The Galapagos Islands are considered to be a great year-round travel destination, so there is no “best time” to go to Galapagos, or best month to travel. But there are subtle monthly differences to consider when planning, or preparing for, your Galapagos vacation.
If you are looking for a summary of Galapagos climate across the year, then our general Galapagos Weather blog is for you.
Otherwise, read on for everything you need to know about Galapagos weather and wildlife in the month of OCTOBER
October is in the COOL & DRY Galapagos season, so expect cloudy skies, cooler temperatures, and dry weather. Remember to use sun protection, as it is easy to burn even under cloudy skies close to the equator.
In COOL & DRY months like October, the island cooler seas are rich in nutrients, perfect for marine species like Sealions, Sea Turtles, and species of Seabird, who find food plentiful.
The highlands are bare. Don’t worry though, the land Galapagos species are still easily spotted in October, even though there is less green food available for them.
October sees LOW demand for cruise spaces. Some yacht operators take advantage of this to send their ships to dry dock for maintenance.
Every month at the Galapagos Islands offers amazing wildlife spotting for tourists, and almost all land and marine species can in fact be found year-round. However, each different month will have something special & unique going on.
So, what special wildlife moments should you expect in October?
Wildlife behaviour at Galapagos is inherently unpredictable. The wildlife activities listed above are intended as a general purpose guideline only, and cannot be guaranteed.
We really hope that this blog was useful. If you are looking for a complete summary of Galapagos climate across the year, then also check out our general Galapagos Weather blog.
If you need any help planning your Galapagos Vacation (in October or any other month!), then just drop us a line.
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