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!



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  • Private trip
    Coastal Cruise with Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $254
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    $458
    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
    $458
    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
    $483
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    $509
    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
    $509
    The trip includes 4 hours of trolling for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $738
    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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $763
    Trolling inshore for the speedy and powerful Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jan 31
    $865
    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 – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jan 31
    $967
    You'll be trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, as well as for Wahoo.
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About the Captain

Mick French
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
26 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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 (Saltwater fishing) 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
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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (42)
Coastal Trip With Fishing
Coastal Trip With Fishing
Half Day 4 hrs
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
39%
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Clive C.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Coastal Trip With Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Coastal Cruise with Fishing on November 19, 2022
Wow, what a fantastic day, perfect for a couple of old gippers like us who have no experience at all but wanted to try it. Both...
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Rona A.
Heath, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day 4 hrs

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on November 18, 2022
Friday morning 4 hr morning trip. Kudos to Neal and Mick who tried their best for me to have a great time in the water...
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Dominik R.
Vienna, Austria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 6, 2022
It was amazing! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience local fishing techniques...
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Owen S.
Lisbon, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2.5 leisure cruise and fishing with mickey and Neil

VERIFIED   Coastal Cruise with Fishing on August 29, 2022
We had a lovely morning out on Flipper 2 with Neil and Mickey. They made us feel right at home on their boat and talked us...
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Paul W.
United Kingdom
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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In search of the big one.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on June 9, 2022
Meeting Neil, Mickey and Claudio was a pleasure, A bright, enthusiastic and capable crew that feels like a family. The day...
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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 (3 hours)
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €475 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)
  • €725 per group - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (7 hours)
  • €750 per group - Wahoo Fishing (6 hours)
  • €850 per group - 8 Hour Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • €950 per group - Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Flipper II Madeira, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • 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
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Flipper II Madeira offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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