In July, the Garua Season sets in and the weather is relatively cool and dry and the seas start to become rougher. Both the South Equatorial and Cromwell currents are gaining strength, which means cooler water for snorkelling, but crucially nutrient-rich water is brought to the ocean surface, triggering a wave of activity for all kinds of marine life in the Galapagos.
As the waters cool, the chances to see whales and dolphins increase accordingly especially in the southern, western and northern parts of Isabella, as well as the south eastern parts of Galapagos.
Sea bird colonies are very active and the abundance of food for marine life, means it is a good time for female sea lions to deliver their pups as food is within easy reach of their nursing territories. They can been seen across the archipelago.