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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $928
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $464
    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
    $464
    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
    Light Tackle Tour (3 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $348
    We would like to offer to enjoy the beautiful view of the Madeira island, swim in the Atlantic Ocean and try your luck with the bottom fishing! Book it now!
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About the Captain

Victor Ponosov
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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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)

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

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
Ice Box
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Berthold O.
Funchal, Madeira
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Best Fishing Trip!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 3 hour trip for Bert Ost on October 20, 2021
Unfortunately we only booked a fishing tour for 3 hours. This was great, but now I would Book a longer Tour. Victor and his...
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Tanya V. E.
Figueira Da Foz Municipal, 06
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Great crew to go fishing with!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 16, 2021
We had a great time on board and caught enough fish to keep my 8 years old happy.  We would catch more, but sadly some members...
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Robert M.
Pombal, Leiria
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Half day trip with Captain Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 1, 2021
Fantastic fishing!! Captain Victor and Santini were really friendly, hospitable, helpful and really new what they were doing.
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Marcus P.
Sao Domingos De Rana, Lisbon
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A brilliant day with Captain Victor

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 28, 2021
An amazing day’s fishing with Captain Victor and Santana. Two really nice guys to spend the day with. Captain Victor was...
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Charlotte A.
United Kingdom
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Amazing half day with victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 26, 2021
We had such a great half day fishing with victor and Santana! it was so much fun they were both so welcoming. We felt safe...
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FAQs about Grand Holiday Tours

Grand Holiday Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • €300 per group - Light Tackle Tour (3 hours) (3 hours)
  • €400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - Half Day Trip (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