Visiting the Galapagos In July
Galapagos Weather in July
- Average Max. temperature: 77°F (25.0°C)
- Average temperature: 72°F (22.0°C)
- Sea temp.: 72°F (22.0°C)
- Average Monthly Rainfall: 0.6 in (1.4 cm)
- Average hours of clear skies per day: about 6 hours
During July in the Galapagos the air and sea temperature cool significantly compared to June and the transition from the hotter, rainier season into Garua season characterized by significantly less rain and a refreshing cool humidity brought in by the shifting Humboldt Ocean Current. The cool current originates in the nutrient rich waters of Antarctica and brings plankton and other sources of food for the Galapagos ocean species. Some nights get cool as the Galapagos and a long sleeve shirt or jacket is recommended if you’re going to be out on the deck of your cruise boat.
Any month is a good month for visiting Galapagos, and if you’re sensitive to very hot temperatures, July is ideal as it’s relatively cool and has still has clear sunny skies which continue to get cloudier August through January.
Galapagos Tourist Activity in July
This is Galapagos “high season” as schools and classes in the northern hemisphere are on vacation for the summer. It is necessary to reserve a Galapagos cruise months in advance if you’re traveling in July and not rely on last minute deal, as nearly all of the boats are full during July (and August). If you are unable to get space on a boat, a Galapagos hotel based tour is a good option.
Those who are prone to seasickness or if you’re interested in diving, or want more free time or beach time than a cruise affords may find a land based Galapagos tour a better option and there is almost always availability in hotels year round.