Ecuagringo Vessels & Crews

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Unlike trips sold by some ride along agents and competitors that piece together part time crews to operate two months out of the year Ecuagringo is able to offer you experienced crews that work and stay together pretty much all year.  Our staff was here since the beginning.  Some of our guys have been fishing with us for more than 20 years. We take pride in forming stable crews that work as teams and believe in what they do always striving to get better.  Our boats and crews are not like musical chairs where you may be fishing with different captains and mates each time the boat goes out.  The only crew member that can be a variable is a park guide which is required by Galapagos National Park at the moment to be onboard and helps as a server or second mate.

When you fish on an Ecuagringo vessel you will notice the difference! Most of the rods have our Ecuagringo name on them.  The boats will have the best electronics needed for the location. Enclosed heads, salons to get out of the sun, fly bridge, fighting chair and outriggers.  Yes we use outboard boats but the layout is made for sportfishing.


The Patricia is 38 foot sportfisher with triple Susuki 300 hp outboards and
Captained by Yuri Gutierrez.  This boat comes equipped with Chaos custom rods and all Alutecnos Italian reels in 20#, 80# and 130# to handle striped and blue marlin.  Available to fish its home port of Santa Cruz Island as well as Isabela and San Cristobal.  Patricia has caught more giant blue marlin out of Isabela Island than any other boat or crew in the Galapagos.

Patricia’s crew consists of Captain Yuri Gutierrez, first mate and English speaker Jairon Gutierrez.  This crew is prepared to help you pitch baits with circle hooks, troll lures and even bottom fish.  If your game is fly fishing for marlin then you will be in good hands with the crew of the Patricia who have helped catch hundreds of striped marlin.

In 2024 Patricia will be equipped with at least one electric reel to pull dredges or for daytime swordfishing.

On The Hook

The On The Hook is a 36 ft sportfisher with twin Susuki 300 hp outboards. This legendary boat was once owned and captained by iconic local Gustavo Hernandez.  Since Captain Gus passed during the COVID pandemic the boat was taking over by first mate Humberto Hernandez.  Captain Teclas runs the show assisted by first mate Humberto Hernandez. 

On the Hook comes equipped with quality Shimano reels from 30# to 130# across the board and custom rods.  The crew is prepared to do bait and switch as well as troll lures, bottom and inshore fishing.  No boat has probably caught more tuna with topwater plugs than On The Hook.

In 2024 On The Hook will be equipped with at least one electric reel to pull dredges or for daytime swordfishing.

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