Retirement trip or Anniversary, getting away on that once in a lifetime trip to a unique destination like the Galapagos Islands, July and August may not be the best time… it is the peak season, why? School is out and although a nature destination, a great place to come with families. Of course Galapagos is never crowded and there are no lines, but rates are at their highest for airlines and hotels.
When is the best time to visit Galapagos for Seniors?
SEPTEMBER AND FIRST 2 WEEKS OF DECEMBER This is the low season in the Islands, less crowds, more intimacy with nature and a good time to get a discounted cruise deal or hotel stay discount. Is it a good time to visit the Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are part of the small country of Ecuador. As you may have guessed, it is located at the Equator line. This means similar weather year round. No big seasonal changes. Wildlife is very active and close encounters with animals are easy with less crowds.
Wildlife Activity in September
Sea birds are most active at their nesting sites, the Humboldt current brings nutrients and makes it the ideal time for hatchlings to survive. Galapagos penguins are at their peak activity at Bartolome Island and other sites Sea Lions are active and at their nosiest, barking everywhere. Males fight for control over harems. The temperature is fresh and moderate Chance to see whale sharks in the western side of the archipelago. Humpback whales migrate through the Islands
Wildlife Activity in Early December Giant tortoise eggs start hatching Green Sea turtles start their mating season The Galapagos vegetation starts being green again, plants in the dry zone produce leaves The First young Albatross start leaving their nest and fledge out to sea. Please contact us to know more about our Senior Citizen Cruise deals for September and Early December 2016