Galapagos is a destinations that can be visited all year round. This is because most of the animals do not migrate, so they can be seen at any time of year. The archipelago has a sub-tropical and semi-arid, subtropical climate that is cooled by the Humboldt current. There are, however, many different things to consider when deciding what time of year to travel.
December until May is the warmest time of year and also when the water is at its warmest. Although there is also slightly more rainfall over these months, it is considered the better half of the year to visit for our Galapagos small ship cruises
. April and May are particularly good months to travel in.
From June to November it is a few degrees cooler and the water temperature is also at its coolest. However, these months make up the drier season, and the cooler temperatures are an advantage for some travellers.
If you are visiting the Galapagos on a cruise then you should be aware that the seas are slightly choppier from July until September which is also the windiest time of year. Outside of these months the seas are generally quite calm.