Big Game Maio – Cape Verde

Maio Island
Vila Do Maio, Cape Verde

Fishing in Cape Verde is a dream come true and has to be ticked off your bucket list today. You’ll want to book a trip with Big Game Maio to get away from the crowded tourist areas. The wild beaches and incredible nature will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

The team of Big Game Maio also run a fishing center where they offer both trips offshore and in the surf. They work with the government to tag and collect DNA from every shark you catch, before releasing it back into the wild. Your awesome fishing adventure capturing Sharks will be heightened knowing that you are also helping with the preservation and knowledge of the species.

For the other trips, you’ll go via boat offshore. The boat is a 27’ catamaran that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. With twin 150 HP Yamaha engines, you’ll be on the fish before you know it. There is also a fishfinder on board to help you stay on top of the fish all day long.

Depending on which trip you choose and which season it is, you can expect to target Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Nurse Shark, Lemon Shark, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, and more. You will mostly be trolling, jigging, and popping for these fish.

Everything you need for the day will be provided. You’ll use top quality rods and reels that won’t let you down, whether you are going after a trophy fish or personal best. The live bait and lures are included in the trip price, as well as your fishing license for the day. Even your drinks and snacks are supplied.

There is no better time to book. Join the team of Big Game Maio today and see why fishing here is so amazing. You are sure to come back time and time again.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1032
    up to 4 persons
    Go after Marlin and Tuna on this trip. All rods and reels are provided, as well as your fishing license for the day. Drinks and snacks are supplied, but you are welcome to bring along a packed lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 573
    up to 4 persons
    You'll be fishing for a range of species, such as Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Snapper, and more. Rods and reels are included in the price. Even your fishing license for the day is included. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • Shared trip
    Shark Fishing – Surf Casting
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 286
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    The captain has an agreement with the government of Cape Verde, which allows only his charter company to fish from the surf for Nurse and Lemon Shark. Every Shark caught will be tagged, measured, its DNA studied, and then the Shark released once the data is collected. Be a part of the preservation of this great species. You'll fish on the north island of Maio Park in the Bay of Praia Real. All fishing gear is provided. Please note, this is not fishing from the boat.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish

Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Africa (Catamaran) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 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.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Matia Ricci
Vila Do Maio, Cape Verde
Member since May 2014
32
For me, fishing was love at first sight! At just 4 years old I was fishing the fresh water. Today, I now go further offshore in search of pelagic species – still great fishing! I love all the techniques of fishing – I like to be ready and knowledgable in all specialties!