Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $1,075
    The boat can accommodate 7 people, but only a maximum of 6 anglers (observer will pay €50). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $736
    This trip can be either trolling or bottom fishing, depending on your request. There is room on board for 7 people, but there can only be a maximum of 6 anglers at a time (observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $736
    There is room on board for 7 people, but there can only be a maximum of 6 anglers at a time (observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included. This trip will be trolling or bottom fishing, depending on your request.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $736
    Summer night fishing for up to 6 anglers (there is room for 7 passengers, observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $566
    This trip can be trolling or bottom fishing, depending on the request of the clients. A maximum of 7 people can fit on the boat, but there can only be a maximum of 6 anglers at a time (Observer will pay €50). Bait, snacks, lunch and drinks are included.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $407
    This trip can be either trolling or bottom fishing, depending on the request of the client. A maximum of 7 people can fit on the boat, but there can only be a maximum of 6 anglers at a time (Observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $407
    On this trip you will be trolling or bottom fishing, depending on your request. Seven passengers can fit on the boat, but there can only be a maximum of 6 anglers at a time (Observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included.
  • Shared trip
    Night Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $407
    Night fishing. The boat can accommodate up to 6 anglers (there is room for 7 passengers, observer will pay €35). Bait, snacks, and drinks are included. This trip is available from June to September.
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About the Captain

José Serrão
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
53 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Common Pandora Common Pandora
Dentex Dentex

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Spearfish (Longbill) Longbill Spearfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
31 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
44%
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Kristina B.
Funchal, Madeira
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Half a day big fish trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on November 26, 2021
The trip started on time. Crew explained everything very well. How it will work when we would have a fish. How to real in what...
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7hr big game trip on our mary

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 5, 2021
Unbelievable!! Captain Jose had us into a 750lb blue marlin within 15 mins of the harbour!! 1hr and 20 mins later we got her...
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Belp, Bern
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All day with Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Shared on November 10, 2021
I would say just ,thank you to Captain and Crew for a amazing day on boat. You made my day special. High recomended.
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Fishing with José

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on November 11, 2021
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Porto, Porto
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Full Day big game fishing and bottom fishing combined

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 6, 2021
What a fabulous day, thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend. We planned the trip as a surprise for a 60th birthday...
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FAQs about Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary

Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary offers the following trips to customers:
  • €180 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared (4 hours)
  • €180 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared (4 hours)
  • €180 per person - Night Trip - Shared (4 hours)
  • €250 per person - Full Day Trip - Shared (7 hours)
  • €650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - Night Trip (4 hours)
  • €950 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen (Small oven to cook when we do full days trip)
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Beastmasters, TLD)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Salad, fruit, crackers, tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Drinks (Water, soda, beer.)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Customers dont need this, we have a fishing lisence)
  • Lunch (Comes with full day trip only*)

Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary offers the following 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.)

Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Must specify if you'd like this type of fishing.)
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Must specify if you'd like this type of fishing.)

Top targeted fish species with Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Common Pandora
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo