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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Cristóbal Island...

San Cristóbal Island is a beach in Ecuador. The water temperature around San Cristóbal Island changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 18.3°C (65°F) in November up to 26.9°C (80.3°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since San Cristóbal Island is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at San Cristóbal Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at San Cristóbal Island is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to San Cristóbal Island. The nearest one is Carola, which is just 12.4km (8miles) away from San Cristóbal Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Carola and its water temperature. Other surfspots near San Cristóbal Island are La Loberia, which is ca 12.9km (8miles) away, and Tongo Reef, located ca 13.5km (8.4miles) from San Cristóbal Island.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to San Cristóbal Island. The next good one is Santa Fé Barrington Island, which is just 43.6km (27.1miles) away from San Cristóbal Island. Another beach near San Cristóbal Island is Santa Cruz Indefatigable Island Galápagos, 67.2km (41.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for San Cristóbal Island?

The sea temperature at San Cristóbal Island is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at San Cristóbal Island. However, during late fall, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 18°C (65°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near San Cristóbal Island?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during spring when temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to San Cristóbal Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about San Cristóbal Island...

Do you know what the the city Port Noarlunga in Australia, the city Seth in Germany, and the city Plau am See in Germany have in common with San Cristóbal Island? Click on the links to find out...