Santa Maria Fishing Club

Isolated in the Atlantic, Cape Verde is the ideal location for serious offshore fishing. Hop aboard with Santa Maria Fishing Club and test your skills and strength against some of the ocean’s biggest, most coveted fish. Expect non-stop rod-bending action in crystal clear water.

Who better to show you the incredible fishing on offer than Captain Carlos Chavez and his crew? A veteran of these waters and with over 20 years running charters, Capt. Carlos promises a local experience. His apprentices, Captain Vichon and first mate, learned their trade under Carlos’ guidance. They promise a professional, safe service for all aboard.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 31’ Teaser offshore sportfishing boat. She’ll power you across the deepest waters to the prime fishing spots in no time. She comes fitted with a toilet and bunk, so make yourself at home in the plush confines. Bring your own drinks and snacks on half day trips, or take advantage of the free lunch and cooler full of beverages on 8-hour trips.

You’ll need just 10 minutes to get to the fishing grounds! Fitted with outriggers, you’ll troll the open waters from the get go. Sit back and relax, before leaping into the fighting chair at the sound of the screeching reels as you steady yourself for a thrilling battle.

Get ready for the fight of your life against Tiger Sharks, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and many more predatory monsters. These beasts will do anything to get off the end of your line, so use all your skills and strength to guide them to the boat. Mahi Mahi and Groupers won’t give up without a fight either. Bring your A-game to land these delicious creatures and head back to shore for a tasty treat.

Capt. Carlos will take you to his restaurant, where your catch will be prepared right in front of you. Let the day endure long into the night as you make the most of your Cape Verde holiday. Santa Maria Fishing Club is here to make all your fishing dreams come true. Come and see for yourself!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $781
    up to 4 persons
    Make the most of your time on Cape Verde and spend a full day battling it out with some of the ocean's most prized fish. Test your skills and strength against Tiger Sharks or, when the season hits, try going after Marlin. These majestic creatures will leap out of the water to get off the end of your line, so get ready to be left breathless in more ways than one. You'll troll the open water along with bottom fishing, so you may even land a tasty Mahi Mahi or Grouper too.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $558
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $334
    up to 4 persons
    Start the day in style and head out into the Atlantic with a thrilling fishing trip. Explore the crystal clear water and discover some monster fish, as you try to catch something delicious to take back to shore for lunch. Troll the open waters or bottom fish the shallower spots and get ready for an intense battle against the likes of Amberjack, Sailfish, Wahoo, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $334
    up to 4 persons
    You're on holiday, so treat yourself to a lie-in. There's no reason to miss out on the fun of fishing, so spend your afternoon out on the water all refreshed from a relaxing morning. In fact, the fishing can be even better depending on the tides, so get ready for a thrilling trip to catch some prized fish. Test your skills and strength against monster Marlin and Sailfish, along with Jacks and Wahoo, or fill the boat with tasty Mahi Mahi and Grouper.
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About the Captain

Carlos Chaves
Santa Maria, Cape Verde
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2019
Born 50 meters from the Ocean, Captain Carlos has known nothing but fishing his whole life. A captain of over 20 years, he's been all over the world in pursuit of the biggest fish out there. Having returned home, he loves helping other people live their dream of catching a monster fish. He employs Captain Vichon and a first mate who learned their trade from him. The experienced crew promises to do everything to get you reeling in that fish of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Dusky) Grouper (Dusky)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Teaser (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 180HP BMW engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Santa Maria to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.89
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
17%
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Sue N.
Ribeira Brava, Ribeira Brava
 5.00
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Very enjoyable, highly recommended

VERIFIED   November 3, 2019
From the moment I’d booked to when we went fishing Carlos would quickly answer any questions.  The boat and crew...
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Bruno D.
Noisiel, Île-de-france
 5.00
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Fishing with Carlos

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
Great amateur big game fishing I must admit that I was filled !! The crew is very professional and Carlos the captain...
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Ralph R.
Cabo Verde
 4.33
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Family fishing

VERIFIED   November 20, 2019
We go on a half day trip all family. It was a little bit to windy so the children wasn´t to happy and a little bit bored.
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Per B. C.
Cabo Verde
 4.33
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
We enjoyed the fishing trip. The captain and the crew did a good job. But the toilet facilities were bad.
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Paul C.
Gillingham, ENG
 2.00
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 13, 2020
There was no life jackets or life preservers that I saw. The crews interaction was minimal. We did not catch anything but as...
Paul C. does not recommend Santa Maria Fishing Club
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