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You probably have wondered when is the best time to visit the Galapagos Islands? Let me tell you that June is one of the most popular months to visit the Galapagos Islands. At this time of the year the temperatures are much cooler and more pleasant than the rest of the year. The wildlife is active and there are several places where you can spot the amazing animals of the islands. 

It is worth mentioning that the Galapagos Islands are a destination to visit at any time of the year. Each of the months of the year has its own characteristics and highlights. 

In this post we will focus on visit the Galapagos Islands in June. Here you will be able to stock up on information about the weather, animal life and tourist demand in the month of June. 


June is the beginning of the Cool & Dry season, also known as the Garúa season. This time of year is characterized by cloudy skies, darker waters and light drizzle. The garúa season runs from June to december

During this month the best of the dry and wet seasons are mixed, balanced by cool temperatures during the day and the refreshing water of the islands. June is the ideal month for those travelers who prefer to avoid the tropical heat and humidity of the early months of the year. 

Therefore, June is a good month for a pleasant and exciting trip to enjoy adventure and exploration, both on land and at sea. 

Despite being a more cloudy sky, the sun is still strong. It is advisable to always carry sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or cap in a carry-on bag. 

Visit Galapagos Islands in June
Galapagos Islands


Average high temperature in June: 79°F (26.0°C)

June average temperature: 70°F (21.0°C)

Water temperature: 73°F (23.0°C)

June average rainfall totals: 0.6 in (1.5 cm)


June is the perfect month for migratory bird watching, short-eared owls begin their nesting season on Genovesa Island. Also on Fernandina Island flightless cormorants and galapagos penguins prepare to mate. 

Flightless cormorants
Flightless cormorants
Galapagos penguins
Galapagos penguins

One of the most spectacular birds that can be seen in June is the male magnificent frigatebird. During this time he begins to inflate the bright red pouch on his chest to attract females into his nest. North Seymour Island is one of the best places to see this spectacle. 

Magnificent frigatebird

This month is also an excellent time to observe Galapagos marine life. This is due to the cooling of the water during this season and the underwater currents that arrive attract rich nutrients. June welcomes humpback whales, as well as colossal whale sharks in Darwin and Wolf Islands. The best place for whale watching is usually the Bolivar Channel, between Isabela and Fernandina islands. 

humpback whale in Galapagos Islands in june
Humpback whale

So don’t miss the opportunity to snorkel, scuba dive, kayak or paddle board to observe the abundant marine life up close. 

In addition, June being a transitional month marks the most active part of the breeding season for Nazca boobies and red-footed boobies. Also, blue-footed booby eggs begin to hatch, and chicks and their mothers begin to appear on the trails of Seymour and Bartolome Islands.

Red-footed booby


June is a high season month in the Galapagos Islands. Both in North America and Europe the school and college vacation season begins, so there is a higher demand for visitors. Consequently, visiting the Galapagos Islands in June, whether on a cruise or a land excursion, can be much more expensive. It is advisable to book in advance to ensure you enjoy a Galapagos adventure in June. 

Without a doubt visiting the Islands in June 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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