Flipper II Madeira wishes you a warm welcome to Calheta, Madeira, one of Portugal’s prime angling destinations. From inshore and nearshore fishing to offshore spots to reefs, wrecks, and flats, you’ll definitely find a fishing option you’ll have lots of fun with. Skipper Mick French is an expert in these grounds and will make sure you have a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Your journey begins on a 29’ Benatau Antares saltwater fishing boat. It’s powered by a twin 200 HP Volvo Penta engine and can sit up to 4 guests. Its navigation system is comprised of all the modern GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar technology. The various onboard facilities are comfortable and include a flybridge, kitchen, toilet, shower, and beds. The boat also well-equipped for fishing. There are outriggers, downriggers, spearfishing gear, a fighting chair, and livewell. You can also use the refrigerator and ice-box. In case you need any help, there will be a first mate to address your needs.

There’s a great variety of fish to catch in Calheta. To mention just some of the species, you can go after Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Trevally, and Snapper. Using both light and heavy tackle, you and the skipper will catch them by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as drift fishing. You can keep all your catch if you wish, and you’re welcome to bring along your kids on your trip.

Skipper Mick will provide you with all the fishing equipment, bait, licenses, as well as snacks and drinks. Having that said, yours is only to arrive on time and be ready for lots of fun.

Flipper II Madeira is eagerly waiting for you. Come and have an unforgettable day on the water in Calheta!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Coastal Cruise with Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $271
    2 and a half hour trip along the coast of the island with the chance to catch a fish. We will take you on a great cruise of the island with the chance of seeing all the wildlife the island has to offer whilst pulling lures which gives you the chance of going away with dinner. Book up now for the spectacular chance to experience madeira from sea. You will not be disappointed!
  • Private trip
    3 hour Bottom Fishing/Jigging (am)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    US $380
    Fishing with baits or jigs for snapper, pargo, triggerfish, bream, groupers and more
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bottom Fishing/Jigging (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    US $380
    Fishing with baits or jigs for snapper, pargo, triggerfish, bream, groupers and more
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Big Game afishing (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    US $434
    Trolling for tuna, wahoo, mahi etc
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Big Game Fishing (am)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    US $434
    Trolling for tuna, wahoo, Mahi etc
  • Private trip
    Night Squid Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 20
    US $434
    Leaving the marina just before dark and fiahing for squid under lights with squid jigs. Great fun trip on it own or add it on to your muliple booking to secure live baits.
    Targeted fish
    Squid
    Squid
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    US $488
    This is a 4 hour trip where you'll be bottom fishing for a variety of local species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    US $488
    This is a 4 hour trip where you'll be bottom fishing for a variety of local species.
  • Private trip
    Evening Tuna Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $542
    We like to target the Tuna in the evening as they come to the surface to feet as the sun goes down. Fishing at times by trolling lures and sometimes fishing with livebaits when they are available. There are several different species of Tuna here around the island of Madeira including Blue Fin, Big Eye and Albacore.
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Jan 31
    US $542
    The trip includes 4 hours of trolling for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    US $542
    The trip includes 4 hours of trolling for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full day shark fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    US $922
    Drifting with chum for Hammerheads, Mako, Big Eye Threshers and many more of the Shark species to be found in the waters around the island.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $922
    An 7-hour trip that will include bottom fishing for a variety of delicious table fare.
  • Private trip
    Wahoo Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    US $922
    Trolling inshore for the speedy and powerful Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Jan 31
    US $1,030
    You'll be trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, as well as for Wahoo.
    Targeted fish
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Golden Dorado
    Golden Dorado
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 82 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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VERIFIED   Coastal Cruise with Fishing on August 8, 2023
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Benedikt K.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Coastal Cruise with Fishing on August 21, 2023
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Gintautas K.
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM) on April 9, 2024
There are good days and bad days. We were unlucky this time, it was “not a bite day”. But the fishing result is only one...
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What an amazing experience - big fish, big memories, we'll be back for more!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM) on December 17, 2023
What an amazing experience - big fish, big memories, we’ll be back for more! I can’t recommend this lovely couple enough....
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FAQs about Flipper II Madeira

Flipper II Madeira offers the following trips to customers:
  • €250 per group, additional €50 per person after 3 guests - Coastal Cruise with Fishing (2 hours)
  • €350 per group - 3 hour Bottom Fishing/Jigging (am) (3 hours)
  • €350 per group - 3 Hour Bottom Fishing/Jigging (pm) (3 hours)
  • €400 per group - 3 Hour Big Game afishing (pm) (3 hours)
  • €400 per group - 3 Hour Big Game Fishing (am) (3 hours)
  • €400 per group - Night Squid Fishing (3 hours)
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - Evening Tuna Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - Half Day – Big Game Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €850 per group - Full day shark fishing (7 hours)
  • €850 per group - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (7 hours)
  • €850 per group - Wahoo Fishing (7 hours)
  • €950 per group - Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Flipper II Madeira, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed WC
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Flipper II Madeira include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is part of certain trips. When we are fishing using live baits we will spend time catching them. It does not alter the price of the trip )
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Snacks are included in full day trips only. All other trips our customers are free to bring along whatever they may want.)
  • Drinks (We keep plenty of water and soft drinks on board. If you want beers feel free to bring some along in moderation. You need to be alert should that fish of a life time come along.)
  • First Mate (First mate is always available and any tips s down to the customers discretion)
  • Fishing License (All fishing licences are purchased by the boat and included in the price of your trip.)

Flipper II Madeira offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We are lucky to have deep water right outside the harbour. We don’t need to go miles offshore as the fish are found within 3 miles all along the coast.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Flipper II Madeira offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flipper II Madeira include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Mick French
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
38 Fishing Reports
82 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Skipper Mick and her Husband Skipper Neil have been running charter fishing boats for 30 years in the UK. As a couple, they have fished all round the world and have have a passion for big game. Two years ago we packed up our fishing business in UK to fulfill their dream of running their own charter business. Skipper Mick invites you to join her on memorable fishing trips in Calheta in Portugal. She's a seasoned fisherman and cordial skipper who'll take you to the best spots in the area and share all his knowledge and skills to make your fishing experience the best possible.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Benatau Antares (Sportfishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 200HP Volvo penta engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We are lucky to have deep water right outside the harbour. We don’t need to go miles offshore as the fish are found within 3 miles all along the coast.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed WC
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is part of certain trips. When we are fishing using live baits we will spend time catching them. It does not alter the price of the trip
Lures
Snacks
Snacks are included in full day trips only. All other trips our customers are free to bring along whatever they may want.
Drinks
We keep plenty of water and soft drinks on board. If you want beers feel free to bring some along in moderation. You need to be alert should that fish of a life time come along.
First Mate
First mate is always available and any tips s down to the customers discretion
Fishing License
All fishing licences are purchased by the boat and included in the price of your trip.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children are always welcome on board. Under 12 year it is mandatory for them to wear a life jacket. All children are the responsibility of the parents.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Recent fishing reports

Species Galore
Species Galore
May 24, 2024
We took out our friends from New Zealand this morning and despite the bait fisjing being a little slow we managed a different soecies with every hook up. I soon lost count of the amount of different fish we were catching. We decided for the last hour of the trip to pull a few lures and troll. Within 10 mins we had a large shoal of mahi following the boat and we managed to land 2 out of the 4 strikes. The guys even managed a quick swim. Fish all filleted off our friends have gone away yo enjoy a nice bbq
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