“ONO” - Madeira Sport Fishing

Marina Do Funchal
Funchal MA, Portugal

Get ready for that fish of a lifetime! Join Capt. Oliver King on his recently restored 18 ft Benateau to fish the calm waters off the coast of Madeira. This speedy and responsive boat is powered by a 70 HP Suzuki engine and is fully furnished with high quality navigational devices, including Furuno GPS and Fishfinder.

As the island of Madeira is on a steep drop-off you only need to go a couple of miles away from the coast line to be in deep offshore water. Capt. Oliver fishes for a variety of species in the area and doesn’t just stick to Marlin and Tuna. A fishing trip with him will involve trolling using his own specially honed techniques and bottom fishing closer to shore when the opportunity presents itself. Oliver will always do his best to take you to the right spot according to the fish available in the season, as well as finding Barracudas, Amberjacks and Bluefish swimming in the shallows and rocks near his mooring all year round. He uses custom rods with Penn and Shimano reels along with his favorite artificial lures, and has honed his method of speedy and effective trolling - he doesn’t let this information go easily, so you’ll have to book a trip with him to learn his secrets!

Capt. Oliver keeps his boat stocked with drinks and light snacks for his customers, while being careful not to overload it at the expense of the fishing. Meet him for a coffee at the local cafe on the marina before your trip to discuss your options for the day, before heading out to sea to see what Madeira is all about: fishing!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Sportfishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 629
    up to 2 persons
    A longer trip that allows you to further explore the deep sea fishing opportunities around Madeira. Fish for Wahoo and Barracudas, among the many other resident species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Sportfishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 440
    up to 2 persons
    A half day trip fishing for a variety of fish in the waters around Madeira. There are fish only minutes away from the boat's mooring so your whole trip will be spent actively searching for and catching fish. Species such as Barracudas, Amberjacks and Snapper can be found very close to shore, and you only have to head 2-3 miles offshore to be in deep water, where Mahi-mahi, Spearfish and White Marlins can be found alongside many other game species.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red)
Spearfish (Longbill)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Benateau (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 70HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:

About the Captain

Oliver King
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Member since April 2014
Capt. Oliver has fished all his life. He fished the fresh waters of the United Kingdom as a boy before coming to Madeira as a once-in a lifetime trip for his 30th birthday. At that moment he fell so deeply in love with the area and its fishing that he never looked back, and eventually ended up moving there in 2010.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 75%

Funchal Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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This was a great days fishing and although we didn’t manage to land an Amberjack or Barracuda, I did hook into one and enjoyed a 30 minute fight before it shook me off. It was a thrilling experience and it’s how fishing goes at times. We did manage to catch several good size Trigger fish which I had not caught before. Miguel was friendly and communicated very well. The location was excellent and if I’m ever in Madeira again, I would certainly look to book this again.

Fished July 25, 2017
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