If you need a destination of a lifetime or have been pondering somewhere new and unique that offers incredible fishing and wild activities for the whole family then the Galapagos Islands should be next on your list.
Here are 5 reasons should take a close look at the Galapagos Islands:
1- Extremely low crime
The archipelago has 4 populated islands altogether with a population just under 40,000. The crime rate is one of the lowest in South America and of any island destination. Tourist are regarded as the lifeblood of the local economy and are usually treated with respect and kindness.
You don’t have to worry about pick pockets, purse snatchers or violent crime. The islands are 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador so pirates at sea are out of the question. The police force is well present on three of the most populated islands but usually more involved in controlling traffic & speeding than anything else.
2- Easy to get to
Guayaquil, Ecuador is the gateway to the Galapagos Islands and is a less than 4 hour flight from Miami, Florida. With several direct and indirect flights from the USA and Europe getting to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is easier and closer than you think.
3- More than just fishing
The Galapagos are famous for its incredible striped marlin bite, huge blue and black marlin, unmatched top water tuna action, fast wahoo action , endless bottom fishing and up and coming new daytime sword fishing. But did you know that the snorkeling, diving, bird watching, hiking, camping, surfing, horseback riding, biking, island hoping, kayaking and other activities are easy to organize and as wild as they get.
The animals are friendly, easy to get close to and provide you with the picture perfect opportunities not available anywhere else. There are activities for every member of the family. The lodging on each island offers basic comfort to high end amenities providing the level that you desire. Unique seaside and volcanic views will take your breath away.
4- Open 365 days a year
The Galapagos National Park is open for business 365 days a year. There is something to fish or unique tours to do for all seasons. Humpback whales, sharks, orcas, albatross and different fish migrate at different times of the year putting on a different show for you to enjoy throughout each season. You can choose to visit the warmest waters from December to April or enjoy the influence of the Humboldt Current’s colder waters June to November.
5- Experience evolution in the making
Charles Darwin wrote his masterpiece “Origin Of The Species” based on his theory of “Natural Selection” after experiencing and studying the finches in the Galapagos Islands. These little birds inspired one of the arguably greatest scientific papers ever written. When you spend time in the Galapagos Islands and come face to face with the giant tortoises, marina iguanas, boobie birds, sea lions and other species that make this place their home you may get a glimpse of how nature has evolved.