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 - Nov 1
    $986
    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 - Dec 31
    $928
    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 - Nov 1
    $754
    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 - Dec 31
    $696
    Trolling inshore for the speedy and powerful Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $522
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $464
    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
    $464
    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
13 Fishing Reports
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12 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

Calheta Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Bottom Fishing Fun with Flipper II Madei
Bottom Fishing Fun with Flipper II Madei
October 14, 2021
So with the Marlin season coming to an end we are having lots of fun fishing with baits for Pargo, Snappers, Bream, Groupers, Triggers and much more. Its those smiles that make the day and our anglers have all gone home happy after lots of fun catch many different species of fish.
Hammerhead Sharks Flipper II Madeira
Hammerhead Sharks Flipper II Madeira
October 8, 2021
Flipper II decided to get up nice and early and go out and try to catch one of the hammerhead sharks we have seen swimming around the boat during our recent bottom fishing trips. With the sun rising above the island we headed out to the mark we had choosen to fish. Sunrise Madeira Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Early Start Fishing Madeira Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Within just 20 minutes the light came up and we could already see several hammerheads swimming around the boat so we got out the light tackle and concentrated on getting some live baits in the tank. Luckily for us the fish were biting well and it didnt take to long before we had a good selection of baits to choose from. If you click on the link below you will see the hammerheads swimming around the boat. Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. We rigged up two livebaits and sent them swimming and very quickly we had our first take and we had our first shark on the hook. It took a hard run up towards the bow and unfortunatley swam under the anchor line and the line snapped, but it was just the start of the day and we planned not to go home till we had achieved our target. The bites continued and everytime we put out a live bait it wasnt long before the sharks were up on the surface and biting. We had quite a few bitten in half so we played around changing the way we rigged them till we got it right. Now we started to get some success. We hooked up to a fish and it ran like a steam train. Mick took the rod and was enjoying playing her first Hammerhead, hoping that we could get this one to the boat. The fish gave a good fight for its size and was certainly still full of energy along side the boat. First one in the boat today and we were very happy with that. Time to get another…… At the end of the day we ended up with 3 fish to the boat out of 6 hook ups. I lost count of the number of bites we had were the baits were bitten off behind the head but it was a fantastic days fishing which we look forward to repeating soon. 50lb Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. 50lb Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. Calheta
Calheta International Wahoo Festival
Calheta International Wahoo Festival
October 4, 2021
Calheta International Wahoo Festival 9–10 Oct Flipper II will be taking part in the Calheta International Wahoo Festival which is a new even starting this year organised by some of the Captains from the port. The event is run over the weekend fishing Saturday 9th October 2021 2pm - 7pm and Sunday 10th 8am - 1pm Good luck to all. Will post results after the weekend.

Customer Reviews

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Half Day Tuna Fishing
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Tim J.
Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
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Half Day Trip Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing 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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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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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.
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Amazing day with Mick and the crew!!

4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing 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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Half Day Tuna Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening Tuna Fishing Trip on September 23, 2021
Great time with a great crew, Captain Neil French tried just about everything to find the fish, following seagulls and...
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FAQs about Flipper II Madeira

Flipper II Madeira offers the following trips to customers:
  • €400 per group - Evening Tuna Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - Half Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (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