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Beginning of the Summer season!

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The Galapagos Islands have a varying climate marked by a scarcity of rain, but in March it marks the highest month for precipitation. The coastal areas are quite arid, covered with plants that have adapted to desert-like conditions, but lush vegetation grows in the highlands of the larger islands.

Galapagos Plant Life in March
Marine Iguanas Begin To Nest

In March, the rainy season reaches the highest precipitation. Intense sun and hot climate, humidity is high.

March 21st, the beginning of the summer season and signals the arrival of the Waved Albatross to Espanola. Marine iguanas begin to nest on Fernandina Island. It is even warm in the western islands where snorkeling is excellent. Penguins are still active in the water.

Disembarkation in some areas like North Seymour, Puerto Egas, Gardner Bay, Bartholomew can be quite a challenge due to deep surges coming from the north. Beginning of nesting season for Great Frigatebirds at Genovesa. Even though the Swallow-tailed Gulls nest throughout the year, it is quite common to see their fluffy downy chicks along the cliffs.

Galapagos Waved Albatross
The Arrival of the Waved Albatross to Espanola Island.

March
 in the Galapagos:

Galapagos Penguins in the Water
Galapagos Penguins are still very active in the water.
Snorkeling in the Galapagos
It is even warm in the western islands where snorkeling is excellent.
Galapagos Swallow-Tailed Gull Chicks
Swallow-tailed Gull chicks are quite common in March.
Raining in the Galapagos Islands
The rainy season reaches the highest precipitation.

Passenger Reviews Who Traveled in March

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Temperatures for Galapagos Islands in March:

Average Low:Average High:Water Temperature:Average Rainfall:
74°F88°F76°F2.0 inches

For more information on Galapagos Islands weather, click here Galapagos Islands weather.


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