Where to go

9 locations 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

The most iconic dive sites of the Galapagos can only be reached by liveaboard, promising excitement, adventurous dives, and unique wildlife experiences. Island-hopping combines magical topside wildlife with more exceptional diving.

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Galapagos Whale Shark Expedition

In support of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, this unique dive safari cruises the Galapagos Islands in prime whale shark season under the guidance of resident naturalist and whale shark expert, Jonathan Green.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard Conservation trip

Galapagos Liveaboard

The Galapagos Islands are a must-for all experienced divers. Encounter silky, Galapagos, hammerhead and whale sharks from the comfort of a liveaboard, and come face to face with unique wildlife topside.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Galapagos Islands Dive Adventure

Discover the Galapagos on this seven night adventure. Based at comfortable lodges on Santa Cruz and Isabela. Diving highlights include rays, sharks and sea lions, before getting up close to giant tortoises on land.

  • 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.


  • 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


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


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


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