Marlin - Big Game Fishing Zante

Have you planned your next vacation in Greece already? If not, (or even if so!) don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy exciting angling action in the Ionian Sea! Big Game Fishing Zante will show you some of the hottest fishing spots around the island of Zakynthos.

Captain Yiannis Geladas invites you to join him for this bluewater adventure on board his 32’ Bertram Trojan. She was originally launched in 1985 and fully restored in 2012 – the perfect combination of old-school quality and modern amenities. Her hull design allows for stability and comfort even in open waters while providing you with plenty of room to move around while chasing the bite. You can bring 4 fishing buddies with you on this fishing excursion.

The captain will deftly guide the boat from the flybridge and spot topwater prey from far away. The onboard live bait well will keep your bait fish spry and appetizing long after it’s been caught. There’s also a bed and a kitchen on board, as well as a private bathroom and shower, ensuring your comfort.

Capt. Yiannis will take you after a wide range of pelagic predators in the offshore waters of Greece. You’ll go after Sailfish, Spearfish, Striped and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, as well as Bluefin and other species of Tuna. Mahi Mahi, Skipjack and Albacore Tuna can be kept by clients, other species must be released.

You can also customize all trips to your liking. Want to mix it up with snorkeling or exploring secret caves along the shoreline? No problem!

Book a trip with Big Game Fishing Zante today and spice up your next visit to Greece!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $1,166
    up to 5 persons
    The fishery is only 10 minutes away so you'll get plenty of time on the water with this full day trip. You can target the prestigious Bluefin Tuna, various Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack and Albacore Tuna, as well as anything else that takes the bait
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $1,066
    up to 5 persons
    This extended half day trip will put you up against a wide range of species in the Ionian Sea like Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, as well as various Tunas. The captain will supply you with all the required tackle and safety equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $910
    up to 5 persons
    Extend your stay on the water a little longer with this 6-hour trip. The catch list has Skipjack, Albacore, and Bluefin Tuna on it, as well as various species of Billfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $844
    up to 5 persons
    Head out into the waters off the coast of Zakynthos and target a variety of species on this 5-hour trip. You'll go after various Tunas, Spearfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and whatever else takes the bait.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Striped)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

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

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:
Cash

About the Captain

Yiannis Geladas
Zakinthos, Greece
Member since May 2015
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Captain Yiannis Geladas has a lifetime of fishing behind him – he's been fishing since he was 2 years old, that makes almost 6 decades of angling. He started his professional relationship with fishing after he graduated from the Marine college and signed onto a cruise ship as a chef when he was 18. That career has allowed him to go on fishing all across the world. One of his proudest catches was a 1045 lb Black Marlin off the coast of Madeira. Capt. Yiannis just loves fishing very, very much, it's as simple as that! He's keen on sharing his passion for angling with every single person that comes on board.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.58
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Imre A.
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 5.00
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We were satisfied with the extraordinary service. Highly recommend this trip with Captain Yiannis and his crew. We will come...
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Lesley P.
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 5.00
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Thank you Yiannis and Manthos

June 2, 2015
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...
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Big Game Fishing Zante is a must

May 31, 2015
Fantastic day fishing in Zante. Lost one fish but the other made up for it. Superb trip. Yiannis and Manthos are great people....
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Viktoria C.
Sofia, Sofia-Capital
 3.33
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VERIFIED   September 9, 2018
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