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Galapagos Islands in November is a month that brings a cool and calm season. Thus, visiting the enchanted islands in November is an excellent opportunity to enjoy aquatic activities and animal life sightings.

Certainly, Galapagos is a destination that can be visited at any time of the year. But each month has its own characteristics and highlights making them special.  

Continue reading this post and find out everything you need to know about Galapagos in November. About weather, activities, animal life and more. 

Galapagos Islands in November
Galapagos Islands in November


November is coming to the end of the cool and dry season in Galapagos, better known as the garúa season. This means that you should expect cloudy skies but cool temperatures, mild weather without too much heat and humidity.  

During November, both air and sea temperatures remain relatively cool in the highlands. The Humboldt Current begins to move away and winds are calmer. This is due to the early arrival of the warmer El Niño current

In short, to visit the Galapagos Islands in November is an excellent opportunity for hiking, diving, swimming and snorkeling. It is important to remember to use sun protection, because despite the cloudy skies, the sun’s rays are very strong. It is also important to bring warm clothes for the evenings if you plan to go on ship excursions.


Avg Max Temperature: 79°F (26°C)

Avg Min Temperature: 70°F (21°C)

Water temperature: 73°F (23°C)

November average rainfall totals: 0.5 inches (1.3 centimeters)


No doubt one of the highlights of visiting Galapagos Islands in November is the sighting of sea lion pups. These tender pups are born in August but begin to enter the sea in November, so they can be seen playing in the water, and if you have the opportunity to dive with them it will be a once in a lifetime experience.

Sea Lion pup
Sea Lion pup

November is also the month of green turtle mating and Galapagos penguins courtship at Pinnacle Rock, off Bartholomew Island. November is also the last opportunity to see hammerhead sharks before their migration. 

Green Turtle
Green Turtle
Galapagos Penguins

On the other hand, it is also the season for some Galapagos birds, such as the brown tern, and the common storm petrel that reproduces during this month. Other birds can also be seen nesting, being mostly boobies, blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and Nazca boobies.  

Brown Noddy Tern


November is considered a quiet month in terms of tourist numbers. However, at the beginning and end of the month there is an increase in tourist activity due to two festivities. From November 2 to 3, the Day of the Dead is celebrated in Ecuador. Another holiday is Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the United States at the end of the month.  

During November you can get good deals for cruises in the Galapagos Islands. As well as good prices for flights, hotels and excursions. And if you want to visit the islands during the holidays, it is advisable to book in advance especially if it is a boat trip. 

Without a doubt, to visit the Galapagos Islands in November is one of the best opportunities to enjoy all the charms of this natural paradise. Whether on a land trip or a cruise excursion.  Contact us and we will help you organize the trip of a lifetime to the enchanted islands.

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