The Warm & Wet Season (January to June) is well underway now, and February is an ideal month for sun seekers to visit the Galapagos Islands. Although daily rain showers are to be expected, they are usually short and followed by long periods of clear, blue, sunny skies.
As sea temperatures rise, the warmer seas make snorkeling very pleasant at this time of year. We do, however, recommend short wetsuits (which we can lend our guests, along with the snorkeling gear).
The underwater visibility is also very good in February, and it’s often possible to view marine life from aboard a kayak as well (see our Safaris for details).
The warm & wet season is a celebration of new beginnings for the creatures of the Galapagos Islands. Many species of birds, iguanas, turtles, and giant tortoises are starting to breed. This flurry of mating activity makes for some extraordinary wildlife encounters.
For more information on our wildlife safaris, see our Land-Based Safaris.
At this time of year humidity levels are climbing, particularly on the coastline. As Galapagos Safari Camp is located in the highlands of Santa Cruz, it benefits from cooler evenings and nights, making it more comfortable to dine outside, and sleep without the need for air-conditioning.
Sunsets are also spectacular at this time of year. Order your favourite cocktail and witness the sun dropping over the national park and distant islands at the end of each day.
For more information on the Galapagos throughout the year, see When to visit the Galapagos Islands.