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$ 755
    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
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 464
    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

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

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

Boat Specs

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

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 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.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Ricardo Gavina
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Member since September 2016
Captain Ricardo Gavina is the owner and operator of Madeira Sight Casting. He comes from a generations-long fishing family. His grandfather and father were anglers before him and now he carries 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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Funchal Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Perfect Trip with very friendly guides!

I took my girlfriend with me who was completely new to fishing. Both guides did a very nice job and brought both of us to nice red snappers.

Always again!

Fished November 16, 2017
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Great trip - catching 2 huge red snapper. Friendly captain.

Fished October 25, 2017
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Wanna fish? Go with these guys, and you will definitely get some, and surely not be disappointed.

We went out with the big boat around 3 pm - we were 4, but only 3 would fish. After a slow start, while looking for the best fishing spots, the frenzy started - 3 dentex caught in 15 minutes, around 7 kilos each. The crew was really helpful, they know the spots, the techniques and besides that they provided a very entertaining overall experience.
We had 5 dentex in total, then we changed spot again and we caught and released 2 barracudas, and saw a few amber jacks but caught none of them.

Thank you, Madeira Sight Casting!

P.S. our first trip was so nice, as we decided to go again, so 2 days later, on Friday, we went again on the sea.
After a slow start, we managed to hook 3-4 Dentex fish, and successfully land 2 of them, including a large female. We then left the deep sea to go spinning/casting near shore to get barracuda (we got 3 !) and maybe some amberjack or wahoo. We had some chases with amberjacks, but we only hooked barracudas.
So, the second day was quite rewarding too!!
I will place some new pictures too. 


Fished July 3, 2017
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