Madeira Sight Casting

Marina do Funchal
Funchal MA, Portugal

Madeira Sight Casting Charters is a new fishing concept created to give you a chance to try something different from what is currently available in Madeira. Founded by Captain Ricardo Gavina, this team of sportfishing fanatics will have you fishing for a huge range of species in a wide variety of ways. If it swims and it bites, they can get you on it.

Choose between half and full day charters in the deep waters just a stone’s throw from shore. You can focus on jigging, fly fishing, spinning, popping, or bottom fishing. Head out for the whole day, and you can try several styles for the most rounded experience.

Why so many different techniques? Because there are so many different fish! Depending on when you visit, you can target Blue and White Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, Bluefin and Albacore Tuna, Amberjack, Dentex, and so much more. Whether you want to fly fish for Billfish, jig up Dentex on light tackle, or anything else, you’re in the right place.

All trips come with bait, lures, licenses, and a vast array of tournament-grade fishing gear. Shimano Stellas, Spheros, and Tiagras will stop even the toughest fish, as will the boat’s Penn Spinfisher spinning reels. Rods from MajorCraft, Daiwa, Hart, and Shimano will let you fish in confidence, however big the monster you’re battling.

This is your chance to take on some incredible fish with a team who loves every second of their job. They will always go the extra mile to get you on the fish and will never call time when the bite is hot. Climb aboard as a client, head home as a fellow fishing addict with a colorful bunch of new-found friends. This is what sportfishing is all about.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 747
    up to 4 persons
    With the whole day on the water, you can split your time between reefs and the bluewater fishing grounds to bring in anything from Blue and White Marlin to Amberjack and Dentex.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 460
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning fishing for a huge range of species, from bottom fish like Dentex and Amberjack to pelagic predators like Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 460
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning fishing for a huge range of species, from bottom fish like Dentex and Amberjack to pelagic predators like Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Spearfish (Longbill)

Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

VALIANT (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Ricardo Gavina
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Member since September 2016
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Captains Ricardo Gavina and Sergio André hare the owners and operators of Madeira Sight Casting. they come from a generations-long fishing family. their grandparents and fathers were anglers before them and now they carrie on the family tradition by introducing other people to the fantastic fishing Madeira has to offer. The entire crew loves fishing so much that they often stay out past the end of shorter trips because they want to keep fishing. If you're looking for a fun, dedicated team of true fishing enthusiasts, you've come to the right place.
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Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Fishing with Ricardo
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+17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tom Van Eekelen
Halsteren, North Brabant
 5.00
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Morning trip with madeira sight casting

VERIFIED   NEW  September 19, 2018
I went fishing with madeira sight casting a couple of days ago, and had a great trip with these guys just some bad luck with...
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John Purkis
Edinburgh, SCT
 5.00
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Afternoon and evening trip with Ricardo and Sergio

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
Had a great time would definitely recommend. Went fishing with my two sons and had a fantastic time. All three...
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Jens Olsen
Sommersted, 83
 4.67
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Full day with captain Sergio and he’s deckhand

VERIFIED   July 9, 2018
Went for a full day of fishing today and it was like going fishing with a couple of mate’s! Joking, laughing and telling...
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John Artley
Funchal, 30
 5.00
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Fishing with Ricardo

VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
Very good fishing thurally enjoyed the day. Caught three big snappers and a barracuda very good day and recommend it to anyone.
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Jens Olsen
Sommersted, 83
 4.67
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Half day trip with Recardo Gavina and he’s deckhand and he’s wife, nice familiar atmosphere, they where bending over backwards...
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