Etapatlantica - “Gavito”

Calheta Marina
Calheta MA, Portugal

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Rodman (Flybridge) originally built in 1991 and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 135HP FNM ATM135 engines with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

26 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Red)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Tuna (Bigeye)

Combine cruising along picture-perfect coastlines with battling big game fish, and you get Etaplantica - Unipessoal Lda. With a skipper who has over 60 years experience at sea, 54 of which as a skipper, and a second fully licensed skipper on board at all times, they have the expertise and experience to ensure you have the best opportunity and chance of landing your fish of a lifetime.

“Gavito” was completely refitted to the highest standards in January 2016, when she was equipped with new engines and gearboxes, new shaft seals, new sea water strainers, new mufflers, new exhaust ports, new scuppers, new fuel tanks (long range 650 Litres), a new 100 litre fresh water tank, a deck washing system… the list goes on. Her interior was remodelled to suit the demands of her guests, with a new fridge, a new fly bridge, new controls and instrument panels, a new Raymarine Es97 fish finder and all new upholstery and cushions. Not only is the boat now as good as new, the fishing gear was also replaced in 2015 to include two rigs at 80 lbs and two at 50 lbs. An electric toilet has also been added for additional comfort.

Etaplantica offers a variety of trips aboard Gavito, ranging from four hour long cruises and excursions to full day big game fishing adventures. Family groups are bound to enjoy a half day bottom fishing trip, during which they might pull up a selection of colourful species from the depths, while professional anglers will be delighted at the equipment available for catching the exclusive Blue Marlin and the fast Wahoo.

Etaplantica - Unipessoal Lda is fully licensed by the Portuguese Tourist Office and fully insured for all risks. The boat is professionally maintained by qualified engineers on a regular basis.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
New Raymarine Es97
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
sounder is WiFi enabled
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
40 ltr fridge
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
New Raymarine Es97
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release on all bill fish

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

Graham Venters
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since May 2016
I started going to sea at the tender age of 4 with my Grandfather on his inshore trawler located in the Wash in England. Got my own boat at the age of 16 years (from my Grandfather) once I had qualified as a Skipper. I started Big Game fishing in South Africa during the 70's and have never stopped since. I have fished in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, South Chine Seas, Gulf of America, I have a passion for fishing and the Charter business is an extension of my Hobby. Therefore I fish for the best, with the best and with all my experience and knowledge for the advantage of the client.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Was a good experience!!but I think they should give you more options especially when they know you fishing for the first time on the sea. In this case they know about the big game fish is not working out they should take for the small fishing because you paying very well for the trip. To come back home with nothing. Was good but I still disappointed only to options for fishing is not enough.

Claudio Roberto Tavares  • Fished Aug 30, 2016
Graham Venters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 31, 2016

Firstly the client’s experience level was not known to us prior to them arriving at the boat.
Secondly they booked for 1/2 day Big Game Fishing and not Bottom fishing for small fish.
Had the client made us aware of the situation prior to departure then we could have purchased bait for light bottom fishing.
As the Trolling was not good at this time, we did offer them the opportunity to Jig for deep water fish such as Amberjacks and Red Snapper. Under the circumstances we gave the clients the very best opportunities that were available at the time.
We are sorry that we did not satisfy their expectations but we tried our best under the circumstances.

Graham Venters,


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  • Calheta Marina, Calheta
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