Mahi Sportfishing Puglia

Mahi Sportfishing offers you a remarkable day on the water. Whether you want to have an aperitif on the sea or an adrenaline-pumping fishing trip: They are the ones for you!

The Captain is Fernando Rosiello, a very experienced fisherman who was trained by the best IGFA captains from all over the world. He has seen it all: Blue Marlins, giant Tunas, and even bigger Sharks. He also won first place at the Martinique Blue Marlin Sportfishing Competition in 2012! The whole crew speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.

They run trips year round but the best season is during summer. This is when Mahi Mahi and Tuna swim in from the ocean to breed, so it’s the best period to target them, as they’re very hungry and often swim only a few miles offshore. It’s pretty common to catch up to 30 or 40 fish per day during July and August.

In terms of sportfishing, the Adriatic Sea has always been kind to the fishermen, so you’re very unlikely to return home without any catch. The captain usually goes anywhere from 2–35 miles offshore. The most common techniques are trolling and jigging (slow-pitch) but he’s well-versed in other techniques as well.

The captain will provide gear and he invested a lot of funds in making sure it’s all top notch equipment. The boat includes a minibar, local snacks, sandwiches (included in price), and the captain will even take care of the fishing licenses. Fish cleaning is also included. Tips are not included in the price!

Mahi Sportfishing can arrange lots of different experiences! They can take you snorkeling, show you all the wonders of the Apulian coastal area while you enjoy a glass of wine, and give you the best rod-bending action! Simply make sure to book a trip long enough to fit all of these exciting activities!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Bluefin Tuna Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,257
    Welcome to the most exclusive deep sea fishing trip! This is the Big Game! Big Bluefin Tunas are waiting for you. On this trip, you will have the possibility to see Bluefin Tunas feeding and you will have a chance to catch them. Mini bar is included in the tour.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Bluefin Tuna Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,019
    Welcome to the most exclusive deep sea fishing trip! This is the Big Game! Big Bluefin Tunas are waiting for you. On this trip, you will have the possibility to see Bluefin Tunas feeding and a chance to catch them. Mini bar is included in the tour.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $1,663
    These are 8 hours of offshore fishing. The techniques we usually use are live bait trolling, drifting and high speed trolling. There many fishes waiting for you, so welcome to the Big Game! In this trip, mini-bar on board is included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Adriatic Sea Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,366
    You will have all the boat for you for 8 hours. The Captain and the skipper will be there to help you and to guarantee your safety. During this day, you can do light fishing, swim into the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, listen to some music while relaxing on board. We will provide you all the necessary equipment. We will also provide you an on board Apulian typical lunch: The traditional Apulian Focaccia!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $1,188
    This is a trip of 4 hours of offshore fishing. The techniques we usually use are live bait trolling, drifting and high speed trolling. There many fishes waiting for you, so welcome to the Big Game! In this trip, mini-bar on board is included.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $1,247
    Don't miss 8 hours of inshore fishing. We can suggest the best techniques, depending on the season and day. We usually do bottom fishing, live bait trolling and coastal trolling. There are many fishes waiting for you. In this trip, mini-bar on board is included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $950
    Book 4 hours of inshore fishing! We can suggest the best techniques, depending on the season and day. We usually do bottom fishing, live bait trolling and coastal trolling. There are many fishes waiting for you. In this trip, mini-bar on board is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Adriatic Sea Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $831
    You will have all the boat for you for 4 hours. The Captain and the skipper will be there to help you and to guarantee your safety. During this day, you can do light fishing, swim into the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, listen to some music while relaxing on board. We will provide you all the necessary equipment. We will also provide you an on board Apulian typical lunch: The traditional Apulian Focaccia!
  • Private trip
    Snorkeling in the Apulian Waters
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $891
    This is 5-hour excursion. You will stay inshore with the possibility to swim in the wonderful Apulian waters. While snorkeling, you can encounter many marine creatures. The most common are: Octopus Moray, eel Conger, eel Starfish, Grouper, sea urchins, Hermit crab, Stone crab, Spirographs, Redfish, Barracuda, Bluefish, Sardine, Mackerel, Stingray...Light fishing is also added to the trip. Mini bar, lunch and snorkeling equipment are provided by the charter. Enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Onboard Aperitif – Evening
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $837
    This is a 3-hour excursion! In this excursion you will experience the beauty of the Apulian coast. You will have a taste of the Apulian traditional aperitif, which consists exclusively of Apulian wine and local snacks. You'll also have the possibility to choose your favorite music in advance. This trip is a true Italian romantic experience mixed with light fishing and sometimes even see some dolphins!
  • Private trip
    Onboard Aperitif – Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $837
    This is a 3-hour excursion! In this excursion you will experience the beauty of the Apulian coast. You will have a taste of the Apulian traditional aperitif, which consists exclusively of Apulian wine and local snacks. You'll also have the possibility to choose your favorite music in advance. This trip is a true Italian romantic experience mixed with light fishing and sometimes even see some dolphins!
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About the Charter Operator

Mahi Sportfishing Puglia
Villanova, Italy
10 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
I started fishing at the age of 2 with my father. Then, the passion started to grow very fast and I traveled all over the world to learn from the best IGFA captains. My favorite technique is high speed trolling. It is fast and very profitable in terms of catches. A lot of adrenaline!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dentex Dentex

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
John Dory John Dory
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Mako (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

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 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 Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Paolo U.
Pompei, Campania
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Una meravigliosa avventura con capitan Fernando Rosiello

8 Hour Trip–Bluefin Tuna Experience on December 3, 2019
Nonostante mi piacesse pescare non ero mai riuscito a dedicare una giornata dedicata alla pesca al tonno Un’esperienza...
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Fabrizio A.
Noale, Veneto
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Full Day Adriatic Sea Experience on April 30, 2020
Wonderfull experience!! Esperienza superlativa con il nostro capitano Fernando! Abbiamo passato una giornata all insegna del...
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John G.
Rome, Latium
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Great trolling day!

4 Hr – Speed Trolling/Spinning on April 3, 2019
We were 3 clients (me, my girlfirend and my son) and we chose fast trolling for 4 hours. We caught several bonitos and...
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Nadia R.
Naples, Campania
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Esperienza indimenticabile

On board aperitif-Afternoon on February 20, 2020
Abbiamo prenotato un aperitivo al tramonto. Spettacolare! Abbiamo degustato ottimi prodotti locali e abbiamo anche avvistato...
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Gilda C.
Torre Del Greco, Campania
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Esperienza fantastica!

4 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 14, 2019
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FAQs about Mahi Sportfishing Puglia

Mahi Sportfishing Puglia offers the following trips to customers:
  • €555 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - Onboard Aperitif – Morning (3 hours)
  • €555 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - Onboard Aperitif – Evening (3 hours)
  • €600 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - Snorkeling in the Apulian Waters (5 hours)
  • €600 per group, additional €100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Adriatic Sea Experience (4 hours)
  • €650 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • €850 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • €850 per group, additional €200 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • €1,000 per group, additional €150 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Adriatic Sea Experience (8 hours)
  • €1,150 per group, additional €250 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • €1,400 per group, additional €300 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip–Bluefin Tuna Experience (4 hours)
  • €1,650 per group, additional €250 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip–Bluefin Tuna Experience (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mahi Sportfishing Puglia, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Mahi Sportfishing Puglia include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Mahi Sportfishing Puglia offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Mahi Sportfishing Puglia offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mahi Sportfishing Puglia include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • John Dory
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)