Finally, there are fishing tours and charters in the Galapagos Islands and we are the only company with a permit to do so, after extreme consideration by the Galapagos authorities together with the AIM, which is the entity that regulates all activities related to fishing and tourism in the Galapagos, fishing tours are now allowed under world-class environmental controls and regulations; one of them being that sport-fishing trips can only be guided by local, active fishermen in order to stop out of season fishing and the illegal capture of species such as sharks, and seacucumbers.
According to the Galapagos National Park service, fishing boats must comply with very strict regulations, one of them being the size of the boat. According to these rules, boats taking anglers on fishing tours can not be longer than 30 feet making all of them all very similar but at the same time comfortable for a full day charter.
In accordance with the sport fishing laws in the Galapagos, our guides include locals and our captain has been performing this activity as a means of survival for the past 25 years. This allows him to take you to the best fishing spots. Also, an English speaking naturalist guide licensed by the Galapagos National Park is available to share his knowledge about the water life.
Arriving to Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles west of Ecuador, and therefore the only way to arrive there is by plane which leaves from Quito and/or Guayaquil on Ecuador's mainland. There are two airlines flying to the islands, TAME and AEROGAL, both with regular daily flights with departures from 7:00 am to 9:30 am, this means that you must spend at least one night in any of the mainland hotels when you arrive to Ecuador, there is a wide range of accomodations from Budget to Four Star, we can arange both flight reservations as well as hotel bookings, please check our Ecuador Hotels section for more details on accomodations.
Day 1: Very early in the morning one of our mainland guides will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport to catch your flight to the Galapagos, we always will try to make your reservation on the first flight leaving at around 7:30 am which arrives at 9:30 am on Baltra Island so that you can make the most out of your day in the Galapagos. Once you arrive to the airport you will have to clear the National Park "customs" and pay an entrance fee of 100USD for adults, or 50USd for children under 12. Once outside our guide will be waiting for you to take you to you hotel accomdations. Please check out Galapgos Hotels section for more information on accomodations on the islands.
Day 2: At approximately 6:00 am we will be on our way to the eastern side of the Galapagos which is known as one of the best fishing areas in the archipelago, you can expect to catch blue and black marlin, depending on the season, however since the water temperature in the Galapagos is pretty much constant all year around you can find bill fish pretty much every month of the year. After our Galapagos fishing day we will be on our way to Puerto Ayora, the largest town and comercial center of the Galapagos. You will spend the night in one of the nicests hotels in town.
Day 3: Early morning departure to the southern side of the Galapagos for another fishing day, this time of course besides looking for billfish you can expect to catch Tuna, Wahoo and Jacks. Afternoon return to town and back to the hotel.
Day 4: If you only have time to spend 4 days in total in the Galapagos this day we will take you on an early morning excursion which can either be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Center or a visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz, after this we continue to Baltra airport in private transportation in time to take the flight back to the mainland, departing aproximately at 12:00 pm and arriving to Quito at 16:30 pm, schedules may vary.
If you would like to stay an extra day we will take you fishing on day 4 and day 5 will be the above plan.
Transfers in the islands
All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
Airplane ticket to galapagos
US$10 Transit Control Card
Airfare from mainland Ecuador