Meet your Crew of Yacht Agents in the Galapagos

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Javier Plua Rizzo

Javier was raised in the Galapagos Islands and has a deep familiarity with the entire archipelago. He studied Environmental Tourism and is a certified naturalist guide through the Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos. Javier is an official yacht agent licensed by the Navy of Ecuador. He is also a member of the South Pacific Sailing Network and a Cruising Station Host for the Seven Seas Cruising Association.


After more than 10 years of experience within the yachting industry and working alongside other yacht agents in the Galapagos, Javier decided to branch out with the goal of better serving the visitors who flock to the islands from all over the world.


Thanks to his unique skills and vast knowledge, Javier has built a stellar reputation in the yachting world and in the local community. His dedication to preserving the beauty of the marine reserve and sharing the rare experiences that are only available in the Galapagos is admirable.


Javier leads the team at Yacht Agents Galapagos. The mission of this company is to ensure reliable yacht services, efficiency with cruising permits and clearance formalities, and smooth entry into the Galapagos. The agents also develop customized itineraries and arrange private guided tours on land and underwater.

Danny Buenaño

Co-founder of Y.A.G.

Licensed and highly skilled yacht agent, he processes the paperwork and all formalities with the government offices in Galapagos, he also manages the logistics and operations for fueling.
He loves to catch some rays sailing his own Laser XD in Academy Bay and Wreck Bay.