San Cristobal, Galapagos

Ecuador – South America

Black Marlin

Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin are targeted using 30-50lb stand-up tackle
It is not unusual to have double digit hook-ups every day when the bite is on!

Stand-up Tackle

Black and Blue Marlin are usually 400lbs and up and several fish are caught each season in the 600lb class!Black Marlin

All conventional tackle and gear is provided
Anglers need to only bring sunscreen and a camera!
No prior experience is required

Blue Marlin

The largest striped marlin in the world are found in the Galapagos and range from 150-250lbs with fish up to 400lbs!
Striped Marlin

Fly fishermen are welcome, but need to bring their own gear (heaviest available!)
Striped Marlin

Big yellowfun tuna can be caught all year long and are trolled or targeted using popping plugs on spinning tackle

Yellowfin Tuna

All traditional yellowfin tuna trolling lures are effective

Yellowfin Tuna

Spinning tackle and popping plugs make for the best experience
Tuna are usually found blowing up bait on the surface and stay up long enough for the anglers to cast into them

Yellowfin Tuna

Though yellowfin tuna in the 100lb+ class are common, most of the fish range from 30 to 100lbs

Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo are targeted by trolling large sub-surface lures


Wahoo range from 30lbs and up and are a blast on any tackle!


Multiple hookups are common and the Wahoo (and Tuna) can be brought back to the village


An incredible variety of species are available on jigs including Amberjacks


…many species of grouper


…Big Eye Jacks

Big Eye Jacks

…Red Snapper (Pargo)

Red Snapper (Pargo)

…and many more!


Round trip airfare from New York or Boston typically ranges from $1000-$1100.  There is always a stop in either Guayaquil or Quito (Ecuador). From NY to Guayaquil is less than 6 hours.  The flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Cristobal, Galapagos is just over an hour.

Getting There

The best hotels are quiet, clean, reasonably priced and the rooms have private baths, TV, and AC
Miconia Hotel