La Palma Experience – Gatufas

Based out of Tazacorte, on the west coast of La Palma in the Canary Islands, La Palma Atlantic Experience has access to a world-famous big game fishery that provides a great nautical experience year round. Not only are there a great many game fish nearby, but with seas a kilometer deep right next to the coast, you will be in the blue water within minutes of leaving the dock, meaning you can get the most out of every trip.

Fishing aboard the “Gatufas,” a 27’ Astinor offshore sportfishing boat, groups of up to 5 anglers can experience the thrill of big game fishing in the Canary Islands. The boat’s large deck features a fighting chair for tackling the largest of fish, while its air-conditioned interior will allow you to relax in comfort on the way to the fishing grounds.

With seating both on deck and on the flybridge, you will also be able to combine soaking in the stunning views of the island and its marine wildlife with staying close to the fishing action.

A large number of big game fish frequent the waters near La Palma, meaning any trip aboard Gatufas could result in you catching the fish of a lifetime. It will usually take you about 10 minutes to have your lines in the water.

With Bluefin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Bigeye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Swordfish all within easy reach of the island, your trip has the potential to be truly memorable. And with top of the range equipment by well-known brands such as Tiagra, this could be your chance to turn your dreams into reality.

Gatufas can be taken out on fishing trips every day except Saturdays, and the flexible packages allow you and your group to have the boat to yourselves and target your preferred species. All trips include drinks, with cold water, soda, and beer supplied by the company. What else can you ask for a perfect day on the water?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $826
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll have all the time in the world to land your personal best. It will only take you around 10 minutes to get to the best fisheries 1-3 miles from the coast in pursuit of big game species such as Bluefin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Bigeye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $407
    The captain will prepare the boat very early for you on this morning trip. You'll usually start at 9:00 AM, depending on the type of the fishing season. Wahoo, Bigeye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, and many others will be on the menu.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $407
    This 4-hour trip is perfect for those who love afternoon fishing! Depending on the bite, your main targets will be Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Bigeye Tuna, and so much more.
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About the Charter Operator

La Palma Experience
Tazacorte, Canary Islands, Spain
3 Customer Reviews
Member since July 2015
The professional captains at La Palma Experience are masters of the craft of fishing. They know the local waters intimately and have a wealth of knowledge of each fish they target, having studied their habitat and movements, and how they are affected by the weather, the tide, and the season. This means that during your trip you can focus on fishing, while they can be relied upon to get you into the best position to find the species you are hoping to catch. Catering to both experienced fishermen and novices, they enjoy passing their knowledge on to visitors of the beautiful island of La Palma.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dentex Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Astinor (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 145HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 28, 2019
Fishing was a bit slow But Annalise managed to find 2 Big Whaoo which made the Day had a great time with polite and friendly...
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 7, 2017
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 10, 2018
Nils Z. F. does not recommend La Palma Experience – Gatufas
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FAQs about La Palma Experience – Gatufas

La Palma Experience – Gatufas offers the following trips to customers:
  • €360 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • €360 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • €680 per group, additional €50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with La Palma Experience – Gatufas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with La Palma Experience – Gatufas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

La Palma Experience – Gatufas offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

La Palma Experience – Gatufas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with La Palma Experience – Gatufas include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo