Blue Hunter Fishing Charters Mindelo

If you’re looking to explore the mesmerizing volcanic island of Cape Verde from a unique perspective, fishing in Mindelo is what you should do. This colorful port town has an incredible nightlife, great music, breathtaking mountain scenery, and diverse marine life. It also has Blue Hunter Fishing Charters Mindelo, specializing in professional nearshore and offshore guided trips.

Captain Manuel Viana is the 2010, 2011, and 2015 Portugal Big Game Fishing Champion with over 22 years of experience. He loves teaching his customers as much as he likes breaking records!

Spend an incredible day aboard his 43’ Riviera offshore sportfishing boat powered by twin 660 HP Caterpillar engines. This fishing machine can take up to 6 anglers with 4–5 rods in the water at the same time.

The boat comes with a big flybridge from which the clients can see all the action. It also features 2 restrooms, one in the front cabin and another in the salon. On board, you’ll also find a kitchen and beds. The boat features outriggers, a fighting chair, a livewell, ice-boxes, top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, and even a TV and AC.

Your trip will start from Sport Fishing Club Mindelo with a safety check after which you’ll set sail. The captain usually covers the area between islands of Sao Vicente and Santo Antao and then goes further out if necessary.

He’ll take you Blue Marlin fishing at one of the top spots of the world. Light trolling and vertical jigging for other species are also available. Jigging can be especially effective when targeting monster Amberjack. Your catch list might also include Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo.

Billfish are catch and release only, but you can keep other species. You can take the catch back to the Mindelo Fishing Club where there’s a really nice restaurant which will cook and serve it.

You’ll be provided with all the gear, bait, and food/drinks. Fishing licenses are not required.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Blue Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This 8-hour trip will have you focusing on the most wanted A-lister of the area – the Blue Marlin. The captain will do everything he can for you to go home with brag-worthy stories.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Light Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    On this 7-hour trip, you'll be light trolling for all the other species except Blue Marlin. Depending on the bite, this can include Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Amberjack.

About the Captain

Manuel Viana
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Manuel Viana is the Portuguese Big Game Fishing Champion of 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2019, and vice-champion of 2018. He's the winner of many major big game fishing tournaments in Portugal. Manuel has had several huge catches, such as an 820 lb Mako Shark, a 960 lb Blue Marlin, and an 800 lb Bluefin Tuna he caught last season. Captain Manuel has 22 years of experience fishing for big game species, as well as the international experience in some of the best fishing spots in the world. He spends half his year fishing in Portugal and another half in Cape Verde. Marlin are his favorite fish, and he’s really passionate about getting his customers their first big catch. He says it’s truly amazing seeing someone catch their first Marlin. The captain is also all about teaching his customers the proper fishing techniques and providing excellent service.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Riviera (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 660HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

43 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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:
Bank Transfer

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