Marlin - Big Game Fishing Zante

Main Harbour Road
Zakynthos, Greece

With the global warming, our waters which are only 250 miles away from Africa have become a lot warmer. As a result of that many species such as Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Short & Long Bill Spearfish have entered our waters.

The Ionian Sea is very well known for the quantity of swordfish and many other varieties of tuna.

We welcome everybody! First time seasoned fishermen and children. Give them a chance to get hooked on fishing and experience the magic of the sea.

Also get the chance to tag and release a billfish and put down your name on the release form!

As far as the business is concerned we are very professional, but as people we are very friendly and our hospitality is more than you can expect. Hope to see you on board.

I Captain Yiannis Geladas have decided to turn my passion for fishing into a new profession. With this business I can give those who visit the Island the chance to try the magic of Big Game Fishing.

I have been fishing since I could stand on my own two feet, my family had a little wooden fishing boat which I used to fish with rod and line, spear fishing and long lines. I have also had vast experience of fishing in International waters as I was a Chef on Cruise Liners all over the World. I have been Big Game Fishing constantly for over 25 years, catching Swordfish, Tuna and Dorado to name but a few.

My boat will be the first licensed professional Big Game Fishing Boat on the Island. I can not tell you tales of all the big fish I have caught as this was for my personal pleasure not a commercial venture. I will endeavour to make your day as pleasurable and memorable as I possibly can.

If fishing is not your passion then I also offer personal charter trips to visit our beautiul Island. You can swim in our beautiful crystal clear waters, spot the endangered Loggerhead Turtles, visit the Blue Caves and visit the most photographed Shipwreck on the planet.

Welcome aboard Marlin!

With the global warming, our waters which are only 250 miles away from Africa have become a lot warmer. As a result of that many species such as Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Short & Long Bill Spearfish have entered our waters.

The Ionian Sea

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1075 private charter
  • 7 Hour Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 925 private charter
  • 3/4 Day - 6 Hour Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • Half Day - 5 Hour Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 675 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Trojan () originally built in 1985, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 220HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

32 ft
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Yiannis Geladas
Zakynthos, Greece
Member since May 2015
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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After our trip out on Sunday Yiannis invited us to his apartments at Borsalino on the Moday for a birthday Barb B. Q for Mike and one of his other guests. It was fresh Tuna Steaks all round from our magnificent tuna caught the day before.
Yiannis and his wife Elena put on a spread fit for a King. The food was a gormet delight. Tuna, Greek salad, chips, bread and dressings. With plenty of wine to wash it down.
Yiannis has 2 other holiday makers interested in a trip,so Mike and I jumped at the chance and joined them on the Tuesday morning 2nd June 2015.
The sun was just coming up and the sea was slight with a little bit of fetch on the water and off we went. After a couple of hours the sea state dropped and we were all watching for signs of fish. A few birds were around but not much else. Then suddenly 2 Ray fish flew out of the water and it was a fantastic sight. After a while things started to happen. And although not a screaming reel strike we had a fish on. Gerry took the rod and soon we had a short bill spear fish appearing through the clear blue water. The colours were amazing. We brought the fish in tagged it and released it back in a matter of a minutes and off it swam. We were all thrilled. As the day went on we saw activity on the water and the tuna were in a feeding frenzy. We headed that way and after a couple of strikes which we lost a reel stared to scream. We had one on. With a lot of hard work and a joint effort we landed our tuna. Not as big as the one we caught a couple of days ago but big enough. It was about 60-80kg at a guess. We continued to fish for a while. Following the tuna and watching then come right out of the water. We had another strike but whatever it was managed to snap the rig. Time was up and with a happy set of customers we set off back to port.
Thank you Yiannis and Manthos for yet another brilliant day big game fishing in Zante. See you again soon we hope.
Lesley and Mike Pickles.

Fished June 2, 2015
Yiannis Geladas (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 12, 2015

Thank you very much lesley for you kind words .hope to see you again in September.

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Fantastic day fishing in Zante. Lost one fish but the other made up for it. Superb trip. Yiannis and Manthos are great people. Everything you could ask for. Mike and I went out with them last year and caught a small tuna but this trip was the trip of a lifetime. Would recommend a trip out on Marlin anytime. Big Game Fishing Zante is a must.

Lesley and Mike Pickles.

Fished May 31, 2015
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