Galapagos is known as an archipelago with a large wealthness of biodiversity. When you’re traveling to Galapagos, you will see a lot of species of marine fauna. One of the most famous you can observe is the whale.

The Galapagos: a prime whale-watching area

Galapagos whales represent no less than 23 species, criss-crossing the Pacific Ocean. All these species can be observed in the Galapagos archipelago.

The Galapagos region is a superb platform for mammal-watching. And all this in an unspoilt setting that respects biodiversity, according to the seasons and migration dates. Galapagos whales can be found in this archipelago because the waters are rich in nutrients and plankton.

Here are just a few of the most common species to be found in Galapagos waters:

Humpback whale: November – December

Orca: Observable all year round

Bryde’s whale: Observable all year round

Sperm whale: February – June

Blue whale: July – August

These mammals are great travelers, covering thousands of kilometers every year as part of their migrations in search of optimal feeding and breeding conditions.

Naturalist cruises are the best way to observe them. Contact us directly for a proposal for a suitable itinerary in the Enchanted Islands.