Bitinia Espinoza

Bitinia Espinoza has been guiding groups to the Galapagos and throughout Ecuador since 1991. She graduated from the University of Guayaquil with studies in natural history. Her travels on the lecture circuit on behalf of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station have taken her to the US and other regions. Bitinia lives on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos with her two daughters.

Upcoming Trips:

Galapagos Adventure, December 26, 2014-January 4, 2015
Ultimate Galapagos, March 20-April 5, 2015
Galapagos Adventure, March 20-29, 2015
Enchanted Isles, March 27-April 5, 2015
Ultimate Galapagos, June 26-July 12, 2015
Galapagos Adventure, June 26-July 5, 2015
Enchanted Isles, July 3-12, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Biti was extremely knowledgeable. She knew the answer to every question! She and the ship’s crew were very flexible. Very refreshing. Bill W., Palo Alto, CA Biti Espinoza is a delightful person with an excellent knowledge of the Galapagos and a concern for the environment. We all fell in love with her. Essie H., Santa Monica, CA Bitinia Espinoza was amazing. Her passion for nature was contagious and she communicated well with everyone. Jeffrey L., San Carlos, CA Bitinia is one of the most remarkable women I've ever met. Her knowledge and skill are unfathomable. Her passion and dedication to the Galapagos are inspiring. This was my second Galapagos trip and if I'm ever fortunate enough to take another, I would insist on Bitinia. She is the best, period. Mark T., San Anselmo CA Bitinia is a superb trip leader. Barbara K., Albany OR Bitinia is a passionate advocate for the islands. She made the trip. Lynn B., Portland OR
I cannot imagine there is a person with more knowledge of the Galapagos. Eric W., Hobe Sound, FL
Darwin Cruise
Bitinia was fantastic and certainly helped to make this a truly enjoyable and memorable trip. She is the best! Nena T., Saint Helena, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
Bitinia was a superb guide. I was extremely impressed with both her knowledge, her warmth as a human being, and her dedication to environmental protection. Ruth M., San Francisco, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
Bitinia was a walking encyclopedia! Her knowledge of the area was above and beyond. Julie G., Medina, WA
Ultimate Galapagos
REALLY SMART! And lots of fun as well Bonnie C., Oakland, CA
Enchanted Isles
There are not enough superlatives to describe Bitinia as a guide! Amy R., Tempe, AZ
Ultimate Galapagos
Bitinia was a superb guide. Her concern for her islands was evident and shared in a professional but personal way. Gay T., Fort Myers, FL
Galapagos Adventure
Bitinia IS this trip, in her own right a Galapagos treasure. It would not be the value it is without her. Rae Ann W., Fort Myers, FL
Galapagos Adventure