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Why Galápagos In November?

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

People often ask us: ‘Why do you run your program in November?’

The answer is that we think that November is one of the best times to visit the Galápagos Islands for several reasons:

  • Firstly, it is a great time for birdwatching. November marks the start of the breeding season for several bird species, including the famous Blue-footed Boobies. Watching their courtship dances and nesting behaviors is an amazing experience.

  • Secondly, the waters around the Galápagos Islands are warmer in November, making it an excellent time for snorkeling and diving. The warmer waters attract a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, rays, and sharks.

  • Thirdly, November is a less busy time to visit compared to the peak season of December to January. The islands are less crowded, allowing for a more relaxed and personalized experience.

  • Fourthly, the landscape is lush and green in November, following the rainy season in the preceding months. This makes for beautiful scenery and great opportunities for hiking and exploring the islands.

  • Lastly, November is a great time for sea lion watching. Pups are born in August, and by November they are already quite active and playful, providing a fun and entertaining experience for visitors.

In short, November offers great birdwatching, warm waters for snorkeling and diving, a less crowded experience, lush scenery for hiking, and playful sea lion watching. These reasons, among others, make November a great time to visit the Galápagos Islands, so why not join us this year?


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