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
    Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jan 31
    $962
    You'll be trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, as well as for 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
    $905
    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
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jan 31
    $735
    An 8-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 - Jan 31
    $679
    Trolling inshore for the speedy and powerful Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 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 May 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
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jan 31
    $453
    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 May 1 - Jan 31
    $453
    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
    $453
    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.
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About the Captain

Mick French
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
17 Fishing Reports
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14 Customer Reviews
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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. **hidden content**

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally

Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
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

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 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

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Half Day Tuna Fishing
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
42%
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Tim J.
Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
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Half Day Trip Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 19, 2021
What a great day! This was the best day that we have had so far on the island. Mick and Neil navigated to some plentiful fishing...
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Geoff J.
Geneva, GE
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Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on September 4, 2021
A huge thanks to Neil, Mick and Claudio for what was an awesome long weekend away. We had two days with them out on Flipper...
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Beth D.
Hitchin, England
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Fantastic Trip!

Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on July 23, 2021
Had an amazing day out on Flipper II the captain and crew were amazing and great fun and company.  They were very professional...
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Stephanie C.
United Kingdom
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Amazing day with Mick and the crew!!

4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 10, 2021
What a lovely day we had!  Beautiful sunshine and plenty of fish.  Captain and crew worked hard throughout to teach us how...
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Andre H.
Santana, Madeira
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Half day tuna trip

VERIFIED   Evening Tuna Fishing Trip on October 27, 2021
Mick and Neil made me feel really welcome. The boat is really nice and has more then enough space too fight the biggest...
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FAQs about Flipper II Madeira

Flipper II Madeira offers the following trips to customers:
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - Evening Tuna Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - Half Day – Big Game Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €600 per group - Wahoo Fishing (6 hours)
  • €650 per group - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • €800 per group - 8 Hour Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • €850 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

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