… it is a period of the year when we use wet suits for our water activities.
As you might know, the Galapagos Archipelago is one of the most protected areas in the world… therefore we have special regulations in order to keep the animals still wild… so learn more about in the link the Galapagos National Park rules. Find below the most important.
During your stay on the Galapagos Islands, we will be on board of one of our chartered boats, which is a vessel for maximum 16 passengers + 1 trip leader with up to 9 crew members. For connecting all visits, navigation is usually at night or late in the afternoon, depending on the boat, captain and weather conditions.
Every night we sail from 3 to 8 hours specially getting Genovesa Island on the north part of the Galapagos.
Have in mind that due to marine currents influencing directly on the Galapagos Archipelago, seas might tempt to be rough and choppy especially during long night navigations. So, please contact your Physician or Doctor to ask for enough motion sickness medicine (Dramamine patches or pills).
Note that all of our privately charter boats are adequate to sail in this conditions.
Once we start our adventures on The Galapagos, we will have landings on different islands and points. Sometimes dry landings… we step directly on the rocks or a pontoo and during wet landings we step on sand and water…
So it is important to be prepared for both… for dry landings you need sturdy shoes or hiking boots depending on how confortable you feel walking on the rocks… and for wet landings water shoes or according to the place, even you could go barefoot.