Ecuagringo Galapagos Marlin Fishing & Adventure Bulletin

Mar 19, 2023Newsletter

Ecuagringo The First Outfitter To Research & Develop The Galapagos Islands’ Incredible Striped Marlin Fishery Is Now Also The First To Provide The Giant Blue Marlin Out Of Isabela Island & Mothership Assisted Fishing Trips


Mothership Assisted Fishing 2024

Many folks continue to inquire about the mothership option for 2024.  After careful consideration we have thought best to offer folks a starting package with a basic and rustic artesanal fishing boat as a mothership.  Is it pretty? No, but it still will be a clean platform to sleep, eat, drink and tell tales for those who are fishing lovers to the core.  A mothership will allow you and our crews the autonomy to go further, fish longer and explore waters that rarely see a hook.

Operating in the Galapagos is two to three times more expensive than most other island fishing destinations.    Therefore there are no cheap deals when it comes to motherships and fishing here.  We are going to offer two options.  The first option proposed  is the most basic and economic using a local artesanal fishing vessel to sleep and eat on.

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This vessel will provide fuel, water and support for our 38 foot  sportfishers.  It will not be  luxurious and the experience is almost a step above camping at sea.  The second option is to use a small cruise ship used for tours in the Galapagos and will be more expensive but for some this may be the way they want to go.  Please feel free to email or inquire about  the second customizable option.

This is not a cheap experience but a mothership/sportfisher combination allows for anglers to fish water that Zane Grey only could dream of when he passed through the Galapagos.  Anglers will be able to explore, fish and witness areas that have rarely seen any type of sportfishing.  The more expensive cruise ship option will be able to supply up to two sportfishers at the same time and possibly 10 anglers.

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Blue Marlin Mothership & Sportfisher 7.5 Days Fishing Starting Package

Ecuagringo has designed a very special package that keep you 9 days in the Galapagos and fishing 7.5 days roughly.  It is designed to take you to some of the far reaches of the Galapagos that have only been fished by the Ecuagringo team in the past.  Each area to be fished has yielded blue marlin in the past.

With few exceptions done by Ecuagringo, no one else has dared to organize such excursions in the Galapagos.  This package will allow you to visit multiple islands from the water and fish almost a new area everyday.  The possibilities of wildlife encounters and big fish are real. 

Here is a sample blue marlin mothership itinerary for up to 5 anglers:

Day 1- Arrive and overnight Guayaquil, Ecuador
Day 2- Fly to Baltra Island collect bags and transfer to sportfisher. A short run and you will start fishing the deeper waters on the way to Santiago Island.  Night in near Santiago Island where you will meet up with mothership.
Day 3- Fish your way to Genovesa Island.  Ecuagringo crews have hooked, released and also lost monster blue marlin in the water going to and around Genovesa Island. Night on mothership.
Day 4- Fish near Genovesa Island and work your way fishing to La Pinta Island. The deep waters between the island are known for blue marlin. Night on mothership.
Day 5- Fish to  the drops off La Pinta Island.  Night on mothership.
Day 6- Fish to Northern Isabela Island. Night on mothership.
Day 7-Fish to Roca Redonda and Northern Isabela Island. Night on mothership.
Day 8- Fish the North Eastern side of Isabela Isabela. Night on mothership.
Day 9- Fish Isabela Channel towards Santa Cruz Island.  Night in hotel in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.
Day 10- Transfer to Baltra Island and return flight to Guayaquil

Starting Package Price Based On Maximum Party Of Up To 5 Anglers
USD 59,950 total package price

Included:
38 ft sportfisher
All tackle including custom 130# and 80# rods
Captain & crew
Meals once you leave port until you return
Double rooms for one night upon arrival in Guayaquil lodging
Double rooms for one night in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
All necessary land transfers 
Airport hosting services
Rustic and basic mothership with 5 bunks and a head (don’t expect luxury, if you want a nicer mothership then price will increase accordingly)
Domestic liquor such as local beer and rum provided with dinner onboard mothership

Not Included:
Domestic or international flights
Tips
Park entrance fee
Meals outside fishing excursion
Ingala migrations card

Time to go is February to May when seas are at their warmest and calmest.  This is a once in a lifetime experience to fish and see the Galapagos Islands as few folks have the privilege to do so.  If you are looking for 5 star lodging and amenities then this is not the trip for you.  However, fishing and a wildlife trip to remember until your dying days then this is for you!

We are working on a striped marlin mothership option to keep you closer to the banks and fishing longer.  We will soon have a sample itinerary and price for this option.

Contact us at info@ecuagringo.com or (754) 703-1991

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