The Galapagos Islands are a National Park, a Marine Sanctuary, and home to an amazing array of curious creatures. Get up close to blue-footed boobies, Galapagos tortoises, marine and land inguanas, Galapagos penguins, playful sea lion pups, schooling hammerheads, giant whale sharks, rays of all shapes and colors, turtles, huge schools of fish, and a variety of other animals.
It’s unique location at the confluence of three major currents make it one of the busiest, fishiest, and magical underwater places on earth.
Best Time to Go:
The best time to go to the Galapagos is during Manta Season, which is the “warm season” for Galapagos diving. Air temperatures go up a few degrees, but typically the water at Wolf and Darwin Islands will be anywhere from 78-82 F- a full six-ten degrees warmer than other season. Despite the warmth, visibility is also usually the best Galapagos has to offer during Manta Season. You can expect to see Hammerheads in all shapes and sizes, and all varieties of mantas, including the giant mantas
The weather in the Galapagos has water temperatures ranging from 65-75 degrees F from December through May and 60-70 F June through November.
Water temperatures are at the higher end of the scale in both Darwin and Wolf. Air temperatures range from 75 F or higher in the rainy season (December-May) to the mid 60’s F during the dry season (June- November), with nearly constant sea breezes.