Let Grand Holiday Tours create an unforgettable atmosphere of coastal fishing in the water of the Atlantic Ocean near island Madeira. The highly experienced crew specializes in different types of techniques: light tackle, bottom fishing, jigging, heavy tackle, trolling, and was a repeated participant and prize-winner of Big Fishing Game.

The adventure starts aboard the 27’ Jeanneau Merry Fisher motor yacht, fully rigged with the best fishing tackle and electronics around. The boat is equipped with the battle station, outriggers, Shimano reels from 50 lbs to 130 lbs for trolling, Daiwa and Shimano electronic reels for jigging and bottom fishing. As well as the GPS system and fishfinder give the higher chances for success to get the biggest catch.

Their BZU motor yacht was built in 2010 and was equipped exactly for ocean fishing in 2014. Powered by a Nanni Diesel 200 HP engine, this vessel saves your time getting out to the best spots for fishing with a speed of 22 knots.

There is all the equipment offered for the catch of your dreams in the boat, you can expect the species like Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Barracuda, Grouper, Amberjack, and many others. The crew of the yacht gladly will proceed with the cleaning and the filleting the fresh fish to take away with you and share the best recipes for each. As an extra option, they can make plans and prepare your catch by one of the best restaurants in the marina.

Beverage and snacks are included in the price.

Join the Grand Holiday Tours crew and enjoy your unforgettable experience of fishing in the Atlantic Ocean!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $448
    If you don't have the time for a full day adventure, this is the trip for you. Head out on the water for 4 hours and target nearshore and offshore species, such as Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Bonito, Snapper, and many more. Your fishing equipment is covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $448
    If you don't have the time for a full day adventure, this is the trip for you. Head out on the water for 4 hours and target nearshore and offshore species, such as Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Bonito, Snapper, and many more. Your fishing equipment is covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $814
    This 8-hour adventure will take you to deep offshore spots where you can get your hands on Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Amberjack, and many more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
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About the Captain

Victor Ponosov
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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20 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2020
Captain Victor has 32 years of experience in fishing in various conditions and types. In addition to sea fishing in Norway, Portugal, Panama, Spain, and the Dominican Republic, the captain has extensive experience in river and lake fishing in places such as Siberia, the Far East, Vladivostok, Murmansk region, and Central Russia.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Jeanneau Merry Fisher 8 (Motor yacht) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Nanni Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Calheta to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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George A.
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Full day with captain Victor and antonio

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 18, 2022
Booking the full days charter at short notice was always a challenge. After speaking to Victor a time to collect me and take...
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David S.
Calheta, Portugal
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Half day morning trip with captain Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 9, 2022
We were picked up from the place we where staying in ar Rosario in Sao Vicente by Victor the captain himself. He took us to...
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Yulia N.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Half day of successful fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 21, 2022
Captain Victor is worth trusting! The day before my trip, Captain Victor called me and asked about my fishing preferences,...
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Paul M.
London, United Kingdom
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Half day trip with Captain Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 31, 2022
Had a fantastic afternoon with captain Victor on his boat. Unfortunately the fish were not biting but victor tried so...
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Oto B.
Funchal, Portugal
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Fishing with Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 9, 2022
Captain Viktor is the biggest dude.  We couldn’t catch anything for 4 hours.  He did not give up and watched the sea through...
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FAQs about Grand Holiday Tours

Grand Holiday Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • €440 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • €440 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • €800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Grand Holiday Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Grand Holiday Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Grand Holiday Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Grand Holiday Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Grand Holiday Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Wahoo