NHA Cretcheu

Ever wondered what it would be like to reel in one of the ocean’s biggest creatures? Let NHA Cretcheu show you how and wonder no more! Based out of Mindelo, Cape Verde, you’ll be on the open waters within minutes chasing some enormous big game fish.

Captain Stuart Simpson has spent more than 10 years chasing Billfish all around the world. After getting his captain’s license in his early 20s, he ran charters out of east Africa, before moving west and now onto Cape Verde. With a string of titles to his name, he’s just the guy to get you reeling in the fish of a lifetime.

Head offshore aboard his 33’ Bertram saltwater fishing boat. There’s room for up to 5 guests, with space for 3 to fish at the same time. She comes fitted with plenty of comfortable seating, a kitchen, toilet, and everything you need for an enjoyable day. Capt. Stuart will provide drinks and snacks, along with a light lunch, so you’ll stay refreshed.

Propelled by a 315 HP Yanmar 6LPA-STP engine, you’ll sail away comfortably to the most productive fishing grounds. Using the outriggers, you’ll troll to entice the bite of your target species, before settling into the fighting chair as you take it in turns to do battle with the sea’s great predators.

Majestic and monstrous, the Marlin will leave you breathless. Get ready for some heavy lifting as you do your utmost to guide them to the boat. Capt. Stuart is passionate about tagging and releasing them, so you’ll practice the most ethical form of fishing on these precious creatures.

Fighting it out with a Tuna or Mahi Mahi will be no mean feat, either. These delicious fish are also known for their fighting skills, so you’ll need to bring your A-game to head back to shore with a tasty treat.

The crew will clean your catch at the end of the trip, and can even fillet it at your request. Head back to a beachside restaurant and watch the sun go down over your own handiwork. Get ready for a thrilling, productive, and memorable experience with NHA Cretcheu.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    Head up to 16 miles offshore in search of the ocean's biggest predators. Try switch baiting as you troll the Atlantic's productive waters, aiming to lure the bite of a leaping, monstrous Marlin, along with delicious Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and some other tough-fighting species. Get ready to settle in for the fight of your life as you battle it out with huge fish, who will do anything to get off the end of your line. Drinks and a light lunch will be provided, so come aboard and get ready for an action-packed day.
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About the Captain

Stuart Simpson
Mindelo, Cape Verde
1 Fishing Report
1 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2018
An avid angler of incredible proportions, Captain Stuart has been chasing Billfish around the world for over 14 years. Having fished from a young age, he became a captain in his early 20s and began running Marlin charters in eastern Africa, before moving to the west coast. He's an expert at all kinds of fishing, but gets his kicks out of switch baiting and looks forward to teaching anglers of all levels the tricks of the trade. He has plenty of trophies to his name, including 2 world records for White Marlin on 2 lb and 4 lb lines, 2 consecutive titles for the Top Release Captain for White Marlin, and 3 Top Release Captains for Blue Marlin.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar 6LP engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

33 ft
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
30lb tackle for Blue Marlin
Heavy Tackle
50's, 80's & 130 Tiagras
Bait & Switch (teaser fishing)
Deep Sea Fishing
Bait & Switch (teaser fishing)


On board toilet & basi
Fighting Chair
Raymarine Axiom 12"Pr
Raymarine Axiom 15"Pro
Forward bed
Seats 4 persons

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
50's, 80's & 130 Tiagra reel, Normic rods to unifor
Live Bait
Pulsator lures (sponsored)
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft lunch, Snacks, Fruits, crips and lots more
Beer, Soft Drinks and Water
First Mate
Sammy Tuva (Kenyan) 18years marlin fishing
Fishing License
Boat is licensed
Samwidges, calm days cooked meals

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
Must be at least 9 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Billfish all released unless World Record fishing


Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Bank Transfer

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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 21, 2022
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FAQs about NHA Cretcheu

NHA Cretcheu offers the following trip to customers:
  • €1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with NHA Cretcheu, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet On board toilet & basi
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Raymarine Axiom 12"Pr
  • Fishfinder Raymarine Axiom 15"Pro
  • Bed Forward bed
  • Flybridge Seats 4 persons
  • Kitchen Upgraded 4 stove cocker, basin & Fridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers 38 foot Lee Riggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with NHA Cretcheu include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (50's, 80's & 130 Tiagra reel, Normic rods to unifor)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Pulsator lures (sponsored))
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew)
  • Snacks (Soft lunch, Snacks, Fruits, crips and lots more)
  • Drinks (Beer, Soft Drinks and Water)
  • First Mate (Sammy Tuva (Kenyan) 18years marlin fishing)
  • Fishing License (Boat is licensed )
  • Lunch (Samwidges, calm days cooked meals)

NHA Cretcheu offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

NHA Cretcheu offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (30lb tackle for Blue Marlin)
  • Heavy Tackle (50's, 80's & 130 Tiagras)
  • Trolling (Bait & Switch (teaser fishing))
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Bait & Switch (teaser fishing))

Top targeted fish species with NHA Cretcheu include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo