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From $2,230
per person, double occupancy

7 days/6 nights
3 days fishing

plus airfare

 
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Where Darwin and Marlin Meet!
If you’re looking for the trip of a lifetime that involves releasing astounding numbers of marlin, Galapagos is the place to be. Long famous for inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, Ecuador's remote Galapagos Islands also boast some of the Pacific's best fishing for striped marlin with just enough giant black and blue marlin to keep your adrenalin flowing every minute of your fishing day.

Your angling adventure begins with your arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on the South American mainland and takes you across to the Galapagas Islands. Our package can be easily combined with day excursions as well as a 2 or 3 night cruise around the islands to see the abundant land and marine wildlife that has made these islands famous. But if you’re an offshore enthusiast, it is the striped marlin fishing that will amaze you most!


Galapagos Billfishing Adventure

Ecuador

FISHING PROGRAM
American captains are veteran fishermen of the area and have spent many years gaining competency in the local species. They can help make your fishing plans daily depending on what species you wish to target that day. Species include marlin (blues, blacks & striped), wahoo, sailfish, yellowfin tuna and dorado. Fishing is good year round due to many sea mounds and banks that bring the bottom up from a 1000 meters to less than 40 meters. These areas hold a lot of baitfish and in turn increase the billfish population.

TRIP DURATION
7 days/6 nights
3 days fishing

PACKAGE PRICE
(2012 Season Rates)

36" Outboard

7 days/6 nights/3 days fishing
$2230 per person (4 anglers per boat)
$3320 per person (2 anglers per boat)

8 days/7 nights/4 days fishing
$2695 per person (4 anglers per boat)
$4160 per person (2 anglers per boat)

36' Diesel

7 days/6 nights/3 days fishing
$2760 per person (4 anglers per boat)
$4395 per person (2 anglers per boat)

8 days/7 nights/4 days fishing
$3395 per person (4 anglers per boat)
$5595 per person (2 anglers per boat)
double occupancy, plus airfare

·Extended packages are offered

DEPOSIT AMOUNT
50% of trip cost. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

TYPICAL AIRFARE
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Ground transfers in Guayaquil and on San Cristobal
  • Commercial flight between Guayaquil and San Cristobal
  • Two nights accommodation at Oro Verde Hotel
  • Four nights accommodation at Hotel Miconia
  • Breakfast and lunch daily
  • Four days guided fishing (2-4 persons per boat)
  • Fishing tackle (fly anglers must supply their own equipment)

NOT INCLUDED
International airfare, airport arrival and departure tax, national park fee $100, fly-fishing tackle and tips, gifts or other items of a personal nature.

SEASON
Year-round.
November - May are sunny and warm with calm seas.
June - October are cold and cloudy with rougher seas. However, this time offers superb fishing due to the Humboldt current that not only drops the water temperature but carries immense schools of bait on which the striped marlin often feed.

AVAILABLE DATES
Call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

GETTING THERE
Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you will be met and transferred to Oro Verde Hotel. The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your short commercial flight to San Cristobal Island. From there, you will be collected and taken to Hotel Miconia where you will overnight.

CAPACITY
4 anglers

ACCOMMODATIONS
While on San Cristobal Island you will stay at the Hotel Miconia and fish each day (dinner on own). The hotel overlooks the ocean and has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and full restaurant making you stay as pleasureable as possible.

MEALS
A delicious breakfast will be served before you head out for your day of fishing. You will take a break from fishing to have lunch onboard. Dinner is on your own, either at the hotel restaurant or in the town.

SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)

Day 1: Arrival in Guayaquil: Your adventure will begin when you land at the airport in Guayaquil. After clearing customs you will be driven to the five star Oro Verde Hotel to spend the night in Guayaquil.
Day 2: Guayaquil-Galapagos. Today you will be transferred to the Airport, where you'll check in for your one-hour flight to the Island of San Cristobal in Galapagos. From San Cristobal Airport, it is a short ride to the Hotel Miconia. After settling in, you can spend the remainder of your day relaxing and preparing for the fishing days ahead or taking an afternoon optional tour around San Cristobal.
Day 3-5: Fishing days begin. After an early wake-up, you will have breakfast and then head out for your day of fishing to the San Cristobal Banks for unparalleled offshore action.
Day 6: Return to Guayaquil. After breakfast this morning you will return to Guayaquil, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Guayaquil.
Day 7: Return home. Transfer to Guayaquil International Airport for your departure flight home.

ENTRY
A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens. Passengers assume all responsibility for carrying proper documentation.

HEALTH
No shots are required Ecuador. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring dramamine if you are prone to sea sickness. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

LANGUAGES
Don't speak Spanish? No problem, the majority of the staff can speak English.

WEATHER
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-90 degrees during the day, but cool down to the 70s in the evening.

TRIP INSURANCE
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travelex may be obtained by calling our office.

PACKING
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

CAVEAT
Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.


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