July in Galapagos Islands: weather and events

July in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are the perfect destination for families or friends who want a trip they will never forget. In fact, it appeared in National Geographic as one of the top ten destinations for travelling during Summer. If you are coming in July to the islands, there are some interesting events to take into account. Discover them!

Breathtaking landscapes, a great variety of species and formations of volcanic origin that tell a story of millions of years. These are just some of the things that captivate visitors who come to the Archipelago.

Turtles, penguins, lizards, iguanas, seals, sharks, cormorants… among other species are part of the rich fauna that can be sighted and visited in the Galapagos National Park, the Charles Darwin Station or doing island hopping with a cruise like the Galapagos Seaman Journey. There are also marvelous sand beaches for those who prefer sunbathing, swimming or even surfing.


Flightless cormorants perform beautiful courtship rituals and nesting activities in Fernandina.

  • Lava lizards initiate mating rituals.
  • The communities of seabirds are very active (reproducing), especially the blue-footed boobies in Española.
  • If you walk along the coasts of Puerto Egas, in Santiago Island, you can find American Oystercatchers nesting.
  • Great month to see the four stages of nesting in blue-footed boobies.
  • Whales and dolphins are more likely to be observed, especially on the west coast of Isabela.


The best time to visit the Galapagos Islands is during the transition months, between dry and wet season. However, any month of the year is good to visit the islands, and July has some interesting advantages to discover fascinating moments of the fauna there.

Although between January and March there are warmer temperatures, it is more attractive to travel to Galapagos between the months of July And September if you are a nature lover, specially if you like marine biodiversity. From July to September, the cold currents of the ocean create a greater marine activity.

During the dry season there are fewer rainfalls and islands are drier, but cooler. The temperature of the water decreases considerably, but it is the ideal season to observe more aquatic life, since animals prefer cool currents of water. The water temperature in July in Galapagos Islands doesn’t reach more than 68º F (21ºC).

The Enchanted Islands are like an oasis of peace unlike anywhere else on earth, so why not add it to your bucket list? Come and discover them by yourself! In Latin Trails, we have boutique yachts and exclusive tours for you.

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