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. Captain To is an IGFA certified captain, who makes use of one of sportfishing’s most prestigious qualifications to give you an unforgettable experience on each and every trip.

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Big Game Trip 2018
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 1373
    up to 5 persons
    8 hours targeting Blue and White Marlin and Bluefin, Bigeye and Skipjack Tuna with a professional crew. Lunch, snacks and beverages included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 801
    up to 5 persons
    Half day Big game fishing charter including some beverages and soft drinks ,for you have the taste of the Big Monster of Madeira Island water´s !!!
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About this listing

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

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Tó Neves
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since March 2016
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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. (IGFA Certified Capt)
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Calheta Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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We did not catch anyting, but thats fishing. But the boat was very well equiped and the crew very skilled. They learned me a lot about merlin/Big game fishing. I had a Nice day

Fished August 7, 2018
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Fished for 2 days onBoard Dream Catcher with To’ neves & Claudio D Agrella.What amazing guys these two are,and for the boat,tackle & equipment they are second too none.
Raised & caught 2 blue marlin 800lb & 500lb over the 2 days fishing with amazing weather.
I have fished a number of places in the world for blue marlin but nothing beats my 2 day’s onboard Dream Catcher with these two very experienced guys.

Fished July 19, 2018
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Antonio and Claudio are awesome guys both are a very good laugh, knowledgeable and processional deep sea anglers, the rods and reela and lures are in good condition and didnt let us down, we headed out for 5 consectutive days of Marlin fishing. The back drop scenery is out of this world, you drop the lures in just outside the harbour breakwater. So no long haul trips to the fiahing grounds, You start fiahing straight away. Which is nice as I’m use to a 35 mile trip. Good variety of lures all top condition and well selected foe the conditions, the snacks and sandwiches are very tasty.. enough water, drinks and beers onboard. Overall, we had a great time. 3 Atlantic blues in 5 days . The fish are fleece riggers and seemed to be plenty of them. Antino manoeuvres the boat well so you can get on top of the fish quick before they are given too much room to strip the reels. Would recommend Dream Catcher to anyone.

Fished July 28, 2017
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Fishing Reports

2-2 blue Marlins

July 20, 2018

Congrats Jonah , you did very well man , 1 hour hookup 2and release to fish 500/800 pounders Congrats Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin Release

July 15, 2018

2 days charter with tony , and we hookup this monster Well done tony , you did very well . Read Full Report →