Some of the best billfishing on the planet!

Off the Galapagos island of San Cristobal
Black Marlin

The Vessel

On board the VERTIGO II, we have the most experienced crew and captains in the area and they know how to find fish. 25-40 marlin strikes a day are common as well as multiple hookups. Expect to catch striped marlin to 300 lbs. Blue marlin average 400 lbs with much larger ones hooked and black marlin average 450 lbs with some going close to 1000 lbs. Pete Santini personally rigged the VERTIGO II, a 33 foot Ocean Master with brand new 200hp 4 stroke yamaha outboards, outriggers, 8 rod holders, fighting chair, Raymarine L1250 pathfinder, chartplotter, GPS, sonar, fishfinder, Paines Wessex EPIRB, 2 VHF radios and a long distance cellphone with aerial antennae that can call the USA. TheVERTIGO IIis a fish raising machine. A typical charter leaves the dock at 4:30 am and returns between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

We supply lunch on board and usually consists of ceviche, ham, cheese, chips, snacks, pineapple, watermelon and cold sodas and water as well as sashimi if we get a yellowfin or a wahoo. We have an inverter on board so we can cook rice, make coffee etc. We have a bathroom on board. The berth sleeps 3 people with no problem, We have all the best fishing tackle available on theVERTIGO II; accurate Penn and Shimano reels as well as Seeker Shimano and Penn international rods. We have a great supply of proven marlin lures that will tear them up.

Also we have lighter 20 and 30 lb outfits for yellowfin tuna dorado and wahoo as well as almaco jack and dogtoothed tuna and a wide array of tuna birds and lures We also offer spinfishing for busting yellowfin tuna and pacific bonita casting jigs into the foamy white water with birds diving is a unique experience that the average angler won't soon forget.

Additional Tours

We now also offer afternoon yellowfin trips from 4pm -7pm with light tackle or spin gear. Please inquire about our scuba and land tours provided with English speaking guides.


Hotel Bella Vista


Air Conditioning
Private Bathrooms
Hot Water
Cable TV

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The town is a safe place to walk around and visit all the shops and cafes. Internet is available at the cafes and phone booths are every where. In addition to fishing, there is diving, snorkeling, surfing, nature walks, sight seeing, wildlife viewing as well as a couple of nightclubs on the island. We offer land tours as well to Junco lagoon and the tortoise sanctuary as well as the powder white sand beaches.

During the winter months, Pete Santini will be on hand for all tours. He speaks Spanish and can assist you with any communication matters.


We fly Continental from Newark or American from Miami to Guayaquil, Ecuador. We spend the night at the Hotel Oroverde in Guayaquil then we fly on Tame, Aerogal or Icaro airlines on a 737. 1.5 hour flight to San Cristobal where your party will be picked up by one of our crew.


For the full package rates, please contact Pete Santini at:


TEL: 617-381-1997




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Fishing Finatics
90 Main St.
Everett, MA 02149

TEL: 617-381-1997