March is one of the warmest months to visit the Galapagos Islands, with air temperatures reaching 31°C / 88°F. It all falls within the ‘rainy’ season. However, rain showers tend to be short and heavy, clearing the air and bringing clear sunny skies.
As sea temperatures are also at their highest, it is a good month for surfing and snorkeling, especially for those who are sensitive to colder temperatures, such as younger children. Underwater visibility is also good during this time.
When it comes to wildlife viewing in the Galapagos, there is never a bad month of year, with plenty to see all year round. Many of the islands’ animals are opportunistic breeders, allowing them to mate whenever the environmental conditions are advantageous.
For more information on the flora and fauna to see in the Galapagos and on our Safaris, please visit our Wildlife page.
With high temperatures and levels of humidity, staying on the coast or out at sea can be quite uncomfortable for some visitors. Fortunately Galapagos Safari Camp’s elevated position, in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, affords slightly cooler temperatures. While it is still pleasantly warm (guests dine outside all year round), air conditioning is not a requirement in our Safari Tents.
For more information on the weather in the Galapagos Islands, see When to visit the Galapagos Islands and to learn more about our Galapagos Safaris and what makes them different to other tours and cruises, please visit our land-based tour guide.