Is April a good time to visit the Galapagos Islands?

April in the Galapagos Islands

April in the Galapagos Islands


April in the Galapagos continues to enchant visitors with its abundant wildlife and pleasant weather, making it an excellent time to visit. As the rains start to lessen, the archipelago welcomes the calm seas and mild climate, ideal for all types of explorers.

The beginning of April often coincides with many schools’ Spring Break so booking well ahead is advised for that period.

Photos from April

All the photos in this article were taken during the month of April, capturing moments from both the Galapagos Safari Camp and various safaris.


Galapagos in April: At a Glance

  • Warm & Wet Season
  • Active breeding and hatching periods
  • Air Temperature: 22-31°C / 71-88°F
  • Sea Temperature: 24-26°C / 75-79°F
  • Average Rainfall: 1-3cm / 0.4-1.2in
  • Clear Skies: 5-8 hours
  • Intermittent Rain Showers are decreasing
  • Wind Force: 2-3
  • Underwater Visibility: approximately 10-25m


Galapagos Weather in April

Galapagos weather in April. Cook in the kitchen garden.

Our cook pictured in the Camp’s kitchen garden.


April’s weather in the Galapagos sees slightly reduced rainfall and calmer seas. This creates perfect conditions for snorkeling, kayaking, and boat rides.

Ocean Currents

The waters are influenced by the Panama Current, which brings warmer, clearer waters ideal for underwater activities.


Air temperatures can still be high, ranging from 71-88°F (22-31°C) and the sun strong, so come prepared with plenty of sunscreen. UV rash shirts are also recommended for snorkeling.

Galapagos Wildlife in April

April is a vibrant month for wildlife in the Galapagos.

Birds and Mammals

Watch the entertaining courtship displays of blue-footed boobies on North Seymour Island. The land iguanas and green sea turtles are also active, with hatching eggs bringing new life to the islands.

Marine Life

The clear waters make this a good month for spotting marine life, including playful sea lions.


Galapagos Safari Camp in April

Galapagos giant tortoises at Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos giant tortoises roam the grounds of Galapagos Safari Camp

Wildlife at Galapagos Safari Camp

April brings giant tortoises, finches, mockingbirds, and occasionally, migratory birds to the highlands, creating a lively atmosphere around the camp.


Galapagos barn owl, photo taken in April

Our resident Galapagos barn owl watches over guests at dinner time.


Weather at Galapagos Safari Camp

Thanks to the slightly milder climate in the highlands, evenings are pleasantly warm, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploration, dining outdoors and stargazing before bed.


April sunsets at Galapagos Safari Camp

April sunsets at Galapagos Safari Camp


Summary: Galapagos in April

April in the Galapagos offers a blend of comfortable weather and peak wildlife activity. It’s an ideal time for those looking to immerse themselves in nature without the extremes of the wetter or cooler months.


April Reviews of Galapagos Safari Camp

Cocktails at Galapagos Safari Camp

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Tripadvisor and Google Reviews of Galapagos Safari Camp

“The highlight of our trip to Galapagos. Everything about our stay was exceptional”. Read full review on Tripadvisor.

“A Truly Exceptional Experience – Highly Recommended. I’ve stayed at top-of-the line adventure resorts all over the world and Galapagos Safari Camp ranks among the best. I’m so happy we booked our stay there versus a cruise or AirB&B.” Read full review on Tripadvisor

For more testimonials, see our reviews on Tripadvisor (you can filter them for ‘time of year’) and also on Google.


When to Visit the Galapagos by Month

For insights specific to other months, visit When to visit the Galapagos Islands or one of our detailed guides available for each month, from January through December.

January, February, March, April, May. June, July, August, September, October, November, December.




Wildlife Observation Disclaimer

Please remember that while we strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, wildlife observations are subject to natural changes and cannot be guaranteed.