Isabela Island, Galapagos Giant Blue Marlin Fishery

Isabela Island, Galapagos Giant Blue Marlin Fishery

My name is Braden Escobar and for 23 years I have been fishing in the Galapagos Islands. Along with a great team of captains, mates, guides and staff we created Ecuagringo. Our company has been the premier organizer for the amazing striped marlin fishery between San...
Love Is in the Air in the Galapagos

Love Is in the Air in the Galapagos

Lots of people enjoy taking a Galapagos tour when love is in the air. Specifically, when the Galapagos albatross, or waved albatross, on Espanola Island are performing their striking courtship dance.  The Waved Albatross The waved albatross has a huge wingspan,...
Giant Galapagos Tortoises Discovered

Giant Galapagos Tortoises Discovered

Lonesome George, the giant Galapagos tortoise believed to be the last of his kind, was always popular among those traveling to the Galapagos Islands of vacation. Poor old George passed away back in 2012.  His body was stuffed by a team of taxidermists (it cost about...
How Did the Galapagos Islands Get Their Name?

How Did the Galapagos Islands Get Their Name?

Just about everyone has heard about the Galapagos Islands at some point in their life. And most of them, we would hazard to guess, have been wanting to travel to the Galapagos ever since they did. Some dream of a vacation in the Galapagos Islands spent viewing the...
4 Reasons Why We Love February in the Galapagos Islands

4 Reasons Why We Love February in the Galapagos Islands

If you have been dreaming about traveling to the Galapagos Islands while the pandemic has kept you home, now that the vaccines are rolling out, it’s time to start making those dreams reality. As U.S. News & World Report says, “The best time to visit the Galápagos...