Planning your Galapagos Adventure for October
Galapagos Weather in October
- Average Max. temperature: 77°F (25.0°C)
- Average Min. temperature: 66°F (19.0°C)
- Average temperature: 71°F (22.0°C)
- Sea temperature: 73°F (22.0°C)
- Average Monthly Rainfall: 0.25 in (0.6 cm) in the highlands
Although there’s never a bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands, October is ideal for those looking for cooler temperatures and gorgeous natural landscapes. The lowest annual temperatures fall in August and September, so October is when they start to slowly climb again. This also marks the taper of the “garua” season (or “mist” season). Between June and November, morning mists cover the tops of the highland areas; and as it begins to fade in October, the mist and increasing visibility makes for some truly amazing sunrises over the volcanoes.
There is also still a lot of marine activity thanks to the Antarctic Humboldt current, which brings nutrient rich water from the south through the Islands. It is strongest in the months just before October. This means that tropical fish species are more abundant, and the birds that hunt them are more active.