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Currents around the Galapagos Island

By doina — last modified Apr 20, 2007 08:54 AM

Published: 2007-04-20 08:54:53
Countries: Galapagos

We have a friend currently crossing the Pacific from Peru to Australia in a rowing boat and would like more information about currents 300 nm south of the Galapagos islands.

The currents 300 mile of Galapagos are not very strong maximum 1/2 knot setting west. More favourable west setting currents (if he is going that way) are closer to the equator, between 1 and 4 degrees south.

Your best bet is to get a pilot chart of the South Pacific for the month you are interested in. Any chart agent would have it. Such a chart shows currents for every month.

Jimmy Cornell, Noonsite