November marks the final month of the garua season, or the cool & dry season. Both air and sea temperatures remain relatively chilly in the highlands, but this means it’s ideal for those who are less tolerant of the heat and humidity.
Sea lion pups born in August begin to explore the waters on their own, ever curious and hopeful for a playmate. This month you might also catch the green sea turtle mating season, and the courtship of penguins around Pinnacle Rock off Bartolome Island, a ritual that leads to a life-long relationship. This is also one of the last chances to spot hammerhead sharks before they migrate.
November falls within the low-demand season and with children still in school, it is relatively quiet compared to the high-peak festive season in December and January.
Remember that the Galapagos Islands are an all year round destination and there is no bad month to visit them. For more information visit our guide to When to visit the Galapagos Islands.
See our Safaris for our suggested Galapagos itineraries and recommended activities.