Galapagos Average Air and Water Temperatures

The Galapagos Islands are a great place to visit year-round and experience very mild seasonal variations. The warmer, slightly rainier time of year runs approximately from December through May. In a normal year, the Galapagos do not receive much precipitation, but short rainshowers of an hour or two can be experienced during this time. Despite the occasional light rain, this is also the sunniest time of year in the Galapagos.

From June through November, the air and water temperatures cool slightly. This is also known as the garua season for the fine mists visible in the islands. Because of the cooler water temperatures, you may want to consider bringing a wetsuit for snorkeling during these months.

Please note that these temperatures are averages. From personal experience, water temperatures will vary with the site -- for instance, sunny beaches in shallow water can have pleasantly warm water, but sites in deep water nearer the cold Humboldt currents can feel much cooler. Air temperatures will feel much warmer (closer to 100 degrees) when on the black lava islands that are radiating the sun's heat, but can cool off nicely in the evenings with a breeze coming off the water. We hope this helps give you an idea of what to expect for your next Galapagos adventure!

 

January 73 82 76
February 74 85 77
March 73 87 77
April 73 85 77
May 72 82 76
June 66 79 74
July 68 76 72
August 66 76 71
September 67 76 71
October 67 78 72
November 69 78 73
December 70 80 74
Note: All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit
*Figures taken from The Galapagos Islands by Pierre Constant