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Private Fishing Excursions

Private Fishing Excursions

Yachtgala is passionate about facilitating eco-friendly adventures, supporting purveyors of the local culture and promoting awareness for traditional ways of life in the Galapagos Islands.

Here, you have the special chance to experience the waters around the Galapagos with a private guided fishing excursion. Leisure, recreation and sport fishing is not allowed in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the fantastic alternative is called “vivencial fishing.”

Vivencial Fishing

Join Yachtgala for a tour to the best and most beautiful fishing areas of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Here, you can try your hand at the now famous traveling experience called “pesca vivencial,” meaning ‘fishing for life.’

These are day trips on the water focused on teaching participants the techniques of traditional Galapagos fishermen. It is truly an artisanal activity. For these private fishing excursions, you are invited on board a local fisherman’s personal boat and equipped with fishing gear authorized by the Galapagos National Park management.

The Difference Between
Vivencial & Sport Fishing

Pesca vivencial activities are developed exclusively by the local fishermen in Galapagos. They are subject to special fishing regulations issued by the Galapagos National Park. Fishing excursion guides are required to have a valid tourist operation permit issued by the Galapagos National Park management.

• Each boat can carry a maximum of 10 passengers on board.
• Trolling, jigging, popping fly fishing are permitted.
• Underwater fishing and spearfishing is not.
• Required fishing license and permit must be renewed annually.
• Fishing hours are restricted: 5:00am - 7:00pm.
• The boat must be limited in size: maximum size 7.5 to 12.5 mt.; and power: maximum of two engines up to 300hp each.
• Fishers must avoid catching sharks and rays.
• All billfish which must be released unharmed.
• In a single excursion, fishers are limited to extracting 50 lbs.
• Any fish caught cannot be sold commercially.

Luxury Tour Extras

This experiential fishing day trip can be combined with special extras. Galapagos luxury travel planning specialists will assist you in choosing the perfect recreation and destination. Options include tranquil sandy beaches, clear snorkeling area for underwater exploration, swimming, “panga” rides and more.
Yes, you can experience all the emotions that come with sport fishing in this unique area. Though you must be accompanied by a local expert. The local pesca vivencial guides are licensed operators who bring you onboard their boat for a unique, exciting experience.
Learn more about this amazing eco adventure in the Galapagos. Contact Yachtgala for more information.


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