By November, the trade winds have started to ease which brings a gradual warming of air and water temperatures in the Galapagos Islands compared to the previous months which are characterised by cooler air and water temperatures and seas are now much calmer.
Like May (the other transition month between seasons) November is one of our favourite times in Galapagos with a great climate.
The pupping of sea lions continues apace, with pups who are now 3-4 months old very curious and active in the water, treating snorkelers to displays of aqua-aerobics! It is also a great time to see Giant Tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island who have migrated up to the lush highlands for feeding.
On the island of Espanola, it is chance to see the Waved Albatross Chicks becoming very active, preparing for their maiden flight in the coming weeks, meanwhile the adult birds still continue their courtship dance each time they meet by the chick to keep their bond as a couple which they keep up throughout the nesting months.