Boca Raton Fishing Charters

Located in the marina of Calheta in Madeira, Boca Raton Fishing Charters offers you the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime! Madeira is rated as one of the top three destinations for Blue Marlin in the world, having won the Blue Marlin World Cup three times in the last 6 years.

The fishing grounds start right outside the marina so the run-out time is zero, which gives you more time to fish. With deep water located within 1 mile of shore, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the island while fishing at the same time. Since you’ll fish on the south coast of the island, the sea is normally calm and makes for a comfortable day out.

Boca Raton is a true sportfishing boat built by Blackwatch boats. She’s a 31’ Flybridge Express and features all the comfort you could wish for. There’s indoor and outdoor seating space so you can watch the action in comfort, or inside in the cabin. The boat has a spacious flybridge and is equipped with Rupp outriggers, a Pompanette fighting chair, custom 130lb rods, and Shimano 80lb reels.

The experienced crew on Boca Raton will be able to put you on the fish! Capt. Adrian Bowmer has been fishing the Madeira waters for the last 11 years and First Mate/Relief Captain Goncalo Barbosa has fished these waters all his life. Both of them speak excellent English and they are also conversant in German, French, and Dutch languages.

The crew offers a fully inclusive charter,  with drinks, lunch, and all equipment on a full day charter. On a half day charter this is also included, except lunch.

Boca Raton operates on a Catch and Release basis for all Billfish species. Tuna, Wahoo, and other fish can be prepared for you to take home for dinner.

Experience fishing at its best! Come to Madeira and join Boca Raton Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Big Game
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,407
    Offshore big hame charter for Blue Marlin and Big Eye Tuna. Go further from the shore and target some of the fastest species in the area. These fish are not a trophy anyone can take and you'll have to put some effort into it but it certainly pays off.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Wahoo Madness
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $1,055
    For a few months a year, Madeira is home to large numbers of Wahoo which can provide great fishing on light tackle. Multiple catches a day are common with the average fish being between 30-80 lbs.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $938
    Catch a myriad of species in Madeira, such as Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Scorpionfish, Grouper, etc. Let the crew show you the tricks of bottom fishing and end the trip with a bucket full of tasty fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $703
    Even on a half day trip, you can go after big game species. The only difference is that you have less time to catch them. Target Tuna and Marlin with the experienced crew and let them show you the best ways to catch these trophies.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $528
    Go bottom fishing and target species like Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Scorpion fish, and many more. The crew will take care of your fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Adrian Bowmer
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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Member since April 2021
Having fished all my life, I discovered Madeira 11 years ago and the adrenaline rush of Blue Marlin fishing. In 2020 I bought the world-renowned boat, Boca Raton, from its former owner and spent the winter restoring the boat to its former glory. I am happy that this season we will be able to offer you the opportunity to fish on one of the best boats in Madeira. I look forward to welcoming you on board and giving you the trip of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackwatch (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Barry C.
Funchal, Madeira
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Half day trip with Adrian and Gonzalo or Viking as he is now known

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on August 26, 2021
We did a half days bottom fishing with Adrian and Gonzalo which was perfect for a couple looking for a relaxed fishing experience....
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Ricardo P.
Funchal, Madeira
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Fishing with Adrian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on August 16, 2021
Mike and his crew was very professional and the provided the tastiest snack, the tried their utmost to get the big game!! Very...
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Richard S.
Kirkhamgate, England
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Half Day Trip Game Fishing.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game on August 21, 2021
A “hard day at the office” but thoroughly enjoyable. It was great to spend some time with Captain Adrian and his Co mate...
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Paul W.
Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
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Full day with Captain Barbosa

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Big Game on September 24, 2021
Captain Barbosa really looks after you very well and tries hard to seek out the fish! Was hoping for a Marlin but can’t...
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Rainer K.
Vienna, Vienna
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game on August 2, 2021
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FAQs about Boca Raton Fishing Charters

Boca Raton Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Big Game (4 hours)
  • €800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • €900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Wahoo Madness (8 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Big Game (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Boca Raton Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Boca Raton Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Boca Raton Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Boca Raton Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Boca Raton Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo