Lara Jade Sportfishing offers big game fishing trips in the deep waters around Madeira, possibly the best place on earth to fish for Marlin. As well as the island’s monster Blues, you can try your luck against White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Longbill Spearfish, Bluefin Tuna, and so much more. This is not your average fishing charter!

Spend the day aboard a 33’ English-built custom fishing boat. Powered by a 380 HP Cummins engine and equipped with the highest quality equipment, she’s the perfect tool for the job on your quest for giant Blue Marlin. The boat also comes with high-standard safety gear to make your trip fun and worry-free.

Even a half day trip can bring you face-to-face with sea monsters when fishing these legendary waters. Wahoo, Tuna, and even Marlin show up just a couple of casts from shore here. You can battle big game pelagics and be back in time for lunch!

Book in for a full day, and things just get better and better. Spend the whole trip trolling for Billfish. While away the day jigging and bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Can’t decide? Book a combo trip and do both.

Whatever you do, Captain Carmo Rodrigues and his skilled first mate will work hard to put you on the fish. They will set you up with the best equipment for your chosen species, including a selection of lures to tempt in even the fussiest fish.

All Lara Jade Sportfishing charters come with fishing licenses for everyone onboard, as well as snacks and drinks to keep your energy up throughout the day. And with grander Blue Marlin a possibility on every trip, you’re going to need all the energy you can get!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $712
    Spend the morning trolling for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and even Marlin in the deep waters around Funchal. Previous experience is an advantage on this type of trip but you can give it a try even if you're a first-timer.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bottom fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,018
    Drop some lines for Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and more on this productive bottom fishing trip. Your fishing equipment, drinks, and snacks are covered, so you don't have to worry about the preparation.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,018
    Spend half the day trolling and half the day bottom fishing to get the very most out of these incredible waters. Take the best of both worlds and see what works best for you. The crew will make sure you have everything you need.
  • Private trip
    Full day trip - Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,018
    Enjoy a productive day of big game trolling, targeting monster Blue Marlin and Bluefin Tuna, as well as White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Albacore, and Wahoo. Your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are fully covered by the crew.
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About the Charter Operator

Nautisantos - Actividades Desportivas, Lda
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
ID & License verified
13 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2014
Captain Santos is a Billfish fanatic who loves nothing more than a day of big game action on the high seas. He's a strong supporter of safe tagging and release of Billfish to let future anglers enjoy the sport and learn more about these beautiful creatures. Let him show you just how good the fishing in Madeira truly is!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dentex Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Dusky) Dusky Grouper

Boat specs

Cygnus Cy-Fish (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 380HP Cummins engine.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Wilson fishing trip
Full day
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
29%
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Geoffrey C.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day

VERIFIED   Full day trip - Trolling on July 6, 2022
The crew wre very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the fish weren’t playing ball this time, but the crew never gave...
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Claire W.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Wilson fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Combo on August 17, 2022
Our second trip with Lara Jade and another successful outing catching a 50kg tuna. Crew very friendly and couldn’t do enough...
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Susan C.
Dublin, Ireland
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full day trip - Trolling on August 12, 2022
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Mark M.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

3 days fishing

VERIFIED   Full day trip - Trolling on July 28, 2021
Had 3 days fishing on the Lara Jade, the boat was exceptionally well maintained, the fishing equipment was 1st class Penn International...
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Colin S.
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Tuna fishing

VERIFIED   Full day trip - Trolling on October 13, 2022
My rating is influenced by the fact that we didn’t get near any tuna after 7 hours trawling, very disappointing
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FAQs about Lara Jade Sportfishing

Lara Jade Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • €700 per group - Half Day Trip - Trolling (4 hours)
  • €1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Bottom fishing (7 hours)
  • €1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Combo (7 hours)
  • €1,000 per group - Full day trip - Trolling (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Lara Jade Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Radio

Trips booked with Lara Jade Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Lara Jade Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Lara Jade Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lara Jade Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo