Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary

Marina Do Funchal
Funchal MA, Portugal

Madeira Big Game Fishing welcomes you aboard “Our Mary” for your choice of deep sea fishing or bottom fishing. You can book the boat for your entire family or join a shared charter and make new friends. A wide variety of fish are biting in these waters—come see what you’ll reel in next!

“Our Mary” is a custom built English style boat powered by a 212 HP Ford Cyber engine. She comes equipped with everything you need for sport fishing in Madeira, including a fighting chair and top-of-the-line equipment. Fishing gear is provided for you, featuring Shimano and Penn rods, Shimano Tiagras, Beastmasters and TLD reels, and a wide variety of lures made by the likes of Moldcraft, Sadu, Bart Miller, Williamson, Melton, Tinker, Marlin Magic and Black Bart.

This vessel is just as prepared to cater to your comfort. As many as seven passengers can enjoy a large cockpit, where a complimentary buffet lunch is served on full day trips. Air conditioning and an onboard toilet ensure that you will not sacrifice you basic comfort while away from shore.

Guiding your experience is Captain José Serrão. He was born in Madeira and returned to the sport fishing business here in 2000 after spending time abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. His knowledge of these waters combined with his worldly experience give him the professional insight to help you land some of the most prestigious fish.

While fishing the beautiful waters of Madeira with Capt. José you can choose between deep sea fishing and bottom fishing. Chase after legendary trophies such as Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi, or fish the depths for Red Snapper, Amberjack, and huge Sting Rays. During summer you can also come aboard to target some of these species at night.

Madeira Big Game Fishing provides refreshments and all the gear you need. You may speak with the captain regarding any fish you would like to keep.

Come aboard “Our Mary” today and enjoy fishing Madeira!

Madeira Big Game Fishing welcomes you aboard “Our Mary” for your choice of deep sea fishing or bottom fishing. You can book the boat for your entire family or join a shared charter and make new friends. A wide variety of fish are biting in these


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  • Full Day Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 1119 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 766 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 766 private charter
  • Night Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 742 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Shared
    7 hour trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 271 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Night Trip - Shared
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 206 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 206 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 206 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mitchel (Motor yacht) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 212HP Ford Cyber engine.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Must specify if you'd like this type of fishing.
Offshore Fishing
Must specify if you'd like this type of fishing.
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Must specify if you'd like this type of fishing.
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Marlin (Striped)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Spearfish (Shortbill)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Small oven to cook when we do full days trip
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, Beastmasters, TLD
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Salad, fruit, crackers, tuna, chicken, etc.
Drinks
Water, soda, beer.
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Customers dont need this, we have a fishing lisence
Lunch
Comes with full day trip only*
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Must be accompanied by an adult
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Speak to the captain if you wish to keep your catch
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

José Serrão
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Member since October 2014
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in May, 1973. At the age of 15 he emigrated to South Africa with his family, living in Cape Town for 12 years and working for commercial fishing in the area. In the year 2000, he returned to Madeira Island and has since been working as a captain for Madeira Big Game Fishing Company aboard the vessel "Our Mary."
Response time: 32 hours
Response rate: 25%

Funchal Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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The captain and the crew was extremly professional. Unfortunately we didn’t catch any fish but we enjoyed a lot!

Fished October 5, 2017
José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 8, 2017

Thank you Dear Eva was our pleasure have you with us.
Hope next time we catch a big price.

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Marlin we’re not in season nor were tuna we should’ve bottom fished. But we’re not given the option, we basically went on a boat ride knowing we were not going to catch any fish.I read the same thing on the review and that’s exactly what we got. I would not have gone on the boat had my daughter not given it to me as a suprised gift.it was a waste I feel sorry for my daughter spending that kind of money on me and not having a good time. On the same trip was my brother, his daughter payed for his trip and my son-in-law who wanted to bottom fish. Two people were on the boat just for a boat ride and the other two husband and wife would’ve loved to bottom fish because we were talking to them. The captain never offered us to go bottom fishing we just trolled around for four straight hours.  We were all talking about it. It was a shame, it was like he just wanted to kept on trolling around. We all should’ve said something but we thought he would offer to switch to bottom fishing at some point but he didn’t .It just felt like if he drives us around he did his part, the fish weren’t biting and have a good day and that’s the end of it. That was a shame .

Fished September 28, 2017
José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 10, 2017

Unfortunately I saw this negative comment last night. This morning I called the captain to see what happened because Our Mary has implemented basic rules and one of them is to ask the to the group if the would like bottom fishing, trolling fishing, or a little bit of both before going out to sea.
At the end of every trip we use to ask our clients how they enjoyed the trip, and this specific client said, “My daughter bought this trip as a gift, and she bought it very rushed without looking at the details, I didn’t fish how I wanted to and we didn’t catch anything.” (This is what our customer said at our office.) When there are different people on a open trip, we do what the majority of the clients would like whether it’s bottom fishing, or trolling, or both, and this sometimes leaves one person unsatisfied and not getting what they want because everyone else on the boat chose something else. We recommend that you book a private 4 hour charter, or a open 7 hour charter, so that you have more time and opportunities to fish the way you would like to fish, bottom, trolling, or a little of both.

Thank you

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Second trip out on Our Mary, sadly no fish on either occasion.
Good Captain, tried his best, had to return one member of the party back to port with severe sea-sickness (or was it the previous evenings alcohol).

Will book again for next year.

Paul Gadd

Fished June 22, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Mr Barry catches

October 02, 2017

This week we were blessed with Mrs Barrys visit for some days those trips was espectacular and productive with up to 70 pound eels, wahoos and sting race . We will see you soon Read Full Report →