Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito

Madeira Fishing Charters features Gavito, which offers an exceptional big-game fishing experience with a dedicated and experienced crew.

With an extensive experience of over 40 years in locations such as the coast of California, Baja Mexico, and Madeira Island, Capt. Mike has a deep knowledge of the best fishing spots and techniques. The variety of fishing options, including big game trolling for marlin, chasing down Atlantic bigeye tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, and white marlin, and offering excellent bottom fishing, cater to a wide range of fishing preferences.

Gavito offers the best gear and top-notch service, as well as accommodating both experienced anglers and novices, reflecting a commitment to ensuring a memorable and successful fishing trip for all clients. The use of Gavito, a Rodman 760 Flybridge and the continuous upgrading and maintenance of the fleet, along with the latest electronics for fish locating and structure viewing, further demonstrates a dedication to providing a high-quality fishing experience.

The fact that Captain Mike, as well as the entire crew, are fully licensed by the Portuguese tourist office and adhere to all safety specifications, adds an extra layer of professionalism and reassurance for clients.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing 4 hours (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $482
    During this 4-hour trip, we fish inshore and on deeper (300 meters) waters. We offer electrical reels for deeper depth. We plan the trip according to your experience and expectations. You will use dead bait on light tackle for all sorts of species and heavy tackle using live bait (when available) on deeper depth for Amberjack and big Red Snappers.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Ray
    Ray
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing 4 hours (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $482
    During this 4-hour trip, we fish inshore and on deeper (300 meters) waters. We offer electrical reels for deeper depth. We plan the trip according to your experience and expectations. You will use dead bait on light tackle for all sorts of species and heavy tackle using live bait (when available) on deeper depth for Amberjack and big Red Snappers.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $536
    4 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $536
    4 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 8h
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $1,018
    8 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks, lunch and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Mixed Fishing – 8h
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $1,018
    This 8-hour Mixed fishing trip offers both Big Game Fishing and Bottom Fishing. During the bottom fishing part, we do Bottom fishing with live bait and dead bait. We target Red snappers, Trigger fish, Amberjack, White Trevally, Scorpion fish and more. During the Big Game Fishing part, we target what’s in season. Generally, we target Tuna during spring and autumn, Wahoo in the autumn and Blue and white Marlin during June to August. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks, lunch and drinks.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Caught fish
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AMAZING!

VERIFIED   NEW  Mixed Fishing – 8h on June 18, 2024
We booked an 8 hour mixed fishing trip - bottom fishing and big game fishing. Started the day bottom fishing, caught...
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Half day Tuna fishing

Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM) on April 22, 2024
Fantastic evening trawling for Tuna, Capt Mike new the hot spots and we were lucky enough to get on the fish. Best experience...
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Half day Big Game fishing with Capt. Mike.

Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM) on April 16, 2024
We had an amazing day with Capt. Mike and deckhand Afonso on the gavito, they were very organized, super friendly and their...
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Lamar L.
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Half day trip.with Captain Mike

Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM) on May 10, 2024
Captain Mike and his crew put me on the first Blue Marlin catch of the season, a beautiful 480 lb Blue Marlin!  Captain Mike...
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4 hours fishing

VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing 4 hours (AM) on May 19, 2024
The trip was great! We were catching a lot of fish, Mike took us to all the hotspots and we even managed to land a Wahoo. Both...
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FAQs about Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito

Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito offers the following trips to customers:
  • €450 per group - Bottom Fishing 4 hours (AM) (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - Bottom Fishing 4 hours (PM) (3 hours)
  • €500 per group - Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM) (4 hours)
  • €950 per group - Big Game Fishing – 8h (8 hours)
  • €950 per group - Mixed Fishing – 8h (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Raymarine Axiom 9" with Navionics Fishing charts
  • Fishfinder Raymarine Axiom 9" with 3D vison
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Madeira Fishing Charters - Gavito include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Madeira Fishing Charters
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
80 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
114 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Our charter company was founded in 2012 and is owned and operated by Captains Anders Ekstrand and Mike Vowell. Madeira Fishing Charters has developed to be one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira. Thousands of happy clients have been fishing with us since 2012. Captain Anders and Captain Mike has more than 40 years of fishing experience ranging from fly fishing in the Nordics to Big Game fishing in Florida, California, Mexico and the coasts of Africa. Welcome to Madeira Fishing Charters and to Madeira Island! Capt. Anders & Capt. Mike
Our Team
Claudio D.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Rodman (Sportfishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2024. Powered by 2 135HP FNM ATM135 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Raymarine Axiom 9" with Navionics Fishing charts
Fishfinder
Raymarine Axiom 9" with 3D vison
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release on all bill fish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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