Blue Makaira

Calheta Marina
Calheta MA, Portugal

Blue Makaira is the winner of the 2016 Blue Marlin World Cup. Fishing aboard this vessel in Madeira is the ultimate Big Game fishing experience. Madeira, a small island in the Atlantic Ocean, is a natural Big Game fish attractor. Warm surrounding currents attract plenty of baitfish, while depths reaching over one thousand meters create an ideal hunting environment for Big Game fish within just a few miles of the coast. Here you have the opportunity to catch Grander (Marlin of over 1,000 lbs) Atlantic Blue Marlin, the ultimate prize, as well as a wide range of other species that will give you excellent sport!

Blue Makaira is a 34’ Rodman powered by twin 260 HP Volvo D4 engines. It comes equipped with your comfort in mind, featuring a very stable fishing platform and an onboard toilet. On board you will find a fighting chair as well as 35’ outriggers for a good spread of six lures. Blue Makaira is a member of the Shimano Pro Staff scheme, meaning you will have the best tackle available to you.

This vessel is captained by Captain Nuno, a native of Madeira who has fished the local waters for nearly 40 years. He is joined by a crew of experienced international fishermen whose prime aim is to get you connected to fish. Fishing with them is sure to be an unforgettable experience. You can join them from mid-May to mid-October.

The Atlantic Blue Marlin off these shores are always sizeable, with one in 10 being a Grander—a fish of a lifetime. Even the ‘average’ fish, weighing a mere 650+ lbs, will put a smile on your face. There is always a chance of catching a World Record sized fish. There are plenty of other prestigious species to be had here as well, including White Marlin, Wahoo, and Bigeye Tuna.

Whether you are an experienced Big Game fisherman out to get that “world record,” a novice, or ‘just’ fishing for the thrill of it, Blue Makaira is perfect for you!

Blue Makaira is the winner of the 2016 Blue Marlin World Cup. Fishing aboard this vessel in Madeira is the ultimate Big Game fishing experience. Madeira, a small island in the Atlantic Ocean, is a natural Big Game fish attractor. Warm surrounding cur


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 1411 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 823 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 823 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Rodman 1040 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 260HP Volvo D4 engines.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Coast of Madeira
Nearshore Fishing
To 6 nautical miles
Offshore Fishing
To 6 nautical miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
30lb and 50lb gear all top range Shimano
Heavy Tackle
130lb, 6 rods and reels all top range Shimano
Trolling
30lb, 50lb, 130lb, all top range Shimano
Fly Fishing
Customer to provide
Targeted Species
 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Spearfish (Longbill)
 
Tuna (Bigeye)

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Enclosed, electric flush
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
130lb class chair
GPS
Life Jackets
8 adult 305nm, 2 Children 150nm
Fishfinder
2Kw Chirp Sounder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
For cold meals only
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
35ft for a good spread of 6 lures
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Enclosed, electric flush
Fighting Chair
130lb class chair
GPS
Life Jackets
8 adult 305nm, 2 Children 150nm
Fishfinder
2Kw Chirp Sounder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Pro Staff
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Homemade sandwiches, crisps, nuts, olives, fruit
Drinks
Soft drinks, water and beer
First Mate
English speaking
Fishing License Included
Lunch
For 8 Hour trip
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Age 12 and older, must be accompanied by an adult
 
You Keep Catch
Catch and release for Billfish
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release for Billfish
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Nuno Goncalves
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Member since November 2016
On the 4th of July in 2016, Captain Nuno won the Blue Marlin World Cup at the helm of Blue Makaira. Madeiran by birth, Capt. Duarte Nuno Vasconcelos Goncalves has been fishing the waters of Madeira since he was a boy, guided by his uncle (who also spent his formative years in a similar manner). As Nuno entered his teens, his passion grew stronger, putting to sea with his brother in a 10' boat (with a 4 HP engine!) to explore the waters of Madeira. There they fished for their supper, an idyllic life for two young men. Fascinated by the sea and fishing, Nuno’s big opportunity came in 2004 when the Calheta Marina opened. With the arrival of Big Game boats, his moment had arrived. He crewed and worked on the boats beside some of the great Big Game Captains and crews that had flocked to Madeira to fish for the best Blue Marlin that the oceans have to offer.

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