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Jul 22, 2022Blog

The Galapagos Islands Are Unlike Any Other Billfish Destination

The Galapagos have striped marlin unlike anywhere on the planet. On a regular day you can expect multiple fish in the spread at the same time.  Most fish average 120 to 220 pounds with some pushing 250 to 300 pounds.  The various banks and seamounts found around Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Island offer plenty of habitat for bait such as sardines and squid to concentrate.  In return predators such as striped marlin, blue marlin, black marlin, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna are attracted to feed on the banks.

The Archipelago de Colon as known in Spanish was explored by Charles Darwin. It’s intriguing and endemic wildlife inspired Darwin in part to base his masterpiece “Origin of the Species” from his scientific work done with local finches.  Darwin studied the different shapes of beaks that these small birds have. Besides Darwin, other explorers, famous captains and infamous pirates staked a claim of some sorts in the Galapagos.

Called the Enchanted Islands by some, the humidity and low cloud cover cause the islands to often disappear and reappear in plain sight.  The islands are rich in history spanning from pirates, penal colonies, castaways and colonist that all left their footprints still found today.

The Perfect Getaway To Fish & Explore

Wether you are looking to releases multiple or dozens of striped marlin, hook into a grander blue marlin, topwater tuna cast, jigging or bottom fish; there is something to try for every type of angler.  Trolling, casting, fly fishing and bottom fishing are available for multiple species by our comfortable boats and trained crews.  Add to incredible fishing the fantastic wildlife around to explore, beaches and many outdoor activities and you have a versatile destination to entertain friends, spouses and the whole family.

The warm water season starts in December and runs into May.  These months are the calmest and best to snorkel and enjoy being in the water with sharks, stingrays, manta rays, reef fish, sea lions, marine iguanas and even Galapagos penguins.

Get in touch with Ecuagringo today!  We are the outfitters for the Galapagos Islands.

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