4 Reasons Why We Love February in the Galapagos Islands

Feb 20, 2021Blog

If you have been dreaming about traveling to the Galapagos Islands while the pandemic has kept you home, now that the vaccines are rolling out, it’s time to start making those dreams reality.

As U.S. News & World Report says, “The best time to visit the Galápagos Islands is from December to May.” And, in case you haven’t noticed, February is right in the middle of that prime travel window.

  1. In February, the average high temperature you will experience on a Galapagos Islands tour is 86.5 degrees and the average low temperature is a delightful 73.6 degrees. (What is the temperature where you are right now?)
  2. This is a great time for fishing, too. If you want to go fishing for striped marlin you will be happy to know that, not only are the waters surrounding San Cristobal Island teeming with the sardines and squid that attract them – along with both yellowfin and big eye tuna – those waters tend to be calmer this time of year. 
  3. If you are planning to travel to the Galapagos for some blue or black marlin fishing, we have good news for you, too. Both black and blue marlin like warm water and this time of year is when you will find the waters around the Galapagos Islands at their warmest. 
  4. And when you have finished marlin fishing for the day, there are still plenty of other things to do. “Wildlife-watchers will want to venture to the small town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island to tour the Charles Darwin Research Station before continuing southwest to catch a glimpse of critters basking in the sun along Santa Cruz’s Tortuga Bay,” U.S. News & World Report says. “Intrepid hikers will take pleasure in exploring Sierra Negra, Isabela Island’s active volcano, while aquatic enthusiasts will enjoy sharing the waters with exuberant tropical fish during a snorkeling or diving excursion.”

If you are ready to start planning your marlin fishing trip, give us a call at 754-703-1991.

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