When Is the Best Time to Travel to the Galapagos Islands?

Sep 23, 2020Blog

Whenever you decide to plan your Galapagos Islands vacation, the forecast is sure to be for memorable days filled with marlin fishing charters and enjoying the rare hospitality of the islands.

The Galapagos Islands brush up against the Equator, which means the weather is fairly stable all year long. You will see some shifts in temperature due to the prevailing ocean currents, but you won’t see the kind of seasonal changes you would see in Chicago or the mountains of Peru. So, really you can’t go wrong.

That said, there are certain times of the year that are better for certain activities. So, plan your Galapagos Island travel based on your goals for the trip.

Goal: An escape from the madding crowds

According to the Travel Channel, “Busiest months for tourism tend to be June, July and August, as well as mid-December to mid-January (prices are often highest at these times as well).” So, if you are looking for some solitude and a real sense of escape during your marling fishing trip, keep that in mind.

Goal: Striped Marlin Fishing

Striped Marlin can be found in the waters of the Galapagos Islands all year. Their favorite prey, however, are usually more plentiful from October through May. And if your idea of a good day fishing for marlin includes calm seas, you might want to wait to go until December; from then to June is when you are most likely to enjoy smooth sailing.

Goal: Fishing for Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin are a little more sensitive to water temperatures than their cousins the striped marlin. The warmest waters in the Galapagos Islands are found in December through the beginning of June. If you are fishing for Black Marlin, the same holds true, but our experts say January to May should be your target dates.

For more information on when you should plan your Galapagos Islands vacation, call 1-754-704-1409.

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