Enjoying a March Vacation in the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Weather Averages in March
- Average Max. temp: 88°F (31°C)
- Average Min. temp: 75°F (24°C)
- Average temperture: 82°F (28°C)
- Sea temperature: 77°F (25.0°C)
- Average Monthly Rainfalll: 2 in (5.1 cm)
March is a great time to visit the Galapagos Islands if you like sunny days and warmer waters. Although it is the peak month of the wet season, it is also the best time of the year to reacquaint yourself with Mr. Golden Sun, especially if you are coming from the slushy freeze of a northern hemisphere winter.
Although the dry season doesn’t officially begin until June, the Equinox (on March 21) brings the first signs of the Galapagos dry months. One of the most exciting events is the first group of Waved Albatrosses arriving to mate and nest on Española(Hood) Island. As the month draws to a close, the rains will drizzle into their decrescendo, as the sun reaches its strongest intensity. Along with your camera and swimsuit, be sure to bring plenty of sun block with a high SPF.
Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving in March
March madness takes on a whole new meaning in the Galapagos Islands. Although diving can be trickier on the northern shores of the islands because of stronger surges and more powerful currents, the marine life is astonishingly active during this time of year, making it a great time to snorkel. For more experienced divers, the surges shouldn’t be a problem, and diving is a great way to take advantage of the clear waters and vibrant sea life.