Lucky Franki

Avenida Dom Manuel I
Calheta MA, Portugal

Fish for big game fish in one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world: the west coast of Madeira. This area attracts some of the most sought-after game fish in the ocean, who are attracted to the warm, calm waters of the Gulf stream that passes the west coast of the island. Join Captain Franki Slijpen to find out why it is that serious anglers are lining up to come fish in Madeira.

The ‘Lucky Franki’ is a 28 ft Boston Whaler walkaround boat that is powered by twin Yamaha engines. Boston Whaler boats are well known for their sturdy construction, and this boat is no exception to the rule. Being a walkaround boat, you have 360 degree fishability, meaning once you have hooked your target fish you can easily keep hold of it. Meanwhile, the fully equipped cabin features everything you need to keep comfortable throughout your trip, while also providing shade and protection from the weather. With ample space for up to four anglers, this little boat gives you the chance to go sportfishing like a pro for a reasonable price.

From March to October, the warm seas to the west of Madeira attract a wide variety of game fish to the local waters, meaning you could be in with a chance of catching a Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or even a Marlin. Rods ranging from 30 to 130 lbs are carried on board, and every angler on the boat will be provided with fishing gear to use for the duration of the trip.

The young but experienced crew will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are having a great time and getting the best strikes, so whatever your experience level don’t hesitate to come aboard and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Walkaround) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

28 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Dusky)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Franki Slijpen
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since May 2016
At the age of 16 I moved to Spain and started fishing as a professional fisherman. After 16 years I moved to Madeira and regained a lot of experience as a Big Game Fisherman. I have been a Captain and Guide for 8 years now
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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