Gavito – Sportfishing

Operating out of Calheta Marina on the south coast of Madeira, the highly experienced crew of the Gavito is here to give you a fantastic nautical adventure. Join Captain Anders and Co-Captain David, as they take you fishing at some of the best spots in Madeira.

Their boat, “Gavito,” a Rodman 760 flybridge powered by two FNM 135hp engines, has been brought up to all modern standards and is constantly being upgraded in terms of fishing ability, comfort, technology, and safety. As for the fishing equipment, Gavito is loaded with the best rods and reels from Alutecnos, Penn, and Daiwa (electrical). Backing, topshots, swivels, and leaders are replaced on a regular basis.

Novices and experienced anglers alike are welcome on this charter and the experienced crew will give you all the assistance you need to help you net that dream catch. You can expect to catch Pargo, Red Snappers, Barred Hogfish, Triggerfish, Groupers, Bream, Amberjack, Barracuda, and many other species. On top of that, you keep your catch – either take it home with you (the crew will help you clean the fish) or the crew can make plans for your fish to be prepared by one of the best restaurants in the marina.

Two experienced captains are on board to help you out with everything. Tackle, bait, and lures are all included in the trip price. Water, soft drinks, and beer are complimentary. Get ready to do slow pitch jigging, speed jigging, and bottom fishing with dead or live bait.

Departure times vary on the tides, as you will need to fish on the incoming tide. You will be advised on the departure date and meeting point upon booking.

Gavito Fishing is fully licensed by the Portuguese Tourist Office and fully insured for all risks. The boat is professionally maintained by qualified engineers on a regular basis.

Take the hassle out of booking your next fishing holiday. Book now to guarantee your spot with Gavito Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $457
    On this trip, you will get to explore some of the best bottom fishing spots in Madeira. You'll use dead bait on light tackle, targeting Snapper, Barred Hogfish, Triggerfish, Bream, Pargo, and more. This is a trip we can recommend for anyone as fishing experience is not required. Starting time varies based on the incoming tide.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Close to Shore Trolling AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $457
    You'll target smaller game fish such as Barracuda, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, and more (depending on the season). A fantastic opportunity to experience catching some of the exciting species in these waters whilst enjoying the beautiful coastline of Madeira.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Close to Shore Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $457
    You'll target smaller game fish such as Barracuda, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish and more (depending on the season). A fantastic opportunity to experience catching some of the exciting species in these waters whilst enjoying the beautiful coastline of Madeira.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Sport Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $457
    On this trip, you’ll start trolling as soon as you leave the marina, targeting smaller game fish such as Barracuda, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, and more. When you get to the bottom fishing hotspots, you’ll get to try speed jigging, slow pitch jigging, and bottom fishing with dead bait. You will target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Bream, and other species. This trip is suitable for both novices and experienced anglers. Starting time varies based on the incoming tide.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $685
    During this trip, you'll go deep! Bottom fishing on depths down to 1000 feet using electrical reels with dead bait, live bait and jigs. The crew will also offer you to do slow pitch- and speed jigging (if you have the stamina for it at these depths). You'll target big Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, and more. This trip is recommended for the more experienced angler as the equipment and fishing techniques are quite different compared to regular bottom fishing.
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About the Charter Operator

Gavito Fishing
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
52 Fishing Reports
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61 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2016
Gavito Fishing charters was founded in 2012 and is owned and operated by Captain Anders Ekstrand. Gavito Fishing has developed to one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira with hundreds of happy clients. Captain Anders has more than 40 years of fishing experience ranging from fly fishing in the Nordics to Big Game fishing in Florida, Mexico and the coasts of Africa. First Mate David Fraga joined the company in 2021. David is born on the island and has been fishing the waters of Madeira for more than 30 years, giving him extensive knowledge of how and where to fish in Madeira.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Common Pandora Common Pandora

Dentex Dentex
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Dusky) Dusky Grouper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spearfish (Longbill) Longbill Spearfish
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Rodman (Flybridge) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 135HP FNM engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
26 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
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Recent Fishing Reports

Snapper morning!
Snapper morning!
January 6, 2022
This morning we had some amazing fishing for big Snappers. We left the marina at 7:30 heading east. We used both live and dead bait wich was equally successful. Electric reels was used as we were fishing deep waters.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Lena A.
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Half day trip with captain Anders and deckhand David

4 Hour – Sport Fishing on November 12, 2021
My husband and I booked a 4 hour Sportfishing Trip with Gavito. Captain Anders and his deckhand David really showed their expertise...
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Stockholm, Stockholm
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Three days with captain Anders and his crew David

4 Hour – Bottom Fishing on October 21, 2021
It was a fantastic trip on the Atlantic Ocean on Madeira. Together with my close friends we experienced great fishing adventures...
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Santa Cruz, Madeira
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Sport Fishing on November 6, 2021
Great day of mixed fishing, live bait, trolling and deep fishing. Very friendly and helpful crew. It was me and my 14 year...
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Funchal, Madeira
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Bottom Fishing on September 18, 2021
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January fishing trip

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FAQs about Gavito – Sportfishing

Gavito – Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour – Close to Shore Trolling AM (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour – Close to Shore Trolling PM (4 hours)
  • €400 per group - 4 Hour – Sport Fishing (4 hours)
  • €600 per group - 6 Hour – Deep Dropping (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Gavito – Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Electric flush)
  • Fighting Chair (with bucket harness)
  • GPS (Raymarine Axiom 9" with Navionics Fishing charts)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine Axiom 9" with 3D vision)
  • Flybridge (Guests welcome)
  • Refrigerator (to keep the beer cold!)
  • Multimedia System (Free WiFi onboard. iPad for mirroring Fishfinder)
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Gavito – Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (all top quality)
  • Live Bait (During Deep drop trips)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (is a qualified skipper)
  • Fishing License

Gavito – Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gavito – Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gavito – Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Common Pandora
  • Dentex
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)