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
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $509
    Spend the morning fishing for a huge range of species, from bottom fish like Dentex, Amberjack,groupers, blue fish, Almacos ,barracudas etc...
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $814
    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.
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About the Captain

Ricardo Gavina
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
37 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2016
Captains Ricardo Gavina and Sergio André are the owners and operators of Madeira Sight Casting. 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dentex Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Valiant (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Simrad Evo 3
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, Hart, Daiwa, MajorCraft
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
On full day trips - fruit, sandwiches
Drinks
Water, beer, sodas
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
No min. age, life jackets supplied
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Good fishing
Half Day Trip with results over my expectations
Half Day Trip with results over my expectations
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Mike G.
Rostock, Germany
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with results over my expectations

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on October 7, 2022
I‘am a fisherman for more than 30 years now and i can say from the bottom of my heart that you can’t wish for more. It...
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Fredrik K.
Moyeuvre-Petite, France
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Good fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on November 25, 2022
I have fished from many guide boats around the world.  Here you have a captain who gives 100% for you to succeed.  Good equipment...
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Tom S.
United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Sergio and Andree

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on April 23, 2022
What can I say ?? What an amazing morning!! You want a holiday experience to remember? Book with these guys … from the first...
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Mario R.
Didderse, Germany
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ricardo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on June 9, 2022
Es war ein sehr schöner Ausflug, wir haben viele Fische gefangen. Ricardo und Sergio haben sich viel Mühe gegeben und waren...
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Pierre L. J.
Taastrup, Denmark
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 18, 2022
I had a great day on the Ocean, even though I didn’t catch a tuna. Thet where so nice, and did every thing to find...
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FAQs about Madeira Sight Casting

Madeira Sight Casting offers the following trips to customers:
  • €500 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • €800 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Madeira Sight Casting, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Simrad Evo 3
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Madeira Sight Casting include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Hart, Daiwa, MajorCraft)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (On full day trips - fruit, sandwiches)
  • Drinks (Water, beer, sodas)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Madeira Sight Casting offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Madeira Sight Casting offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Madeira Sight Casting include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo