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 35 years’ experience at sea 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)… the list goes on. 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. In 2020, the “Gavito” has undergone even more improvements with equipment such as new carbon outriggers from Rupp, new covers and cushions, two new Raymarine Axiom 9” with 3D vision and Navionics fishing charts, new Roll bar with sunroof, new flooring, and more all being added to the long list of features.

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 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.

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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,126
    price breakdown
    $1,126
    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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $978
    price breakdown
    $978
    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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $593
    price breakdown
    $593
    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.

About the Charter Operator

Gavito Fishing
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
46 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Gavito Fishing was founded by Graham Venters in 2012. Graham has been fishing all over the world the last 50 years. During lats 8 years, Gavito Fishing charter has developed to one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira with hundreds of happy clients. In 2019, Anders Ekstrand took over the company from Graham as he was retiring from active fishing charter business. Anders has been fishing with Graham for the last 4 years and has over 40 years of fishing experience from fly fishing in the north of Sweden to Big Game fishing in Florida and Mexico. Anders is now investing heavily in the boat and in fishing equipment in order provide the best Big Game charter boat on the island. Graham remains in the company as a senior adviser making sure that his fantastic fishing experience still is a part of the company.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)
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
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Big Eye!
Big Eye!
October 24, 2020
We left the marina at 1500hrs for a few hours of fishing before sundown. We set the spread targeting Wahoo but after a couple of hours Capt. Anders decided to switch the spread for tuna. We set the spread with all Iland lures, Black Holes and Sea Stars. After 20 minutes of trolling on 1800 meters depth, the release clip on starboard outriggers snapped and the reel was screaming. Tuna!! The fight started in day light and went on until sundown. After almost 2 hours in the chair, Capt. Anders landed this beautiful Big Eye Tuna well over 200 lb.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Full Day Mixed Fishing
Full Day Mixed Fishing
Full Day Mixed Fishing
+33
Angler Rating
25
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Lars B.
Nuremberg, BY
 5.00
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Full Day Mixed Fishing

VERIFIED   Full day Mixed Fishing on August 18, 2020
A nice day out fishing, boat was fully equipped, crew was very friendly and tried everything to get you to the fish. Overall...
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Elof S.
Ponta Do Sol, Madeira
 5.00
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Half day big game

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (am) - Big Game on 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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Dean S.
Leek Wootton, England
 5.00
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2 full days mixed fishing on Gavito

VERIFIED   Full day Mixed Fishing on 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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Tadworth, England
 5.00
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5 days full day Marlin fishing

Full Day Trip - Big Game on 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   Full Day Trip - Big Game on 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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