The Galapagos Islands in April
As the wet season gradually begins to taper off, the previously arid lands of the islands come back to life in a vivid array of greens – creating lush and verdant landscapes for the eye to behold. Not to mention, the waters themselves become less tumultuous and allow for clearer views of the depths below and greater visibility of aquatic life. This month and May are typically regarded as the best months to visit the Galapagos.
- Max. temp: 85°F (29.4°C)
- Min. temp: 73°F (22.8°C)
- Sea temp.: 77°F (25.0°C)
- Avg. Rainfall: 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
Tourism Level in April
Volume of travelers is relatively low (except around Easter Week). This is good time to look for a last-minute deal.
Galapagos Wildlife in April
Waved Albatross a.k.a. Galapagos Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata): Migration and Courtship
The month of April is quite the time for Albatross spotting, as one of the largest birds throughout the islands arrives en masse at Española where their courtship begins. Virtually the entire world population of some 12,000 pairs nest on Española Island, where the species itself is regarded as endemic. The first group that arrives at the end of March are composed of males. Females arrive shortly thereafter and pairs begin mating soon after reuniting. Albatrosses pair for life, with a lifespan of up to 40-50 years.