Where to go

6 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

Galapagos & Ecuador has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

3 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

Galapagos whale shark expedition

This unique cruise, developed in partnership with the Galapagos Conservation Trust, takes you to the Galapagos Islands in prime whale shark season under the expert guidance of Jonathan Green, one of the pre-eminent experts on these ancient giants.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard Conservation trip

Galapagos Liveaboard

A must-visit destination for all experienced divers, the Galapagos Islands play host to spectacular, unique and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters both above and below the water.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Darwin’s Dive Triangle Tour

Darwin’s Diving Triangle package is a seven night adventure including visits to Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal islands.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Just Conservation trips

1 related group tour with a hands-on conservation focus where you can contribute directly.

When to go

The high season for divers in the Galapagos coincides with the arrival of whale sharks

Seasons

  • Wet season

    Dec to May: December to May is the wet season, when the waters are calmer and warmer.
  • Dry season

    Jun to Nov: The dry season in the Galapagos runs from May to November. July to October can be windy and choppy.

Wildlife events

  • Jun to Nov: Start of the prime whale shark viewing season in the Galapagos
  • Dec to May: Manta and mobula rays can be encountered in large numbers in the wet season
  • Jan: Green turtles arrive to lay their eggs
  • Aug: Galapagos sealions begin to give birth
  • Sep: Galapagos penguins are at their most active on Bartolome
  • Dec: Green turtles begin their mating display
  • Jan to May: Hammerhead sharks are seen year round but 'walls' of hundreds of individuals are encountered during the manta season

Resorts

6 related resorts. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.

Liveaboards

3 related liveaboards. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.

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