Mako Madeira Sportfishing

If you’re looking for big battles with an experienced, English-speaking crew and the best equipment available, look no further than Mako Madeira Sportfishing. Offering half and full-day trips targeting Madeira’s many big game and bottom species, these guys have the skills and the can-do attitude to get you on that fish of a lifetime.

Spend the day aboard the “Mako”, a 19’ Boston Whaler Outrage centre console with room aboard for up to 3 guests. The boat is rigged and ready for action against the ocean’s top predators. Her high-tech Lowrance GPS and fishfinder will put you on the fish while her outriggers, downriggers, and fighting chair make sure you bring it in.

How you fish depends on when you visit. In the summer, you’ll be going after Blue and White Marlin and a variety of Tuna species with Black Magic stand-up harnesses. You need to be experienced and in good shape to be able to handle this equipment. You can also troll for Wahoo, Bluefish, Barracuda, and smaller species using light tackle in the 25-50-lb range.

Skipper Charlie Smith stocks only the best equipment to make sure you have a productive trip. Everything you need for the fishing itself is included in the price, from quality live bait to fishing licenses for everyone onboard. You’ll be given a range of drinks and snacks to keep you going, and you’ll even get sandwiches or salads on longer trips. All that’s missing is you!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    This full-day trip includes two sessions of 3.5 hours with a lunch break in between (lunch not included). Take on big game species like Blue and White Marlin, as well as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, Barracuda, Snapper, Triggerfish, and so much more. The boat's yours for the whole day, so what you do is up to you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    up to 3 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Madeira's huge variety of game fish on light tackle. Troll for Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper, and Bluefish or jig for Snapper, Triggerfish, and other tasty bottom fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Mackerel (Atlantic)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler Outrage (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

19 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:

About the Captain

Charlie Smith
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since January 2014
Skipper Charlie Smith specializes in catching and releasing the huge Blue Marlin that Madeira is famous for. He also has a reputation for bringing in some massive Tunas, from Bigeye to Bluefin. Madeira has become famous among those in the know for having some of the best big game fishing on the planet. Let Charlie get you on the island's top predators!
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 83%

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Tuna trolling
Norwegian team with a big eye tuna 136kg on the `Razzin Hell\u00b4.
Two big eyes for the birthday boy ! 35kg and 55kg on the 45ft \u00b4Razzin Hell.
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Gabriella B.

Tuna trolling

VERIFIED   May 3, 2016
We where trolling one day I the beginning of May. It Was two weeks to early for most fish species, and there was only tuna...
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