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Visiting the Galapagos Islands in April is one of the best options to observe the giant tortoise hatchlings, swim in warm waters and enjoy the warmer and sunnier weather. April is also a good month to travel, as it is an intermediate month between low and high season. So this month can be an excellent option to travel by cruise ship or on a land tour. 

The Galapagos Islands are a destination to visit at any time of the year, so it depends on your preferences about what you want to see, the weather and the activities you like to do. 

In this post we will focus on visiting the Galapagos in April. Here you will be able to pack all the necessary information about everything you can do during this month. 


April is in the hot and humid season. However April marks the season where the rains finally come to an end. So, during this month you will experience a fairly hot climate with occasional light showers or drizzle (especially in the highlands). 

As the rainy season comes to an end, the Galapagos landscape transforms into lush, green vegetation. In addition, the waters of the islands are much quieter and clearer, giving greater visibility of aquatic life. This will allow for various activities such as surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.

To visit the Galapagos Islands in April we recommend you bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, even if the day is cloudy. This will help you avoid sunburn. 

Kayaking in Galapagos Islands


Average high temperature in april: 86°F / 30°C

April average low temperature: 72°F / 22°C

Water temperature: 76°F / 24°C

April average rainfall totals: 1.5 in (3.8 cm)


Among the highlights of animal life in April are the courtship dances of waved albatrosses on Española Island. Practically the entire world population of some 12,000 pairs nests on this island. 

Waved Albatrosses in Española Island
Waved Albatrosses

Another courtship dance is performed by blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. North Seymour is one of the best places to see them. 

Blue footed booby
Blue-footed booby
Magnificent Frigatebirds in Galapagos Islands
Magnificent Frigatebirds

April marks the time of year when the giant tortoise hatching season comes to an end. Meanwhile, green sea turtles also emerge at this time of year. The hatchlings leave the nest during the night, due to predators such as galapagos hawks, frigate birds and mocking birds.

Galapagos Giant tortoise
Giant tortoise

April is a warm month and the rains have ended. So, the highlands are lush and green. This attracts several land species, giant tortoises, land iguanas, Darwin’s finches and other land birds.


April is an intermediate month between high and low season. It is therefore an excellent month to take a cruise or land tour. During this month demand is low and costs are also lower. 

However, it is important to keep in mind that the Easter holiday sometimes falls in April. During this time there is a higher demand. The good news is that this date is known in advance. So if you want to travel in April you can check the calendar to avoid matching the holiday. 

Without a doubt visit Galapagos Islands in April is one of the best opportunities to enjoy all the charms of this natural paradise. Contact us and we will help you organize the trip of a lifetime to the enchanted islands.

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