Lucky Franki

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 Suzuki 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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  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $981
    up to 4 persons
    Spend more time on the water and catch more fish. This longer trip also gives you more opportunities with finding the best fishing spots. You will target Barracuda, Grouper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or even a Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $561
    up to 4 persons
    Spend this 4-hour trip targeting Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and many more. Bring your kids along and make this a family adventure you will never forget. Your fishing equipment, bait, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Dusky)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red)
Spearfish (Longbill)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Walkaround) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps 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

About the Captain

Franki Slijpen
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since May 2016
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At the age of sixteen, I moved to Spain and started fishing as a professional fisherman. After another sixteen years, I moved to Madeira and gained a lot of experience as a big game fisherman. I have been a captain and guide for more than eight years now.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
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Experience
First fishing trip in Medeira
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
50%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Studley, England
 4.67
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First fishing trip in Medeira

VERIFIED   August 13, 2017
Spent day on the water with my wife and young adult daughters. Started off with a couple of hours of game fishing and then...
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Reilly S.
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 3.00
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Half day sightseeing trip for the price of a big game fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 26, 2018
Captain and First Mate made no real effort to fish.  They sat on the bridge for 99% of the trip, once re-rigging and occasionally...
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