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
    3 hour Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $382
    3 hour bottom fishing trip inshore for all sorts of species. Family friendly. Trip includes all tackle, bait & drinks
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $509
    Go bottom fishing and target species like Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Scorpion fish, and many more. The crew will take care of your fishing equipment.
  • 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
    $661
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $916
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Wahoo Madness
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $967
    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 – Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,323
    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.
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About the Captain

Adrian Bowmer
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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13 Customer reviews
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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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

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

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, 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Half day trip with captain Adrian
half day bottom fishinh
Full day with Captain Barbosa
+3
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
45%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
25%
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Bob B.
Edgemoor, DE
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Big Game on August 11, 2022
Co captains Adriane and Gonzalo provided the ultimate experience. They were meticulous from boat to the spreads and even lunch....
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Antonín M.
San Francisco, CA
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Half day fishing trip with Adrian and Gonzales!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 27, 2022
We went for a small fish hunt and it was awesome! We cought a lot of small fishes, various types. If you want guys can arrange...
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Steve T.
United Kingdom
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Half day with Adrian and Gonzalo

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on May 29, 2022
After being let down at the last minute by another captain, Adrian (and the weather) managed to fit us in for a half day -...
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Michael L.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
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Half day trip with captain Adrian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game on July 30, 2022
it was a great tour with the Boca Raton with nice weather and a very professional crew👍😎
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Alek W.
Poznan, Poland
Excellent
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game on August 4, 2022
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FAQs about Boca Raton Fishing Charters

Boca Raton Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • €375 per group - 3 hour Bottom Fishing (3 hours)
  • €500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Big Game (4 hours)
  • €900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • €950 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Wahoo Madness (8 hours)
  • €1,300 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
  • Radar

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