When to Visit the Galapagos

The Best (and the Worst) Times to Visit

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The Galapagos Islands are easily one of the most incredible island archipelagos in the world. You know that, we know that, and the giant tortoise most certainly knows that. But lesser-known are the best times to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Are the Galapagos hot in June? When can I see sea turtles nesting? When can I see blue-footed boobies on Isabela and Espanola islands? How many whales does it take to screw in a lightbulb? All of these are questions anyone who’s planning a trip to the Galapagos has likely asked themselves.

To help combat ‘when should I travel to the Galapagos Islands?’-related stress, we put together this super useful infographic. Tell your friends!

When to visit the Galapagos Islands

Spectacular, isolated and home to the famed Galapagos giant tortoise, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands really do feel like another world.

Inquisitive sea lions and spiky marine iguanas breach and bask between island and shore, while friendly hammerhead sharks patrol the depths and blue-footed boobies cut through the sky.

Nowadays, the islands host a steady stream of modern-day explorers. And for good reason – as far as face-to-face wildlife encounters go, the Galapagos wildlife experience rivals even the likes of Africa.