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Bitinia Espinoza

Bitinia Espinoza has been guiding groups to the Galápagos 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 Galápagos 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 Galápagos with her two daughters.

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Client Testimonials

Biti was an absolutely incredible guide. Her depth of knowledge and local experience made this trip unforgettable. Being from the Galápagos, her desire to share her home and preserve its integrity comes through in every excursion. I cannot imagine a better experience.
— Katie L., Rockville, MD
Galapagos Adventure
Biti is an incredible naturalist. There wasn't a question about animals, plants, or geology she couldn't answer.
— Gary G., Grand Junction, CO
Ultimate Galapagos
Bitinia is the most personable and knowledgeable person I have ever met!
— Ela S., New York, NY
Enchanted Isles aboard the Mary Anne
Bitina was amazing. She was a major reason our trip was absolutely wonderful. She seemed to enjoy it as much as we did.
— Kelsie S., Salem, OR
Enchanted Isles aboard the Mary Anne
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
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
There are not enough superlatives to describe Bitinia as a guide!
— Amy R., Tempe, AZ
Ultimate Galapagos
REALLY SMART! And lots of fun as well
— Bonnie C., Oakland, CA
Enchanted Isles
Bitinia was a walking encyclopedia! Her knowledge of the area was above and beyond.
— Julie G., Medina, WA
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 fantastic and certainly helped to make this a truly enjoyable and memorable trip. She is the best!
— Nena T., Saint Helena, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
I cannot imagine there is a person with more knowledge of the Galapagos.
— Eric W., Hobe Sound, FL
Darwin Cruise
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