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M/C Ocean Spray

A luxury mega-catamaran designed for exploration
Galapagos CruisesGalapagos Holidays· 8 Rooms · ££££

Cruise the enchanting Galapagos Islands in style

Experience premier comfort onboard the Ocean Spray, a 16-guest mega-catamaran offering luxury Galapagos cruising.

Its elegant, modern design features a spacious sundeck with a Jacuzzi, al fresco dining, ample social areas, and staterooms with private balconies. Perfect for active exploration, the Ocean Spray provides stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, along with top-notch guides and a well-crafted itinerary.

Immerse yourself in the private yacht feel of the Ocean Spray, characterised by crisp nautical decor, teak decks, and inviting social spaces. Designed for stability and comfort, this catamaran allows you to explore the Galapagos archipelago in style, with moments of quiet relaxation on your private balcony. The service-minded crew and experienced guides ensure a seamless and enriching experience.

Whether relaxing on padded lounge chairs or unwinding in the elevated Jacuzzi, you can enjoy the breathtaking surroundings. Indoors, the luxurious lounge with large view windows, onboard laptops, and a well-stocked library provide additional reading and reference material to add another layer to the safari style Galapagos experience. Indulge in fine regional cuisine served in the dining room with panoramic views. The crew, including the captain, a bilingual Galapagos National Park naturalist guide, a quality control manager, and eight other dedicated members, ensures your needs are met.

Equip yourself for exploration with snorkelling gear, wetsuits, walking sticks, double kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards—all available on board. Daily excursions with naturalist guides encompass hikes to viewpoints and along beaches. Additional amenities like yoga mats, binoculars, and a laser pointer for stargazing add to the comprehensive experience offered by the Ocean Spray.

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When to go to the Galapagos Islands

Find out the best time to visit the Galapagos with our month by month guide.

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January

January starts the warm and wet season in Galapagos, so there is lots of sun and some humidity. It is the perfect month to watch land species like the Giant Tortoise because they are very active.

The water is warm which means that you can snorkel without a wetsuit and the seas are calm, although the warmer water also means there are fewer nutrients to feed so there is slightly less biodiversity in the water than in cooler months.

The animals that are most likely to be seen in this month are land iguanas, Galapagos finches and Scalloped Hammerheads that are attracted to the warmer temperatures.

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February

The warm and wet season continues and you can expect temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius, and the water temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius, so it is not necessary to use a wetsuit to snorkel and the waters are calm and clear. The land species are very active especially the land iguanas, giant tortoises, and Darwin finches. Green sea turtles and penguins are often seen in this month.

A special attraction this month is the nesting of the Marine Iguanas when they become very protective of their nest.

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March

March is the middle of the warm and wet season, there is still warm weather and humidity, but also a bit more rain so it is wise to bring a raincoat, although showers are generally short.

This month is a great time to spot land iguanas, Darwin finches, and other birds since they find lots of food, also, the frigate birds are in mating season so you will see males with the puffed-out red pouches to attract the females.

The average temperature is 31 degrees Celsius and in the water the temperature is 25 Celsius, so travellers will not need a wetsuit but the currents are stronger than usual.

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April

April is one of the warmest months but also you will find more rain, although this brings with it fresh life on the islands with flowers beginning to bloom. The temperature can go up to 31 degrees Celsius, and in the water the temperature can be 25 degrees Celsius.

This month is special because you may have the chance to see the blue-footed boobies dance ritual and because it is one of the best months to look out for Galapagos penguins in Isabela. You will see frigate birds and Galapagos hawks flying around looking for easy food to catch, and the eggs of some species like the green sea turtle are starting to hatch so it is a brilliant time to spot young turtles.

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May

May is a month of transition, Galapagos will go from the warm and wet season to the cool and dry, so the temperature will start to go down. This month is still good to sport land species like land iguanas and giant tortoises because the islands are still green, but as the rain is about to stop the Galapagos will become increasingly bare in the next months.

On the contrary, as the colder Humboldt sea is starting to arrive, it brings more nutrients and food to the sea so the marine species start to arrive and are easily spot.

The temperature will drop down to 28 degrees Celsius, the rain will stop and the water temperature will also be colder with an average of 24 degrees Celsius.

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June

June is the start of the cool and dry season although there will still be some rain. It is a great month for people that prefer to avoid humidity and tropical weather, the temperature can go down to 26 degrees Celsius and the water temperature cooled down to 23 degrees Celsius.

The cooler water brings more nutrients which attract marine species like sea lions, sea turtles, marine birds and whale sharks.

The Galapagos also start welcoming the migratory birds and whales that can be seen especially in the Bolivar Channel.

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July

July welcomes travellers with cool but pleasant temperatures, it can go to 26 degrees Celsius and the water temperature can be 22 degrees Celsius so wetsuits are advised for snorkelling.

This month is the Galapagos waved albatross, frigate birds and blue-footed boobies start to hatch so it is a wonderful time to spot chicks. The flightless cormorants start their nesting season, and another highlight of this month is the Galapagos whale watching season begins.

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August

August is the middle of the cool and dry season with pleasant weather, although the winds are strongest now. The temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius and is the driest month of the year. The water temperature is 21 degrees Celsius, so wearing a wetsuit is recommended.

August brings amazing opportunities for seeing wildlife - there are newborn sea lion pups on the shore and in town. It is also a fantastic time for twitching with many birds in the sky like Galapagos hawks, flamingos and waved albatross. In the water there are many other species, like hammerhead sharks.

The waters are choppier in August so if you suffer from seasickness you might want to choose a larger, more stable cruise or stay onshore.

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September

September is the quietest month visitor-wise and has pleasant cool weather, the air temperature can be 26 degrees Celsius, and the water temperature is 22 degrees Celsius. Choppier waters mean that larger cruises or staying onshore can be popular if you suffer from seasickness.

This month is special because migratory species are very active and easier to spot like whales and dolphins and for divers, September is a great month for viewing whale sharks. September is also when the Galapagos penguins start their nesting season.

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October

October is a very pleasant month in terms of weather, the temperature can go to 26 degrees Celsius, there is not much rain and the water temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius.

This month you will see baby blue-footed boobies, that are puffy and make amazing photo opportunities, the flamingos are also nesting and the Galapagos penguin are performing their courtship ritual.

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November

November is the end of the cool and dry season, although it is still conformable weather, the average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius and the water temperature is 22 degrees Celsius.

This is a great month to watch the sea lion pups playing and learning how to swing. In the sea the Galapagos sea turtle start mating and there is a great chance to spot blue-footed, red-footed and Nazca boobies.

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December

December is a transition month, the cool and dry season is ending and the warm and wet season is starting, by the end of the month the first rains start and the land species are very easy to spot and the birds also start building their nest to prepare for the breeding season.

The Darwin finches and short-eared owls are visible in the Highlands of Santa Cruz, and the Marine iguanas change colour to attract their mates.

The seas are also calm this time of year which is brilliant for snorkelling or if you are on a smaller cruise. This is a popular time of year to travel so you will need to book early.

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