Dream Catcher Madeira

Porto De Recreio Da Calheta Av…
Calheta MA, Portugal

Dream Catcher Madeira offers amazing trips targeting big game pelagics such as Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, Mako Sharks and Mahi Mahi, as well as many other great fish famous for their taste or tenacity such as Wahoo, Amberjack, Barracuda and Red Snapper.

The Dream Catcher is an American-built Rampage 31 - one of the toughest boats ever made. Powered by twin VolvoPenta KAMD 42s and with a top speed of 30 Knots, you will waste no time getting out to the deepest waters, especially seeing as they are right outside the harbour!

The boat comes fully-rigged with the best fishing tackle and electronics around, including Raymarine GPS and fishfinder, and Shimano and Penn reels ranging from 30 to 130 lbs. She also boasts a fighting chair, head, livewell, outriggers, a spacious interior and flybridge where you can relax in between bites, and a small galley where the crew will prepare you lunch on full day trips.

Captain To Neves and his first mate are both experienced fisherman with a wealth of local knowledge, and are tireless in their efforts to get everyone hooked onto the fight of their life in one of the best and most beautiful big game fishing spots in the world.

All trips come with fishing licences for all on board and free cleaning and filleting for anything you want to take away with you. You are also more than welcome to bring your own snorkelling or scuba diving gear and go diving off the boat.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Rampage (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 230HP VolvoPenta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Tuna (Albacore)

 
Tuna (Bigeye)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Raymarine
Life Jackets
10
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Raymarine
Life Jackets
10
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Strictly catch and release on all billfish
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Tó Neves
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since March 2016
I have been fishing with my father since I was able to hold a rod, and it has always been the driving passion in my life. at the age of 10 I started "borrowing" my dad's boat to go fishing. I got my first job as a first mate when I was 20, and that's when i got involved in serious big game fishing. I started skippering at the age of 24, and began entering tournaments, ranking national champion twice in a row in 2007 and 2008, and taking bronze in the FIPS world chamionship in Xabia in 2009. Since then I have competed and ranked in many championships and skippered several boats in the Algarve, until i decided to buy my own boat and take it back home. I was tired of travelling 100 miles or more in a day when I could simply pull out of the harbor back home and be in the deep waters and with the biggest fish immediately.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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I had the privilege of spending 2 days out on the dreamcatcher, with Antonio, Sean and Francisco. In difficult conditions they pulled a superb result out of the bag on day 2, my first white and my record Blue Marlin (700+). I spent a long time researching this trip and was not disappointed at all, they did not stop working and were happy to discuss other lure options and happy for you to be involved in the chase.

The boat is great and has real presence and is very comfortable for days out on the water.

Communication, prior and after the trip was excellent and unlike other outfits who disappear at the end of the day, he was happy to share a beer and made time to talk to my daughter and make her feel part of it all.

Thanks again and looking forward to next year.

Ed Marlin  • Fished July 19, 2016
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What à day , thanx to the crew

Theo  • Fished June 6, 2016
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It was my first time ever going onto big game fishing . Usually i limit myself to diving and taking pics of a fish in his habitat .  Being able to experience the big game fishing was a big Wow .  What makes it extremely special for me was the knowledge of the skipper To   about these animals and the gentleness with what he treated the animal, reoxigenated it, held him up right till he was fit for release .  To be able to see such a beautifull creature from so close was an absolute top experience . the fish we caught was a 600 lpds blue marlin

Patrick Piret  • Fished June 4, 2016
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