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.
You Keep Catch
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
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.
Types of Fishing
Calheta Fishing Calendar
Eric, from Canada, booked a 1/2 day Big Game Fishing for the 15th September and we duly left the marina at Calheta at 1000 hrs. We proceeded towards Funchal at 7 1/2 knots with a full spread of 5… Read Full Report →