Combine cruising along picture-perfect coastlines with battling big game fish, and you get Gavito - Big Game Fishing. With a skipper who has more than 40 years of experience at sea and a second fully licensed local skipper on board at all times, they have the expertise and experience to ensure you the best opportunity and chance of landing your fish of a lifetime.

Gavito, a Rodman 760 flybridge powered by two FNM 135hp engines, has been brought up to all modern standards and is constantly being upgraded in terms of fishing ability, comfort, technology, and safety. As for big game fishing equipment, Gavito is loaded with the best rods and reels from Alutecnos and Shimano as well as lures from world know brands like Black Bart, Iland Lures, Bonze, Moldcraft, and many more. The crew always keeps the fishing equipment in top shape so you’ll be ready to fight a 1000lb Blue Marlin without any risk of malfunction. Backing, topshots, swivels, and leaders are replaced on a regular basis.

On a typical big game fishing trip, you will target Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Roundscale Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Bigeye Tuna, and Wahoo, all depending on what’s in season.

Gavito 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
    Half Day Trip – Big Game (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $509
    4 hours of trolling for in-season game fish. Potential target fish range from Bigeye Tuna to White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Bluefin Tuna, and others. All baits and lures are provided. Drinks onboard are FREE. The catch and release scheme is operated for all Billfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Big Game (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $509
    Trolling for various game species in season. Potential target fish range from Bigeye Tuna to White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and more. All baits and lures are provided. Drinks on board are included. Catch and release scheme is operated for all Billfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $967
    8 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Wahoo. All gear and lures included, packed lunch is provided, and all drinks on board are free. Catch and release scheme is operated for all Billfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $967
    Get the best of both worlds! Spend 4 hours trolling and 4 hours bottom fishing/jigging. Upon booking, the crew will advise the start time after checking the tide times to give you the best opportunity to catch fish when bottom fishing.
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About the Charter Operator

Gavito Fishing
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
62 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
89 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2016
Gavito Fishing charters was founded in 2012 and is owned and operated by Captain Anders Ekstrand. Gavito Fishing has developed to one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira with hundreds of happy clients. Captain Anders has more than 40 years of fishing experience ranging from fly fishing in the Nordics to Big Game fishing in Florida, Mexico and the coasts of Africa. First Mate David Fraga joined the company in 2021. David is born on the island and has been fishing the waters of Madeira for more than 30 years, giving him extensive knowledge of how and where to fish in Madeira.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Spearfish (Longbill) Longbill Spearfish

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
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Frank K.
Seddiner See, Germany
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Two Full Day and Two Half Day Trip with Gavito Fishing

Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing on September 24, 2022
We, the members of the sea fishing club Werneuchen/Germany, were able to spend four fantastic fishing days off Madeira at the...
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Thomas H.
Vienna, Austria
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Full Day Mixed Fishing with Capt. Anders

Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing on August 8, 2022
Had 2 great days on board the Gavito with Capt. Anders David and Alonso. We are family of 4 and everyone really enjoyed the...
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Charles M.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Full day with Captain Anders

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Big Game on June 4, 2022
Spent a day trolling for big game with Captain Anders and his excellent team.  No fish unfortunately but this was certainly...
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Xavier J.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
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Full Day Mixed Fishing

Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing on August 25, 2022
Capt. Anders and crew (capt. David and Alfonso) were so amazing! They really accommodated my wife and I with this trip. We...
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Kyle Z.
Pompano Beach, FL
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Full day mix fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing on August 31, 2022
Day started very slow bottom fishing , captain switched it up to big game fishing and I landed my first bigeye, it was a fight...
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FAQs about Gavito - Big Game Fishing

Gavito - Big Game Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • €500 per group - Half Day Trip – Big Game (AM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - Half Day Trip – Big Game (PM) (4 hours)
  • €950 per group - Full Day Trip – Big Game (8 hours)
  • €950 per group - Full Day Trip – Mixed Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gavito - Big Game Fishing, 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System free Wifi onboard
  • Outriggers

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

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

Gavito - Big Game Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gavito - Big Game Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo