Gavito - Big Game Fishing

Combine cruising along picture-perfect coastlines with battling big game fish, and you get Gavito - Big Game Fishing. 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 seawater 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 remodeled to suit the demands of her guests, with a new fridge, a new flybridge, 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 2017 to include two 130 lbs Alutecnos reels matched with Alutecnos chair rods, two Alutecnos/Shimano rigs at 80 lbs and one at 50 lbs. There are also two brand new 250-gram jigging rods with Diawa fixed spool reels and various bottom fishing boat sticks with Diawa/Shimano fixed spool reels. An electric toilet has also been added for additional comfort.

Gavito - Big Game Fishing offers a variety of trips aboard the 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 colorful species from the depths, while professional anglers will be delighted at the equipment available for catching the exclusive Blue Marlin and the fast Wahoo.

Gavito - Big Game Fishing 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,120
    price breakdown
    $1,120
    8 hours trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Big Eye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Wahoo.All gear and lures inlcuded, Packed lunch is provided and all drinks on board are FREE Catch and release scheme is operated for all Bill Fish.
  • Private trip
    Full day Mixed Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $973
    price breakdown
    $973
    Get the best of both worlds!! spend 4 hours trolling and 4 hours bottom fishing / jigging. On booking we will advise of the start time after checking the tide times to give the best opportunity to catch fish when bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (am) - Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    4 hours trolling for Game species in season. Potential target fish range from Big Eye Tuna to White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Blue fin Tuna etc.. All baits and lures are provided. Drinks on board are FREE Catch and release scheme is operated for all Bill Fish.
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About the Captain

Graham Venters
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Angler's Choice
42 Fishing Reports
44 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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. I 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 China 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Wahoo Wahoo

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.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (33)
4.68
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Half day fishing
2 Days Big Game Fishing
2 full days mixed fishing on Gavito
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Dean S.
Leek Wootton, England
 5.00
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2 full days mixed fishing on Gavito

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
Two excellent days. Great fun fishing with Graham and Haiko, then Haiko and Michael. Loved the variety: bottom fishing...
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Elof S.
Ponta Do Sol, Madeira
 5.00
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Half day big game

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
We got a double catch. Lost one but got about a 20kg tuna!! Nice captains, great time!!! Recommended!
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Chelmsford, ENG
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2 Days Big Game Fishing

VERIFIED   October 5, 2019
Sadly we weren’t able to catch any big game fish over the two days and the boat broke down a little bit. However, the captain...
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Tadworth, England
 5.00
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5 days full day Marlin fishing

July 28, 2019
Caught a Grander on the first day which obviously was the highlight and truly a fish of a lifetime. Every day after saw action...
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Spencer K.
Fulham, England
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Grander Day

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
This was the first of 5 days big games fishing booked on Gavito with Graham Anders and Haiko and will stay with me forever. ...
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