San Cristobal Galapagos Marlin Fishing
Double digit shots at striped marlin, most reliable striped marlin fishery year round, terrific blue & black marlin & giant big eye tuna
“Origin of the Species”
The Galapagos Islands were the source inspiration and field study for British explorer and scientist Charles Darwin. It was while comparing and studying little birds called finches that Darwin noticed differences in their bill structure and feeding habits. These subtle differences were compared to finches on mainland South America. Darwin concluded that birds and animals evolve over time to adapt to changing habitats. Evolution was the key to survival and thus Darwin’s controversial Origin of the Species idea was put into print.
Today the Galapagos Islands are arguably best known for their vast wildlife, volcanoes, diverse geography, sea lions, equatorial penguins, diving, snorkeling, cruising and fishing. Whatever your adventure style, you are sure to find something for everyone in the Galapagos. You will be able to chose from our popular packages to fish, explore and tour or be advised by one of our travel specialist on building a custom itinerary just for you!
The Galapagos Islands are one of the safest places to visit and bring the whole family in South America. Crime is low or virtually non existent on most islands making it a great alternative to crime prone destinations like US Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.
San Cristobal Island
Once you fly into the airport of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, just a 3 minute cab ride on the outskirts of town, you will be in a different world. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the Galapagos Islands Province and is located on San Cristobal Island. San Cristobal is the most Eastern island in the Archipelago. Many articles and fishing shows have been produced about the legendary striped marlin fishery off the banks surrounding the island. In recent years more focus and effort has been put into developing the very good blue and black marlin fishery. Striped marlin average 150 to 200 lb and most blue and black marlin start around 400 lbs with much larger fish released or lost every year on light tackle.
Why Fish Here?
Do you want to experience some of the best striped marlin fishing the world has to offer? The Galapagos Islands should be your next destination. Many days anglers can experience raises and bites in the double digits of primarily striped marlin. Blue and black marlin are no strangers. The Galapagos Islands are hosts to some of the most important water currents in the Eastern Pacific. With 3 mayor currents such as the Crownwell, the Panama and the Humboldt all meeting in the Archipelago. As a result the waters are rich with nutrients and very fertile with fish. Some of the best striped marlin fishing known to man is found in the waters surrounding the islands.
Large concentrations of slimy mackerel come to feed on the banks which in turn attract predators such as marlin, tuna, wahoo, dorado, dolphins, whales, sea lions, birds, sharks and orcas. While you fish the waters you will more than likely be charmed by a show of the vast wildlife that concentrates to feed here.
Light tackle fishing, fly fishing and spinning tackle are all part of the fun gear you can expect to use here. Most days there are plenty of big eye tuna and bonito that are fun to fish and an alternative to marlin. The bottom fishing is also phenomenal with plenty of varieties grouper, jacks and snappers to be caught jigging or baiting.
Galapagos is a true year round striped marlin destination. However best months to target blue, black and striped marlin are December to April when seas are warmest and calmest.
Jhonamar II 36Ft Custom Sportfisher
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