Santa Maria Fishing Charter

Santa Maria Fishing Charter is your ticket to an amazing fishing adventure in Cape Verde. Captains Pietro and Napoleon are an amazing duo, that can accommodate guests around the world without the language barrier – they speak English, French, Italian, and Portuguese!

These captains specialize in trolling and fishing for big pelagic fish, such as Tiger Shark, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Rays, Snapper, and many more. If you’re interested in catching Marlin, you’re in the right place – Capt. Napoleon set the Cape Verdean record for Blue Marlin (525 kilograms).

If you go on a trip with your family or someone who doesn’t have a lot of fishing experience, you can do bottom fishing and vertical jigging. You will most likely fish around 10 miles offshore. All Billfish and Sharks are strictly catch and release.

You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Chris Craft offshore boat. This vessel accommodates a group of 4 and has more than enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. She’s powered by a 400 HP Iveco engine, has a kitchen, a bed, and a private toilet. The boat also features navigational equipment, although it may not be necessary, as Capt. Napoleon is also known as “the human fishfinder.”

The captains will provide your fishing equipment, fresh water, and cover your fishing license. Feel free to bring your food, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Santa Maria Fishing Charter is at your service year round. Have a full Cape Verde experience and book your spot with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $713
    Spend a full day targeting Sharks! On this trip, you will most likely have a deckhand to help out. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, you need to make sure to bring your food. Sharks are strictly catch and release.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $476
    All caught Sharks have to be released. The captain will provide your fishing equipment. To ensure an even more successful day, there will be a deckhand joining you on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $416
    Start your day by trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and many more. Check with the captain what bites best in the season and fish on! Your fishing equipment will be provided. Check with the captain where your catch can be cleaned and cooked after the trip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:45 PM
    $416
    Trolling is one of the captain's specialties, so you're sure to have a successful day on the water. Your fishing equipment will be provided. Target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tuna Drifting
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $416
    Go a bit further offshore and drift for Tuna. The captain will help you out if you don't have experience with this type of fishing. He will prepare all of your fishing equipment and make sure you have a great time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Vertical Jigging
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $416
    There's a lot of fish you can catch by jigging and some of them are Wahoo, Amberjack, Trevally, and Sailfish. You will go up to 10 miles offshore. This trip is great if you don't have any fishing experience but want to learn something new.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $297
    Bottom fishing is great if you're not an avid angler and you want to learn the basics. Bring your family along and have a memorable and educational day. The captain will prepare everything you need for fishing, you just need to bring your food and a camera!
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About the Captain

Pietro Scotti
Santa Maria, Cape Verde
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2019
Captain Pietro spent his life working for companies like Nippon Cargo and E-Bay before getting fed up with it and moving to Cape Verde. He now runs his charter business and shares his captain duties with Captain Napoleon. Captain Napoleon is a local who has been fishing since he was 7. He knows the waters like no one else in the area, fishing is second nature to him. Captain Pietro also likes to call his friend “the human fishfinder.”

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Ray Ray
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Chris Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 400HP Iveco engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Alcohol
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Rob F.
Ribeira Brava, Ribeira Brava
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on February 3, 2020
I booked this trip blind from the UK before even visiting the island so i didn’t really know what to expect. A couple of...
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Leo M.
Cabo Verde
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Half day shark fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on February 8, 2020
Amazing, caught a Tigar shark weighing 400lb within the first 30 minutes. Both Captain and crew were very friendly and helpful...
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Cabo Verde
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An amazing day to remember

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) on December 10, 2019
Peitro is your man if you want a serious fishing guide in Cape Verde. Kind, genuine and skilled, Peitro will make sure you...
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Cidade Velha, RS
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM) on July 9, 2019
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FAQs about Santa Maria Fishing Charter

Santa Maria Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • €250 per group - Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €350 per group - Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • €350 per group - Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • €350 per group - Half Day Trip – Tuna Drifting (4 hours)
  • €350 per group - Half Day Trip – Vertical Jigging (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • €600 per group - Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Santa Maria Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Santa Maria Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Wa)
  • First Mate (Not on all trips)
  • Fishing License

Santa Maria Fishing Charter offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Santa Maria Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Santa Maria Fishing Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Ray
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo